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with Dr. Sharon Katz, Jill Thompson, and Darcy Williamson
Grief Counselor and Entrepreneur Sharon Katz will moderate a panel format discussion featuring Jill Thompson and Darcy Williamson with personal experiences of the afterlife. Participants are invited to share their ideas and perspectives.
Dr. Sharon Katz is a retired psychologist, counselor and nurse who specialized in grief and loss. Dr. Katz established the first hospice in eastern Idaho in 1980 and was the founder and advisor to support groups for grieving parents such as Compassionate Friends, Parents of Murdered Children and Survivors of Suicide. Sharon spent her career helping grieving people, teaching professionals, speaking at workshops and consulting with many agencies. She has lived part-time in McCall for many years.
Jill Kraft Thompson is the author of Finding Jill: How I Rebuilt My Life after Losing the Five People I Loved Most. She dedicated her book to those who live with grief. She has spoken about grief in various venues and classes. Close to 19 years ago, she lost her husband, two young sons, her mother and her niece in a motor vehicle collision in Italy. Today, she lives in McCall with her second husband and their son.
Darcy Williamson, an award-winning author, is a Rocky Mountain herbalist, naturalist who lives in McCall.During her fifty-year career, she has written over twenty books and taught more than one hundred and thirty apprentices the knowledge and preparation of backyard herbal medicine. During the spring of 2017, Darcy Williamson walked the Camino Frances in remembrance of her deceased husband, Robert Sweetgall. Her book, Medicinal Camino, Plant First Aid Along “The Way” came from that pilgrimage and includes her diary describing her grief during the year after her husband died.