Thanks to The Moyer Foundation, my family and I had the amazing opportunity to share our story on Anderson Cooper’s new daytime talk show, Anderson. The episode called, How to Survive Loss, will air on Monday 11/7. If you want to check it out, go to http://www.andersoncooper.com, type in your zip code and it will tell you what time and channel for your area.
This experience was so powerful and was so helpful to me and my children. Sharing our story, our struggles and our triumphs helps us to keep moving forward. The more we can talk about it and the more we can help others, the stronger we become. Anderson himself, has a very personal reason for talking about grief. He lost his father when he was just 10 years old, then lost his brother to suicide when Anderson was 21. His mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, shares her stories and helps us and the other guests to work through our grief.
I really believe this episode will help so many of us who have lost loved ones because it not only stresses the importance of talking about grief, but it validates our feeling of grief as a life-long process. Over and over again, guests of the show said there is no such thing as closure. Even though we may be moving forward, we take our loved one with us every single day. He had a psychologist on to address these issues and offered helpful tips and advice on handling grief and also what to say to people who have lost loved ones.
Anderson addressed a lot of important aspects of loss. Although at times it was very sad, he continued to bring out the positive throughout the show. I really hope you take some time to watch tomorrow and would love to hear your comments here.