March 24, 2017
Kristin's work has appeared in Organic Spa magazine, Huffington Post, Maria Shriver, The Shriver Report, Intent, The Elephant Journal, Psychology Today, ESME. She is honored to be a part of the book: Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy (Harper Elixir, March 2016). Kristin has been seen in USA Today, Reader's Digest, Inc., Redbook Magazine, Yahoo Health with Katie Couric, American Greetings, Success Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post LIVE, Refinery 29, US News & World Report, and Spirituality and Health Magazine podcast.
CEO & Founder
Kristin A. Meekhof graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College with a major in psychology. She completed the clinical Master in Social Work program at the University of Michigan, and is a licensed social worker. In 2007, when Kristin Meekhof was 33, her husband (a teacher and veteran) of four years was diagnosed with advanced adrenal cancer. Approximately eight weeks later, he died. They had no children together and she was very much alone in her grief. Read full biography...
James Windell, M.A., parent trainer, family counselor and author, has specialized in work with children and their parents for 40 years. He is a court clinical psychologist with the Oakland County Circuit Court’s Psychological Clinic where he conducts group therapy with delinquent adolescents and runs the high-conflict post-divorce group ADEPT. In past years as a psychotherapist, he specialized in work with disruptive and oppositional children and teens.
Author Elizabeth Gilbert NYT Best Selling
Congratulations to you, Kristin, on the publication of your beautiful book A WIDOW’S GUIDE TO HEALING. Will help so many…
Kristin Meekhof, who lost her husband at 33 years old, wrote a moving and thoughtful book about becoming a widow at such a young age. I feel a real connection with Kristin, and wish this book existed when I lost my husband Jay at 41.
Clinical social worker Meekhof knows firsthand what it’s like to lose a loved one. Drawing from her own experiences and the stories of other widows, the author supplies a blueprint for navigating the legal system, coping with grief, and solo parenting. Meekhof addresses the roller-coaster ride of guilt and anger as well as handling in-laws and surviving the workplace. In sum, she reminds new widows that they are not alone, to go easy on themselves, and to reach out for help.
Dr. Deepak Chopra CEO & Founder DeepakChopra.com
This a very valuable and practical guide for any woman who has lost her husband due to an untimely death. Kristin Meekhof’s journey is both inspiring and courageous and something we can all learn from.
I’m proud of Kristin Meekhof, who has written this inspiring and insightful book to help guide widows through their grief. This book is by an Architect of Change, for all of us who must deal with grief.
Gary D. Hammer, M.D., Ph.D. Millie Schembechler Professor of Adrenal Cancer
This book is a valuable resource for people within the medical profession to better understand hospice, palliative care, and death from a family perspective. When death does occurs, this book can serve as a resource for providers as they guide widows and families through their grief.
March 24, 2017
I am deeply privileged to tell you that I am a part of the New York Open Center’s Benefit Committee. This year they are honoring my dear friend Dr. Deepak Chopra, and the beautiful Marianne Williamson is introducing him. You can learn more about this gorgeous event here.