Viewers of almost any age are likely familiar with Charlie Brown and one of his standard refrains: “Good grief!” When I first heard it as a young boy, it’s contradictory quality didn’t strike me. But today, even though I’ve searched its etymology and know better, I ponder it: ‘good grief.’ As in, grief that’s good? That serves a purpose? That might lead us to live more fully for having experienced it?
Joining Peter today to discuss “good grief” is Claire Willis, a licensed social worker who has, over the past two decades, led workshops for people with life-threatening illness, and is author of the book, Lasting Words: A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life.