Identifying my own grief

Identifying my own grief

For anyone who looks at my business Facebook page, it is apparent that I have the education and credentials to be a counselor. My passion for grief counseling didn’t come from education though; it came from two life experiences that occurred over 43 years ago. You...
Delayed Grief: An Update from Kathy

Delayed Grief: An Update from Kathy

It’s been a very challenging summer and I feel I retreated into a cocoon since I last wrote about the delayed grief response I experienced. Other stressors occurred that left me feeling overwhelmed, affecting my desire to write anything on Facebook, but now I’m...
What is postpartum depression and anxiety?

What is postpartum depression and anxiety?

Having a baby is perhaps one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. From the time of the positive pregnancy test to delivery is filled with excitement and anticipation, especially when this is the first baby. Parents prepare the room, discuss names, attend baby...
The Loss of a Pet

The Loss of a Pet

I have recently taken my granddaughters to see “The Secret Life of Pets” and of course, thoroughly enjoyed it. There were dogs and cats, a hamster who was lost in the ventilation system (and later found his way home), a fish and iguana, to name a few. The movie was...
Grief and Loss:  The Rise of Heroin Deaths

Grief and Loss: The Rise of Heroin Deaths

With Heroin deaths on the rise, I feel compelled to write about the grief experienced by family and friends, especially parents. For 3 years I facilitated a grief support group through HEROS for parents who had lost a child to heroin. I had run many grief support...

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