Hello, love. Welcome.
Maybe you’ve been looking for a place like this for a long time. Maybe you heard someone mention my book, or you stumbled upon one of my podcasts, quotes or articles online. How ever you found your way here, I’m glad you’ve arrived. And I’m so sorry you have need of this place. This site is full of validation, support, and resources that can help you survive what has been asked of you – whether that’s the death of someone you love, the loss of something you can’t live without, or witnessing unfixable pain in the people you love. Here’s a quick overview of the site so you can find what you’re looking for. If you know you want to talk to me directly, click right here.
More about me
I’m a psychotherapist, writer, grief advocate, & communication expert dedicated to helping you live through things you never thought you’d face. If you’re curious about my professional street cred and background, you can read the whole story here.
The short story: I live in Los Angeles, where the skies are usually blue and the plant life is amazing. I’m fascinated (obsessed) with the way we talk to each other, the intentional or unintentional messages inside what we say, and how we can love each other better. I’ve built my life around helping people through some of the worst times of their lives. I spend time writing, teaching, collaborating with amazing folks, producing a new podcast, running a socially-conscious business, and attempting to get better at tango.
Looking to find some company inside what you’re living?
Grief is incredibly lonely. Finding your community is the one thing I can guarantee will make this easier on you. Companionship and kinship are your survival.
Finding a community is important, and maybe you don’t think it can happen. It’s true – out in the wider world, this kind of companionship isn’t common. But the people inside the Writing Your Grief courses aren’t like the rest of the world. They might just be the community you’re looking for.
Our Writing Your Grief courses have guided thousands of people through the early days of grief and beyond. Join the original 30 day course, or check out our newest offerings. Community, connection, and acknowledgement (no platitudes allowed) – find all this and more over at the full course library. Come see why companionship, not correction, is the way forward.
What to do next
Creating new ways to survive grief – and support each other inside it – means we need a road map of sorts. To help get you situated, we’ve created a pdf outlining the new model of grief which you can get .
This resource, an excerpt from my new book, explores the ways we can build a culture comfortable with companioning you in your grief, rather than trying to talk you out of it. It’s a free gift from me to you.
Grabbing that resource also makes you part of the RIG community. Every Sunday, you’ll get a short email plus first dibs on new courses, scholarship seats, event registrations, and access to community-only giveaways.
Resources for helpers
Do you need help figuring out the best ways to support someone you love? Tired of feeling helpless or stupid or frustrated in the face of someone’s loss? You’re in the right place. Making things better for grieving people begins with helping you learn the skills you need to give effective, loving, tangible support.
Whether you’re a concerned friend or family member, or you’re a professional looking to add to your skill-set, we’ve got helpful grief resources for you. Head over to this page for an overview of resources for helpers. And be sure to to get your road map to the new model of grief support.
Oh – and thanks for being here. It’s not easy to support people in pain.
This place is special.
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