Paula D'Arcy is a writer, playwright, retreat leader and conference and seminar speaker. In 2001, she established Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need throughout the world, including men and women in prison. The foundation has sponsored two international gatherings of women known as WOMENSPEAK, conferences which honor the woman's voice as a force of peace and healing for the world. A former psychotherapist, Paula survived the loss of her husband and young daughter in an accident in 1975. She was three months pregnant at the time. Among her best-selling books are Gift of the Red Bird, Waking Up to This Day, and When People Grieve. Watch for Paula's newest works: STARS AT NIGHT: When Darkness Unfolds as Light (2016) and WINTER OF THE HEART: Finding Your Way through the Mystery of Grief (2018).