After months of toiling over editing down my interviews with my dad, my aunt and my friend @laurazak interviewing me, I finally put out my own episode of “Don’t Tell The Babysitter Mom’s Dead” about losing my mom. It’s not perfect, but it captures exactly how I feel at this moment. I regret not talking about her more often in the last 20+ years, as it was definitely my own fear of feeling the pain more viscerally and accepting that this happened to *me* and not a different 6 year old I see in pictures. This whole experience (of talking to others) has taught me that trying to evade the pain also made me shut down the good - the memories, the love and letting her live on through me. So I’m going to be better about opening myself up to the sad, to get more of the good. (And there’s lots of good). The episode is now up on iTunes and Spotify. Link in bio.