MARTHA MERRITT TOUSLEY, RN, MS, FT, DCC

Web Site:
www.griefhealing.com   Blog: www.griefhealingblog.com  E-mail: TousleyM@aol.com 
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Grief Counselor Specializing in Death Education, Loss and Transition, 1996 to date

Grief Counselor Specializing in Loss of a Pet, 1994 to date

Administrator and Moderator, online Grief Healing Discussion Groups  2003 to date  
 

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELOR, Phoenix, AZ           1996 to 2013

Hospice of the Valley, 1510 Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ

Administer and moderate online Grief Healing Discussion Groups

Provide professional bereavement counseling for individuals, families and groups

Provide ongoing consultative support to Pet Loss Support Group

 

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE,  Scottsdale AZ, Traverse City MI, Sarasota FL        1992 to present

Provide bereavement counseling to individuals, families and groups

Design and present educational offerings on loss and bereavement

Write regular newsletter and Internet columns, articles and publications about grief and pet loss


MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT
, Ontario, Canada     2004 to date

Pet Loss Support Group, Mississauga, Ontario

Provide ongoing consultative support to the Program Founder as needed

Share resources, experience and expertise in grief counseling, pet bereavement and group dynamics.

Participate in evaluating the quality, appropriateness and effectiveness of the Program in meeting the needs of bereaved animal lovers who utilize the services of the Program via telephone, e-mail, message board and/or meeting attendance.

MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT,  Phoenix, AZ     1993 - 2008

Pet Grief Support Service, Companion Animal Association of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

Participate in selection, orientation and training of program staff

Provide ongoing consultative support to nonprofessional volunteers

Facilitate monthly Pet Grief Support Group Meetings for bereaved animal lovers, employing expertise in Grief Counseling and in Group Dynamics as well as own experience with pet loss. 

 

PRIVATE PRACTICE
Boston, MA     1988 - 1992

Provided brief psychotherapy and bereavement counseling to individuals,  families and groups
 

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST, Princeton, NJ    1987 - 1988

The Medical Center at Princeton Inpatient Psychiatric & Addictions Treatment Unit

Directed quality assurance program for nursing

Coordinated nursing orientation and inservice education

Provided consultation and clinical supervision to nursing staff

Provided direct assessment and therapeutic intervention to inpatients & families, both individually and in groups, in both General Psychiatric and Addiction Recovery Programs 
 

ASSISTANT CHIEF, BUREAU OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, Princeton, NJ  1985-87

Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health & Hospitals

Provided consultation, education, clinical supervision and technical assistance to nursing administrators,
clinicians and educators in all seven of the Division's state psychiatric hospitals

Represented the Discipline of Nursing at both Divisional & Departmental levels

Developed, projected and promoted a positive, professional image of Nursing in the Division of Mental Health and Hospitals

 
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Summit, NJ      1980 -1985

Fair Oaks [Private Psychiatric] Hospital
 

Interfaced in consultant capacity with the Administrator and Directors of Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Social Service and Substance Abuse Programs to develop, market and produce accredited continuing education offerings, so as to inform the professional community, promote the hospital and develop appropriate referrals

Developed leadership and management training for department heads

Designed, coordinated and evaluated orientation and inservice training for hospital's professional staff
and employees

Recruited, trained and supervised staff members as preceptors

Developed and administered hospital's tuition reimbursement and conference compensation programs

Directed and organized acquisition of reference materials, teaching aids and audiovisual resources

As Managing Editor, edited and managed production of The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine

 
PSYCHOTHERAPIST
,  Traverse City, MI        1975 -1977

Psychological Services Associates, P.C. and Outpatient Department,
Division of Community Mental Health, Traverse City State Hospital

Provided psychotherapy and counseling in family, marital, sexual and individual problem areas

Provided crisis intervention and bereavement counseling to individuals, couples and families faced with
death and dying

Designed and presented mental health education offerings for lay public

Served as liaison to city’s Community Mental Health Board

 
INSTRUCTOR IN PSYCHIATRIC NURSING
,  Traverse City, MI   1966 -1976

Traverse City State Hospital Affiliate Programs:

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI  (1972-1976)

Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI  (1969-1972)

Butterworth Hospital School of Nursing, Grand Rapids, MI  (1966-1967)

Developed course outlines, objectives and lesson plans; provided classroom instruction to nursing students

Planned, coordinated and supervised psychiatric nursing care provided to inpatients and outpatients
by nurses and nursing students

As primary therapist in hospital's Community Mental Health Division, provided psychotherapy to families, individuals and groups of outpatients

 

EDUCATION

Master of Science, Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1980

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The University of Michigan School of Nursing, 1965

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

Currently licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse,
State of  Florida, License # 2550812

Currently certified as a Bereavement Facilitator
American Academy of Bereavement

Currently certified as a Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement
Association for Death Education and Counseling

Currently certified as a Distance Credentialed Counselor
Center for Credentialing & Education, Inc., Certification # DCC 792

HONORS

Recipient, Hospice of the Valley Bereavement Department
Respect Others & Think Yes Award, 2010

Recipient, Companion Animal Association of Arizona, Inc.
John Suardini Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award, 2007

Recipient, Hospice of the Valley
Innovation and Creativity Award, 2004

Nominee, Hon Kachina Organization
Outstanding Work in Improving the Lives of Others in Our Community
Volunteer Award, 2002

 Recipient, Companion Animal Association of Arizona, Inc.
Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Dedication
to the Pet Grief Support Service, 1997 and 1999

Finalist, 1996 Writing Competition, Dog Writers Association of America
for short book, Children and Pet Loss: A Guide for Helping

 Recipient, NJ State Nurses' Association's Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Division Award for Outstanding Contribution to Nursing
in a Psychiatric Setting, 1987

Nominated for Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award
NJ State Nurses' Association, 1986

 Delegate, PEOPLE TO PEOPLE Citizen Ambassador program,
Mental Health Nursing Technical Exchange
People's Republic of China, 1983

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

RESEARCH

Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 1994-2000

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 1984 -1993

Managing Editor, International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 1984-1986

Thesis Committee Member, Graduate Psychiatric Nursing Program, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1985, 1986

 POLITICAL

Member, Association for Death Education and Counseling, 2003-present

Member, American Academy of Bereavement, 2000-present

Member, International Society for Mental Health Online, 2009-present

Member, Companion Animal Association of Arizona, 1995-2008

Charter Member, Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement, 1998-2001

Member, Board of  Directors, Companion Animal Association of Arizona, 1995-1997

Charter Member, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 1988-2015

Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 1980-2016

Member, American Nurses Association, 1965-2016

Member, Arizona Nurses Association, 1992-2010

Member, Florida Nurses Association, 1992-2016

Member, Massachusetts Nurses Association, 1988-1992

Member, New Jersey State Nurses Association, 1977-1988.  Secretary, Division on Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practice, 1986-1988.  Review Team Member, Cabinet on Continuing Education, 1985-1987

Member, Board of Directors and Chair, Bylaws Committee, NJ Society for Healthcare Educators and Trainers, 1985-1987

Appointed by Commissioner Drew Altman as Independent Psychiatric Nursing Consultant to Governor's Clinical Review Board, NJ Department of Human Services, 1987

Member, Michigan Nurses Association, 1971-1977.  Member, Special Interest Group for Nurses in Expanded Practice, 1974-1977.  Member, Committee on Professional Nursing Practice, 1975-1977.  Elected Delegate, State Nurses Convention, 1974 and 1975.  Chair, District Public Relations Committee, 1973-1977.  Secretary, District Nurses Association, 1972-1976.

CONSULTATIONS /  PRESENTATIONS / OTHER

Serve as Mental Health Consultant for Pet Loss Support Group, Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix AZ, 2007 - present

Serve as Mental Health Consultant for Pet Loss Support Group, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, 2004 - present

Served as Mental Health Consultant and facilitated monthly pet loss support group for Pet Grief Support Service, Companion Animal Association of Arizona, Inc., 1993 - 2007

Presented numerous formal & informal Writing Workshops (sharing experience as a journalist, editor, journal referee and writer) to encourage nursing colleagues to write for publication; work with nurses individually as a writing consultant and editor (1986-present)

Interviewed on Open to Hope's radio program by Dr. Heidi Horsley and Alan Pedersen of The Compassionate Friends, Finding A Place of Hope, June 2017

Featured in Saying Goodbye To A Pet At Home, Raising Arizona Kids, April 2015

Featured in A Conversation with Marty Tousley, Grief Counselor, ElderBranch, January 2013

Featured in Loss of a Pet Can Devastate a Senior by William Arnold, Scottsdale Republic, August 25, 2008

Featured in ‘Grieving Garden’ Lets You Know You’re Not Alone by William Arnold, Scottsdale Republic, September 1, 2008

Featured in “Sadness in a Time of Joy,” Arizona Republic, Living Section, December 22, 2007

Featured in “Local Bereavement Support Group Facilitator Talks about Her Work,” Take 5 Entertainment and News Guide, Volume 3, Issue 14, September 27, 2007

Featured in “Responses to ‘Do You Blog?’” Grief Digest Magazine, July 2007

Appeared on Contact Talk Radio program, Nature’s Translator with Tracy Ann, to discuss Pet Loss and Grief, November 1, 2007

Featured in "Local Bereavement Support Group Facilitator Talks about Her Work," Take 5 Entertainment and News Guide, September 27, 2007

Featured in "Responses to ‘Do You Blog?’" Grief Digest Magazine, July 2007

Appeared on Contact Talk Radio program Nature's Translator with Tracy Ann, to discuss Pet Loss and Grief, March 29, 2007

Appeared on Minnesota-based radio program Life After Loss with Carolyn Carlson, LSW, to discuss The First Year of Grief , February 17, 2007

Appeared on KPNX-TV Channel 12 News with Mark Curtis, to discuss Grieving for Pets, February 14, 2007

Featured in "Healing Help," Dog Fancy Magazine, December 2006

Featured in "Fifty Years of Books by Rutgers Nursing Authors," Exhibition of Books by Faculty and Alumni, Dana Library, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, September 28-October 13, 2006

Featured in "Kids: Saying Goodbye," Dog Fancy Magazine, July 2006

Presented Compassionate Companionship: Suggestions for Helping the Bereaved to members of the Bereavement and Care Ministries, St. Patrick Catholic Community, Fenlon Hall, April 26, 2006

Featured in "Special Report: Pet Grief: More Consumers Look to Funeral Directors for Pet Services," Death Care Business Advisor, April 11, 2006

Presented Understanding Pet Loss and Grief in the Veterinary Practice to students in Introduction to Veterinary Technology class, Mesa Community College, May 3, 2005

Featured in "Pet Grief: In a Complicated World, Losing a Beloved Animal Hits Us Where It Hurts," Scottsdale Tribune / East Valley Tribune, August 26, 2004

Featured in "Tell the Truth When Explaining Pet’s Death to Kids," Johnson County Parent Magazine, Summer 2004

Featured in "Ask Martha – Our Experts' Answers to Queries about Life with Kids: Death of a Pet, "Martha Stewart Kids Magazine, May / June 2004

Presented Pet Loss and Grief in the Animal Shelter to Arizona Animal Welfare League Staff, April 2004

Appeared on KTVK (Phoenix) Pets on Parade to discuss Coping with Loss of a Pet, September 27, 2003

Featured in “Euthanasia: What You Should Know,” by T. J. Dunn, DVM, Dog World Magazine, August 2003

Featured in “When the Coping Gets Tough: Resources to Help Children with Pet Loss” by Beth Finke, Dog Fancy Magazine, May, 2003

Presented Understanding Pet Loss and Grief to Arizona Humane Society Managerial Staff, April 2003

Presented Understanding Pet Loss and Grief to Church of Religious Science Animal Kinship Ministry, September 2002

Appeared on Keokuk, Iowa Pet Talk radio program to discuss Pet Loss and Grieving, August 2002

Featured in “The End of the Tail” by Liz Massey, Echo Magazine, July 4, 2002

Presented Understanding Pet Loss and Grief to Red Cross Mental Health Disaster Team members, March 2002

Presented Understanding Pet Loss and Grief to Church of Religious Science Animal Kinship Ministry, March 2002

Featured in “Do You Love Your Pet Too Much?” by Alex Lieber, PetPlace.com Magazine, September 2001

Featured in “And Then My Doggie Died” by Erin Harty, VetCentric.com Magazine, July 2, 2001

Featured in “Explaining Pet Loss to Children: Six Do’s and Don’ts” by Alex Lieber, PetPlace.com Magazine, June 2001

Featured in “Losing a Pet” by Aluna Michaels, in Body & Soul: Holistic Health Guide 2001, New Age Journal

Presented Understanding Pet Loss and Grief to staff, Shea Veterinary Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, February 2001

Featured in “Niche Marketing: Pet Loss Counseling - Is This a Growth Area?” Psychotherapy Finances, www.psyfin.com , January 2001

Featured in “Overcoming Grief” by Jamie Klinger, in Pet Talk, Greater Milwaukee Today, October 2000

Interviewed by Michelle Roberts for article on Coping with Grief, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 2000

Presented Understanding Pet Loss and Grief to staff, Apache Junction Veterinary Clinic, Apache Junction, AZ, June 2000

Featured in “When Mourning Becomes Unbearable” by Patricia Murphy, Pet Life Magazine, May/June 2000
 

PUBLICATIONS
 

Children and Pet Loss: Following Their Lead, Grief Healing Blog, August 14, 2017

Grief Healing Notified of HONcode Certification, Grief Healing Blog, August 13, 2017

In Grief: When A Loved One Shares Thoughts of Suicide, Grief Healing Blog, July 31, 2017

Teen Grief Following A Fatal Accident, Grief Healing Blog, July 24, 2017

In Grief: Can I Do This By Myself? Grief Healing Blog, July 17, 2017

Pet Loss: When Guilt Goes Unresolved,Grief Healing Blog, July 3, 2017

In Grief: Family Disagreements Regarding Funerals,Grief Healing Blog, June 26, 2017

In Grief: Helping Another While Coping With My Own Loss, Grief Healing Blog, June 19, 2017

In Grief: Death of A Possibility, Grief Healing Blog, June 12, 2017

Traumatic Loss: Needing to View The Body, Grief Healing Blog, May 29, 2017

In Grief: Needing to Tell The Story, Grief Healing Blog, May 22, 2017

In Grief: Daughters Mourning Mothers, Grief Healing Blog, May 8, 2017

In Grief: Causing Accidental Death or Injury (CADI) to Another, Grief Healing Blog, May 1, 2017

Mother Loss: When Grief Is Mixed with Menopause, Grief Healing Blog, April 24, 2017

In Grief: Remembering Is An Active Process, Grief Healing Blog, April 17, 2017

Pet Loss: Grief in the Wake of a Dog's Wrongful Death, Grief Healing Blog, April 10, 2017

Delayed Grief: When We Don't Take Time to Mourn, Grief Healing Blog, April 3, 2017

In Grief: Coping with Childlessness, Grief Healing Blog, March 27, 2017

Explaining Suicide to a Child, Grief Healing Blog, March 20, 2017

Grief Healing: On Becoming A Grief Counselor, Grief Healing Blog, March 13, 2017

Using Music to Help with Grief, Grief Healing Blog, March 6, 2017

In Grief: Worried About My Daughter, Grief Healing Blog, February 27, 2017

In Grief: Using Denial to Cope with Loss, Grief Healing Blog, February 20, 2017

Pet Loss: A Disenfranchised Grief, Grief Healing Blog, February 6, 2017

Surviving A Partner's Homicide, Grief Healing Blog, January 30, 2017

Grief and Politics, Grief Healing Blog, January 23, 2017

When Death Happens: Tips for Helping The Mourner, Grief Healing Blog, January 9, 2017

Caregiving in Serious Illness: 8 Ways You Can Help, Grief Healing Blog, January 2, 2017

Grief Support Group: Should I Stay or Leave? Grief Healing Blog, December 19, 2016

In Grief: Difficulty Making Decisions, Grief Healing Blog, December 12, 2016

Pet Loss: Finding Support In A Group, Grief Healing Blog, December 5, 2016

In Grief: "Being There" for Someone in Mourning, Grief Healing Blog, November 28, 2016

From My Heart to Yours: A Thanksgiving Message,Grief Healing Blog, November 21, 2016 

Coping with The Holidays: Suggested Resources 2016, Grief Healing Blog, November 14, 2016

Veterans Day 2016, Grief Healing Blog, November 7, 2016

In Grief: What to Do with Cremation Ashes? Grief Healing Blog, October 31, 2016

Pet Loss: Curious Cats Get Killed in Clothes Dryers, Grief Healing Blog, October 24, 2016

In Grief: After Caregiving Ends: Who Am I? Grief Healing Blog, October 17, 2016

In Grief: Terminating A Counseling Relationship, Grief Healing Blog, October 10, 2016

Grief Healing Earns HONcode Certification, Grief Healing Blog, October 3, 2016

Grief Healing: Where Did You Get That Name? Grief Healing Blog, September 26, 2016

In Grief: College Student Considers Dropping Out of School, Grief Healing Blog, September 19, 2016

Pet Loss: At My Age, Is It Selfish to Get Another Dog? Grief Healing Blog, September 12, 2016

Coping with Overwhelming Loss, Grief Healing Blog, August 29, 2016

Traumatic Loss: Surviving A Sibling's Fatal Accident, Grief Healing Blog, August 22, 2016

In Grief: My Life Turned Upside Down, Grief Healing Blog, August 15, 2016

In Grief: When Can I Stop the Process? Grief Healing Blog, August 1, 2016

In Grief: Coping with Mom's Toxic Behavior, Grief Healing Blog, July 25, 2016

Pet Loss: When A "Pocket Pet" Dies, Grief Healing Blog, July 18, 2016

In Grief: Mourning The Loss of A Friend, Grief Healing Blog, July 11, 2016

Coping with Grief on Father's Day: Selected Resources, Grief Healing Blog, June 13, 2016

In Grief: Feeling Guilty for Feeling Happy, Grief Healing Blog, June 6, 2016

Explaining Stillbirth to a Toddler, Grief Healing Blog, May 23, 2016

Teen Grief: Grandparent's Death Triggers Unresolved Grief, Grief Healing Blog, May 16, 2016

Pet Loss: Afraid to Love My Remaining Pets, Grief Healing Blog, May 2, 2016

In Grief: Coping with Multiple Losses, Grief Healing Blog, April 25, 2016

In Grief: Trying To Forget, Grief Healing Blog, April 11, 2016

In Grief: "I Fell in Love with My Patient", Grief Healing Blog, March 28, 2016

Pet Loss: Adoption Failure Leads to Relinquishment and Guilt, Grief Healing Blog, March 21, 2016

In Grief: Coping with "Moment of Death Guilt", Grief Healing Blog, March 14, 2016

In Grief: Using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Grief Healing Blog, March 7, 2016

Pet Loss: The Pain of Relinquishment, Grief Healing Blog, February 29, 2016

In Grief: When Faith and God Don't Make Sense, Grief Healing Blog, February 15, 2016

Pet Loss: Providing for Pet Care In Your Absence, Grief Healing Blog, February 8, 2016

In Grief: Finding New Love After The Death of A Spouse, Grief Healing Blog, February 1, 2016

Pet Loss: Deciding When To Bury The Body, Grief Healing Blog, January 18, 2016

In Grief: Lesbian Widow Finds No Support in Group, Grief Healing Blog, January 11, 2016

A Wish For The New Year, Grief Healing Blog, January 4, 2016

In Grief: How Much Can One Person Take? Grief Healing Blog, December 28, 2015

The Promise of Christmas, Grief Healing Blog, December 21, 2015

Mixing Grief With Alcohol: Will It Lead to Addiction? Grief Healing Blog, December 14, 2015

Children and Pet Loss: A Family Deals with An Accidental Death, Grief Healing Blog, December 7, 2015

Ambiguous Loss: When Grief Threatens A Love Relationship, Grief Healing Blog, November 16, 2015

Coping with the Holidays: Suggested Resources 2015, Grief Healing Blog, November 16, 2015

Veterans Day, 2015, Grief Healing Blog, November 9, 2015

In Grief: Feeling Let Down By Closest Friends, Grief Healing Blog, November 2, 2015

Teen Grief: Mourning The Death of a Friend, Grief Healing Blog, October 26, 2015

Pet Loss: How Long Before Adopting Another?, Grief Healing Blog, October 19, 2015

In Grief: Acknowledging Jealousy and Anger, Grief Healing Blog, October 5, 2015

In Grief: Aversion to Thoughts of "Acceptance" and "Moving On", Grief Healing Blog, September 28, 2015

Caregiving In Serious Illness: Suggested Resources, Grief Healing Blog, September 21, 2015

When Delayed Grief Affects Work Performance, Grief Healing Blog, September 14, 2015

Using Story to Explain Pet Loss to Children, Grief Healing Blog, September 7, 2015

Mother Loss: When Can I Think of Her Without Crying? Grief Healing Blog, August 24, 2015

Coping with Cumulative Losses: Personal vs. Professional, Grief Healing Blog, August 17, 2015

In Grief: Ashamed to Share Negative Feelings In An Online Forum, Grief Healing Blog, August 10, 2015

Pet Loss and Animal Communication: Suggested Resources, Grief Healing Blog, July 27, 2015

On Dating A Widower: Is This Unresolved Grief? Grief Healing Blog, July 20, 2015

In Grief: Feeling No Support In The Wake Of Loss, Grief Healing Blog, July 13, 2015

Starting A Support Group: Suggested Resources, Grief Healing Blog, July 6, 2015

Explaining Death To A Toddler, Grief Healing Blog, June 29, 2015

Using Medication To Manage Grief, Grief Healing Blog, June 22, 2015

Father's Day: Insights On Coping With Grief, Grief Healing Blog, June 15, 2015

On Dating A Widower, Grief Healing Blog, June 8, 2015

Pet Loss: Do Pets Go To Heaven? Grief Healing Blog, June1, 2015

Sibling Loss: When Grief Goes Unacknowledged, Grief Healing Blog, May 25, 2015

Guilt and Regret Following The Death Of A Friend, Grief Healing Blog, May 18, 2015

Pet Loss: Sharing The Sad News With Grandchildren, Grief Healing Blog, May 4, 2015

Coping with Grief on Mother's Day: Selected Resources, Grief Healing Blog, May 3, 2015

Consoling A Bereaved Parent, From A Distance, Grief Healing Blog, April 27, 2015

Is Grief A Normal Reaction to Divorce? Grief Healing Blog, April 20, 2015

Coping with A Cancer Diagnosis: Suggested Resources, Grief Healing Blog, April 6, 2015

Pet Loss: Deciding on After-Death Care for A Cherished Pet, Grief Healing Blog, March 30, 2015

Religion and Spirituality in Grief, Grief Healing Blog, March 23, 2015

Loss Of A Dream: When a Baby Isn't Perfect, Grief Healing Blog, March 9, 2015

When Hospice Care Fails A Family, Grief Healing Blog, February 23, 2015

Pet Loss: Euthanizing An Aggressive Dog, Grief Healing Blog, February 9, 2015

In Grief: Family Resists Widow's Readiness To Move On, Grief Healing Blog, January 26, 2015

Surviving Spousal Loss: Financial Concerns in Widowhood, Part 2, Grief Healing Blog, January 12, 2015

Surviving Spousal Loss: Financial Concerns in Widowhood, Part 1, Grief Healing Blog, January 5, 2015

When Words Matter: Tips on Writing A Condolence Letter, Grief Healing Blog, December 15, 2014

Pet Loss: Cat With FIV Euthanized Too Soon ~ Guilt Follows, Grief Healing Blog, December 8, 2014

Delayed Grief Goes Unresolved, Negatively Impacts a Marriage, Grief Healing Blog, December 1, 2014

Grief Healing Notified of HONcode Certification! Grief Healing Blog, November 24, 2014

Coping with the Holidays: Suggested Resources 2014, Grief Healing Blog, November 10, 2014

Veterans Day, 2014, Grief Healing Blog, November 3, 2014

In Grief: Support Groups vs. Individual Counseling, Grief Healing Blog, October 20, 2014

Child Loss: Supporting A Sibling In Grief, Grief Healing Blog, October 13, 2014

Pet Loss: When A Pet Goes Missing, Grief Healing Blog, October 5, 2014

Surviving A Child's Homicide, Grief Healing Blog, September 29, 2014

Anticipating the Death of A Spouse, Grief Healing Blog, September 22, 2014

Should Our Dad Be Told That He's Dying? Grief Healing Blog, September 15, 2014

In Grief: Feeling Disconnected From Feeling Bad, Grief Healing Blog, September 8, 2014

Pet Loss: Why Does It Hurt So Much? Grief Healing Blog, September 1, 2014

Anticipatory Grief and Mourning: Suggested Resources, Grief Healing Blog, August 25, 2014

Grief: Understanding The Process, Grief Healing Blog, August 18, 2014

Helping Seniors with Pet Loss, Grief Healing Blog, August 11, 2014

In Grief: Coping with STUGs (Sudden Temporary Upsurges of Grief), Grief Healing Blog, August 4, 2014

Resources for Young Widow(er)s, Grief Healing Blog, July 28, 2014

Writing As A Healing Tool In Grief, Grief Healing Blog, July 21, 2014

In Grief: When Tears Won't Come, Grief Healing Blog, July 14, 2014

Pet Loss: Keeping The Secret Of A Cremation Mistake, Grief Healing Blog, July 7, 2014 

Mourning A Sister's Only Child: "Where Do I Fit In?" Grief Healing Blog, June 30, 2014

Disenfranchised Grief: When An Ex-Spouse Dies, Grief Healing Blog, June 23, 2014

Pet Loss: Guilt In The Wake of A Kitten's Accidental Death, Grief Healing Blog, June 16, 2014

Pet Loss: Is It A Different Kind of Grief? Grief Healing Blog, May 19, 2014

Death of a Parent: Negative Impact On A Couple's Relationship, May 12, 2014

When Mother's Day Hurts: Selected Resources, Grief Healing Blog, May 5, 2014

Pet Loss: Guilt In The Wake Of The Euthanasia Decision, Grief Healing Blog, April 28, 2014

Keeping the Secret of a Terminal Prognosis, Grief Healing Blog, April 21, 2014

Children Grieve Too, But Not The Same As Adults, Grief Healing Blog, April 14, 2014

Is Losing a Grandmother Easier Than Losing a Sister? Grief Healing Blog, March 31, 2014

Facing Another Funeral, Without 'Falling Apart', Grief Healing Blog, March 24, 2014

Bereavement: Doing the Work of Grief, Grief Healing Blog, March 17, 2014

Finding Meaning In Your Loss, Grief Healing Blog, March 3, 2014

If Life Is Difficult, What About Grief? Grief Healing Blog, February 24, 2014

Why? Why Me? Searching for Answers in Grief, Grief Healing Blog, February 3, 2014

Apologizing for Expressing the Anger of Grief, Grief Healing Blog, January 27, 2014

Helping a Child with Pet Loss, Grief Healing Blog, January 20, 2014

Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Serious Illness, Grief Healing Blog, January 6, 2014

New Year Resolutions in Caregiving and Bereavement, Grief Healing Blog, December 29, 2013

Finding Crying Time for Grief, Grief Healing Blog, December 16, 2013

Anticipating the Death of a Cherished Pet, Grief Healing Blog, December 9, 2013

Thanksgiving Message, 2013, Grief Healing Blog, November 25, 2013

Coping with the Holidays: Suggested Resources 2013, Grief Healing Blog, November 18, 2013

New Moderator Joins Grief Healing Discussion Groups, Grief Healing Blog, November 11, 2013
 

In Bereavement, Differences Matter, Open to Hope, November 5, 2013

Surviving a Spouse's Suicide, Grief Healing Blog, November 4, 2013

In Grief: Responding to "How Are You?" Grief Healing Blog, October 28, 2013

How We Mourn: Understanding Our Differences, Grief Healing Blog, October 21, 2013

Complicated Grief: Mourning An Abusive Mother, Grief Healing Blog, September 9, 2013

Remembering Two Precious Souls, Grief Healing Blog, September 7, 2013

Mother Loss: A List of Suggested Resources, Grief Healing Blog, September 2, 2013

Coping with Sorrow in Grief, Grief Healing Blog, August 19, 2013

Including Children in Rituals of Grief and Mourning: Special Situations, Grief Healing Blog, August 12, 2013

When Children Attend a Funeral: Some Preparation Tips, Grief Healing Blog, August 5, 2013

Explaining Death to Children, Grief Healing Blog, July 29, 2013

Helping Grieving Children: A List of Suggested Resources, Grief Healing Blog, July 22, 2013

Anxiety Attacks in Grief: Tools for Coping, Grief Healing Blog, July 15, 2013

Infertility: Grieving for Children Who Will Never Be, Grief Healing Blog, June 24, 2013

Tips for Coping with Disbelief and Denial in Grief, Grief Healing Blog, June 10, 2013

Funerals for Pets? Grief Healing Blog, May 28 , 2013

Caregiving After a Stroke: Suggested Resources, Grief Healing Blog, May 28 , 2013

Transitions After Loss: Tips for Navigating the Neutral Zone, Grief Healing Blog, May 20 , 2013

Widow Considers Adopting A Second Dog, Grief Healing Blog, May 13, 2013

In Grief, The Challenge of Cooking for One, Grief Healing Blog, May 6, 2013

To Move or Not? Making Decisions in the Wake of Loss, Grief Healing Blog, April 29, 2013

When Grief Seems Insignificant by Comparison, Grief Healing Blog, April 22, 2013

Tragedy in Boston, Collective Grief and Aftershocks of Loss, Open to Hope, April 16, 2013

Betrayal, Fear of Separation and Unresolved Grief, Grief Healing Blog, April 15, 2013

Tips on Sorting a Loved One's Personal Belongings, Grief Healing Blog, April 7, 2013

How Can The World Go On When My Loved One Has Died? Grief Healing Blog, March 31, 2013

Memorializing a Cherished Pet, Grief Healing Blog, March 25, 2013

Taking Time to Mourn a Mother's Death, Grief Healing Blog, March 18, 2013

Physical Reactions to Loss, Grief Healing Blog, March 11, 2013

Memorializing Pets We Have Lost, Grief Healing Blog, March 4, 2013

Coping with Cumulative Losses, Grief Healing Blog, February 25, 2013

Teen Questions Reaction to Her Parent's Death, Open to Hope Foundation, February 18, 2013

Teen Struggles With Reaction to Dad's Death, Grief Healing Blog, February 18, 2013

Thoughts of Suicide in Grief, Grief Healing Blog, February 11, 2013

Parent Loss: Continuing Their Song, Grief Healing Blog, February 4, 2013

Replacing a Pet Who Has Died: When Is It Time? Grief Healing Blog, January 28, 2013
 

Guilt In The Wake of a Parent's Death, Grief Healing Blog, January 14, 2013

Grief and Sexual Intimacy, Grief Healing Blog, January 6, 2013

Grief and The Burden of Guilt, Grief Healing Blog, December 30, 2012

Holiday Break: A Lesson from The Animals, Grief Healing Blog, December 26, 2012

On This Day of Giving Thanks ~ For That, I Am Thankful, Grief Healing Blog, November 21, 2012

Grief Support Groups: What Are the Benefits? Grief Healing Blog, November 18, 2012

Coping with The Holidays: Suggested Resources, Grief Healing Blog, November 12, 2012

Veterans Day, 2012 ~ Honoring All Who Served, Grief Healing Blog, November 11, 2012

Permission to Mourn This Holiday Season, Grief Healing Blog, November 11, 2012

Grief and Sexuality, Open to Hope Foundation, November 5, 2012

Mother Loss and the Grief of Abandonment, Grief Healing Blog, November 5, 2012

A Bill of Rights for Grieving Animal Lovers, Grief Healing Blog, October 29, 2012

Seeing a Specialist in Grief Counseling: Does It Matter? Grief Healing Blog, October 15, 2012

Grief Support: When Others Fail to Meet Our Expectations Grief Healing Blog, October 8, 2012

Silent Grief: Pregnancy and Infant Loss, Grief Healing Blog, October 1, 2012

Offering Support: What to Say (or Not) to a Grieving Animal Lover, Grief Healing Blog, September 24, 2012

Grief Support Online: What Are the Benefits? Grief Healing Blog, September 10, 2012

Deathbed Promises: Honoring a Mother's Dying Wish, Grief Healing Blog, September 3, 2012

Disenfranchised Grief: Mourning the Loss of a Dream, Grief Healing Blog, August 27, 2012

Voices of Experience: Anticipatory Grief Poem ~ "Edge of Day" Grief Healing Blog, August 20, 2012

Grief Support Online: An Invitation, Grief Healing Blog, August 13, 2012

Does Child Loss Destroy a Marriage? Grief Healing Blog, August 6, 2012

Pet Euthanasia Gone Bad, Grief Healing Blog, July 30, 2012

Feeling Pressured to Move On in Grief, Grief Healing Blog, July 23, 2012

How Do You Know When To Contact Hospice? Grief Healing Blog, July 16, 2012

Two Deposits in Heaven: Making Sense of Child Loss, Grief Healing Blog, June 25, 2012

Voices of Experience: Grief and Depression: Are They Different? Grief Healing Blog, June 18, 2012

Father's Day 2012, Grief Healing Blog, June 16, 2012

Traumatic Loss: Needing to Know the Details, Grief Healing Blog, June 11, 2012

Mother Struggles to "Accept" the Death of Her Son, Grief Healing Blog, June 4, 2012

Voices of Experience: Delayed Grief, Grief Healing Blog, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day, 2012, Grief Healing Blog, May 27, 2012

Tips for Coping with Anniversary Reactions in Grief, Grief Healing Blog, May 21, 2012

Remembering My Mom on Mother's Day, Grief Healing Blog, May 13, 2012

Voices of Experience: The Labyrinth of Grief, Grief Healing Blog, May 7, 2012

Nightmares and Bad Dreams in Grief, Grief Healing Blog, April 30, 2012

Teen Mourns the Death of Her Best Friend, Open to Hope Foundation, April 27, 2012

Using Herbal Supplements in Grief, Grief Healing Blog, April 9, 2012

Pet Cremation Mistake: Breaking the Bad News, Open to Hope Foundation, March 27, 2012

When An Adult Child Dies: Resources for Bereaved Parents, Grief Healing Blog, March 26, 2012

Grief Support for Survivors of Suicide, Grief Healing Blog, March 19, 2012

Guilt and Regret in Grief, Grief Healing Blog, March 12, 2012

Unresolved Grief: When a Loved One Is Missing, Grief Healing Blog, March 6, 2012

Loneliness and Solitude in Grief, Grief Healing Blog, February 27, 2012

Death of An Ex-Spouse, Open to Hope Foundation, February 22, 2012

Common Myths and Misconceptions about Grief, Grief Healing Blog, February 20, 2012

Grief in the Second Year: Finding Your Way, Grief Healing Blog, February 13, 2012

Professional Certification Programs in Grief and Bereavement, Grief Healing Blog, January 31, 2012

Movie Recommendation: We Bought a Zoo, Grief Healing Blog, January 25, 2012

Is Anger One of the Stages of Grief? Grief Healing Blog, January 19, 2012

'I Can't Tell Them I'm Dying', Open to Hope Foundation, January 5, 2012

Helping Another with Pet Loss, Grief Healing Blog, January 2, 2012

After-Christmas Break: A Lesson from the Animals, Grief Healing Blog, December 26, 2011

Holidays: Permission to Mourn, Grief Healing Blog, December 19, 2011

Dealing with Special Days: Anniversaries, Birthdays and Holidays, Open to Hope Foundation, December 6, 2011

The Advent Conspiracy, Grief Healing Blog, November 29, 2011

Using Children's Books to Help with Grief, Grief Healing Blog, November 14, 2011
 

Veterans Day 2011: Honoring All Who Served, Grief Healing Blog, November 7, 2011

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, November 2011, Grief Healing Blog, October 31, 2011

Transitions: How to Recapture The 'Drive', Open to Hope Foundation, October 26, 2011

Finding Support for Pet Loss, Grief Healing Blog, October 17, 2011

Helping a Grieving Parent, Grief Healing Blog, October 13, 2011

End-of-Life Care for Animals, Grief Healing Blog, October 6, 2011

Did My Cat Go to Heaven? Open to Hope Foundation, October 1, 2011

Coping with Anxiety in Grief, Open to Hope Foundation, July 23, 2011

Starting a Support Group in a Small Town, Open to Hope Foundation, July 7, 2011

Is My Widowed Mother 'Moving On' Too Soon?, Open to Hope Foundation, June 29, 2011

Tips for Coping with Sleeplessness in Grief, Grief Healing Blog, June 27, 2011

Teen Misses Uncle's Visitation and Funeral, Grief Healing Blog, June 13, 2011

Support for Grieving College Students: How to Start a Local Chapter of Students of AMF, Grief Healing Blog, June 6, 2011

Grief Bibliography, Grief Healing Blog, June 3, 2011

Helping Children Cope with a Pet's Euthanasia, Grief Healing Blog, May 25, 2011

Widow Fears Sharing Thoughts of Suicide, Open to Hope Foundation, May 17, 2011

What Is Complicated Grief?
Grief Healing Blog, April 26, 2011

Grief Support Group Didn't Help--Now What?, Open to Hope Foundation, April 16, 2011

When Grief Seems Insignificant by Comparison, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, April 2011

Does Widower's Behavior Indicate Unresolved Grief? Open to Hope Foundation, March 13, 2011

Supporting a Bereaved Parent, From a Distance, Open to Hope Foundation, February 22, 2011

Grief Rituals Can Help on Valentine's Day, Grief Healing Blog, February 8, 2011

A New Year and The Burden of Guilt, Open to Hope Foundation, January 1, 2011

Coping with 'Shutdown Spells' in Grief,
Open to Hope Foundation, December 7, 2010

Animal Rescuer Devastated by Losses as Shelter Disregards Her Wishes, Grief Healing Blog, November 30, 2010

Healing Grief through the Gift of Volunteering, Grief Healing Blog, November 24, 2010

Daughter Feels Little Support for Mother Loss, Open to Hope Foundation, October 22, 2010

Finding Reliable Grief Information, Support on the Internet, Grief Healing Blog, October 4, 2010

Is Pet Loss Comparable to Loss of a Loved One? Grief Healing Blog, September 27, 2010

Explaining Grandmother's Death to a Toddler, Open to Hope Foundation, September 15, 2010

Using Antidepressant Medication in Grief, Open to Hope Foundation, August 9, 2010

When the Griever Is A Health-Care Professional, Open to Hope Foundation, July 14, 2010

After Death Communication, Grief Healing Blog, June 24, 2010

Bereaved Aunt Asks: 'Where Do I Fit In?' Open to Hope Foundation, June 22, 2010

The Power of Remembering: Grandfather's Pipe, Open to Hope Foundation, May 18, 2010

Persistent Dreams in Grief, Open to Hope Foundation Newsletter, March 10, 2010

Daughter Wants to Help Mom after Death of Beloved Dog, Open to Hope Foundation, February 11, 2010

Is Divorce Worthy of Grief? Open to Hope Foundation, January 9, 2010

Healing Grief through the Gift of Volunteering, Open to Hope Foundation, December 5, 2009

When Grieving an Abandonment, Open to Hope Foundation, November 7, 2009

Can We Ever "Accept" the Death of a Loved One? Open to Hope Foundation, October 8, 2009

National Pet Memorial Day, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, September 2009

Parental Grief in the Wake of Homicide, Open to Hope Foundation, September 2, 2009

'Distance Counseling': What Is It, How Does It Work?, Open to Hope Foundation, August 21, 2009

Mother of Ill Child Dealing with Anticipatory Grief, Open to Hope Foundation, July 24, 2009

Helping Grandchildren with Pet Loss, Open to Hope Foundation, June 26, 2009

Coping As You Anticipate a Loss
, Open to Hope Foundation, June 2, 2009

Can't Think of Mom without Crying, Open to Hope Foundation, May 22, 2009

Dealing with the Death of an Abusive Mother, Open to Hope Foundation, May 4, 2009

When Your Companion Animal Is Missing, Open to Hope Foundation, May 4, 2009

Finding Grief Support Online, Open to Hope Foundation, April 14, 2009

Grief Songs: Music for a Grieving Heart, Holistic Expressions Blog, February 2009

Woman Nervous About Dating Widower, Open to Hope Foundation, February 27, 2009

Widow-to-Be Thinking Beyond Husband's Death, Open to Hope Foundation, February 26, 2009

Grief Rituals Can Help on Valentine’s Day, Open to Hope Foundation, February 19, 2009

Grief Observed: Using Movies to Move through Grief, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, February 2009

Finding Your Way through Grief: A Guide for the First Year, Second Edition (book), Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, AZ, October 2008.

Prayer Wall for Animals, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, September 2008

Coping with Sleeplessness in Grief, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, August 2008

Dog Loss Poems, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, July 2008  

Book Review: Tell Me Where It Hurts, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, May 2008  

Sample Letter of Sympathy, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, April 2008 

Funerals for Pets? Holistic Expressions Newsletter, March 2008

Grief Observed: Using Movies to Move through Grief, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, February 2008

Delayed Grief: Death of Both Parents and a Beloved Dog, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, January 2008

Helping Another in Grief (booklet), Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, AZ, October 2007

From Surviving to Transcending Your Grief, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, September 2007

How to Write a Condolence Letter, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, July 2007

How Does a Family Know When to Contact Hospice? Holistic Expressions Newsletter, May 2007

Grief and Sexuality: Intimacy with Spouse following Mother Loss, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, February 2007

Essay, Memorializing a Cherished Pet, in Mourning Has Broken: A Collection of Creative Writing about Grief and Healing, Revised Second Edition, Mara Koven and Liz Pearl (Eds.), KOPE Associates, Toronto, Canada, 2006

Coping with Loss During the Holidays, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, December 2006

Finding Help for Suicidal Thoughts, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, November 2006

Coping with a Daughter's Miscarriage, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, October 2006

Bill of Rights for Grieving Animal Lovers, Pet Adoption League Newsletter, Fall 2006

Traumatic Loss, Delayed Grief Reaction, Complicated Grief, Grief Overload, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, Aug 2006

How To We Tell Our Son His Dog Has Died?  Holistic Expressions Newsletter, July 2006

Coping with Baby's Hearing Impairment, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, June 2006

Child Grieving the Death of Her Cat, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, May 2006

Sibling Loss: Coping with Insensitivity of Others, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, April 2006

Am I Too Old to Get Another Pet? Holistic Expressions Newsletter, March 2006

Remembering Our Loved Ones on Valentine's Day Holistic Expressions Newsletter, February 2006

Is It Okay to Cremate a Pet? Holistic Expressions Newsletter, January 2006

Handling the Holidays When You're Feeling Blue, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, November 2005

Sibling Loss: Feeling Pressure to Move On, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, October 2005

Hurricane Katrina: Pets Surviving the Storm,
Holistic Expressions Newsletter, September 2005

Sibling Loss: Unable to Cry, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, August 2005

"Am I Crazy to Feel So Sad About This? Coping with Pet Loss," Arcadia News, August 2005
 

Explaining the Funeral / Memorial Service to Your Children (booklet),  Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix AZ, June 2005

Can Losing a Pet Feel Worse than Losing a Relative?
Holistic Expressions Newsletter, June 2005

Mother Loss: When Will the Crying End?
Holistic Expressions Newsletter, May 2005

"From a Bereavement Counselor: A Message for GOWs (Girlfriends of Widowers)," Newsletter for WOWs and GOWshttp://www.AuthorsDen.com/adstorage/6783/JuliesNEWSLETTER.doc, May 2005

Teen Coping with the Death of a Parent, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, April 2005

Euthanizing an Aggressive Dog, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, March 2005

Coping with Sleeplessness and Insomnia in Grief, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, February 2005

How Long Should You Wait to Replace a Pet Who Has Died? Holistic Expressions Newsletter, January 2005

"Helping a Friend Who's Hurting," Woof Magazine, October / December 2004

"Letting Go: Exploring Questions about Euthanasia," Woof Magazine, October / December 2004

How Do We Deal with the Empty Chair during the Holidays? Holistic Expressions Newsletter, December 2004

Including Your Absent Loved Ones in Family Celebrations, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, November 2004

"Preparing for and Mourning the Loss of Your Pet," On Angels Wings II: Personal Stories about the Passing Away of Beloved Animal Companions, compiled by Alan Blain Cunningham, DVM, Agreka Books, 2004

Suggestions for Coping with Grief," On Angels Wings II: Personal Stories about the Passing Away of Beloved Animal Companions, compiled by Alan Blain Cunningham, DVM, Agreka Books, 2004

Is My Grieving Grandchild Begging for Pity?, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, October 2004

Apologizing for Expressing the Anger of Grief, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, September 2004

Helping A Friend in Grief, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, August 2004

Should I Tell My Dad He's Dying? Holistic Expressions Newsletter, July 2004

"Understanding the Grief Process," Center for Aging Male Caregiver Newsletter,  www.ssseva.org, June 15, 2004

Grieving the Death of a Parent, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, June 2004

The Imminent Death of My Two Little Dogs, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, May 2004

Coping with Family Grief, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, April 2004

I Lost My Husband to Suicide, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, March 2004

"Grief Observed: Using Movies to Move through Grief," Living with Grief Newsletter, Skagit Hospice, Sedro-Woolley, WA, May-June 2004

Including Your Loved One in Family Celebrations, Self Healing Expressions, February 2004

Mourning the Death of a Relationship Holistic Expressions Newsletter,
February 2004

What Are the Stages of Grief? Holistic Expressions Newsletter, January 2004

"Coping with Pet Loss," The Hope Line Newsletter, Hope for the Bereaved, Inc., Syracuse NY, January 2004

"Pet Loss and the Elderly," The Best Times Newspaper, Johnson County Human Services & Aging, Olathe, KS, November 2003

Grief Observed: Using Movies to Move through Grief 
Holistic Expressions Newsletter, November 2003

I've Lost Two Little Lives Holistic Expressions Newsletter, October 2003

“Pet Loss and the Elderly,” The Best Times Newsletter, October 2003

Understanding Different Grieving Patterns in Your Family, Body Mind Spirit E-zine, October 2003

Pet Loss: Am I Crazy to Feel So Sad about This?  Self Healing Expressions

Coping with September 11and Other Anniversary Reactions, Holistic Expressions Newsletter, September 2003

I Think I Saw My Deceased Husband Holistic Expressions Newsletter, August 2003

Do Pets Go to Heaven? Holistic Expressions Newsletter, July 2003

“My Buddy, My Pet: Myths Surrounding the Loss of Our Cherished Animal Companions,” Grief Matters Newsletter, www.griefsupportservices.org 

“Pet Loss: A Different Grief”, American Academy of Bereavement AAB Newsletter, Summer 2003

“Helping Children Cope with a Pet’s Euthanasia”, Footprints on Our Hearts Newsletter, Calgary  (Canada) Pet Loss Society, Spring/Summer 2003.

"Understanding the Grief Process”, Tidewater Chapter of the Compassionate Friends Bimonthly Newsletter, September-October, 2002

“Coping with the Loss of Your Pet”, Hunterdon Health Online, July 2002

A Different Grief: Coping with Pet Loss,  E-mail Internet Course (20 lessons),   Autumn 2001; revised 2004

A Different Grief: Helping Children with Pet Loss, E-mail Internet Course (24 lessons), Autumn 2001; revised 2004

The First Year of Grief: Help for the Journey, E-mail Internet Course (24 lessons),
Autumn 2001; revised 2004

“Why Pet Loss Hurts So Much”, Cat Care Quarterly Newsletter, Cat Care Society, Lakewood, CO, Summer 2001

“Understanding the Grief Process”, Precious Children Remembered Newsletter  July 2, 2001
 

“Pet Loss: Helping a Friend Who’s Hurting”, Friends Forever Newsletter, Halton/Peel Pet Loss Support Group, Ontario, Canada, Volume 3, Issue 2, Summer 2001

“Loss and the Burden of Guilt”, Footprints on Our Hearts Newsletter, Calgary (Canada) Pet Loss Society,  Spring/Summer  2001

“Why Does Pet Loss Hurt So Much?”, Henry County Humane Society Newsletter, Henry County Humane Society, Napoleon, OH, Spring 2001

“Explaining Pet Loss to Children” Friends Forever Newsletter, Halton/Peel Pet Loss Support Group, Ontario, Canada, Volume 3, Issue 4, Winter 2001

“Why Does Pet Loss Hurt So Much?”, No-Kill News, Doing Things for Animals, Pt. Washington, NY, Winter 2001

“Understanding Different Grieving Patterns in Your Family”, The Hope Line Newsletter, Hope for the Bereaved, Inc., Syracuse NY, November 2000

“The Pet Grief Support Service: Helping People with Pet Loss”, AZVMA News Link, Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, November 2000

“Real Men Don’t Grieve — Or Do They?”, Friends Forever Newsletter, Halton/Peel Pet Loss Support Group, Ontario, Canada, Volume 2, Issue 3, Fall 2000

“Bill of Rights for Grieving Animal Lovers”, Friends Forever Newsletter, Halton/Peel Pet Loss Support Group, Ontario, Canada, Volume 2, Issue 2, Summer 2000

“Getting through the Holidays When You’re Grieving a Pet”, Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 4, Winter 1999

“Loss and the Burden of Guilt,” in Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 3, Autumn 1999

“Getting through the Holidays,” In Touch Bereavement Newsletter, Hospice of the Valley, November/December 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

“Managing Your Grief,” In Touch Bereavement Newsletter, Hospice of the Valley, September/October 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

“Understanding Different Grieving Patterns in Your Family,” In Touch Bereavement Newsletter, Hospice of the Valley, July/August 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

“Social and Spiritual Reactions to Loss,” In Touch Bereavement Newsletter, Hospice of the Valley, May/June 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

“Physical and Emotional Reactions to Loss,” In Touch Bereavement Newsletter, Hospice of the Valley, March/April 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

“Living with Loss,” In Touch Bereavement Newsletter, Hospice of the Valley, January/February 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Finding Your Way through Grief: A Guide for the First Year (book), Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, AZ, 1999; second printing 2000.

“Bill of Rights for Grieving Pet Owners”, Our Pals Pet Grief Support Column, November 1998.  

“Finding Support in a Pet Loss Group” , Pet Bereavement: Help for Grieving Pet Owners, Ruth R. King (Ed.), King’s Medical Information Service, Spring City, PA, 1998

“Helping Children Cope with a Pet’s Euthanasia”, Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 3, Autumn 1998

“Loving Too Much: When Bonding May Be Unhealthy,” Our Pals Pet Grief Support Column, July 1998.

“Funerals for Pets?”, Our Pals Pet Grief Support Column, May 1998.

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“Explaining Pet Loss to Children”, Our Pals Pet Grief Support Column, February 1998.

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“Getting Through the Holidays When You’re Grieving a Pet”, Our Pals Pet Grief Support Column, November-December 1997.

“Hallucinatory Experiences in Grief”, Our Pals Pet Grief Support Column, September 1997.

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“Real Men Don’t Grieve - Or Do They?”, Our Pals Pet Grief Support Column, April 1997.

“Pet Loss: Helping a Friend Who’s Hurting”, Our Pals Pet Grief Support Column March 1997.

“Sorting It Out: Spiritual Beliefs about Death, Dying and the Afterlife”, Our Pals Pet Grief Support Column,  February 1997.

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