Molly Keating

September 28, 2022

What is the Goal of Grief?

In our goal-oriented society, we want to finish grief, check the boxes on grief stages and cross the finish line. We think that grief ends and […]
August 29, 2022

The Hard Call of End-of-Life Work (& How We Find Our Purpose)

Who would ever work at a funeral home? The stereotypes are creepy, the work is depressing, the tv portrayals horrifying. So why do people choose to […]
July 27, 2022

The Next Time Someone Says “Just throw me in a ditch …” Say This …

We’ve all heard people say something like, “When I die, just throw me in a ditch,” or “Just put me in a pine box, I don’t […]
May 19, 2022

The Rabbit Listened: A Children’s Book on The Healing Power of Listening

“Listen. People start to heal the moment they feel heard.” – Cheryl Robinson … Doerrfeld, Cori (2018). The Rabbit Listened. New York, NY: Dial Books for […]
March 24, 2022

Grief: What is the Rush to be “Ok”?

The more  I listen to bereaved people recounting their early days, weeks and months in grief, a consistent story emerges. Most of them can relate to […]
January 26, 2022
Pick a Number: Making it Through a New Year and the Hard Days Ahead

Pick a Number: Making it Through a New Year and the Hard Days Ahead

Pick a number between 1 and 60. Remember it. … For anyone who has recently experienced the death of a family member the idea of a […]
December 17, 2021
The Need to Remember

The Need to Remember

We have a deep and inherent need to remember. And COVID has taught us, that we also have a deep and inherent need to gather and […]
November 24, 2021
"I am thankful for your life."

“I am thankful for your life.”

Each year I ponder what a grieving person might be thankful for in the wake of loss. Grief is so complex, something we must accept and […]
October 24, 2021
Making Your Own Ofrenda: Remembering Loved Ones at Home

Making Your Own Ofrenda: Remembering Loved Ones at Home

There are so many beautiful, international traditions that can enrich and illuminate our holidays. Día de los Muertos comes on November 1st every year following Halloween. […]