Trigger Warning: Parts of our conversation include subject matters regarding mental illness and suicide. If these topics could be potentially triggering, please listen at your own discretion.In this final season of NPLH, we’re exploring the concept of loss and what it means to embrace the mystery of the future.For this first episode of the final season of NPLH, we speak with Amy Westervelt. Amy is the founder of the Critical Frequency podcast network and creator of the award-winning podcast Drilled. She’s contributed to lots of national media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Nation, and more. Amy is also the author of the book, Forget Having It All: How America Messed Up Motherhood, and How to Fix It. Mental Health Resource: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Lifeline anytime, at 800-273-8255Under the Ground by Drew JacksonLife is always happeningunderground—the place that light has forsaken.Finite minds cannot take in that the belly of mother Earthis, indeed, a womb.Entombed in the soil is the pipof a new Eden.Only the seed that has fallen into the pitcan burst through into the morning dewto announce to weeping eyesthat a new day has risen—a day in which the voices and stories of womenare believed, their word receivedas good news,and the men have no problemfollowing them andlearning how to believe again.What I mean is this:the world has been flippedon its head.Heaven has invaded hell,the spell of death is broken,and the doorway opened to a new way of being.It all begins with seeingthat the darkness of our world is luminous,and in the humus of life is where we become fully human.