Chris Mulligan

Chris Mulligan

Chris Mulligan received her BS in Psychology and MS in Clinical, Child, Youth, and Family Work from Western Oregon University. Twenty-five years of adoption/social work and mental health experience didn’t prepare Chris for the devastation after the death of her son, Zac, in 2000. The journey through grief changed her, her views of life, death and the afterlife forever. Since Zac’s death, she has documented over eight years of signs and communication with Zac, her spirit guide, Samuel and others on the other side. She lives in Newberg, Oregon, with her husband, Jim, and their dogs, Chiquita and Joe. Chris appeared on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” with Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley to discuss “Afterlife Agreements.” To hear Chris being interviewed on this show, go to the following link: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/32277/afterlife-agreements-and-getting-through-your-grief

Articles:

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Enjoying the Holidays … Differently

By Chris Mulligan — It’s time to party! the television advertisements say this time of year. Party? How could I party when some days I did not even want to […]

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How Can I Receive a Sign or Message?

When grief and pain are your daily companions, you have questions. We all ask many questions after a loved one dies. We want validation of and answers to these questions. […]

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Christmas Grief: Tips for Enduring After a Child’s Death

Anniversaries, birthdays, special memories and holidays intensify the pain after the death of a child. And although we may have discovered daily tools to help guide our everyday grief, December […]

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Platitudes: Uncomfortable for Everyone

Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while so that we can see life with a clearer view again.   Tom Bodett When we’re grieving, […]

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Sudden Death vs. Anticipated Loss: Two Different Journeys

Experience: The stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge Having experienced grief previously, I assumed I would be able to […]

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Mother’s Day Changes in Years After Child-Loss

January 22, 1979.  October 1, 2000.  As bereaved parents we look at those dates often because they represent our child.  Thinking about this Mother’s Day, I recognize how the meaning […]

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Grief Happens: Taking the Risk to Bloom After a Loss

Life and death give us lessons to learn everyday. If we’re aware, we notice the lessons in the media, on bumper stickers; in conversations and through our experiences, but what […]

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Is She ‘Half a Mother’ After the Death of Son?

By Chris Mulligan — Apparent in all the media, bombarding my world, I saw advertisements the first Mother’s Day after my son died: The perfect Mothers’ Day gift.  Celebrate Mom! […]

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‘Noticing’ and Grieving Go Together

By Chris Mulligan — Learning to “notice” during my first year of grief was more imporant than anything else in helping me survive my grief. It also provided me a […]

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