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Experience exciting and educational events at The Lodge at Woodloch, featuring inspirational and motivational guest speakers, available to elevate your consciousness and personal awareness. Diverse opportunities are offered to discover a greater understanding of life, love, self, spirituality, health, music, healing, the environment, and our world. 

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Allison Gilbert

Author & Speaker

Allison Gilbert

From Friday, March 31, 2023 to Sunday, April 2, 2023 March 31, 2023 April 2, 2023 The Lodge at Woodloch

Allison Gilbert, Author & Speaker
March 31st - April 2nd
Allison Gilbert is a returning workshop leader at The Lodge at Woodloch!  An Emmy award-winning journalist and one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on grief and resilience, Gilbert has written numerous books including the groundbreaking, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive. Her stirring work exposes the secret and essential factor for harnessing loss to drive happiness and rebound from adversity. Passed and Present reveals 85 practical and innovative ways to remember and celebrate the family and friends we never want to forget. The book has been featured in People Magazine and Arianna Huffington and Maria Shriver have tweeted about it. O, the Oprah Magazine named Gilbert a contributor for her inspiring essay, "The Reflection Effect," about the power of nostalgia to improve lives and help individuals and families thrive. 

Gilbert’s other books include, Parentless Parents: How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children and Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents. She is also co-editor of Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11, the definitive historical record of how broadcast journalists covered that tragic day. The landmark book was turned into a documentary by the U.S. State Department and distributed to embassies and consulates around the world. Gilbert is the official narrator of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s core historical exhibition audio tour and her voice is introduced by Robert De Niro on the Museum’s “Witnessing History” tour, the only female journalist to be so honored. On Gilbert’s popular grief and resilience blog, she features Q & A’s with some of the most notable names in our culture today including, Arianna Huffington, Jon Stewart, and New York Times bestselling authors Gretchen Rubin and Christina Baker Kline. She is a sought-after expert on grief, loss, and resilience, appearing on TODAY, CNN, and MSNBC. 

Gilbert is a popular workshop leader and keynote speaker, helping individuals transform personal and professional setbacks into opportunity. She has spoken to such diverse groups as Google, Time Warner, National Association for Female Executives, The New York Open Center, and Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. Gilbert graduated from Georgetown University and lives outside New York City. She and her husband have a son and daughter – a college freshman and an 11th grader. You can learn more about her here: