Elizabeth Berrien is the co-founder of the non-profit The Respite: A Centre for Grief & Hope and founder of the organization Soul Widows for widows age 60 and under. At 27 years of age she lost both her baby and her husband, a Special Forces soldier. Through her organization "Soul Widows" Elizabeth Berrien is helping other widows on their path from loss to hope.
She has written a book called "Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick's Path from Loss to Hope" in which she shares her personal story and offers guidance to those in similar circumstances. She believes that there is no 'Right Way to Grieve' and that creativity and a compassionate community are crucial keys in the coping and healing process.
In addition to the book and organization mentioned above, Elizabeth Berrien is also the co-founder of the "The Respite: A Centre for Grief & Hope" and a co-author of "In the Spirit of Abundance" (Hay House Publishing, July 2013).
She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2004 with an Interdisciplinary degree in Human Expression in Culture and recently completed her training to become a Certified Creative Grief Coach and facilitates ongoing support groups and retreats for The Respite: A Centre for Grief & Hope. She currently resides with her family in Charlotte, NC.
Websites: www.CreativeGrieving.com, www.TheRespite.org, or www.SoulWidows.org