Author Archives: Translating Grief


I’m still here! Translating Grief is in transition, but I am still accepting new clients and counseling existing clients. The phone number that has been listed for Translating Grief (518.930.2429) is no longer in service. I am only accepting contact … Continue reading

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Wisdom of The Doctor

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It’s not crystal clear, but this is my favorite photo of Gracie.  She was the quirkiest dog I’ve ever known.  We were on our way to the kennel and she was in the very back of my SUV.  She always … Continue reading

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FREE Presentation, October 20

On Thursday, October 20, I will be giving a presentation at Schuyler Commons, 1776 Independence Ave., Utica.  This is a comprehensive 60 minute presentation that will include grief reactions, factors complicating grief, coping with grief, and how to help someone … Continue reading

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Announcing: Bereavement support group

This free, six week bereavement support group is for any adult who has experienced the death of someone they love.  Whether it was by illness, accident or suicide, you will find support, education and coping techniques to help you travel … Continue reading

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Grief is a lot like…menopause?!

  Bear with me now….Grief has been compared to so many things — waves, storms, shipwrecks, ping pong balls — but I’ve never heard it connected to menopause.  My brain just does funny things when I’m watching someone have a … Continue reading

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Don’t speak to fill the space….

  So…we were binge watching Orange is the New Black and a character died (no spoilers from me).  When another character wanted to offer condolences to the grieving “family”, yet another character warned her to not say “She’s in a … Continue reading

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Upcoming presentations…

I’m so pleased to share that I’ll be doing a 30-minute presentation at the Folt’s Home, 104 N. Washington Street, Herkimer, NY at 1 pm on Wednesday, July 13.  This presentation will be a brief overview of grief and “normal” … Continue reading

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The stages of grief (a few more than five)

Originally posted on Retro Girl & the Chemo Kid:
I don’t believe in those five stages of grief. There are plenty of other theories around. This isn’t one of them. Go to work like a zombie. Cry on the way…

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Freedom isn’t free…

This is a photo I grabbed off the internet of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, more commonly known as Punch Bowl Crater.  We visited there on a family trip in 2004 following my son’s college graduation and it … Continue reading

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