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For our Season 2 opener, I spoke with Heather Paul, who is the assistant director of the Springboard Fellowship for Hillel International and the assistant director of the Milton Marks Neuro-Oncology Family Camp. Heather’s interest in grief work stems from a significant grief experience during her college years. By focusing on work that helped others who might be processing through their own pain, Heather found a way to assist in her own personal healing. Her work in this space has been vast, from working with Camp Kesem, an organization dedicated to supporting children impacted by a parent’s cancer at no cost to families, to creating Virtual Memory Circles as a way to bring together people separated by distance–and quarantine–during times of mourning. (You can find more information on these Memory Circles on RitualWell, a website that allows users to find, create and share Jewish rituals).
You can learn more about Heather, the work she does, and her projects focused on grief work on her site, scatteredleaves.net.