I received my Doctor of Education degree from the University of Louisville, and also hold a Master of Science degree and a Physician Assistant degree. I lived as a short term missionary in Swaziland, South Africa, prior to my life as a grief coach and author of the book Comfort and Joy.
For personal experience, I am an expert in grief. Although I have earned four college degrees, none of them gave me the tools to navigate a life of sudden turns and repeated trauma that brought grief and loss. I have learned about grief as an unwilling student in a life shaken by sudden death, suicide, and devastating illness. I have been widowed three times, and have raised five children in the midst of earthquake like life changes. Because of a lifetime of repeated grief and loss, I have counseled, written and taught classes on “The Grief Experience” for the past ten years. No amount of education prepares you for multiple experiences of death and loss, but I have found healing in Jesus Christ who is the only One who has conquered death. To find out more visit my website at www.thegriefexperience.com, or write to me at TheGriefExperience@gmail.com.