Moving Forward Hanging On... 

My mission: To help those who are grieving find healthy, well-adjusted ways to "move forward" with living, while "hanging on" to the spiritual and symbolic relationship with their loved one. 

Private Grief Coaching

The five stages of grief:

  • Denial: “This can’t be happening to me.”
  • Anger:Why is this happening? Who is to blame?”
  • Bargaining: “Make this loss go away, and in return I will ____.”
  • Depression: “I’m unable to help myself or others, or to function daily.”
  • Acceptance: “I’m at peace with my loss.”
Are you looking for private, confidential assistance to find your personal path to healing after loss? As a certified PEACE™ Coach, Maria offers one-on-one assistance by phone ($50 per hour within the continental US) or in-person ($75 per hour within the Chicago area) to help you find your unique road to grief recovery. Although not covered by insurance, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Email Maria at maria@movingforwardhangingon.com for group pricing, multi-session packages at discounted rates, and compassionate gift certificates available. 


Maria was the guest on a holiday segment of the WGN Morning News in Chicago to offer helpful, practical hints on coping with loss during the holiday season. 

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