Penny Kreitzer

Grief Insights

Penny Kreitzer lost her 21-year-old daughter in a tragic accident and was so overwhelmed with grief that some family members and friends began avoiding her.

Talking about grief may be quite difficult for those who suffered a loss as well as for those who would like to offer compassion.

In this presentation, Kreitzer tells a remarkable story of how, unlike those who had such difficulty listening and talking to her, a group of orphans halfway across the world were unafraid to openly converse about her daughter and her deep feelings of loss.

In explaining how the orphans were able to lift her spirits through their ease of communication, Kreitzer explains how we can overcome “the talk taboo” that holds back grievers and those who can play a vital role in helping them heal.