TAPS Talks: Objects & Heirlooms - Clearing Clutter and Staying Connected
These deeply unsettling times are often more challenging because we feel powerless. Yet there is significant healing power in doing whatever we can to regain a measure of control, no matter how small that step may seem in the moment.
The best way to take back some much-needed power, especially when you’re missing a loved one who has died, is to reclaim what you can: Your immediate environment. Your home. Doing so will not only clear clutter, it will also boost your happiness. This conversation with author Allison Gilbert will reveal strategies for going through cherished objects and heirlooms and transforming them to give you even more pleasure. The session will also reveal why lingering over cherished memories is absolutely essential to our emotional well-being, especially right now.
This TAPS Talk is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.
Allison is an Emmy award-winning journalist and one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on grief and resilience. The author of numerous books including the groundbreaking, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive, her stirring work exposes the secret and essential factor for harnessing loss to drive happiness and rebound from adversity. She is a sought-after expert, appearing on TODAY, CNN, and MSNBC. She’s been interviewed by Megyn Kelly and appeared at New York Open Center with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Soledad O’Brien, who’ve also been featured on her blog. She’s frequently quoted in print and online, her perspective featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and numerous other publications. Allison serves on the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) advisory board and the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) board of directors and presents workshops on loss and healing across the country.
This live connection is free and open to the public.
About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®
The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military and civilian families.
Through an alliance with the Hospice Foundation of America, the foremost leader in professional grief and loss education, the Institute will serve as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration between professionals working in the field of grief and loss.
The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss will be accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving.
TAPS has teamed with the Hospice Foundation of America to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey. Together at the Institute, the two organizations will provide workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to train professionals and help individuals and families thrive after loss.
TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201