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Beyond Closure: The Space Between Joy and Grief

How do we manage joy and grief together?

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When we enter a space of grief, what do we need to return to a space of joy? Do we need closure? These are two of the questions I explore in a talk for TEDxDesMoines. I invite you to watch and share your own thoughts on how we can carry joy and grief together.

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Berns, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Drake University and the author of Closure: The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us.

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