Marianna Cacciatore is an author and public speaker. Her recent book Being There for Someone in Grief tells the story of the murder of her best friend, her grief, and the overcoming of it by creating a grief support center in Tucson, Arizona. Today she serves as a Lifetime Emeritus Board Member of that flourishing organization, now called Tu Nidito. Marianna is also Executive Director of Bread for the Journey International, and host of Bread for the Journey Radio ~ Ordinary People, Extraordinary Deeds. Bread for the Journey is a philanthropic organization whose mission is to find people who are passionate and excited about improving their community, and help them make that happen. These two careers, one in the field of grief and the other marked by kindness and generosity, found common ground inside Marianna's heart and can perhaps best be described in the words of the poet Naomi Shihab Nye: "Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing... Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore... "