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Widow 180 The Podcast with Jen Zwinck

Sep 5, 2022

In this week's episode, I talk to widow and author Kyomi O'Connor, who lost her husband Patrick in 2016 to metastatic melanoma. Today she shares some lessons for healing and centering yourself after trauma.

Kyomi and I chat about:

~ Ironically, her husband Patrick did cancer research for a living and was later diagnosed himself.

~How turning to Buddhism was life-changing for her.

~ How draining it is being a caregiver

~Buddhist beliefs around illness and loss

~ Ways to find comfort by grounding yourself

~ How being vulnerable helps us heal.

~ How writing her book was such an emotional release for her.

Kyomi's book is coming out September 6, 2022!

Her book is called "A Sky Of Infinite Blue: A Japanese Immigrant's Search For Home And Self"

You can get her book at

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