Allison Gilbert is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on grief and resilience. The author of numerous books including the groundbreaking, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive, her stirring work exposes the secret and essential factor for harnessing loss to drive happiness, spark creativity, and rebound from adversity.
Passed and Present reveals 85 practical and innovative ways to remember and celebrate the family and friends we never want to forget. The book has been featured in People Magazine and Arianna Huffington and Maria Shriver have tweeted about it.
O, the Oprah Magazine named Allison a contributor for her inspiring essay, “The Reflection Effect,” about the power of nostalgia to improve lives and help individuals and families thrive.
Allison Gilbert serves as Executive Family & Memories Editor for Legacy Republic, the fastest growing memory-preservation company in the world.
On Allison Gilbert’s popular grief and resilience blog, she features Q & A’s with some of the most notable names in our culture today including, Arianna Huffington, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Soledad O’Brien, and New York Times bestselling authors Gretchen Rubin and Christina Baker Kline. She also reports on new and creative opportunities for remembering loved ones, further underscoring that honoring these essential connections has the capacity to bring enormous joy.
Allison Gilbert is a sought-after expert on grief, loss, resilience, cancer prevention, and September 11, appearing on Today, CNN, and MSNBC. She’s been interviewed by Megyn Kelly, NPR’s John Hockenberry, and appeared at New York Open Center with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Soledad O’Brien. She’s frequently quoted in print and online, her perspective featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and numerous other publications.
Allison Gilbert is a popular workshop leader and keynote speaker. She also partners with funeral homes, religious institutions, hospitals, and hospices to bring jubilant and meaningful celebrations of remembrance, her one-of-a-kind Memory Bash, to communities all over the country. She has partnered with many groups such as New Song Center for Grieving Children in Phoenix, Hospice of the South Shore in Boston, and NorthShore University Hospital and Hospice in Chicago, to name just a few.
Allison Gilbert graduated from Georgetown University and lives outside New York City with her husband and two children.