TMBA 651: Finding Hope in The Aftermath of Loss

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Today’s guest, Sherry Walling, is a respected clinical psychologist who specialises in entrepreneur mental health. She’s also the host of Zen Founder, a podcast where she is sometimes joined by her husband Rob.

Those who have listened to Zen Founder know that Sherry has been sharing movingly about the upheavals and losses she’s gone through over the last few years – in 2018 she lost her father to cancer followed, six months later, by her brother to suicide – and how it’s affected her, and their whole family.

On today’s show Sherry talks to Dan about how she tried, in some way, to make sense of what happened by penning a book “Touching Two Worlds: A Guide To Finding Hope In The Aftermath of Loss”

“The events of the past few years have been so strange to me that I must force myself to study the story, like something I am learning from the outside in, like something that happened to someone else.”

It’s a moving account of what she discovered, including some great practical suggestions for others finding themselves in a similar place and struggling to cope. In Sherry’s case this included running away to the circus (evenings and weekends only).

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

● How Sherry’s relationship with Rob changed through experiences of grief
● The difficulties of talking to children about suicide
● Why ‘the great grief’ led to the ‘great resignation’
● How learning circus arts like aerial acrobatics helped Sherry

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Post a Remote Job
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
Zen Founder
Sherry Walling
‘Touching Two Worlds: A Guide For Finding Hope In The Landscape Of Loss’
Rob Walling
Harry Potter
‘How the Great Grief led to the Great Resignation’

Enjoyed this podcast? Check out these:

TMBA335: The Long View on Location Independence
TMBA480: Thoughts on Funding Options for Bootstrappers with Rob Walling
TMBA624: The Emotional Toll of the Entrepreneurial Journey

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