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.




I’ve been labeled a workaholic again lately. It’s not the first time in my life. Over the last handful of […]

My New Job


Last weekend I started my first client managing/advocacy job. My initial meeting was in a hospital. It’s a large place […]

Yearly Physical


I have my yearly physical in two days, and I’m dreading it. Let’s see… I had foot surgery seven months […]

"Duh" Moments


The “duh” moments just keep increasing. Let’s see. I sent a payment in the mail except it returned to my […]

Exes and Formers


I’ve never really liked the word “ex”, so I try to use the word “former.” Lately, I’ve been challenged about […]

The Almighty Dollar


I hate to be cynical, but… We have laws/legislatures that supposedly protect people. While that might be true, there is […]

Grief Nudges


I’m no stranger to grief, but I still get caught off guard when a wave hits me unexpectedly. I should […]



Last year my dear, elderly friend Ed died. Due to a bunch of misunderstandings and folks who were unable to […]

A Work in Progress


I have been enjoying working as volunteer organizer with my lady and plowing through the neatening we’re trying to do. […]

MORE Rules?


Sometimes people get so fixated on obeying rules, they stop using common sense. I’ve been aware of that dynamic for […]

`Tis THE Season


This time of year, I’m known as the Christmas Queen. I hate the thought of Christmas presents, but I love […]

Tired Out


I’ve been crashing hard.I had surgery on my feet last week so I’ve been on crutches. Mostly, there isn’t much […]

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