Passed and Present with Allison Gilbert & Dr. BJ Miller
Hosted by Reimagine
On February 25 at 10 a.m. PST, join this urgent conversation on grief, mental health, and remembrance with hospice and palliative medicine physician Dr. BJ Miller and critically-acclaimed author Allison Gilbert. Bring your most pressing questions to the launch of the Passed and Present conversation series. Gilbert will host a new discussion the last Thursday of every month.
Dr. BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative medicine physician, speaker, and author. He is the co-author of A Beginner’s Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death.
Allison Gilbert is one of the most influential writers on grief and resilience. She is the author of numerous books including, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive.
The Passed and Present series, named after Gilbert’s inspiring book, is sponsored by Domani for Grief and Loss, a platform created with a single goal in mind: to provide in one place the best and most trusted resources, support, and information available to begin the healing process. “Domani” means tomorrow in Italian. Domani for Grief and Loss believes there’s always hope in a brighter tomorrow.
Dr. BJ Miller is a hospice and palliative care specialist who treats hospitalized patients with terminal or life-altering illnesses. His expertise includes symptom management for patients with cancer. In his work in end-of-life care, he seeks to connect art, spirituality and medicine. Dr. Miller is well-known for his 2015 TED Talk, What Really Matters at the End of Life.
Allison Gilbert is the author of numerous books including Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive. She serves on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Grieving Children and the Advisory Board for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, the preeminent national organization providing grief support to families of America’s fallen heroes. On her popular grief and resilience blog, she features Q&A’s with some of the most notable names in our culture today, including Arianna Huffington, Jon Stewart, and bestselling authors Gretchen Rubin, Dani Shapiro, and Susan Orlean. Allison’s other books include Parentless Parents: How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children and Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents. She is also co-editor of Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11.
Reimagine is a nonprofit organization that inspires individuals, families and communities to transform our experience around serious illness, dying, death, grieving…and living. Reimagine envisions a world in which we are all able to reflect on why we’re here, prepare for a time when we won’t be, and live fully through the end. The nonprofit hosts community-driven festivals and experiences that bring creativity, connection, and essential conversation to communities around the world, encompassing Arts + Entertainment, Healthcare + Social Services, Spirituality + Religion, and Innovation + Design. Learn more at letsreimagine.org.