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Watch other widows share their stories, their struggles, and how they were able to move forward with their grief.
Watch the Founder of EricsHouse, Marianne Gouveia, interview Mari Marquez who became a widow at the age of 31, just four months after losing her father. Learn about her transformation from taking her tragedy and turning it into something positive.
In a talk that's by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let's face it, affect us all, is as liberating as it is gut-wrenching. Most powerfully, she encourages us to shift how we approach grief. "A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again," she says. "They're going to move forward. But that doesn't mean that they've moved on."
Her proudest accomplishment continues to be when she was blocked on Twitter by President Donald Trump. Lynn has a B.F.A. in Theatre from Adelphi University, where she went on to teach courses in acting and stand-up comedy for the past 16 years. You can see more of her work at ripthelifeiknew.com.
Rachel Jamison Webster personally recounts the seemingly interminable bedtime routine of a single mother who recently lost her partner to ALS. Her talk explores the spaces of grief and love as reflected in a conversation between a mother and her child.
Modern Widows Club Widow Empowerment Weekend with Speakers Carolyn Moor - "Keynote: Introduction to Widow Empowerment Weekend", and Jodie Rodenbaugh - "The Art and Science of Choosing"
On this show Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview four bereaved spouses regarding the ups and downs of not only surviving but also thriving after the deaths of their husbands. Michelle Miller is author of the memoir, “Boys, Booze, and Bathroom Floors: Forty-Six Tales about the Collision of Suicide Grief and Dating.” Melissa Martinez and Donna Gilmore are part of a group founded by Marriage and Family Therapist and bereaved spouse, Michelle Miller, of the Care Connections ministry. The show closes with Vi singing Surrender.
Nora McInerny is the author of No Happy Endings and the creator of Terrible, Thanks for Asking, a podcast about living through personal tragedy and addressing grief. Her bittersweet, humorous approach to life's losses have endeared her to audiences. Jeremy C. Park hosts A Conversation With Nora McInerny.
We can't predict life's hardships, but we can choose how they impact our journey. Karen Millsap is a Grief Consultant helping individuals and organizations navigate the effects of tragedy. In her talk, Karen shares her personal story and offers inspiration for those experiencing their own hardships. At a 29 year old, Karen suddenly became a widow when her husband was tragically murdered. After experiencing a domino effect of other losses, she became acutely aware of the overall lack of support in our society for grieving people. We are all connected through our struggles, from the death of loved ones, to life-altering illnesses, divorce, even job loss. This realization ignited Karen's desire to turn her pain into purpose and pay it forward to help others.
Michele Neff Hernandez is the founder and executive director of Soaring Spirits International, an international widowed peer-support network which has served over three million widowed people over the past ten years. Since the death of her husband, Phillip, Michele has dedicated herself to providing resources, support, and community to widowed men and women around the world. Michele is the founder of the Soaring Spirits Resilience Center at Schreiner University, an awarded speaker and a featured trainer for hospices and bereavement teams with a focus on resilience in grief. Michele loves serving grieving communities and is honored to have been a part of thousands of peoples' evolution from surviving to thriving. Identity and sense of self for grievers.
Moira Brown speaks with Kate Cantelon whose husband passed away after an accident on the mission field -- she talks about how God has guided her in this time of loss.
(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Learn more about the various states of the grieving process and how men and women grieve and heal differently. Natasha Josefowitz, PhD, bestselling author and professor of management will use poems from her award-winning book, Living Without the One You Cannot Live Without (November 2013), to illustrate the emotional aftermath of loss and the changes that must take place in order for people to heal. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [11/2014] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 28363]
How do you handle grief? How do you respond to others’ grief? Tanya Tepper discusses her grief over her fiancé’s death and how it has affected her life. Tepper recounts stories and memories of how others treated her and others because of their grief. Sharing her wisdom about grieving, Tepper talks about the misconceptions and misunderstanding she has encountered that surround our idea of what grief is. Tanya is the 9/11 widow living happily “even" after who is featured in the Peabody award-winning documentary, Rebirth, which has a permanent home at the National September 11th Museum. Tanya is a senior advisor and speaker for the nonprofit organization Project Rebirth, and uses the film to give audiences a personal connection to September 11th while inspiring hope and encouraging resilience to those who are coping with grief and trauma.
How do we change? In this pioneering talk, Dr. Shauna Shapiro draws on modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom to demonstrate how mindfulness can help us make positive changes in our brains and our lives. Edited by Kevin Raman and Preston Yeung. SHAUNA SHAPIRO, PhD, is a professor at Santa Clara University, a clinical psychologist, and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to education; and is a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute co-founded by the Dalai Lama. Dr. Shapiro lectures and leads mindfulness programs internationally, serves on the Advisory Board of Axialent a leader on Conscious Business, and has brought mindfulness to pioneering companies including Cisco Systems and Google. She has published over 150 articles and book chapters and is co-author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline: A loving approach to raising an emotionally intelligent child. drshaunashapiro.com
NOTE FROM TED: We've flagged this talk, which was filmed at a TEDx event, because it appears to fall outside TEDx's curatorial guidelines. This talk only represents the speaker’s personal experiences. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/t... Dr. Mary Neal is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon. She drowned while river kayaking in South America and experienced life after death. Dr. Neal has written two books on her experience, including a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller. Her journey from that day to the TEDx stage has been about waking up, discovering true purpose, and taking action. Dr. Mary Neal is a board-certified spinal surgeon who drowned on a South American river. Without oxygen for thirty minutes, she was clinically dead. She experienced life after death, conversed with Jesus, and experienced God’s all-encompassing love. Her’s is a life-changing story of hope, understanding, and of joy. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx