The Dead Dads Club and the Dignity of Discomfort

Sitting with grief is a gift.

Jen Wilking
2 min readNov 12, 2022

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In 2007, George O’Malley put losing his father into words.

I saw this episode of Grey’s Anatomy 13 years before I lost my own father, but it made an impression. In December 2020, I joined the club, and George’s words were right there waiting for me.

“I don’t know how to exist in a…

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Jen Wilking

Yoga & meditation teacher, physical therapist | Feel at home in your body, calm in your mind, & inspired to make an impact | https://jenwilking.com/