Season 3   |   Episode 31   |   December 20, 2017

The Secret to Surviving the Mother of All Losses with Kate Spencer

The holidays are a time of joy for many of us. But for those who have suffered a loss, the holidays can bring up a range of emotions, from nostalgia for their lost loved one to outright pain and grief. My guest in this episode of Shared Secrets, Kate Spencer, has experienced that full range of emotions firsthand each holiday season since her mother died of cancer several years ago.

In the episode, Kate discusses her new memoir, The Dead Moms Club, which details her experience of losing her mother when she was 27. We also discuss the stigma surrounding grief and loss, and how preconceived ideas of how grief should look can be harmful. She also shares her tips for those looking for comfort and consolation this holiday season.