43 min

S4 Ep1 | The Uses of Sorrow: Amy No Place Like Home

    • Society & Culture

Trigger Warning: Parts of our conversation include subject matters regarding mental illness and suicide. If these topics could be potentially triggering, please listen at your own discretion.
In this final season of NPLH, we’re exploring the concept of loss and what it means to embrace the mystery of the future.
For this first episode of the final season of NPLH, we speak with Amy Westervelt. Amy is the founder of the Critical Frequency podcast network and creator of the award-winning podcast Drilled. She’s contributed to lots of national media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Nation, and more. Amy is also the author of the book, Forget Having It All: How America Messed Up Motherhood, and How to Fix It.
Mental Health Resource: 
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Lifeline anytime, at 800-273-8255

Under the Ground by Drew Jackson
Life is always happening
underground—
the place that light has forsaken.

Finite minds cannot take in 
that the belly of mother Earth
is, indeed, a womb.

Entombed in the soil is the pip
of a new Eden.
Only the seed that has fallen into the pit

can burst through into the morning dew
to announce to weeping eyes
that a new day has risen—

a day in which the voices and stories of women
are believed, their word received
as good news,

and the men have no problem
following them and
learning how to believe again.

What I mean is this:
the world has been flipped
on its head.

Heaven has invaded hell,
the spell of death is broken,
and the doorway opened to a new way of being.

It all begins with seeing
that the darkness of our world is luminous,
and in the humus of life is where we become fully human.

Trigger Warning: Parts of our conversation include subject matters regarding mental illness and suicide. If these topics could be potentially triggering, please listen at your own discretion.
In this final season of NPLH, we’re exploring the concept of loss and what it means to embrace the mystery of the future.
For this first episode of the final season of NPLH, we speak with Amy Westervelt. Amy is the founder of the Critical Frequency podcast network and creator of the award-winning podcast Drilled. She’s contributed to lots of national media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Nation, and more. Amy is also the author of the book, Forget Having It All: How America Messed Up Motherhood, and How to Fix It.
Mental Health Resource: 
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Lifeline anytime, at 800-273-8255

Under the Ground by Drew Jackson
Life is always happening
underground—
the place that light has forsaken.

Finite minds cannot take in 
that the belly of mother Earth
is, indeed, a womb.

Entombed in the soil is the pip
of a new Eden.
Only the seed that has fallen into the pit

can burst through into the morning dew
to announce to weeping eyes
that a new day has risen—

a day in which the voices and stories of women
are believed, their word received
as good news,

and the men have no problem
following them and
learning how to believe again.

What I mean is this:
the world has been flipped
on its head.

Heaven has invaded hell,
the spell of death is broken,
and the doorway opened to a new way of being.

It all begins with seeing
that the darkness of our world is luminous,
and in the humus of life is where we become fully human.

43 min

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