Linda Pountney

Linda Pountney is the past Vice President of Twinless Twins Support Group International http://twinlesstwins.org, offering support for twins and other multiples who have lost their twin due to death or estrangement. At the age of twenty-one, Linda’s identical twin sister Paula died in a small plane crash. The effects of this trauma contributed to a delayed onset of Linda’s grief for her twin. Support resources were not available at that time. Without the tools to move forward in her life without her twin, Linda’s grieving process was delayed for years. A mother of two sons, Linda lives in Connecticut with her husband and youngest son. She has been published in national and international craft magazines, most recently on the healing power of scrapbooking. Linda has been a workshop facilitator on sudden traumatic loss, and using scrapbooking as a healing tool to process the emotions associated with grief. Memorializing her twin using the creative process has become a healing ritual for her. She has been a guest on “Healing the Grieving Heart” syndicated Internet radio show. Linda was featured on the television show “Inside Edition,” interviewed for “Good Morning America,” and “Good Housekeeping Magazine” about the effects of losing your twin. She has contributed to several bereavement books. Linda was published in “We Need Not Walk Alone,” the national magazine of The Compassionate Friends; “The Twinless Times Magazine,” “Scrapbook Retailer,” “Craft Trends Magazine,” and numerous trade publications. She is the Twinless Twins Public Awareness Coordinator, editor of “Twin Links” e-newsletter, and the founder of a Yahoo Discussion Group for Twinless Twins. Currently twin loss discussions take place on the facebook group Twinless Twins Support Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/8156469513/

http://www.twinlesstwins.org

Articles:

Grief Can Surface Any Time, 24 Jun 2012

Grief Can Surface Years After a Loss, 18 Jun 2012

Loss of a Twin has Huge Impact, 13 Jul 2011

Sharing the Experience of being a ‘Twinless Twin’, 07 Feb 2010

Without My Twin: Reflections On A Road Traveled, 04 Jan 2010

How Does Twin Honor the Sister Who Died?, 11 Jun 2009

Film Review: The Secret Life of Bees, 10 Mar 2009

What It’s Like to Lose a Twin, 24 Feb 2009

Twins: Connected in Life and Death, 18 Jan 2009