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The Girlfriend Doctor w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca

Nov 21, 2023

As we approach the holiday season, I wanted to take a moment to discuss a topic that is close to my heart - grieving and embracing love. 

In this week’s episode, I had the privilege of interviewing Kris Carr, a remarkable individual who has overcome adversity and is now inspiring others to own their own journey. She’s a multiple New York Times Best-Selling Author, Wellness Activist and Cancer Thriver. Together, we delve into the complexities of grief and the power of love in healing.

Grief can manifest in various ways during this time of year - from the empty seats at our tables to the longing for celebrations of the past. It can be challenging to confront these emotions, but it is essential to honor our losses while also cherishing the love we have experienced.

Throughout our conversation, Kris and I share personal stories and insights on how to navigate grief and find solace in the energy of love. We discuss the importance of leaning into love and supporting one another during difficult times. Together, we explore ways to redirect our focus towards the positive moments and connections that bring us joy.

I invite you to join us on this powerful journey of healing and self-discovery. Tune in to gain valuable insights and practical tips on navigating grief during the holiday season.


Key Takeaways:

[00:01:56] Grief during the holiday season.

[00:07:02] Embrace grief and find healing.

[00:07:45] Opening up about grief.

[00:09:29] Grief-phobic, emotions-averse culture.

[00:12:06] Navigating grief and finding acceptance.

[00:14:10] Grief and healing.

[00:19:46] Setting ourselves up for success.

[00:22:38] Coming into the present moment.

[00:24:21] Joy and well-being in life.

[00:27:34] Create rituals to honor lost loved ones.

[00:30:11] Understanding and honoring our emotions. 

[00:32:22] Honoring lost loved ones.

Memorable Quotes


"It's kind of like a what to expect when you're not expecting the rug to be pulled out from under you, which is what every single one of us will face in our lifetime, not only mentally, but physically, and how it also affects us maybe even spiritually. And yet, like cancer, this is a topic that few people talk about." [00:04:39] – Kris Carr


"Love is the only thing that never dies. It transforms and it takes on all shapes and sizes. It's an energy that I think that's bigger than we can even comprehend with our human minds. And with that in mind, if that's one of the reasons why we're here is to live fully and experience, express and share love, then allowing ourselves to return to joy is part of our medicine." [00:23:52] – Kris Carr

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