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I am Nancy Berns, an author, speaker, and professor of sociology. My life goals include defending the freedom to grieve, protecting joy, inspiring faith, finding beauty in a broken world, and walking beside others during life’s difficult journeys.

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TEDx Talk - Beyond Closure

When we enter a space of grief, what do we need to do to return to a space of joy? Do we need closure? ...

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Does being kind matter anymore?

In an earlier post, I encouraged people to rethink the definition of beauty in order to find it in brokenness. In addition to broadening our imagination of what beauty means, we need to expand our ... Continue Reading