Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Lynda and her beloved husband lost their 15 year-old daughter, a straight-A student and competitive swimmer who died in a tragic car accident while coming home from a swim meet in 2009. Surrounded by love and support, Lynda was determined to overcome the overwhelming darkness, and was just finding her footing when her 46 year-old husband suffered a major stroke leaving him with permanent disabilities.
Seeing the world through filter of sorrow, Lynda found comfort by helping others who were struggling, and this fueled her passion to create a legacy of help, healing and hope. She founded AlyBlue Media in 2013 and launched Grief Diaries Radio in February 2014. She soon added film, webinars, and books to her repertoire as well as the National Grief & Hope Convention featuring Martin Luther King’s daughter, Dr. Bernice King.
Now considered a pioneer in the field of inspirational hope in the aftermath of loss, Lynda creates ground-breaking projects dedicated to raising awareness and compassion, teaching others that they hold the power to change someone’s life with just one smile, and inspire hope that life can be full and rich in the aftermath of loss.
Lynda has facilitated community vigils, earned four literary awards, authored over 20 books and has interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King’s daughter, Trayvon Martin’s mother, sisters of the late Nicole Brown Simpson; Pastor Todd Burpo of Heaven is For Real, CNN commentator Dr. Ken Druck, and other societal newsmakers on finding healing and hope in the aftermath of life challenges. She is a national commentator for the New York Daily News and The Blaze network, CEO of AlyBlue Media, board president of the National Grief & Hope Coalition, and been featured in publications around the world. Her 5-star book series Grief Diaries, now over 500 writers strong, features true stories about ordinary people surviving extraordinary journeys.
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