Audrey Pellicano is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. Having been widowed at the age of 37 with 4 young children, she initially sought out the assistance of those professionals she thought might be able to help, but who in fact had no experience in working with a young widow with years of raising children ahead of her. Experiencing the absence of support in the traditional system, Audrey pursued complimentary therapies and earned certification in Guided Imagery, Yoga, Meditation, Nutrition and Grief Recovery and implemented those tools through her own grief journey and uses them now to help baby boomers who are experiencing personal loss. Her goal as a Grief Specialist is to be a guide through the journey of loss, provide a empathetic and safe place to grow through the grief.

Audrey speaks to corporations on the subject of Grief in the Workplace: How to Support Employees Returning to Work After a Loss and provides training for managers, human resources and co-workers. In addition she works with clients one-on-one and provides group telephone programs on Grief Recovery and Healthy Living After Loss.

Audrey launched the first Death Cafe' in NYC on February 20th. For details: www.deathcafe.com. She is the author of the forthcoming book "Widow Wise: Steps to a New Life" and her e-book "Seven Secrets to Surviving Widowhood".