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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific

October 12th 2016:This is Not a Journey

The death of Erica Buist's father-in-law sent her into a tailspin. The world suddenly seemed unpredictable and unsafe. She was unable to find her own ground and began to devise ways to stay in her apartment, working at home and avoiding the world. But somehow through that time, she became intensely curious about death itself. Why don't we talk about it? What are we missing? How could it be different? A journalist by profession, she began to explore how people in other parts of the world confront death. Slowly, a plan evolved: she would travel the world to experience death traditions that flew

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Erica Buist

Erica is a writer and journalist, mostly for the Guardian. After studying Philosophy at Durham University she went to live in Mexico for two years, where she became fluent in Spanish. She now also speaks Italian and French. Erica was blindsided by the sudden loss of her father-in-law. When the anxiety that followed – which involved a bout of agoraphobia and an intense fear that anyone she wasn't looking at was already dead – her fears were ignored or dismissed as "normal" by those around her, the subject swiftly changed. She became interested in why no one wanted to talk about death directly. This has led to what is probably the opposite of agoraphobia: Erica is travelling the world atte
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones 18/10/2017 02:00 18/10/2017 03:00 Good Grief with Cheryl Jones https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones The death of Erica Buist's father-in-law sent her into a tailspin. The world suddenly seemed unpredictable and unsafe. She was unable to find her own ground and began to devise ways to stay in her apartment, working at home and avoiding the world. But somehow through that time, she became intensely curious about death itself. Why don't we talk about it? What are we missing? How could it be different? A journalist by profession, she began to explore how people in other parts of the world confront death. Slowly, a plan evolved: she would travel the world to experience death traditions that flew in the face of what she knew from her own culture. She would write a book! And in the process, she would face her fears and re-engage with the outside world, re-establishing her sense of safety and taking her life to its natural next level. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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