How Our Family Found Joy Amid Grief Grief: What Everyone Should 2 days ago   18:37

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Erin Shakespear studied art at Southern Utah University and married her high school sweetheart. While having and raising six children, she learned about the craft of writing books for children, became a published poet and coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She now writes middle grade fantasy novels When Erin’s husband of 19 years tragically passed away, she gained deep and profound insights into grief, helping herself and her children heal, becoming the ruler of a "Momarchy", moving forward, and finding joy amid sorrow. She reentered the dating world as a single mother, met a handsome English professor in a bookstore, married him, gained two bonus children (Yes, that means eight kids to hug and love!), and is now navigating the tricky waters of blending families. In addition, Erin is also studying art once more at Southern Utah University and working towards a BFA degree in art education, with a minor in creative writing. Here is what she and her family did in the wake of a tragedy. Erin Shakespear studied art at Southern Utah University and married her high school sweetheart. While
having and raising six children, she learned about the craft of writing books for children, became a published poet and
coordinator for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She now writes middle grade fantasy novels
When Erin’s husband of 19 years tragically passed away, she gained deep and profound insights into grief, helping herself and her children heal, becoming the ruler of a "Momarchy", moving forward, and finding joy amid sorrow. She reentered the dating world as a single mother, met a handsome English professor in a bookstore, married him, gained two bonus children (Yes, that means eight kids to hug and love!), and is now navigating the tricky waters of blending families.
In addition, Erin is also studying art once more at Southern Utah University and working towards
a BFA degree in art education, with a minor in creative writing. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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Grief: What Everyone Should How Our Family Found Joy Amid Grief 2 days ago   14:26

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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.
For more information please visit www.tanyavtepper.com This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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