Barb Allen is Grief’s worst enemy. After losing her husband in a tragedy that rocked the military, Barb struggled with finding her own will to live. Were it not for her love of her four children, she may not have accepted the help that came her way, and Grief may have claimed another victim. But instead, she began to realize her Will was mightier than she’d believed, and she began to turn the table on Grief. Amply blessed with family and friends, Barbara’s world expanded further, and she developed a network that spanned the country. Not even her worst mistakes overpowered her greatest triumphs as she learned valuable lessons from her experiences, and enhanced her professional worth. Today she is an award-winning author and compelling keynote speaker. She is a respected Veterans Advocate who now counsels others through their own trying times. Barbara is a firm believer in extracting value from experience, and using that value to create a life that is rich in beauty, no matter the odds.