I am the Founder of After The Grief, Coming Back to Life and Moving On.
I intimately understand grief. My life these days is filled with grief on many levels. When I was 11 years old, I lost my grandmother on my Dad’s side of the family and as I graduated High School, I lost my grandmother on my Mom’s side of the family. Later in my life, my marriage ended in divorce after eleven years. In recent years, I’ve lost my Dad to Cancer and my daily experience with grief is living with my Mom who has dementia. I deeply understand what grief is all about and know so very well where you are right now.
I will say this over and over to you: YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
We all grieve and heal in our own time. There is no schedule as to how much time it takes to heal and move on. That, my friend is completely up to you.
I will tell you what is true and what I know for sure is you will heal when you are ready to and not a moment sooner.
You first need to DECIDE you want to feel better.
Second, you need to have the WILLINGNESS to be open to change.
Thirdly, you need to take ACTION in order to get to a better place.
Therefore, what may be the right setting for one person is not the right setting for another. I offer you an opportunity to work with me in an atmosphere just right for you.
What you can count on, and come to learn about me is, you will experience someone who is a great listener, understands where you are and where you have been.Together, we will sort through your pain at a pace that is just right for you.
It is my intent to guide you to find clarity and to shine a light on a dark period in your life. My coaching style is to encourage you to embrace your pain, feel it and learn to let it go with love, kindness and a bit of humor. I am someone you can count on to be loyal, honest, a great supporter and a strong advocate for your highest good. What you will come to understand is you will not “get over” your grief. You will get through your grief by facing it. With time and a plan of action that we decide upon together, you will be able to walk through this process so your pain does not feel like it does right now. Eventually, you will be able to set aside the darkness in your life and leave it in a corner of your heart, ready to recall with love any time you choose.
It is truly my intent and hope by creating After The Grief, Coming Back to Life and Moving On, and through compassion, kindness and the example of my own personal story as well as my unique coaching ability, together we will make a difference in your life. My primary goal is to guide you and others to a healthier, happier place and feel better knowing your life is still meant to be lived and filled with joy.
In addition, I am also the Founder of From ME To You, Chocolate for Your Soul which is After the Grief’s evolving product line of chocolate delights to pamper individuals as they move through their journey to love themselves and others.
Some feedback for you from those I’ve helped:
“I consider myself fortunate to have been a participant in Mary McCann’s ” Healing Experience” workshop during Oct-Dec 2013. It was a very positive learning, growing, and comforting experience for me. Mary is a lovely person and an excellent, supportive facilitator. I listened and learned a great deal from her and the other group participants. Just having my feelings validated would have been enough, but I was gently and expertly helped along the way of my ” grief journey” (to use Mary’s term) . I am now still grieving, but feel that I am in a much healthier place emotionally than I thought possible, Thank you, Mary. I will always be grateful! “ ~ Jane Saber
“What did you like most about the workshop and how has it helped you in your grief journey?”
Besides the fact that it was a ‘closed’ workshop, I loved the way Mary McCann gently and professionally organizes the group, the topics, and the back and forth feedback. She has a way about her that makes you feel comfortable, safe and with a trusted friend. Because of this I was able to share more, and talk about issues, thoughts, etc., more openly. I feel that Mary was able to genuinely show to me that she was interested in what I was going through (or handling), best way I can say it she was ‘present’. This is something I admire and seek out in any relationship I have in my life, including a grief group that I attended.
“What was the biggest change you’ve experienced after participation in the group?”
Biggest Change, that I am able to feel safe in this type of support group. That I want to continue to participate in any upcoming ones, and not try to avoid them. These support groups are wonderful! ~ Mary C Mullins-Uszenski