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riding the storm out (what death has to teach us) | anxiety log | uneven 55

My wife's dad passed away last week. It's an overwhelming experience — one filled with anger, grief, and lots of tears. But also, introspection. Today, I talk a bit about this experience, share a few of my own trials, and finally settle on that "one thing."


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0:00:00 on the porch in a thunderstorm

0:00:57 podcast has been dark lately

0:00:70 yesterday's emotional release / sob fest

0:01:57 father-in-law's passing / loss

0:03:45 i'm getting by

0:04:34 the dying experience

0:07:57 want a good cry? watch "hachi"

0:13:22 murphy & the moths

0:14:05 strongest release in years

0:15:24 the rain arrives / coping

0:17:02 lessons from movies

0:17:49 finding comfort talking with a friend

0:18:34 the investigatory process

0:24:03 seeking patterns and solutions

0:26:39 this too shall pass

0:28:00 developing tools

0:28:44 fighting & acceptance

0:30:40 seeking the epiphany, again

0:31:28 we're better for going through it

0:32:00 just keep moving forward

0:32:47 one day…

0:33:50 you gotta be strong some times

0:35:56 return of reading

0:38:03 "that one thing" (city slickers)

0:42:55 enjoying our small audience… for now

0:43:32 brain cramp intermission

0:44:42 enjoying our small audience (redux)

0:46:54 in closing


Recording Info

— RECORDED: Friday, June 21, 2024

— LOCATION: Colorado


The Podcast






Welcome to “uneven,” a podcast about life, anxiety, and being human. In such a chaotic world, how do we better our lives and the lives of those around us? Maybe, just maybe, we might find a few solutions together. Join veteran podcaster D E Foster as he explores the intimate struggles so many of us experience — often in silence. I hope you’ll join us.


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