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Grateful Grief: A Guide for Living with Loss

We invite you to join us this spring for a six-week course exploring the empowering and nurturing ways that the practice of grateful living can sustain and guide us when living with grief and loss.

Course Introduction

Grief arrives in many forms and disrupts both the life we love and the life we have. As prevalent as breath, it is part of every human story, requiring us to reorient to days and lives we had not imagined. Where do we turn for solace and guidance in the midst of grief and uncertainty?

The practice of grateful living nourishes our daily lives and empowers us to find meaning and purpose in unexpected places — to show up to the uninvited life that is emerging in the wake of loss. This grateful stance acknowledges heartbreak and despair, while building our capacity to carry our sorrow alongside our joy. Yearning for what was and embracing what is, blessing the departures that birth the mystery of new arrivals — this is grateful grief.

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Key Details

  • Six live online sessions (75 minutes): Tuesday, May 9 – Tuesday, June 13, weekly at  7:00 – 8:15 p.m. EDT via Zoom; recordings available the following day
  • Six resource toolkits that deepen each week’s teachings
  • A hosted virtual community space for sharing insights and learning
  • Special guests Francis Weller, Susan Cain, David Whyte, Dacher Keltner, and Patricia June Vickers
  • Ongoing access to all course materials

Course Content

Through a combination of guided practices, direct teaching, special guests, and inspirational resources, we will explore the following questions:

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The course will be taught by Joe Primo, our new CEO, and Sheryl Chard, Director of Education, along with five special guests. The journey will be enriched by Joe’s deep experience in the field of grief and bereavement.

Special guests joining us include:

Learn more about all of our guest speakers here.


Registration will be open through Thursday, May 4. You will need a free grateful.org profile in order to access course materials and participate in the virtual community space. If you already have a profile, please login before continuing.

This course is offered for a suggested minimum contribution of $75 ($300 value). Thank you for contributing at the level you are able. If $75 is not possible, please email us at [email protected] so that we can ensure access to all who are interested.

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