David Kessler is the world’s foremost expert on grief. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a fulfilled life, even after life’s tragedies. He coauthored On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons with Elizabeth Kübler-Ross. On his own, he is the author of Finding Meaning, Visions, Trips, and Crowded Rooms, and The Needs of the Dying, which received praise from Mother Teresa. He also coauthored You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce or Death with Louise Hay.
David’s work has been discussed in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Business Week, and Life Magazine, and has been featured on CNN, Fox, NBC, PBS, and CBS. David’s volunteer work has included serving for decades as a Los Angeles Police Department Specialist Reserve Officer and having served on the Red Cross Aviation Disaster Team. He now lectures for physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about end of life, trauma, and grief, as well as leading talks and retreats for those dealing with grief around the world.
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