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How Travel Has Helped Us Process Our Grief Women Who Travel

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In the past year, we've all dealt with various levels of grief, both personal and collective, centered around the pandemic. For many, it has also resurfaced familiar emotions and struggles experienced over previous losses of friends and family. To process that grief, Traveler contributors Jordi Lippe-McGraw, who lost her father in a plane crash in 2010, and Nneka M. Okona, who lost her best friend four years ago, have usually turned to travel, a coping mechanism that COVID-19 has challenged. This week, we're talking about how they've used travel to work through the complicated emotions of grief, why they want us to talk about those feelings more publicly, and what advice they'd give to those feeling adrift with grief right now. Know that the episode isn't all sad, however. As Nneka says, “[you've] got to spice up grief and make it less gloomy sometimes.”
Find a full transcription of the episode here: www.cntraveler.com/story/how-travel-has-helped-us-process-our-grief-women-who-travel-podcast
Pre-order Nneka's book: https://fave.co/3sXwEom
Follow Nneka: @afrosypaella
Read Jordi's piece: www.cntraveler.com/story/i-was-scared-to-fly-after-my-dads-plane-crash-but-travel-helped-me-overcome-my-grief
Follow Jordi: @jordilippe
Follow Meredith: @ohheytheremere
Follow Lale: @lalehannah
Follow Women Who Travel: @womenwhotravel
Subscribe to our newsletter: www.cntraveler.com/newsletter/subscribe
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In the past year, we've all dealt with various levels of grief, both personal and collective, centered around the pandemic. For many, it has also resurfaced familiar emotions and struggles experienced over previous losses of friends and family. To process that grief, Traveler contributors Jordi Lippe-McGraw, who lost her father in a plane crash in 2010, and Nneka M. Okona, who lost her best friend four years ago, have usually turned to travel, a coping mechanism that COVID-19 has challenged. This week, we're talking about how they've used travel to work through the complicated emotions of grief, why they want us to talk about those feelings more publicly, and what advice they'd give to those feeling adrift with grief right now. Know that the episode isn't all sad, however. As Nneka says, “[you've] got to spice up grief and make it less gloomy sometimes.”
Find a full transcription of the episode here: www.cntraveler.com/story/how-travel-has-helped-us-process-our-grief-women-who-travel-podcast
Pre-order Nneka's book: https://fave.co/3sXwEom
Follow Nneka: @afrosypaella
Read Jordi's piece: www.cntraveler.com/story/i-was-scared-to-fly-after-my-dads-plane-crash-but-travel-helped-me-overcome-my-grief
Follow Jordi: @jordilippe
Follow Meredith: @ohheytheremere
Follow Lale: @lalehannah
Follow Women Who Travel: @womenwhotravel
Subscribe to our newsletter: www.cntraveler.com/newsletter/subscribe
All products featured here are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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