Beverly Chantalle McManus

Beverly Chantalle McManus serves as Vice President and on the Board of Directors for the Open to Hope Foundation. She has over 25 years of experience as a marketing executive for professional services organizations, including some of the world’s largest legal, accounting, health care, consulting, architecture and engineering firms. She has edited and co-written numerous published books and professional articles across a range of topics. After the death of her husband Steve in 2003, she began focusing on grief and bereavement support, and for the past 13 years, has been a bereavement facilitator, and core team member of the Stepping Stones on Your Grief Journey Workshops. She is a frequent speaker and writer on the topic of loss and grief, and is one of the featured writers for the Open to Hope website, for which she publishes a regular column. She has served on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Waldorf School and is active in community, arts, and civic enhancement initiatives. She and her two daughters reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Handling the Holidays After the Death of a Spouse, 22 Nov 2016

Taking Baby Steps on the Grief Journey, 10 Jun 2009

Will I Ever Find Me Again? — New Roles After the Death of a Spouse, 30 May 2009

An Egg Today? Or a Hen Tomorrow? Our Choices in Grief, 07 May 2009

Without a Mooring — For Bereaved, the Waves Keep Crashing, 24 Apr 2009

Nature’s Remedy – Allowing the Universe to Embrace Us in Our Pain and Need, 21 Apr 2009

Writing Thank You Notes After a Funeral, 19 Mar 2009

Everything Seems So Unreal — Coping with Unexpected Death, 09 Mar 2009

“Widow’s Weeds” — Symbols of Mourning and the Profound Effect of Colors on Our Emotions, 18 Feb 2009

Journaling My Grief Experience, 15 Feb 2009

Ideas for Widows or Widowers with Teenagers who are Grieving the Loss of their Parent, 04 Dec 2008

Life Will Never Be the Same — But You Can Get Through This, 19 Nov 2008

Let’s All Take Advantage of the Widow! Dealing with Manipulative Family and Friends, 28 Oct 2008

I Just Want this Pain to End — Now! Carving Out the Time and Energy to Grieve, 10 Oct 2008

(Not So) Happy Birthday! Dealing with Birthdays, Anniversaries and Other Traumatic Dates, 02 Oct 2008

He Loved those Slippers — Dealing with the Belongings of Your Departed Spouse, 22 Sep 2008

When Things Go to Hell in a Handbasket — Coping with the Financial Aspects of Spouse Loss, 17 Sep 2008

Doesn’t God Listen? — Coming To Grips With The Spiritual Aspects Of Spouse Loss, 09 Sep 2008

The Pain Was So Intense — Dealing with the Emotions of Spouse Loss, 03 Sep 2008

His Death Shattered Me — How Spouse Loss Affects Us Physically, 29 Aug 2008

A Companion on Your Grief Journey, 18 Aug 2008