From Mourning to Meaning Interview Series
The FREE From Mourning to Meaning Interview Series begins on July 12th, 9:00 AM PST
For 16 consecutive days, you will receive a daily email with access to 2 interviews featuring a grief and loss expert, hosted by Laura Isabel. Each with their own story, their own experience, their own advice.
During these video interviews you will:
out how you can break through the intolerable grief and return to meaningful living!
Beginning July 12 you can access these 30 video interviews to help you with your grief.
You can register to get your FREE ticket to listen in at: https://frommourningtomeaning.com/
The Biology of Trauma: Solutions Series for Mental Health, Addictions and Burnout
FREE from July 19-25, 2021
Trauma becomes our biology, and stored in the body, becomes the unconscious program running our mental and
physical health to exhaustion. Join the Biology of Trauma Series to find science-based solutions for resilience and recovery!Gain effective and cutting-edge strategies for moving from a state of overwhelm to calm and solutions
for addressing biological imbalances triggered by and causing trauma.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/BioOfTrauma
Remembering You: Sharing Our Sibling Stories,
Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM CST
Hosted by Team Mercy this is a time created for siblings to gather, remember, celebrate, and
discuss life after sibling loss in a safe, understanding space.
For siblings ages 7 and older. Participants will be placed in age appropriate groups for discussion and community. Once Registered, a Zoom Link will be sent to the registrant's email address.
Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/remembering-you-sharing-our-sibling-stories-tickets-150836103847
For more information about Team Mercy, visit: https://teammercy.org/
International Widows Day is Wednesday, June 23, 2021
International Widows Day is an annual day to bring global awareness to the violation of human
rights and dignity that widows suffer in many countries after the death of their spouses.
The loss of a spouse is devastating under the best of circumstances but the COVID-19 pandemic
has made the situation worse over the last several months, leaving many thousands of women
newly widowed and cut off from financial and familial support. There are an estimated
350 million widows around the world, and close to 1 in 10 live in extreme poverty.
The United Nations observes this day to draw attention to the voices & experiences of widows across the globe and to galvanize the unique support that they need. It is an opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows. Widows' rights are women's rights are human rights.
"For many women, becoming a widow does not just mean the heartache of losing a husband, but
often losing everything else as well." – Cherie Blair, wife of former Prime Minister, Tony Blair.
Grief, Loss and Addiction FREE Webinar
June 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST
So many of us have lost a friend, family member, or other loved one to addiction. That loss may
have been slow or sudden but no matter how it happened,the sense of grief and loss is always deep.
The ongoing stigma around addiction and overdose can make a difficult grieving process even harder
and lonelier. Join in for a panel discussion with those who have lost loved ones and practical information
on how to support others who are grieving.
Join speakers Kelli Nielsen, from The Grief Guru, and Gloria Englund of Recovering U, for this panel discussion with those who have lost loved ones and practical information on how to support others who are grieving.
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/griefaddiction
Camp Because Kids Grieve (BKG)
August 6-8, 2021
What is Camp BKG? Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief,
learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Additional services are offered to support the whole family outside of the camp weekend. The retreat weekend will help bereaved youth share their grief experiences in creative ways through art projects, time to talk and share, outdoor games and challenge courses, participate in memorial activities and even share a campfire experience! The 2021 Camp BKG will be held on August 6-8, 2021 at the Trinity Pines Camp & Conference Center in Cascade, Idaho. Transportation for campers will be provided by Because Kids Grieve from their designated drop off and pick up sites. Camp is FREE to all campers through generous support and donations from local corporations and other area organizations. Parents or guardians must complete an application for each child or teen who would like to attend. Applications are accepted until all available spaces are filled. Space is limited, so we encourage you to return the completed application as soon as possible. Please note that any camper who has attended camp in the past will
be considered after all spaces are offered to new campers.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2021 CAMP BKG IS July 15, 2021.
For more information about Camp BKG, please contact the
Because Kids Grieve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration questions can be left on their message line at 208-352-2994.
Register at: https://becausekidsgrieve.org/what-is-camp-erin
Instagram LIVE with Ashley Jackson of
Timeless Dream Events
Friday, June 18, 2021 at 4:30 PM MST/6:30 PM EST
Join My Grief Connection founder, Sara Cobb as she speaks with Ashley Jackson of Timeless Dream Events who will share about her new memoir, "Lost Travel Found," her story of surviving grief, finding herself and falling madly in love which releases on June 18th in honor of her beloved dad, just in time for father's day. Ashely will talk about the sudden death of her dad ten years ago, which
was a defining experience in her life. She'll also tell us about the challenging experience she went through when years later her husband was diagnosed with
a rare cancer in stage 4, beating the 35% chance of survival he was given.
After these events Ashley came to know her purpose in life. She will tell us about how her business Timeless Dream Events was born out of her pain and its mission and vision is to provide terminally ill people and their family members with
a “timeless dream event” that will celebrate life and love. She plans various events, at minimal notice due to each unique and sensitive situation.
To learn more about Ashely visit www.timelessdreamevents.com
Catch the LIVE on Instagram @my_grief_connection on
Friday, June 18, 2021 at 4:30 PM MST/6:30 PM EST.
Follow Ashely on Instagram at @timelessdreamevents
Instagram LIVE with Children's Book
Author, Jalisa Rose Smith
Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM MST/4:00 PM EST
Join My Grief Connection founder, Sara Cobb as she speaks with Jalisa Rose Smith, author of the children's
book, "In His Absence I Can Still Feel His Presence." Jalisa will share about the loss of her father when
she was 11 years old and how his death has affected and shaped her life. She'll talk about her
motivation to write her children's book about loss. Her book is designed to help children cope with
grief through words of encouragement, prayer and scriptures.
To learn more about Jalisa visit http://www.authorjalisasmith.com/
Catch the LIVE on Instagram @my_grief_connection on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM MST/4:00 PM EST
Follow Jalisa Rose Smith on Instagram at @authorjalisasmith
Instagram LIVE with Reid Peterson of Grief Refuge
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM MST/9:00 PM EST
Join My Grief Connection founder, Sara Cobb as she speaks with Reid Peterson
of Grief Refuge, a grief support provider who helps to transform grief into definitive purpose. Reid will share about the loss of the father figures
in his life and how he sought support through community grief counseling
and support groups, eventually leading him to create the Grief Refuge
mobile app so grievers can have support in their pocket whenever they
need it. They will also chat about his podcast, where through stories and reflective conversations, he helps listeners feel comfort and the support
to find meaning, live with purpose, and heal their hearts.
Catch the LIVE on Instagram at @my_grief_connection on
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM MST/9:00 PM EST.
Follow Grief Refuge on Instagram at @grief_refuge
To learn more about Reid visit www.griefrefuge.com
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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