Everybody Hurts

Maria Shriver and Claire Bidwell Smith

Thoughts on loss, grief and being kind.

When you look at the person standing in front of you in line do you ever think they might be grieving? Chances are they are, and that you are as well. Coming from places of profound personal loss, Maria Shriver and Claire Bidwell Smith reflect on the complexities of grief—whether for a person, animal or the life you thought you were going to have—and how it can be met through kindness, compassion and grace.

About the Speakers

Maria Shriver is a mother of four, a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, a six-time New York Times best-selling author, and one of the world’s most influential voices on the shifting roles, emerging power and evolving needs of women in modern life. She has long been on the front lines of Alzheimer’s advocacy.

Claire Bidwell Smith is an internationally renowned author, speaker and grief expert. She is the author of three books of nonfiction: The Rules of Inheritance, After This: When Life Is Over, Where Do We Go? and Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief.