AMR Trains #18: Running Through Grief

The first part of a double feature, this podcast and the weekly Another Mother Runner podcast (out on Friday) share a theme: grief and running. Today, Dimity chats with therapist Kate Kneifel, the host of the Full of Shift podcast, about the nature of grief—and how exercise can be a magic drug.
Kate explains:
—why loss often makes us do the “discomfort dance,” but ultimately needs to be recognized;
—how the pattern of emotions from loss to grief is similar, whether you’ve lost a school event (an 8th grade graduation, for instance) or a spouse;
—why running—or any exercise—brings on transformative physical and mental benefits;
—how to hold space for and help a friend who is grieving without trying to fix it.
At the end, Dimity recommends the Return to Running program for Kate, who is coming back from her foot injury.

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