Famous Women Gather to Discuss Grief

"Jackie O did just what our nation needed her to do," Edwards said. "She stood there and said she is going to be strong, and we are going to get through this, but it set an impossible standard. In truth what you feel like doing is wailing -- completely guttural, completely raw, completely full of pain, and we don't allow ourselves that."

"The best moment of grieving, and the thing that could move me on is that I could embrace Teddy finally in a way that was, he is my kid," St. James said. "They can take his body, but I own that boy. And I love that boy."

Niemi said connecting with others about grief just enriches the whole tapestry of life.

"It can help you much and anyone who is going through that lost I would encourage it, because even though you have to live with the sadness, it will add and enrich what you have and see that what you do have and that love and that connection is a beautiful thing."

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