Join Our Community

Contributor David Kessler


David  Kessler
David Kessler
David Kessler is one of the most well-known experts and lecturers on grief and loss. He co-authored two bestsellers with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons. (David was honored to have been at Elisabeth’s bedside during her passing.) His first book, The Needs of the Dying, a #1 best-selling hospice book, received praise by Mother Teresa. His services have been used by Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illnesses. He also worked with late actors Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon. David’s work has been featured on CNN, NBC, PBS, and Entertainment Tonight; and he has been interviewed on Oprah & Friends. He has been discussed in the New York Times; and has written for the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal, and Anderson Cooper 360.



Mixed breed dog and owner
Coping With Grief From The Loss Of A Pet The story below is from You Can Heal Your Heart, Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Death , a book I co-wrote with Louise Hay. Grief is a... Comments
Sun shining through trees
The Spirit Lives On Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826 , the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. As our second president John... Comments
Are You Grieving The Loss Of A Job?
Are You Grieving The Loss Of A Job? When it comes to types of losses, a big one for many people is job loss. This probably comes as no surprise because we live in a world that confuses... Comments


You Can Heal Your Heart: Three Takeaways

Watch as Louise Hay and David Kessler share major takeaways and affirmations to help you through the hurt of a loss. 


Visions, Trips, and Crowded Rooms
Visions, Trips, and Crowded Rooms

In the tapestry of life and death, we may begin to see connections to the past that we missed in life. While death may look like a loss to the living, the last hours of a dying person may be filled no