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Selected Media Appearances for Kristin Meekhof

Welcome to the 2022 Media Page for Kristin Meekhof

Kristin Meekhof is a resilience and gratitude expert. She is an author, wellness expert, grief expert, M.S.W. (master in social work) and free- lance writer. She is available to speak on a variety of topics including: tips for managaing pandemic related anxeity, tips for coping with compassion fatigue, reslience, gratitude, adoption, caregiving, grief, hospice, health / wellness.

To reach Kristin, please email

Here Are Some Highlights~

In 2021 and 2020, Kristin moderated the Organic Spa Wellness panel.

In 2021, Kristin provided tips (via Zoom) for West Bloomfield (Michigan) High School students during the “U Matter” week.

On April 21, 2021, Kristin was a live Instagram guest of Rachael Ray’s Gretta Monahan.

Kristin was a podcast guest of Denise Ilitch (2021). They discussed maintaining confidence post- loss. Here is a link to the episode.

In 2021, The Elizabeth Dole Foundation asked Kristin to present an online message of hope for those struggling with mental health.

In 2020, The University of Michigan Alumni Association reached out to Kristin, and she presented a live online webinar, titled “Building Resilience During These Uncertain Times”.

As a 2020 guest on New Day- CNN’s live morning show, Kristin presented tips for managing pandemic related anxiety.

Kristin was also a 2020 guest of Dr. Nandi (syndicated) on the “Dr. Nandi Show”.

In 2020, Kristin is a presenter in two modules for the Disney/ Pixar/ University of Michigan Coursea’s online class.She spoke about gratitude. For the same collaboration, Kristin also spoke about meditation in this clip


 Kristin created a wellness video for Katie Couric’s community in 2020

Selected 2021 Articles Written by Kristin Meekhof

Eight Mindful Ways to Cope with Grief During the Holidays”, published in Katie Couric’s newsletter, December 13, 2021, incluidng an exclusive interview with Deepak Chopra, MD.

“The Language of Caregiving- Eight Tips for Caregivers”, published in Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper, November 2021.

“Why I Broke Up With My Fifteen-Year-Plus Corporate Career”, pubished in Medium, featured on Index, a Medium publication, August 29, 2021.

“A Serene Summer” published August 16, 2021, online & in print- Organic Spa Magazine.

“Five Tips For Caregivers to Consider”, published April 5, 2021, online  with”Psychology Today”, selected as an “Essential Read” by “Psychology Today” editor.

“Reclaming Resilience” published February 9, 2021, online and in print- Organic Spa Magazine.

“Seven Ways to Support Yourself As A Caregiver During The Pandemic”, published January 14, 2021, online with “Psychology Today”, selected as an “Essentail Read” by “Psychology Today” editor, and featured on the Elizabeth Dole Foundation Twitter account.



Selected List For 2020

Today online – It’s Not to Late To Cancel Thanksgiving- Here’s How to Do It ~ November 2020 ~ Read article .

CNN’s New Day – Live – Managing Coronavirus Anxiety– March 19, 2020 ~ Link to video is here.

Huffington Post quoted in 15 Things Therapists Do When They’re Anxious Watching The Debates– October 7, 2020; link here.

Architechtual Digest– quoted in 5 Ways to Deal With Grief at Home, May 26, 2020;  link here .

Thrive Global– quoted in 10 Things We’re Especially Grateful For This Thanksgiving, November 24, 2020; link here.

People Magazine – quoted in How to Support Your Parterner, December 22, 2021; link here.


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Published In (partial list) 

Katie Couric Media–  8 Tips for Elevating Your Mind and Decreasing Stress, Medium, October 5, 2020, for Katie’s Daily Newsletter~ link here.

New Day / CNN - March 19, 2020

New Day / CNN – March 19, 2020

Prior to 2020

Reader’s Digest – 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Widow, 2016

quotes from Kristin Meekhof Read Article

Deepak Chopra MD with me in New York City - June 8, 2016

Inc. Interview Kristin Meekhof

10 Networking Secrets From A Social Worker Who Landed Deepak Chopra as Her Mentor With One Tweet

Read article




Kristin shares with Redbook Magazine (October 2016 print) why she chose to get the CDC recommended vaccines before traveling to Kenya.

Read article here



ESME interviews Kristin Meekhof
Kristin Meekhof:Helping other widows heal, Read Article

Katie Couric for Yahoo Health,
Widowed at 33: A lesson in strength and survival Read Article

Success Magazine,
What to do when you’ve got the holiday blues 
Read Article
Detroit Free Press,
Orphan turns author, becomes friends with Deepak Chopra Read Article
The Oakland Press,
Local authors’ book guides widows to healing Read Article
The Chicago Tribune,
How to tell your family your spending less on holiday gifts Read Article
Huffington Post Live,
Kristin Meekhof was a guest
View Video
WXYZ, ABC Detroit,
Live interview with Kristin Meekhof  
View Video
Blog Talk Radio,
Bill Kenower talks with Kristin Meekhof 
Listen to Stream
American Greetings,
Gratitude and Grief: Kristin’s Thanklist 
Read Article
Refinery 29,
What To Say In Life’s Most Difficult Situations Read Article
US News and World Report,
How to Trim Your Caffeine Costs Read Article

Selected Pieces by Kristin Meekhof

“Soup is The New Juice”

Organic Spa (print & online) July 4, 2016

Link here

2016 Special Podcast with Kimberly Snyder.

Kristin talks about her loss and also shares I.L.L.U.M.I.N.A.T.E – ten steps for creating abundance

Link here

“Mediation For Healing & Overcoming Grief”

Organic Spa (print & online) December 2015

Link here


“Soup is The New Juice”

Organic Spa (print & online) July 4, 2016

Link here



Kristin Meekhof – 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.

Early praise for the book from Dr. Deepak Chopra

“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.”  -Dr. Deepak Chopra


Support From Maria Shriver

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. Maria Shriver


Global Support from The Loomba Foundation

“This is a book that should be essential reading for every woman struggling to make sense of life after the death of a husband. I recommend this book because it is highly accessible and will surely improve the lives of many widows and those who help widows.”

-Lord Loomba, CBE, Founder and Chairman Trustee of The Loomba Foundation


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