David Kessler is the world’s foremost expert on grief and loss. His experience with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a happy and fulfilled life, even afterlife’s tragedies. He is the author of six books, including the new bestselling book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. He coauthored two books with Elisabeth Kubler Ross, including On Grief and Grieving updated her 5 stages for grief. His first book, The Needs of The Dying received praise from Saint (Mother) Teresa.

David’s personal experience as a child witnessing a mass shooting while his mother was dying in a hospital helped him begin his journey. For most of his life, David has taught physicians, nurses, counselors, police, and first responders about the end of life, trauma, and grief. He facilitates talks, workshops and retreats for those experiencing grief. However, despite his vast knowledge on grief, his life was turned upside down by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. It inspired him to write his newest book, Finding Meaning.

David’s volunteer work includes being an LAPD Specialist Reserve for traumatic events as well as having served on the Red Cross’s disaster services team. He worked for over a decade in a three-hospital system. He was trained for bio -terrorists’ events as well as epidemics/ pandemics. He is the founder of which has over five million visits yearly from 167 countries.



Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grieving

Healing Grief: Card-Deck

Visions, Trips, and Crowded Rooms:  Who and What you See Before You Die

You can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce or Death. With Louise Hay

Life Lessons: Two Experts on Death & Dying Teach Us About the Mysteries of Life & Living. With Elisabeth Kubler Ross

On Grief & Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief… with Elisabeth Kubler Ross

The Needs of the Dying: The Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life’s Final Chapter





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Grief is not a series of events, or stages, or timelines…The loss happens in time, in fact in a moment, but its aftermath lasts a lifetime.

The internal work of grief is a process, a journey.  It does not end on a certain day or date.  It is as individual as each of us.