TEDxOjaiWomen - Alana Sheeren - Owning Our Grief
Published on Dec 15, 2011
Alana Sheeren believes in love, beauty and the transformative power of grief. After the stillbirth of her son she began writing about her personal journey into grief and whole-self healing. A Reiki Master with a MA degree in clinical and community psychology and a BFA in theater, Alana partners with women through the dance of grief, both individually and in healing retreats. About this talk: How does grief shape our lives? Does the way we experience it make a difference? Using personal stories, Alana opens up new ways of looking at grief and encourages us to stay open to its gifts and lessons.
Modern grief | Sophie Townsend | TEDxBrisbane
Published on Oct 17, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. You know who did grieving well? Queen Victoria. As a widow, Sophie reflects on her own experiences of grief in an age where the personal expression and symbolism of loss has been largely lost. Sophie Townsend is an author and freelance radio producer. She has produced a number of documentaries for ABC Radio National, her latest being ‘Cancer as a Battleground’, for Radio National’s 360 program. She has also written two plays for ABC Radio and 2004 she co-wrote Loss and Gloss, a two-woman show performed at the Darlinghurst Theatre.
Grief: What Everyone Should Know | Tanya Villanueva Tepper | TEDxUMiami
Published on Dec 6, 2017
How do you handle grief? How do you respond to others’ grief? Tanya Tepper discusses her grief over her fiancé’s death and how it has affected her life. Tepper recounts stories and memories of how others treated her and others because of their grief. Sharing her wisdom about grieving, Tepper talks about the misconceptions and misunderstanding she has encountered that surround our idea of what grief is. Tanya is the 9/11 widow living happily “even” after who is featured in the Peabody award-winning documentary, Rebirth, which has a permanent home at the National September 11th Museum. Tanya is a senior advisor and speaker for the nonprofit organization Project Rebirth, and uses the film to give audiences a personal connection to September 11th while inspiring hope and encouraging resilience to those who are coping with grief and trauma. Tanya is also a member of the Advisory Board for Soaring Spirits International, which brings peer-based programs to the widowed community. Each year, Tanya delivers hope, comfort, and laughter through her workshops at Camp Widow, a weekend-long gathering of widows from around the world. Tanya has written for the Huffington Post and loves her life in Miami with her husband Ray, two young daughters, and their baby bearded dragon.