..dealing with grief and adversity…

As a Stephen Colbert groupie, I record his Late Nite show every night & binge watch them at some point each week. Sometimes bits get fast forwarded, but I always like to watch his encounters with guests that are often hilarious.

Stephen Colbert is a comedian, a truly funny guy!

But last night he had a special, more serious encounter with Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, about dealing with grief and adversity. You may not be aware that as a 10-year old Stephen Colbert lost his father and two of his older brothers in a plane crash.

Be inspired by watching this 5 minute YouTube video of their encounter.

When Sheryl Sandberg’s husband died suddenly in 2015, she was completely devastated. Two years later she is offering up her experience to help others in a book co-written with her friend, Adam Grant: Option B:Facing Adversity, Finding Resilience & Finding Joy.

“We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It’s like a muscle: we can build it in ourselves and each other.” Sheryl Sandberg

grace, peace & resilience


p.s. you can check out more resources at the Option B website

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2 Responses to ..dealing with grief and adversity…

  1. John Paine says:

    Greetings Virginia,

    I’m a Colbert fan. He frequently takes on atheists and skeptics in an amusing, informed, and unreserved manner that crosses the line in our culture that says, “We don’t want to hear you talk about your faith.” He does it without denigrating them, and without being sheepish.


    Have a great one!

    • Virginia says:

      John, so great to see you back in the blogosphere! MAJOR CONGRATULATIONS on your vlog! It’s so very impressive (even background ‘cool grooves’ that jazzed it it up!) Glad you are a Stephen Colbert groupie. He has been so vocal on many important issues. Also appreciate the way he hangs out with John Baptiste & promotes African American actors, films, & issues… He’s always straight up about his faith (even when he pokes fun at it) and yet accepting of others of all faiths & those without any.

      Big blessings to you & again, congrats on the vlog! — Virginia 🙂

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