John James, founder of The Grief Recovery Institute

John W. James

Founder of The Grief Recovery Institute®
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve

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Russell Friedman, Executive Director of The Grief Recovery Institute

Russell Friedman

Executive Director
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve


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The Holidays – a perfect time to demonstrate the truth to your children. (Published 12/20/2010)

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Jessica, a Tributes.com visitor from OK writes: “My mother died in August at the age of 46. My mother loved Christmas more than any other holiday, and she made Christmas in our family very special. This is the first Christmas without my mother, and it has been very difficult for me and my family thinking about this "joyous" time. I am married with 2 children and I am trying my hardest to put on a happy face for my family, but behind the smile I am very sad and somewhat depressed. I don't know how to get through this tough time w/out feeling this way.”


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  • July 2014
    Atlanta, GA - July 11-14, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ - July 18-21, 2014
    Chicago, IL - July 18-21, 2014
    Los Angeles, CA - July 25-28, 2014
    Toronto, ON - July 25-28, 2014
  • August 2014
    Omaha, NE - Aug 8-11, 2014
    Singapore - Aug 11-14, 2014
    New York, NY - Aug 15-18, 2014
    Houston, TX - Aug 22-25, 2014
    Tampa, FL - Aug 22-25, 2014

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