Grief.com is dedicated to help everyone deal with the often unknown terrain that comes along with all kinds of grief. Through education, information and other helpful resources we hope to make the challenging road of grief a little easier.

One Day Seminars

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These informative workshops are open to anyone dealing with death or grief. Therapists, counselors, & nurses may receive continuing education credits. All are welcome!

FAQs on Grief

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Here you will find frequently Asked Questions about Grief & Grieving. From what is anticipatory grief? How long grief does last? Why not avoid grief? Should children go to a funeral? And many others. Read More

HR Magazine

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How to Support Employees through Grief and Loss HR MAGAZINE turns to Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and grief expert David Kessler for advice. Read More.

Releasing Pain, Healing Grief

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Join grief expert David Kessler and grief yoga teacher Paul Denniston for a weekend of healing. You can discover how pain may be inevitable after loss, but suffering is optional.

Grief & Holidays

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When you have lost someone special, your world losses its celebratory qualities. Holidays only magnify the loss.  Read More.

Holiday Breakups

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Most breakups and divorces occur around the holidays. Lean ways to cope and heal. View video here.  View Free Video.

Tragedies & Children

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Children read our feelings and mirror our emotions. Soaking up reassurance or fear, love or hate, safety or danger.  Read More.

Dealing with Pain

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Each person has his or her own beliefs about pain and pain behaviors. What are your beliefs about pain?  Read More.

IN THE NEWS: David Kessler on CNN

Can you actually die of a broken heart? David Kessler discusses Carrie Fisher, Debbie Renolds as well as his own loss.    Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Grief?
Grief is the internal part of loss, how we feel. The internal work of grief is a process, a journey. It does not end on a certain day or date. It is as individual as each of us. Grief is real because loss is real. Each grief has its own imprint, as distinctive and as unique as the person we lost. The pain of loss is so intense, so heartbreaking, because in loving we deeply connect with another human being, and grief is the reflection of the connection that has been lost.

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When does Grief end?
Grief is not just a series of events, or stages or timelines. Our Society places enormous pressure on us to get over loss, to get through the grief. But how long do you grieve for a husband of fifty years? A teenager killed in a car accident? A four-year-old child? A year? Five years? Forever? The loss happens in time, in fact in a moment, but its aftermath lasts a lifetime.

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In this Featured Video, renowned Author and Grief expert David Kessler helps us understand the basic of grief.


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Option B – By Sheryl Sandberg

Option B combines Sheryl’s personal insights with Adam’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart—and her journal—to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death.

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  • 7 Tips For Those Dealing With Grief During The Holidays
    The need for support may be the greatest during the holidays. You can and will get through the holidays. It is not the grief you want to avoid, it is the pain. Grief is the way out of the pain. There are a number of ways to help get you through the holidays.

Meet Contributing Author & Grief Expert: David Kessler

events_home1David Kessler is one of the most well-known experts and lecturers on death and grieving today, reaching hundreds of thousands of people through his books. “On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of Loss is co-authored with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. David also co-authored with Kübler-Ross, “Life Lessons: Two Experts on Death and Dying Teach us about the Mysteries of Life and Living.” David considers it an honor and privilege to have worked so closely with Elisabeth for ten years and to be with her during her passing. Learn More about David Kessler  

In Memoriam: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D

elisabethkublerrossElisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D was a psychiatriarst and the author of the groundbreaking On Death and Dying. She has earned a place in history as the best-loved and most-respected authority on the subject. Elisabeth spent most of her life working with the dying. She was born in Zurich Switzerland, one of triplets. She graduated Medical School at the University of Zurich in 1957. She came to the United States in 1958. At the Hospital where she worked in New York, she was appalled by the standard treatment of dying patients. “They were shunned and abused, nobody was honest with them”, she said. Unlike her colleagues, she made it a point to sit with terminal patients, listening as they poured out their hearts to her.

She began giving lectures featuring dying patients who talked about what they were going through. Her first book On Death and Dying in 1969 made Kübler-Ross an internationally renowned author. “My goal was to break through the layer of professional denial that prohibited patients from airing their inner-most concerns,” she wrote. She spent many years speaking to standing room only audiences and writing over twenty books on the subject. Her books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. She is also the recipient of more than twenty honorary doctorates.

In 1995 she suffered a series of major strokes, which left her paralyzed and facing her own death. At the time she said, “I am like a plane that has left the gate and not taken off. I would rather go back to the gate or fly away.” It was during this time that she and David Kessler wrote their first book together, “Life Lessons: two experts on death and dying teach us about the mysteries of life and living.” She said, “I wanted to finally write a book on life and living”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross passed away on August 24, 2004. Elisabeth’s last book, co-written with David Kessler, “On Grief and Grieving” was completed one month before her death. “On Grief and Grieving,” is her final legacy, one that brings her life’s work profoundly full circle.

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