Dr. Kathrin Stengel, founder and president of Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc., is a practicing philosopher and mother of three. In her latest, award-winning book, November Rose: A Speech on Death (2007), Dr. Stengel, who lost her first husband of sixteen years at the age of 33, offers a penetrating and deeply personal philosophical meditation on the death of the beloved other and the complex social implications of surviving, mourning, and living on (such as the publicization of the deceased, the stigmatization of the survivor, and the unspoken paradoxes of monogamy). A frequent guest on radio programs throughout the US and Europe (such as The Louie Free Radio Show, The Joey Reynolds Show and Bayern2 Radio), Dr. Stengel has taught philosophy at Seattle University and the Rhode Island School of Design and organized international philosophical events in Germany, Switzerland, and the US. For many years, Dr. Stengel has also practiced and taught Vipassana meditation. Website: www.westside-philosophers.com Kathrin discussed Dealing with Loss and Suvival with guests on the radio show Healing the Grieving Heart www.voiceamericapd.com/health/010157/horsley060409.mp3 with hosts Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley.
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