How do we find meaning after loss? After tragedy? After a pandemic? Even as a grief expert, David was unprepared for the sudden death of his son, who died at age 21.
David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss. His books have been praised by Saint (Mother) Teresa, Elisabeth Kübler Ross and Dr. Dan Siegel. David’s personal experience as a child witnessing a mass shooting while his mother was dying in a hospital helped him begin his journey. For most of his life, David has taught physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about the end of life, trauma, and grief. He facilitates talks, workshops and retreats for those experiencing grief. However, despite his vast knowledge on grief, his life was turned upside down by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. It inspired him to write his newest book, Finding Meaning. David is the founder of Grief.com, an invaluable resource to those who are grieving that has had over 5 million visitors each year.