Author speaks about choosing joy after tragedy in Vail Monday |

Author speaks about choosing joy after tragedy in Vail Monday

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What: Jeff Olsen presents “Choosing Joy After Tragic Loss.”

When: Monday. Reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Presentation starts at 6 p.m.

Where: The Arrabelle at Vail Square.

Cos: $25 in advance (before 2 p.m. March 30), $35 at the door, $10 students, teachers and VVYPA members.

More information: Call 970-476-0954 or visit for tickets.

VAIL — The Vail Symposium’s Winter Living at Your Peak Consciousness series concludes Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Arrabelle at Vail Square with author Jeff Olsen. In this presentation, Olsen, who wrote the books “Beyond Mile Marker 80: Choosing Joy After Tragic Loss” and “I Knew Their Hearts: The Amazing True Story of a Journey Beyond the Veil to Learn the Silent Language of the Heart,” will talk about the devastating auto accident that left him crippled and took half of his family. He will share what he learned from not only leaving his body at the time of the accident, but in continued dreams and communications with angels and deceased loved ones.

Olsen’s presentation will both teach attendees how to embrace perfection and find wholeness through tragedy and will also offer tools that will help anyone to choose joy in life and to transform faith and hope into absolute trust.

“Jeff is a very good speaker and his presentation will be a great capstone to the series,” said Vail Symposium board member Gary Gilman, who has heard Olsen speak on two different occasions at the International Association of Near Death Studies Annual Conference. “His deep near-death experience really offers further proof of what our first two speakers, Dr. Eben Alexander and Dr. Julie Beischel, had to say.”

Olsen will discuss his near-death experience and explain how it gave him the courage to carry on, heal, care for his living son and eventually thrive in his career and community contributions.

Tickets to “Choosing Joy After Tragic Loss” are available for purchase online at or by calling 970-476-0954.

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