As a mental health professional and grief recovery coach I have been helping people heal their hearts for over 20 years.
My background is in church ministry, where I learned to facilitate people having a personal encounter with the Lord through inner healing prayer that brought peace and calm to painful memories.
Later, while in graduate school for clinical psychology, I experienced a series of painful losses. I was surprised that in my training I
only saw two paragraphs about dealing with grief. I didn't have a clue
what to do. I did what many people do in keeping busy and grieving
alone, but when my health began to fail from the stress I knew I needed
As I began studying how
to recover from grief, I was disappointed that so many grief groups and
most grief therapy only provided an opportunity to talk about the painful
and confusing feelings of loss. I wanted a program that would take me to the other side of my grief. I wanted to feel whole again and resume my former productivity. I wanted to be excited and purposeful about life again.
My recent book, 52-Week Devotional Journal For Grief provides Scripture-based prompts and practices that inspire you to
share your burdens with the Lord, strengthen your faith, and begin to
heal from loss.
In this Grieving with Grace: Releasing Guilt, Regret and Fear Free 5 Day Challenge I will be sharing from my book and beyond the tips and tools I learned for myself and in working with hundreds of grievers throughout the years to help them recover joy, peace and hope in a season of grief.