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Holiday Grief Webinar


December 3, 2021


The holiday season is upon us. While most people are in celebration mode, the special season can create tensions for people who have lost a loved one. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to recognize the emotions that may be pent up inside

  • Creating safe boundaries with families and friends

  • Tips on surviving social events that you must attend

  • Developing an arsenal of coping skills to get through this period

About the Expert Presenters

Marjorie Brimley Hale is a high school teacher and a freelance writer in Washington DC. She is also a mother of three and a remarried widow. Marjorie lost her first husband, Shawn, to colon cancer when she was 38 and has since connected with thousands of other young widows through her blog, She has also written for the Washington Post, Vox, the Cut, and Modern Loss, along with a number of other publications. She writes and speaks about losing her mother to suicide at 19, becoming a widow at 38, and parenting alongside her widowed father for the two-and-a-half years following her first husband’s death. Marjorie recently married her husband, Chris on a farm near his hometown in Maine, and she continues to chronicle her life and their family twice-weekly on the blog.

Kumar Dixit, D.Min, BCCC, BCPC, Dixit earned his doctorate in Leadership Excellence from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. He is a board-certified pastoral counselor and board-certified clinical chaplain through The College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy. He has authored dozens of magazine and journal articles, and published a book called Branded Faith: Contextualizing the Gospel in a Post-Christian World. He has served as the director of bereavement at The Washington Home and Community Hospices. Click here to read an article on holiday grief by Kumar.

Dr. Jen Yoon is a board-certified psychiatrist. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Va. Her residency training was at the University of Maryland and Sheppard Pratt. She currently practices medicine in Texas.

Alexander Raspberry earned his Master’s of Divinity from Vanderbilt University. He currently serves as a Territory Marketing Manager with Golden Rule Hospice, out of Atlanta Georgia. Alex is an ordained minister, having served as the Director of Youth Ministries for a congregation of over 20,000 and a board-certified chaplain through the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. He is a published author, The God Xperience: There’s A Lot More Than Just A Sunday Service. Alex previously has served as a chaplain and the Spiritual Care Director for Washington Home Community Hospice, Washington D.C.

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