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The Washington Post

Like therapy, but better: The holiday dinner party that makes space for grief

“The gathering felt more like a friendly hangout than a structured group therapy session…the goal of the organization is simply to offer communal support to young people who are trying to learn how to live well after loss.”

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NPR Morning Edition

At This Dinner Party, Talking About Death With Strangers Isn’t Taboo

“The guests at this potluck dinner had never met in person before, yet they’d come together to talk about something that has profoundly affected each of them — the loss of a loved one.”

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CNN’s Vital Signs with Sanjay Gupta

The Science of Stress: Dinner party turns loss into a conversation starter

“We’ve found that an experience that’s normally isolating is actually an extraordinary tool for connection: a way to go beneath the surface, and to find meaning and commonality with someone you might no meet otherwise.”

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Oprah Magazine

You’re Stronger Than You Think | A Refuge When Nobody Understands Your Loss

“It’s not just about getting together and talking about loss, but finding a community that shares your story.”

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Fast Company

Grief Is A Seismic Force For Social Change

“That good things grow out of bad things is a story familiar to anyone who’s ever watched a Disney film, or considered the relationship between adversity and resilience in the fabled hero’s journey.”

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On Being with Krista Tippett

Breaking Bread and Healing Hearts One Dinner Party at a Time

“[the word ‘grief’] feels attached to institutions that most of them have avoided because they seem too formal or prescriptive, too determined to show them the way in which their grief is just like everybody else’s.”

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