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Welcome back to another episode of The Day After!

In this episode, we are joined by Miriam, who opens her heart to us, sharing her journey through the shadow of loss and the struggle to find light after the death of her beloved mother. Miriam's candid recollection offers us a window into the often unspoken turbulence of grief—how the absence of a parent can shape our lives, decisions, and relationships.

Miriam reflects on the harsh reality of her mother's passing at 56, contrasting it with her own life journey marked by a scare with malignant melanoma, which led her to ponder over her mortality and the differences between their lives at the same age. Her story intertwines with personal battles against eating disorders and the fight to pull her life together while bearing the weight of family dynamics shadowed by illness and loss.

Ashley shares her thoughts on the genetic roulette of diseases within families and the compassionate path of managing the inheritance of loss. Together, we navigate through a dialogue about the spiral of emotions that accompany loss—from envy and guilt to anger and frustration.

Join us as we brave the questions of responsibility, acceptance, and the power of empathy. Today,  we hold space for Miriam's voice and the universal narrative of resilience in the face of life’s most challenging trials.

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