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Dinner Event with Claire Bidwell Smith

Join us on March 9, 2019  for the second in a 3 part dinner series: “What Would Happen if One Woman Told The Truth About Her Life?” This question is based on the words from feminist poet Muriel Rukeyser’s poem Kathe Kollwitz. 

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?  The world would split open”   - Muriel Rukeyser

Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief

Explore the Critical Connection Between Anxiety and Grief 

Anxiety disorders are on the rise; many people are looking for resources to help them cope with anxiety, yet most people aren't aware that unresolved grief is a primary underpinning--or that the two are related at all. In her therapy practice and in her own life, Claire Bidwell Smith discovered the connections between anxiety and grief. Now, backed by research, case studies, and interviews, Bidwell Smith breaks down the physiology of anxiety, giving readers a concrete foundation of understanding in order to help them heal the anxiety caused by loss. Taking a big step beyond Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' widely accepted five stages, Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief explains the intimate connection between death and grief and how they specifically cause anxiety--unpacking everything from our age-old fears about mortality to the bare vulnerability a loss can make us feel.

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With concrete tools and coping strategies for panic attacks, getting a handle on anxious thoughts, and more, Bidwell Smith bridges these two emotions in a way that is deeply empathetic and eminently practical.

Claire Bidwell Smith is a therapist specializing in grief and the author of three books about grief and loss. Her first book The Rules of Inheritance has been published in 17 countries, was a Barnes and Noble Discover pick and a Books for a Better Life nominee. Claire lives in Los Angeles with her family.

"In Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief, Claire Bidwell Smith has found yet another way to powerfully illuminate and deepen our understanding of what it means to grieve. Smith's profound compassion for those who've experienced loss has already helped so many people. This trailblazing book will help many more."

― Cheryl Strayed, 

New York Times bestselling author of Wild


Itinerary,  March 9, 2019

6:00 - 6:30 pm  

Arrival and Book Signing

6:30 - 7:15 pm  

Delicious Organic Dinner

7:15 - 8:15 pm    

Interactive Talk & Discussion with Claire

$100 per person  

All tickets include a signed copy of the author’s book, dinner, and author presentation.

Limited spots available.  Reserve now! 
This event is being held at a private home in Los Angeles.

Email to make your reservation!

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