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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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April 5, 2017

Grieving often involves a tremendous amount of suffering. But lately, I seem to be running across a great many people who have lost someone or something to which they were deeply deeply attached: a soulmate, a child, a best friend – even an animal. These folks are not...

May 19, 2016

There is not a single human being who will escape loss. Whether a beloved animal, a job, a life change or a health diagnosis, all of these will cause us to have symptoms of grieving. The scope and depth of that grief, of course, will depend on the loss you have suffere...

January 21, 2016

Clients come to me from all walks of life – single moms and CEO’s, young and old, big families and small. But there is one constant that unites all of them – I have had a loss and I am heartsick – what do I do?
I find that loss is one of the great equalizers of life. W...

November 29, 2015

The loss of someone dear can be so devastating - there are often many unanswered questions, raw emotions and heightened occasions. This whole painful situation can be made much worse when friends and family are not kept in the loop as to funeral, burial, memorial, trib...

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...

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...

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