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 A note from our Co-Founder Bridget Caragher


In the emotional days after I lost a close loved one, I started a playlist titled "Grieving (and their name)." I slowly added songs that reminded me of them, songs that felt like grief, and songs I discovered that made me feel less alone in all of my feelings. If you are like me and you enjoyed the recently popular show "Shrinking" on Apple TV... you will remember the scenes where they show characters "grieving hard" to music for a few minutes a day... and that is me!

I know and believe in the importance of "feeling our feelings." Keeping things inside, avoiding, numbing, and staying busy is not sustainable for our bodies and hearts. Sometimes, something like a playlist, can be the route to feeling. It can be the way to feel connected to our experiences, to release, and to feel less alone. 

Because we believe in sharing and experimenting with creative ways to feel... we made some playlists for us all! Check out our Green Door Spotify account for playlists for grief, for anger, for when you want to practice self-love, and more! 


  • "Self-Compassion" and the work of Dr. Kristin Neff

  • "Daring Greatly"/ "The Gifts of Imperfection"/ "Braving the Wilderness"/"Rising Strong" and more from the work of Brené Brown

  • "Already Enough" by Lisa Olivera

  • "Burnout: The Secret to Unocking the Stress Cycle" by Amelia and Emily Nagoski

  • "Radical Acceptance" and the work of Tara Brach

  • "Untamed" by Glennon Doyle

  • "The Wisdom of Your Body" by Dr. Hillary McBride

  • "The Body is Not an Apology" by Sonya Renee Taylor

  • "Its Ok That You're Not Ok" and the work on grief by Megan Devine

  • "Good Inside" and the work of Dr. Becky on parenting

  • "8 Dates" by John Gottman and the work of The Gottman Institute for relationships

  • "I Want This to Work" by Elizabeth Earnshaw

  • "Act with Love"/ "The Confidence Gap"/"The Happiness Trap" and the work of Russ Harris

  • Poems and work by Alex Elle, Kate Baer, Morgan Harper Nichols, and Arielle Estoria

If you're looking for a book on a certain topic... don't hesitate to e-mail us! We love sharing our book recommendations!

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