TCF has been widely recognized as a unique lifeline for those who are dealing with the tremendous grief.

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November 17
Topic: Organ Donation 
Guest:Yie Foong, LMSW and Judy Armijo

Yie Foong, LMSW is the family services outreach coordinator for LiveOnNY a nonprofit, dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant in the greater New York metropolitan area. Judy Armijo is the mom of deceased daughter, Alexandra who gave life to others as a registered organ donor.  LiveOnNY serves a culturally and ethnically diverse population of 13 million.

November 24
Topic:  Growing-up with Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

Guest:  Ken Ross
Ken Ross is an American independent commercial photographer who specializes in travel, location, people, and corporate photography. He is the son of psychiatrist and author Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and Emanuel “Manny” Ross, and serves as President of the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation.

December 1
Topic: Stillbirth:  Kelly Ryan Foundation

Guest: Brooke Hopkins MSWIn honor of their stillborn child Kelly Ryan, Brook Hopkins started the Kelly Ryan Foundation. By sharing their story and resources they hope to support the one in four women and their families who have suffered pregnancy or infant loss with burial or cremation costs.

December 8
Topic: Reducing Stress After Loss

Guest: Gabrielle Doucet – BSN, MBAGabrielle Doucet works with those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Through speaking engagements and her book, she is able to council others on managing their recovery, improving their health, and reducing stress through the mind-body connection. She is the author of Let Go and Let Love: Survivors of Suicide Loss Healing Handbook.

December 22

Topic: Helping Grieving Children
Guest: Linda GoldmanLinda Goldman is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins Graduate School and Kings College. Linda is the author of Lucy Let’s Go: Helping Children Love A Pet Through Death and Dying, Life and Loss, A Guide to Help Grieving Children, 3rd Edition, and Great Answers to Difficult Questions About Death.

December 29
Topic: Living Mindfully

Guest: Randi RaganRandi Ragan is a holistic well-being expert and green-living entrepreneur. She is the founder of Green Bliss Eco Spa and for more than twenty years, has led yoga and spiritual retreats. She is the author of A year of Living Mindfully. Her work strives to provide readers with ideas, tips, and inspiration for creating a mindful and sustainable life.
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