Passed and Present by Allison Gilbert


This week author Allison Gilbert will be discussing her latest book and her recent article in O magazine.

“Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive” is a guide to discovering creative, meaningful ways to keep the memory of loved ones alive. Featured in People Magazine, “Passed and Present” has been endorsed by Arianna Huffington and Maria Shriver, who wrote: “Allison Gilbert has a way to embrace our loved ones who have passed, so you can create a rich and fulfilling present.”

Focusing on good memories rather than grief, “Passed and Present” shares 85 ways to remember family and friends we never want to forget. Allison promises an uplifting morning.

Taking intentional steps to remember loved ones is key to healing. Individuals who honor family and friends, who proactively keep them present in their lives, almost always fare better emotionally than those who don’t. Nostalgia also opens doors to a more creative, connected, and integrated life. This special morning will include fun and interactive activities that will give participants with opportunities to recognize and honor the cherished individuals they never want to forget.

An Emmy award-winning journalist, Gilbert has been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Associated Press, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She is the author of "Parentless Parents" and "Always Too Soon." She is a frequent guest expert on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ABC, and NPR, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications and websites, including, the New York Times, The Daily Beast, and Huffington Post.

Regular Ethics for Children classes today.

9:30 a.m. - Colloquy meets in the Leader's study.