Life After Loss: Can Grief Suck Less? with Lisa Keefauver and Shelby Forsythia

In a world where many are facing both personal and global loss, grief is a pervasive—often heavy—experience for all. In her book Grief Is a Sneaky Bitch: An Uncensored Guide to Navigating Loss, social worker and widow Lisa Keefauver dives deep into grief's impact on our lives and how we can effectively, compassionately lighten its load. Lisa will be in conversation with Shelby Forsythia, grief guide and author of Your Grief, Your Way.

As professionals in helping others navigate grief, the two authors will discuss why the Five Stages of Grief are an outdated model, and better methods of measuring progress in grief, the heart/mind/body connection (AKA why grief isn't "all in your head"), and what to say and do when people say cliché, insensitive things about loss. Finally, the authors will provide guidance in using tools like improv, curiosity, and humor to move through grief's hardest emotions.

The event will take place downstairs at the MiniBar from 6:00 until 7:00 pm.

This is a free event, but please register ahead. The event will take place at the MiniBar downstairs from 6:00 until 7:00 pm.

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
1620 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Grief Is a Sneaky Bitch: An Uncensored Guide to Navigating Loss By Lisa Keefauver Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477329306
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Texas Press - June 4th, 2024

Your Grief, Your Way: A Year of Practical Guidance and Comfort After Loss By Shelby Forsythia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593196717
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Zeitgeist - September 29th, 2020