Just found out your dear friend or family member was giving a scary diagnosis?

Do you not know how to deal with it? Wondering how to respond?

This episode is here to help.

A deeply personal episode about how to respond to a friend or loved one who has recently been diagnosed with a shocking and serious diagnosis.

Although there may not be a set script for the best words to say to a friend or loved one who is dealing with a frightening diagnosis, there are words of comfort that are the right words at the right time.

Mentioned in this episode: #116: How to Respond to a Grieving Frien‪d‬

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