13 Lessons About Comforting Others From A Cop

Sometimes you listen to someone speak, and your reaction is, "Yes. Yes. Yes!" and "So good to know I'm not the only one talking about this!" This is one of those times for me.

Jeremy Brewer is a cop. One of his jobs is to notify people that a loved one is dead. His 7-minute TED Talk is full of lessons. The lessons center around death, but they can be universally applied to any of life's hiccups.

The most powerful and healing moments I had after Art died were with the people who sat in the sticky, dark muck of death with me. They didn't talk; they didn't try to comfort my loss away. They sat with me, with their hearts hurting, in silence. It is at the very core of wh