Kriss Kevorkian, PhD, MSW Thanatologist/Deaducator/Climate Reality Leader and Mentor
You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of interbeing, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Ecological grief®is the grief reaction stemming from the disconnection, and relational loss, from our natural world. Despite what some theorists believe about the plight of our environment, grief issues should and can be acknowledged.
Once a name is put to any type of symptom or feeling, people are generally able to move forward and begin the healing process. There is hope.
In 2007, Dr. Ani Kalayjian invited Dr. Kevorkian to the 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference, Climate Change: How It Impacts Us All at the United Nations Headquarters in New York where Kriss discussed her research, and facilitated the networking breakfast meeting, Climate Change: Ethics and Accountability.