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Seeking Help is the Best Decision I Ever Made

My journey through the grief process was not a lot of fun but it allowed me to move toward a new beginning.  If this major loss did not occur I would probably have not chosen my new career path.  As it is said, “If God did not believe I could handle this, he maybe would not have allowed this to happen to me.”  He only gives you challenges that you have the ability to overcome.

This has allowed me to apply my most treasured skills that were part of my prior career to my new career path.  What has mattered most in my business and personal life is to apply my interpersonal and relationship talents toward helping others through their personal times of crisis.  This is what I treasure most in life…….helping others.

During my personal grief process it was revealed to me that a career that I had never considered before was something that was made for me…….to become a professional grief coach so I could help others work through the major loss that happened to them because of the loss of a loved one to breast cancer.  My personal experience with this type of loss can be directly applied to the situations I am involved with others facing a similar challenge.

In addition, I was introduced to Aurora Winter and herGrief   CoachAcademyso I would be provided with the tools needed to deal with my clients who are facing a similar loss.  As it is said, “Everything happens for a reason.”  And I believe this directly applies to the changes that have occurred in my life. 

“Success has nothing to do with

what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself.

It’s what you do for others.”

~ Danny Thomas


“Trust in the LORD with all your heart,

And do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He will make your paths straight.” 

Proverbs 3:5-6




Videos to Help those Who Are Dealing with Grief/Loss

The below videos are meant to be both a tribute to my departed wife, Gretchen, and a way to express my grief of losing her.  These are also a way for me to work through the grief process with the knowledge that I will be able to return to a normal life even though I will remember her always.   Maybe you know someone who has suffered a loss of a loved one.  Please forward this to them.  I believe it will help them.


Dealing With Grief – http://youtu.be/k5MAempWUWI

Good Grief – Life After Loss – http://youtu.be/6-Tj_2BJXy0

Grief counseling for grief support, Aurora Winter –http://youtu.be/G08nRaQlT4w (this is who I have studied under to become a grief coach)

Aurora Winter ‘Myths About Grief’ – http://youtu.be/stDu0F1R9sw

How To Deal With Losing Someone – http://youtu.be/PaLVQXtGRWs

In The Arms Of The Angels – http://youtu.be/SnL1e4-NfaA

CITYOF ANGELS – FALLENhttp://youtu.be/VaPO5qiIjAI

When You’re Gone – Avril Lavignehttp://youtu.be/0G3_kG5FFfQ

IRIS – GOO GOO DOLLShttp://youtu.be/EXEfg4-9BnY

Beth Nielsen Chapman – Sand and Water  – http://youtu.be/qspKCpCJKA4

3 Doors Down & Sara Evans – Here Without You – http://youtu.be/6BQoJDHZsGM

‘Titanic’ Theme Songhttp://youtu.be/saalGKY7ifU

Time To Say Goodbye Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightmanhttp://youtu.be/QbN0g8-zbdY        

Josh Groban – You Are Loved [Don’t Give Up] http://youtu.be/EGLSk3AVcUU

Wish You Were Here – Avril Lavigne – http://youtu.be/VT1-sitWRtY