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Lucy Palmer Part 2: Facing Death and Denial

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‘The hardest thing I’ve ever done.’ Lucy Palmer describes with honesty the moment she climbed the stairs to be with her husband at the time of his death, the physical pain of his loss, navigating her way through a death-denying culture with three small children, the array of emotions she felt and the courage it takes to stand in that space of pain. ‘It is very easy to numb out and avoid the things that we don’t want to think about, the things we don’t want to face… When I was brave enough to face those things and to digest and understand those experiences, they were truly the most exhilarating experiences of my life’. See below for Lucy's favourite: Place: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mount+Hagen,+Papua+New+Guinea/@-5.815507,144.1680113,11.37z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x685984c1e73b1e83:0xd990b45306efaa65!8m2!3d-5.8581876!4d144.2429343 (Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea) Piece of music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRFw8m2hl9w (Afternoon in Paris by Stephane Grappelli) Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Middlemarch-Wordsworth-Classics-George-Eliot/dp/1853262374 (Middlemarch by George Eliot)

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