Learn how The Dinner Party movement helps millennials cope with grief and some tips for managing grief during the holidays.
In this episode I share an interview with Carla Fernandez and Lennon Flowers, co-founders of The Dinner Party, a movement that is helping grieving millennials find community. I also talk about some of their tips for grief over the holidays.
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My guests Carla Fernandez and Lennon Flowers are the co-founders of The Dinner Party, a movement to create community and meaningful conversation around the isolating experience of grief for those in their 20’s and 30’s. Younger adults often feel out of place in traditional grief support groups and Carla and Lennon will share how their own personal losses led them to start The Dinner Party, which has now grown across the U.S. and beyond.
In this interview you will learn:
- The inspiration behind The Dinner Party
- Why The Dinner Party reaches out to millennials
- How participants benefit from attending
- How to become a host for a Dinner Party
- How Carla and Lennon are working to create supportive workplaces for the bereaved
- What resources are available on The Dinner Party website for grief in the workplace and grief at holiday times
Wishing you and your loved ones much love, joy and light during this holiday season, no matter how you choose to celebrate. I’ll be enjoying Christmas with my family next week but there will still be a podcast episode so be sure to tune in.
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Until next time….