Sometimes we need to get away in order to heal, to take ourselves out of the routine and recognize how short life is, and how precious.
In this episode, Dr Karen Wyatt explains how travel helped her face grief and embrace living well in the face of death.
Dr Karen Wyatt is a hospice physician and best-selling author of books about death, loss, and grief. She’s the host of the End-of-Life University podcast and an inspirational speaker who teaches how to live a life that really matters, by embracing our mortality. Today, we’re talking about how travel, in particular, can help with grief and reflection on our mortality.
- The personal loss that inspired Karen’s grief travels to Italy, Spain and France
- How traveling can help you realize that you are not alone in grief
- Why Herculaneum in Italy is such a powerful place
- Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris
- The difference between cemeteries and death culture in Europe vs the USA
- Depictions of death in places of faith, and the European tradition of ossuaries and displaying bones publicly
- Why memento mori and being aware of the shortness of life helps us to live more joyfully
- Book recommendations for grief travel