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David Kessler
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Attended Loyola Marymount University
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Story I wrote for Oprah.com from those of us who don't have mothers to those of you who do-

http://www.oprah.com/spirit/The-Real-Mothers-Day-Gift-Is-Mom#ixzz3ZWthEDZH
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As a grief expert who has spent decades working with those who have lost loved ones, I can tell you it's so much more than one season and then you're "done" grieving....
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Check out my Huffpost article about  A-List cast stars in the hilarious and touching movie, "This Is Where I Leave You". It's based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Tropper

http://goo.gl/ZjMzEy
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Joan and Melissa Rivers piece I wrote hit a nerve with 9.8 thousand likes and hundreds of comments.  They were from brilliant comments to cruel ones - Kindness is prevailing. Please share article and your thoughts.
I've helped thousands of people with end-of-life decisions and I can tell you that the process is beyond stressful. It's extremely confusing and it's racked with guilt. As we mourn the death of Joan Rivers, here is what we can learn from her daughter...
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As a grief expert who has spent decades working with those who have lost loved ones, I can tell you it's so much more than one season and then you're "done" grieving....
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Hope you take the time to read and share this article I wrote for HuffPost 


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kessler/suicide-is-closer-than-yo_b_5673172.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living
There is so much stigma around suicide, you would be surprised how often it occurs and to whom. We typically think of the teen suicide or the younger adult, but those who are older complete suicide also. It's just more often covered up....
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Author, grief and loss, Palliative Care and Hospice
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  • Hay House
    Author, 2010 - present
  • Simon and Schuster
    Author, 2000 - 2014
  • HarperCollins
    1996 - 2014
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David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss.
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Co-author of the new book, You Can Heal Your Heart:Finding peace after a breakup,divorce or death with Louise Hay. Also wrote Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms: Who and What you see before your die due out in April. 2010.  He also co-authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, On Grief and Grieving; Finding the Meaning of Grief though the Five Stages of Loss, and Life Lessons: Two Experts on Death and Dying Teach us about the Mysteries of Life and Living. David was honored to have been with Elisabeth during her passing.

            His first book, The Needs of the Dying, often a number one best-selling hospice book, received praise by Mother Teresa. His services have been used by Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illnesses. He also worked with Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon.

Kessler’s work has been featured on CNN, NBC, PBS, “Entertainment Tonight” and he has been interviewed on “Oprah’s Friends.” He has been discussed in the New York Times, People Magazine and has written for the Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, Anderson Cooper 360 and now writes book reviews for The Los Angeles Times. He has been featured on national televisions shows to discuss Michael Jackson’s death as well as being mentioned in the book, My Journey with Farrah about Alana Stewart and Farrah Fawcett.  For more information on David visit www.Grief.com or www.YouCanHealYourHeart.com

 

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The Real Mother's Day Gift Is Mom - Oprah.com
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Author David Kessler offers this simple Mother's Day reminder: The holiday's real gift is the mother in your life.