This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. There is power in grieving intentionally and purposefully. Telling her own story of loss, Elaine Mansfield explains the use of ritual as a tool for empowerment for life’s most challenging times.
I was fortunate enough to read the book Elaine wrote re: the diagnosis, death, and grief associated with Vic’s death. The book review can be read at: https://northernmsw.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/leaning-into-love-book-review/
Both the book and the TEDx event are very powerful.
By Victoria Brewster, MSW