Author: Darcy Thiel

Darcy Thiel, MA is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. Ms. Thiel has been a couple and family therapist in West Seneca, New York since the mid-1990s. Ms. Thiel is currently an adjunct professor at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. She is also an accomplished speaker and presenter on various topics throughout the Western NY area. She is the proud author of Bitter and Sweet: A Family’s Journey with Cancer, the prequel to Life After Death, on This Side of Heaven. To learn more about Ms. Thiel and other exciting books from Baby Coop Publishing, LLC, visit her website at www.babycooppublishing.com  orwww.darcythiel.com.

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Keep Trying

White Magic

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I’ve been reading a book that has been challenging me. The challenge has been that it is a book that I thought I would totally identify with, but I find […]

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Care Calendar

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There ought to be a name for people who are elderly, but not in need of a nursing home. My dad fits right in that in-between category. He is able […]

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As It Should Be

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If you have followed my blog over the last couple of years, it is no secret that I find dating to be a nightmare. Navigating and balancing all the dynamics […]

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Darren

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Four years ago when I started writing, my friend told me I had to get on social media. I didn’t even know what a blog was. I had no Facebook […]

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Memories

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Almost every time I speak, something happens that I think, “Ah, that is the reason I was here today.” I mean, it is always a rush to connect with an […]

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Love without Tiring

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Once a week, I try to post a quote on Facebook. It’s just something to keep things active on my business page and I hope it will generate some thinking. […]

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch

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Well, nobody is perfect. I said to my son, Frankie, “Hey, remember when you were younger and I asked you to write my blog and you did?” “Yeah, but I’m […]

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Back to Basics

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When I lecture on death/dying, I often talk about how even with all our modern marvels of medicine, human life always comes back to two basic needs- eating and sleeping. […]

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Talking Again - At Last

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In a month that has been filled with a lot of difficult situations to deal with, I am also grateful for some sweet moments as well. There has been a […]

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Fun with Ultrasound?

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You know my theory. Face the glass half-empty and then from that space, find the half-full. Caring for an aging parent can definitely be a taxing experience. But I have […]

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My Two Birthday Parties

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Last weekend, I was lucky enough to have not one, but two birthday parties. I mean hey, 50 is a big deal, right? The first night was at my favorite […]

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Soul Mates

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I recently had two referrals for grief counseling. One was male, one female. Both lost their spouses recently (three months or less). And both told me their spouse was their […]

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Deja Vu

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I had a visit from my late husband Tim the other night. It didn’t come in a dream or in the form of a hummingbird. He came embodied in his […]

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Collateral Beauty

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A few weeks back, I went to see Collateral Beauty with my friend Summer. I heard it got smashed down in the reviews. I can’t imagine why. I think it […]

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Just One Text

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A few weekends ago, we passed the six-year marker of my husband Tim’s death. Seven of my peeps and I went away for the weekend and the accommodations and weather […]

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Losing

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The older you get, the more you lose stuff. Am I right? A couple of weeks ago, my friend Catya lost a 20 dollar bill she needed to pay for […]

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Frankie

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I’m learning a lot about cross-country this year. I’m also learning a lot about where the schools are all over Western New York. It’s crazy. Fifty minutes to drive to […]