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Death is Inevitable - Grief is Not (TEDx Talk)

In this 2019 TEDx Talk, Jennifer Mathews explores tools & perspectives that contributed to her emotional wellbeing - rather than heartache - after her beloved died.

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After the love of her life died, Jennifer Mathews wondered why she wasn't devastated. How could she still be happy?

She questioned herself for years, and then she began questioning the cultural expectation of grief itself. What if grief is not inevitable after all? In this personal and unconventional talk, Jen challenges us to break free from the limitations and language of a “grieving process” and change the way we think about and respond to the death of those we love.

She combines life stories and tools with references to recent research on grief, opening up new possibilities for emotional wellbeing when navigating death.


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