Months ago, Lord Loomba, CBE called inviting me to his event at the UN. Little did I know at the time, that I would be attending the 2016 Conference on the Status of Women. Weeks later, I found myself introducing Lord Loomba, CBE. During the Loomba Foundation event, he introduced the World Widows Report, which I will be writing more about in the coming weeks. Continue Reading →
January was a month filled with joy! It started out with the gorgeous opportunity to speak at my first ticketed event in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Schuler Books & Music store.
Kristin Meekhof was interviewed by Super fab magazine and talks about the physical effects of grief in general and then discusses how her own lost impacted her health. Interview is in this link.
Can you die of a broken heart? At first, this might sound like a song title or dramatic story line. In actuality, there is such a thing as broken heart syndrome and author Kristin Meekhof knows it all too well. [Read More]
Kristin Meekhof wrote a review of the book, “The Running Brain” for Huffington Post and then they asked her to be a guest on Huff Post Live. Here in this link she asks the author of the book a question.
How To Avoid Hitting A Mental Wall In The 11th Hour Of The Marathon, click here to [View More]
On September 17, I was honored to be the guest for Dr. Richard Besser’s live one hour tweet chat. Dr. Besser is the Chief Medical Director and Editor at ABC World News. Several months ago, I proposed that we tweet about the physical effects of grief. This piece, Can You Die Of A Broken Heart?, that I wrote for Psychology Today explains the impetus for this topic.
Many of you participated and I am grateful for your support. The American Psychiatric Association, St. Jude for Reserach, Jefferson Hospital, Gundersen Health, American Greetings (card company), Dr. Lisa Gualtieri, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Liz Neprorent, Modern Widow’s Club, Cook Children’s, Seleni Institute, Pregnancy Death and Infant Death Alliance, University Pittsburgh Medical Center, Amy Morin LCSW, Dr. Alok Patel, Beaumont Health System, Rainbows 4 Children, Dr. Kathleen Rehl were just some of the participants.
Some of the topics we talked about were: the stages of grief, healthy ways to cope, broken heart syndrome, where to get help, how children grieve.
The transcript from the tweet chat is here.
I was honored to be included in Refinery 29 ‘s piece, “What to Say in Life’s Most Difficult Situations.” They featured five troubling situations and offer words of wisdom on how to handle these sensitive situations. We all know that it is often a struggle to come up with the right words to say and just as tough to show support. My thoughts were included in the fifth situation, What to Do and Say When Someone You Know is in Grief. You can read the piece here .
Last month, I had the thrill of spending the afternoon with best- selling author Elizabeth Gilbert. We ate at Lovin’ Oven in Frenchtown, New Jersey & then the talented Catherine Lent provided us with some beautiful henna. And I was so thrilled when author / artist Rayya Ellis was to join us. Liz gave me a copy of her forthcoming book, Big Magic, and I loved it. Be sure to pre-order it and visit Liz on her amazing book tour!