Diane Dyer

I am a co-founder of Light beyond Loss and the Executive Director. My professional experiences include teaching social studies at the high school and middle school level, writing curriculum for other non-profit organizations and facilitating retreats and workshops about healing from loss. I have a M.S. degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Central Connecticut State University and I'm certified by the state of Connecticut as a middle school and high school teacher in social studies. Additionally I will be certified as an Expressive Art Facilitator from Salve Regina College in the fall of 2010. Other post graduate training includes workshops and courses on grief education and recovery. I lost my only child, a son, Nicholas Depaola jr. in an auto accident in November of 2006. He was killed instantly and he was 16 years old.


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Fourth Mother’s Day Without Nicholas was the Hardest

On my journey through grief, after losing my 16-year-old son in an auto accident, I have come to fully understand one fact: the waves of hopelessness and despair are never […]

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