To Lose the Madness: Field Notes on Trauma, Loss and Radical Authenticity, with L.M. Browning

May 5th, 2018 · 41 mins 38 secs

About this Episode

My guest is L.M. Browning. In her career-defining work, To Lose the Madness: Field Notes on Trauma, Loss and Radical Authenticity, Browning explores the breaking point every mind has after finding her own limit during a gauntlet of traumatic events.Pulled out of this blast-crater moment in her life by a friend, she is brought away from the insanity and deep into the snowy Sangre de Cristo Mountains where, standing in front of a herd of wild buffalo, she comes face to face with the terms we all must come to surrounding the loss we face in this life. Offering no answers and seeking no pity, Browning lays herself bare in this radically authentic offering. She carries restricted subjects such as miscarriage, mental illness, and suicide out of the silence by offering her own private journey as an example of the power of transcendence.