I have a deep respect for TED TALKS, as world leading thinkers and doers engage the world with their stories and encourage the pursuit of growth. I learned about Rachel Stephenson's TEDxCUNY talk, “Against Grieving [...]
This is a vulnerable 2 part interview between two great men with a tragic history; Vice President Joe Biden and Late Show host, Stephen Colbert.
In this interview, Stephen gets Joe to open up around the grief and sorrow he experienced most recently with the loss of his son Beau Biden to brain cancer this year, but of his earlier losses of his first wife Neilia and their 13-month-old daughter Naomi.
I just learned recently that when Stephen Colbert was 10 years old, his father, James, and two older brothers, 18-year-old Paul and 15-year-old Peter, were killed when Eastern Airlines Flight 212 crashed in North Carolina.
Watch this Stephen Colbert interview with Oprah as he tells us how it took him 8 years to start grieving his dad, how this difficult time in his life helped make him the person he is today and what brings him absolute joy in his life now.