Author: Darcy Thiel

Darcy Thiel, MA is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY 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-1990’s. 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 or  Copyright Help for Healing by Darcy Thiel © 2012-2016. All rights reserved.


Whining woman


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A week and a half ago I hit my elbow. I remember that I did it and yelled  because it […]



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I’ve noticed that people fit into categories. Take waiters, for instance. There are those who don’t do their job. They […]


Running Amok

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Scott, my therapist, talks about “the perfect storm” that I seem to find myself in often. You know the kind. […]

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Weight Management

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If you’ve known me for a while, you know I’ve struggled with my weight most of my life. I look […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]



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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 […]



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Almost every time I speak, something happens that I think, “Ah, that is the reason I was here today.” I […]


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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]