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TEDx Talk: How to turn loss into inspiration

George Kohlrieser, clinical psychologist and hostage negotiator, asks us: What is the worst loss you have experienced in your life? Did you get over that loss, or are you still hanging on to it?

Everybody goes through losses, big and small - the loss of a job, the loss of a home, or the loss of a loved one. But will you allow a loss to hold you “hostage” and limit you in your future endeavors, by focusing on regret, guilt or unresolved grief? Or will the experience of loss enable you to find a new identity or goal, re-connect with people, and enjoy life again?

In this talk, George Kohlrieser talks about a few extraordinary people who have managed to turn their loss into inspiration. Kohlrieser says “If you successfully go through loss, you do in fact come out at the other side inspired.”

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