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Claire M. Schwartz

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Claire M. Schwartz

BA, Spiritual Counselor,

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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...

May 5, 2016

Shock is part of the landscape of loss. Sometimes it can act like a slow burn – and sometimes it hits you like a freight train. No matter whether a loss is a long time coming from age or illness, or if it happens suddenly – a phone call, an accident, a suicide – your l...

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...

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...

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...

December 18, 2014

I suspect most of us who have lost someone who mattered to us have had the experience - hearing their voices, seeing them at times, maybe even sensing their presense or their touch. Just recently, I thought I felt my mother's cheek in my hand when I awoke in the middle...

December 18, 2014

I'd like to share with you a very personal story about an extraordinary woman.  Eva came into our lives a few years after my mother died, and my father fell for her immediately. Brilliant, kind, and funny, she was a powerhouse.  And she was barely five feet tall - ne...

December 12, 2014

It's bound to happen - either right after a loss, at a funeral or in the coming days and months. Someone, maybe close to you or maybe a stranger, will try and say something to make you feel better. They mean well - we all feel compelled to SAY or DO or HELP somehow -...

November 20, 2014

A dear friend just lost his Dad (not long after losing his Mom) and has been sharing his heartache on Facebook. Several kindhearted people said, "I know how you feel." Some had lost a parent, or other family member. One had lost her Dad last year. But here's the thing...

November 18, 2014

It is one of the most common remarks we hear - you'll Get Past This - you have to Get Through This - you need to Get Over This - or some such version. What they all have in common is moving on. But there is also a tinge of judgement, a hint of insensitivity and expecta...

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