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Life, Death & The Space Between

Aug 19, 2021

Transforming Grief to Growth with Susan Angel Miller 

“Through struggle with adversity, we all have the ability to gain wisdom and growth.”



Episode Summary:


As a parent, can you imagine losing your child? How would you navigate this unthinkable trauma?


In this episode, we talk with Susan Angel Miller, mother, wife and author of a powerful, touching memoir of grief and recovery -- after her seemingly healthy teenage daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer and died within 24 hours. Incredibly, just three years later, she herself was diagnosed with a brain tumor!


Dr. Amy Robbins calls Susan Angel Miller’s book, “Permission to Thrive, My Journey from Grief to Growth” powerful, moving and compelling, and a candid conversation about death, grief and recovery.



We Discuss:

  • Community helping in so many ways. “The community was everything.”
  • There is no wrong way to support someone in grief.
  • The family’s organ donation decision – and the silver lining of meeting the recipient whose life was saved.
  • Every grief story is unique.
  • Gratitude changed everything:seeing what you have as enough.
  • Post traumatic growth – hopefulness, gratitude, enhanced spirituality, wisdom and deeper meaning.



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You can learn more and purchase your copy at her website.


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