Meet the Author: Allison Gilbert
Being proactive about remembering loved ones has a powerful and unexpected benefit: it can make you happier. Individuals who honor family and friends, who keep them proactively present in their lives, almost always fare better emotionally than those who don’t.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, Allison Gilbert will present an online workshop about taking intentional steps to remember loved ones as a key to healing. By incorporating memories into our lives, we can embrace the people who have passed and recognize all that’s good and fulfilling in our present.
- Learn how to repurpose a variety of cherished belongings with the purpose of creating unique and meaningful keepsakes
- Tap into the power of technology to integrate a loved one’s presence and loving guidance into our daily, busy digital lives
- Recognize the top authors who write books about grief and loss, even those who may surprise you
Allison Gilbert is an award-winning journalist and co-author of Listen, World!, the first biography of American writer Elsie Robinson. She is host of “Women Journalists of 9/11: Their Stories,” a 20-part documentary series produced in collaboration with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Gilbert is the official narrator of the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s historical exhibition audio tour, the only female journalist to be so honored. She writes regularly for the New York Times and other publications. On her blog, she features Q & A’s with some of the most notable names in our culture today including, Arianna Huffington, Jon Stewart, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Dani Shapiro, and Gretchen Rubin.
Allison is co-editor of Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11 and author of Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents, Parentless Parents: How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children, and Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive. Gilbert lives in New York with her husband and two children.