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Looking at the Other Side of Grief | May Jones | TEDxGreatHillsWomen
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Added Aug 29, 2016
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Join May as she talks of a lurking monster: grief. Follow her story of how she dealt with the monster, ultimately leading her to find her satisfaction and solace through gardening and farming. She found peace in discovering her true roots, and found a new uplifting hope and life for herself. Through her story, we can see how deep grief can be transformed into strong passion and purpose, giving us freedom we can celebrate.

A retired high school English teacher, May grew up on the farm on which she now grows organic vegetables and has horses, dogs,cats and free-range hens. She received her AB from the College of Charleston, her MAT from The Citadel and taught in Europe as well as South Carolina and Kentucky. An active environmentalist, her goal is to practice sustainable agriculture techniques and to encourage others to do the same. She lives on Sullivan’s Island, SC with Josie, her Boykin Spaniel, and Bart, the cat.

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