How to Overcome Loss: Lessons from Theodore Roosevelt

How to Overcome Loss: Lessons from Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt lost his 22 year old wife and his mother on the same day. He lost his brother 10 years later.

When Theodore Roosevelt was just 24 years old, he lost his mother and his wife on the same day just three days after the birth of his first child.

Theodore experienced the loss of his brother Elliot less than ten years later to alcoholism.

Despite the immensity of these losses, Roosevelt was not broken by them. Instead, he pushed forward on his work, became a noted author, a politician, and eventually, President of the United States.

This episode explores the good and bad lessons we can take from Theodore Roosevelt for how we deal with our own loss in this life.