How To Deal With Grief and Trauma

39 Tori Press | When Grieving Dad Equals the Loss of a Challenging Relationship

May 22, 2023 Season 4 Episode 39
How To Deal With Grief and Trauma
39 Tori Press | When Grieving Dad Equals the Loss of a Challenging Relationship
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I’m honestly a big fan of Tori and you’ll be too as soon as you see her amazingly creative way in which she processes her life through her art. There is this one post about grief being a gift that keeps on giving which immediately drew me in and I was hooked. Tori and I had an immediate connection even though this interview was the first time we spoke in person. 

I’m so grateful to her deciding to share about the topic of grief in relation to a person when the relationship in life was difficult which is another place where our lives run in parallel. 

This is another exciting conversation that I am sure you’ll enjoy as much as I did.    

About this week’s guest 

Tori Press is an artist, author, and anxious human being. She spent 10 years as a graphic designer before quitting to create some space in her life.

In 2016 she bought herself a set of markers and began drawing pictures inspired by her yoga practice, mental health struggles, and everyday life. This decision started her on an extraordinary adventure of self-discovery and human connection. Her drawings help her cultivate mindfulness, gratitude, and self-acceptance--and she hopes they do the same for others!

She is the author of two books: How to Feel Better, a companion and workbook for dealing with tough times (including grief and loss), and I Am Definitely, Probably Enough (I Think).

Tori’s links: Website | Instagram

Topics discussed in this episode

  • The death of Tori’s death
  • The pivotal role of social workers and other support people
  • Having a grieving friend, someone to go through grief with helps to feel less alone and isolated and normalizes the intense experience of grieving
  • The use of art as a form of creative healing
  • Dealing with the loss when the relationship with that person was difficult

Resources mentioned in this episode

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