Episode 73: How to Navigate the Inner Winter of Grief in Menopause (Krista O’Reilly-Davi-Digui)

This conversation moved me deeply. Teacher and writer Krista O’Reilly Davi-Digui explores what it is to be a brave and beautiful human in progress, particularly in the messy middle of life, and especially living inside a grief and trauma illiterate culture.

In 2019, when Krista was in the midst of menopause she lost her son Jairus to suicide.

In this conversation, she shares generously about the inner winter of her grief journey, how it intersected with her menopause experience, and how she is now moving into the second spring of menopause, choosing to say yes to life in it’s fullness, not knowing what tomorrow holds…

In This Episode:
  • How grief leaves no room for bullshit - particularly in the  menopause, stripping away all pretence, people pleasing and masks.

  • How to make peace and develop resilience through the mess of heartache, struggle, and exhaustion of grief.

  • The necessity of having our pain witnessed - Krista shares how to find the community you need to survive the darkest times of grief, sometimes in unexpected places. (And how to hold boundaries when your existing community isn’t offering the support you need).

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