Author: Darcy Thiel

My name is Darcy Thiel. What people say they appreciate most about me is my genuine nature. I utilize my professional and personal experiences to increase my understanding and compassion to help others. My career has many faces, so let me tell you about a few. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY State and am a couple and family therapist. As an Adult Planning Specialist and End of Life Doula, I take my experiences with my parents’ and husband’s illnesses and passing to help others navigate the crazy, complicated medical world we live in. This dovetails with the books I have written. Bitter and Sweet: A Family’s Journey with Cancer, the prequel to Life After Death, on This Side of Heaven is an honest and raw perspective on coping with the diagnosis and subsequent loss of Tim, my spouse. I have done extensive speaking on the above topics through live audiences, radio shows, and an occasional TV spot. For more information, see my websites at www.marriageandfamilycounseling.net, www.babycooppublishing.com, or www.darcythiel.com. Copyright Help for Healing by Darcy Thiel © 2012-2019. All rights reserved.

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Accident Prone

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I’m not sure why I am so accident-prone. I’ve been clumsy since I can remember. Is my brain too pre-occupied? […]

Two Steps Forward

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And then one step back. Literally. That is the nature of foot surgery/injury and the healing process. Each time I […]

Workaholic

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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

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

Yearly Physical

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

"Duh" Moments

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

Exes and Formers

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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

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

Grief Nudges

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

Closure

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

A Work in Progress

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

MORE Rules?

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