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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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Helping Children Cope with Tragedy

When bad things happen in our lives or when we hear of tragedies in the news, it can be hard to know how to talk with our children about the events. Although every child’s needs are different, here ... Continue Reading