“Lets stop pretending we aren’t hurting. Let’s truly reach out to one another and walk the difficult path of loss step by step, together.”

Gayle Danley is one of the nation’s most sought after inspirational writers and speakers on the topics of the power of performance poetry, healing from grief, and honoring those whose life work is serving others. Gayle uses this national platform to say “let’s stop pretending we aren’t hurting. Let’s truly reach out to one another and walk the difficult path of loss step by step, together.” She has been featured on CBS 60 Minutes, written about in the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Baltimore Sun. Gayle’s Listen with Love training session teaches the art of listening as a way to achieve the highest path of healing for those of us who are suffering loss.

“Ms. Gayle’s 5 Steps to Slam” explores the power of the written and spoken word to change the trajectory of our lives. Her core belief is that while grief is unavoidable, grieving alone is not. Often after one of her profoundly moving talks, audience members suffering through grief flock to her side for comfort, support and the chance to share their own stories of love and loss. She loves those moments of supreme connection. Not only has Gayle lost many loved ones, she’s not afraid to open up about it and share her tears and heart on stage or behind the podium. She welcomes the embrace and words of fellow grievers and knows firsthand the strength, relief and healing that comes from telling and retelling one’s stories about the journey of grief.

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