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, easy forms of payment are available. Email Maria at for group pricing, multi-session packages at discounted rates, or to send someone a compassionate gift certificate. 

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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