Thomas Attig

Thomas Attig, PhD, is the recipient of the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) Death Educator Award for 2015. He is the author of Catching Your Breath in Grief (Breath of Life Publishing, 2012), How We Grieve: Relearning the World (Oxford, Revised Edition 2011) and The Heart of Grief: Death and the Search for Lasting Love (Oxford, 2000) and editor (with Judy Stillion) of Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Contemporary Perspectives, Institutions, and Perspectives (Springer, 2015).. A Past President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, he lives in Victoria, BC, Canada and devotes his time to writing and speaking. He invites you to visit his web site at

Holiday Sorrows and Precious Gifts: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

by Thomas Attig I am sure that I am not alone in approaching Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, and New Years with sorrow in my heart over the death of a loved one.  I hope these reflections will provide guidance for reaching through the sorrows of loss in the coming season. During the holidays, the pain of …

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