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Meet the Author Series | How We Go On

Meet the Author Series
How We Go On: Getting Through the Holidays

VOICES Meet the Author series hosted a virtual presentation with Dr. Ken Druck about his recently released, best-selling book, How We Go On: Self-Compassion, Courage and Gratitude on the Path Forward. Ken discussed how we go on after the loss of a loved one during the holiday season. Summoning the strength, courage, understanding, humility, wisdom, and faith to navigate life’s darkest and most difficult “what now?” moments, Ken presented how to clear the path forward.

The holidays are an especially challenging time of year. We can stay ahead of the pain curve by fine-tuning and upgrading our Operating Systems, replacing self-criticism, self-condemnation, and hopelessness with kindness, self-compassion, support, encouragement, and gratitude. Ken reminds us to take our foot off our throat and place our hand on our heart.

Ken Druck’s journey after the death of his 21-year-old daughter, Jenna, and his work on the front lines with bereaved families over the past thirty years, have led him to discover how we go on from life's worst losses, uncover the secrets of resilience, clear the path forward, and write new chapters of life.

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About the Presenter
Dr. Ken Druck
Recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Contribution to Psychology and Visionary Leadership awards, Dr. Ken Druck has inspired and guided readers, clients, and the general public for over 40 years. His books and CD’s, Healing Your Life After the Loss of a Loved One, Courageous Aging: Your Best Years Ever Reimagined, Raising an Aging Parent: Guidelines for Families in the Second Half of Life, and The Real Rules of Life: Balancing Life’s Terms with Your Own made it onto the Best Seller’s Lists.
His new book, How We Go On: Self-Compassion, Courage and Gratitude on the Path Forward, touted by Katie Couric, Daniel Burrus and Simona Valanciute as a “must read,” comes out Sept. 4th.
Ken‘s work is featured regularly on CNN, PBS, network specials as well as in the nation’s top newspapers, podcasts, and social media. He was voted “Best of YPO and keynotes for conferences and audiences worldwide, including The United Nations, Harvard School of Public Health, and California Women’s Conference. Ken is also a teacher/trainer/advisor for the Dept. of Psychiatry at the UCSD School of Medicine.
A specialist in healing after loss, family relationships, and real resilience, Ken has helped countless individuals, couples, families, organizations, and communities turn their greatest losses, challenges, changes, and setbacks into opportunities for becoming the better, stronger, smarter version of themselves. To honor his 21-year-old daughter, Jenna, Dr. Ken founded the Jenna Druck Center in 1996. The Center’s Families Helping Families program assisted countless thousands of bereaved families, including those who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks on 9-11, Sandy Hook and Columbine. The Center’s Spirit of Leadership program helped over 18,000 young women become leaders in their own lives and communities.
Druck Enterprises Inc. and Ken’s home are in Del Mar, California where he lives with his beloved Lisette and their rescue boxer, Jack, only a few miles from his daughter, Stefie, twin grandsons, and son-in-law, Tony.
To find out more about Ken’s schedule and availability for speeches, books, workshops, trainings, interviews and/or programs, please call (858) 863-7825, email or go to