Mitch Carmody

After suffering many familial losses from a young age and ultimately with the death of his nine-year-old son of cancer in 1987, Mitch Carmody, has struggled with the grief journey and how grief is processed and perceived in this country. He published a book in 2002 called “Letters To My Son, a journey through grief." The book has now reached the bereaved in every state and 7 other countries. From the book’s success he now travels locally and around the country lecturing on the grief process and/or conducting workshops on surviving the loss of a loved one. He has also conducted a variety of workshops with The Compassionate Friends and Bereaved Parents USA as well as a sought after speaker for many keynote presentations. As a trained hospice volunteer, he has also helped many loved ones and their families through the dying process. Mitch has published several articles in national bereavement periodicals, is a frequent contributor to TCF Atlanta On-line and currently a staff writer for Living with Loss Magazine. Through email correspondence on his website he council’s the bereaved on a daily basis. Since the death of his son 19 years ago, Mitch has dedicated his life to helping those individuals and families whom are trying to navigate in the uncharted territory of death, dying and the bereavement process. Through his compassionate insight and gentle spirit he will touch your heart and hopefully give you tools to aid you on your journey Mitch lives in rural Minnesota with my wife of thirty years, he enjoys riding my horses, gardening, writing, helping others, giving blood monthly and creating works of art. He is also a proud first time grandfather to the daughter of their surviving daughter Meagan. To learn more about Mitch and his work, go to: www.HeartlightStudios.net. Mitch appeared on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” discussing “Letters From My Son.” To hear Mitch being interviewed on this show by Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi Horsley, click on the following link: www.voiceamericapd.com/health/010157/horsley042706.mp3 Mitch appeared again on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” discussing the Holidays, Helpful or Hurtful? To hear Mitch interviewed by Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley, click on the following link: www.voiceamericapd.com/health/010157/horsley122508.mp3

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Articles:

Whispers of Love, Signs of Hope, 30 Sep 2011

Where to Start, 25 Sep 2011

How Were the Holidays for You?, 07 Jan 2011

Namaste, Elizabeth Edwards, 12 Dec 2010

Ghosts of Halloween, 29 Oct 2010

Traveling to Planet Grief and Back, 17 Jul 2010

Living the Loss on Father’s Day, 20 Jun 2010

An Epiphany in Old San Juan, 28 Mar 2010

Great Movies Send Message that Joy Returns, 22 Feb 2010

Film Review: The Lovely Bones, 10 Feb 2010

Letter to a Son, Decades After His Death, 30 Nov 2009

The Quantum Physics of Giving, 30 Nov 2009

Poem: God’s Greatest Work of Art, 07 Oct 2009

A Stir in the Heavens: Just Say No to Letting Go, 29 Sep 2009

Poem: God’s Greatest Work of Art, 08 Sep 2009

Celebrity Deaths Create ‘Spectacular’ Grief, 27 Jun 2009

Return to Ensenada: A Father’s Journey Two Decades Later, 21 Jun 2009

Poem: This Memorial Day, 24 May 2009

Surviving Child Demonstrates Meaning of Easter, 09 Apr 2009

Film Review: Rumors of Angels, 12 Mar 2009

Poem: For Barbara, On Valentine’s Day, After the Death of Our Son, 03 Feb 2009

Be Intentional About Reaching Out, 05 Jan 2009

Grief in the New Millennium, 30 Sep 2008