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Claire Bidwell Smith is a renowned grief expert and author. After losing both of her parents at a young age, Claire was drawn to helping others navigate the grief process. A former therapist in private practice for over a decade, she has counseled thousands of people and written three books about grief and loss. Claire speaks and lectures widely; she is passionate about advocating for advancement in end-of-life care and bringing awareness to our culture’s understanding of grief. Claire has written for The New York Times, Scientific American, The Washington Post, Goop, The Huffington Post to name a few, and she has been featured on MSNBC, Good Day LA,, the Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, NPR, Forbes, Oprah Magazine, Self Magazine, Shape Magazine, and dozens of radio shows and podcasts.