Catherine McNulty

Catherine McNulty

After losing her infant son in 2011, Catherine embarked on a journey to do more than survive grief. The loss forever changed the trajectory of her life and sent her looking for meaning and purpose for the life she was given. She channeled the love for her son into her own healing, self-growth and personal empowerment. Today, she has created a framework to grief that disrupts conventional ways of looking at loss. She challenges her clients to step outside of a victim mindset and regain control of how they navigate grief. She teaches how to grow through grief and encourages speaking openly about grief to break down the walls of silence around grief. Catherine lives in San Diego with her family where she speaks, writes, and offers coaching to those who want to do more than just survive grief. She is a board member of Empty Cradle and volunteers at Miracle Babies and the Ronald McDonald House. Her business, Grief INSPIRED supports those who are grieving and guides them to create a new normal that honors the ones they’ve lost.

Articles:

Finding EMDR to help with Grief

My favorite quote is from Earl Grollman when he says, “The only cure for grief, is to grieve.”  I spent a good two years lost in the throes of loss […]

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How to Release Guilt After Loss of a Child

After the loss of a child, a mother’s guilt is inevitable. There may be things she wishes she had done.  There may also be things she wishes she hadn’t done.  […]

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Be Selfish to Heal More Quickly

I didn’t believe that my son would die.  The death of a child is a tragic and horrific event that happens to someone else, not to me.  Until it did.  […]

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Grief of a Miscarriage is Real

For me, the loss of my child due to miscarriage was just as painful as the loss of my living infant.  It’s a fact that 1 in 4 pregnancies end […]

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A Grandmother’s Pain of Infant Loss

As part of my connection to Empty Cradle, an organization that supports pregnancy and infant loss in the San Diego area, I spend time facilitating support groups for those who […]

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‘His Life Was Brief’: Grieving the Death of an Infant

The first time I saw my son, he was lying in a NICU incubator with a small, clear tube protruding from his mouth to help him breathe.  The adhesive that […]

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A Letter to Grieving Mothers

Why did this have to happen?  It is the first question you ask.  It is the question you will ask yourself day after day as you grieve the loss of […]

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The Restlessness of Grief: Taking Back Control

It’s early morning and the sun has just come up.  I open my eyes and am hit with a wave of grief as I remember that my loved one is […]

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A Visualization: How to Choose Healing and Growth

If you find yourself here, it’s likely because you’ve recently experienced the death of someone you love.  You may have had time to prepare, or the death may have come […]

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