Is There A Cure For Grief? - Cody Delistraty

Jun 26th, 2024 | Episode 292

Cody Delistraty is a journalist and he's also a son whose mother died of cancer. These two identities intersect in his new book, The Grief Cure, which chronicles his quest to find a way to eliminate the pain of grief. After exploring Laughter Therapy, silent meditation, Breakup Bootcamp, and others avenues for grief expression, Cody landed where so many others do: realizing the "cure" for grief is allowing it to exist, while still engaging with life.

We discuss:

  1. Who Cody was when his mom died
  2. How he used to define "successful" grief
  3. The secondary losses connected to his mother's death
  4. How his relationship to the 5 Stages of Grief evolved over time
  5. The quest to "cure" grief and the options he explored
  6. Which grief memory Cody most wished he could erase
  7. How important community can be
  8. Learning to embrace both grief and an ongoing connection with his mother

Cody Delistraty is a journalist and speechwriter in New York City. As a journalist, he has written stories, profiles and essays for The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Atlantic, among many others. He has served as culture editor at The Wall Street Journal‘s magazine and as features editor of the Paris-based magazine Mastermind.

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