Speaking Topics

Ongoing Study of Grief

Why should we turn an eye to grief as a formal study? Grief is the most universal human experience, and we live with it every day in many forms. You’ll […]

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Rising From the Ashes

Today, in our country we have several obstacles to natural grieving. First, we have distanced ourselves from it enough that we don’t recognize it. Because we can’t name it easily, […]

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Beyond Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

In 1969, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross published her seminal book On Death and Dying. She brought into popular consciousness the model of the Five Stages of Grief, gleaned from conversations she […]

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Why Study Grief?

Why don’t we understand grief?  Why isn’t it easy to just admit we’re grieving and help each other?  Today we often don’t recognize it for what it is – even […]

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After the Holidays

How do you cope after the holidays? When the din and press of the holidays have died down, sometimes it’s wonderful to just collapse on the couch and have the […]

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I LOVE HALLOWEEN. SORT OF.

This whole production becomes an obstacle to becoming more comfortable with this precious and important part of life. Well, OK, I love dressing up and I’m particular about what candy […]

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