This month, our esteemed panel of leading grief professionals will reveal strategies for managing anxiety, depression, and guilt surrounding the loss of a loved one. You are invited to attend one or all three sessions. (The next two sessions are scheduled for Thursday, October 26 and Thursday, November 16.) Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to attend.
Allison Gilbert is host of the Passed and Present event series and co-author of Listen, World!, the first biography of American writer Elsie Robinson, the highest-paid woman writer in the Hearst media empire and a young mother who, at the turn of the 20th century, grappled with the death of her only son. Through her groundbreaking work, Allison reveals that beyond self-help books and memoir, biography is a vital yet overlooked reservoir of support and healing after loss. Allison is author of numerous other books, including Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive and Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents. Allison Gilbert serves on the Advisory Board of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and is past Board Member of the National Alliance for Children’s Grief. Through her successful initiative Pub Day, Allison enthusiastically supports emerging and established writers to best-position their grief stories for publication. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @agilbertwriter.
Judy Lipson is the author of Celebration of Sisters: It Is Never Too Late To Grieve, a memoir about losing both of her sisters – one in a car accident, and the other to chronic illness. Drawing on these experiences, Judy founded Celebration of Sisters, an annual event that benefits Massachusetts General Hospital and honors her sisters’ memories. Judy Lipson is a sought-after speaker, lending her unique warmth and voice to The Compassionate Friends National Conference, The Bereaved Parents USA Conference, and other organizations.
Sundari Malcolm is the BIPOC Grief Educator and Care Curator for The Dinner Party. At 27, she lost her mother to breast cancer, after seven years being her caregiver, and at 31, her father died of brain cancer. Propelled by these experiences, Sundari has dedicated her life to supporting caregivers and all individuals managing life after loss. A yoga and meditation teacher, Sundari is founder of A Healing Doula, a multi-platform initiative offering birth, death, and grief doula services. She is also the author of Grief Gems, a book that offers journal prompts and action steps to help readers navigate loss.
Reid Peterson is the creator of Grief Refuge, a mobile app that provides daily support for people grieving the loss of a loved one. After losing his father to suicide and his stepfather to cancer, Reid felt a calling to help the bereaved find peace and purpose after loss. Certified in Death and Grief Studies by the Center for Loss and Life Transition, Reid Peterson’s work extends to offering virtual support groups and in-person retreats for anyone seeking solace and companionship along their grief journey.
The Passed and Present series, named after Allison Gilbert’s inspiring book, is sponsored by For Grief, a platform created with a single goal in mind: to provide in one place the best and most trusted resources, support, and information available to begin the healing process.
Registrants will be added to the For Grief and Reimagine e-newsletter lists.