The morning show host opened up about her approach to parenting.
"Joy can exist in the exact same spot as your grief."
It was saddening to learn of the latest NFL great to have suffered from the illness, but not shocking. Hall of Famers Frank Gifford and Junior Seau are just two of a growing list of former players who developed the disease, as confirmed the only way now possible -- through an autopsy.
I hope you will turn to your loved ones right now and acknowledge all that they have dealt with in loss. Notice their courage, their authenticity and witness their grief. They too have modeled for us so that we can all live to the fullest in 2016.
Concussion fumbles when it delves too much into Dr. Omalu's life. This indictment of the NFL becomes a love story which takes the focus off the football players where the real pathos is. Concussion should have revealed more about the tragic lives these esteemed players led and their needless suffering due to sport.
Gifford's family had his brain tested for CTE after he died in August.
When news of Frank Gifford's recent death came to me, I, like other literary types (you know, self absorbed, sullen, given to drink and dark clothing) immediately thought of Fred Exley's painful memoir, A Fan's Notes, which is surely one of American letters' great achievements.