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FTUIY Episode #38: Allen Prell

Updated: Aug 4, 2023

Written By: Dr. Jaime G. Raygoza

In a poignant Finding the Unicorn in You podcast interview, Allen Prell shares his winding path through losing his wife and rediscovering connections later in life. With candid wisdom, Allen provides insights on mental health, grief, reinvention, and finding your inner unicorn.

Navigating Mental Illness:

Allen paints a nuanced portrait of his three-decade marriage to his late bipolar wife. He details the relational toll of her fluctuating mental state and hospitalizations, though also recognizing her intellect and talents. Allen emphasizes understanding mental wiring.

Returning to Dating in Middle Age:

After his wife's passing, Allen journaled about awkwardly re-entering dating and figuring out new rules. He stresses focusing on shared interests and deal makers over deal breakers. An open attitude led Allen to find companionship in unexpected places.

Advice to the Newly Single:

For those recovering from loss, Allen advises living fully rather than worrying about the future. Be open to connections everywhere from grocery stores to concerts. Don't let fear of rejection paralyze you. Focus on common humanity and inner beauty.

Unicorn Lesson:

The key takeaway from Allen's journey is that unicorns embrace life's unpredictability. They remain open to reinvention and new possibilities. Define your own path.


To hear Allen’s full inspirational story, check out his episode of Finding the Unicorn in You!

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With empathy and courage, Allen Prell embodies the unicorn spirit of resilience. His winding tale reveals the power of optimism, vulnerability, and rising stronger. Allen inspires us to appreciate each moment and person. Life is fragile and fleeting—savor it.

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