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Claire M. Schwartz

Montclair, New Jersey, USA



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Claire M. Schwartz

BA, Spiritual Counselor,

Certified Professional Coach & Grief

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October 29, 2015

There is a blog post going around called Everything Doesn’t Happen For a Reason that so many people have sent me, I need to outline my response. It is written by Tim Lawrence, an astute and well-spoken gentleman currently residing in a monastery. It is cogent and inten...

September 2, 2015


I write about a lot of heavy subjects - death, trauma, mourning, suicide, addiction...things that are tough to talk about. I do try and balance it with empowering messages and ideas about healing, joy and love though (without becoming sappy - I hate sappy).


But it's b...

August 28, 2015


In the wake of the tragic shooting at the Virginia TV station just a few days ago, we are forced to consider that there is now a pattern of violent attacks that happen in this country. Every day, I am a bit fearful of seeing a new one pop up on my news alerts and feel...

June 15, 2015

Father's Day is the second non-holiday of the spring and summer that can cause more heartache, bitterness and sadness than one can imagine.

Pictures like one at the left, of a happy family that is warm and loving and together simply are not the reality for many of us -...

May 31, 2015

Though I work with grieving families and loved ones all the time, when that phone call comes to my home, it is still a shock. My husband's aunt, who had multiple sclerosis for almost 30 years, suddenly passed away yesterday, and we got a call from his mother this morni...

May 2, 2015


Many of you may know, the defining event of my life has been the loss of my mother more than 20 years ago. Here she is, in happier days. Mother's Day had always been a challenge, as we did not have an easy relationship. After she died, it became even more painful, on...

April 23, 2015

In early 2007, an old friend of mine lost his mother after a long and tortuous illness. This is not a man who shows his emotions easily - but he was devastated. He had made it into his 50s without losing anyone close to him.

He knew that I had lost my mother in an ins...

March 3, 2015

Emotions become all jumbled when we are experiencing a loss. We might cry at the drop of a hat or feel like our brains are mush. But one thing that surprises a lot of folks is when they start laughing!


Now I am a huge fan of laughter. Some of my greatest stress release...

January 20, 2015

I have been thinking about this post for a long time - it deeply touches so many aspects of healing from trauma and grief.


It is about how we so often hear the word "just" when we have had a loss and we are suffering.


Just get over it

Just get back to work

Just get anoth...

January 11, 2015

They say losses come in threes - when this is the death of celebrities, it might be easy to make light of it. But if these losses are personal, it can feel like you are standing under a dark cloud being soaked with sorrow and physically painful blows.


It can be a combi...

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