Virginia Festival of the Book: Beyond Reason. Lessons From Loss

Local authors speaking in the City of Charlottesville Council Chambers on March 23, 2012.

With Pamela Blair (I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping & Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One) and Gregg Korbon (Beyond Reason). Dr. Blair’s book offers help for survivors. Dr. Korbon’s discusses the death of his nine-year-old son and his family’s enduring journey through grief and healing.

Dr. Korbon lost his boy Brian during a baseball game. Korbon field in Charlottesville is named after his son. Pamela Blair lost her husband unexpectedly to a brain aneurysm.

Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by the president of Energy Focus Coaching, Michelle Prosser.

The Panel:

Pamela Blair is the co-author of I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One and The Next Fifty Years: A Guide for Women at Midlife and Beyond.

Dr. Gregg Korbon, author of Beyond Reason, specialized in anesthesiology and pain management, taught at Duke and the University of Virginia medical schools, entered private practice, and now directs an outpatient surgery center.

Michelle Prosser, author of Excuse Me, Your God is Waiting, is the president of Energy Focus Coaching. She works with organizations and individuals to reach goals and manifest a better life. She holds an MA from the University of Virginia and is a trained coach.

The event was one of a series held during the Virginia Festival of the Book. The series was sponsered by The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Audio for this event was provided courtesy Charlottesville TV10.