Judy Strong is founder of Survive Strong Resources. As a survivor, a grief facilitator and information specialist, I offer support and comfort to those experiencing grief, loss, and adversity.
Here, individuals, families, co-workers or any group that has suffered loss, will find both a well-researched body of facts and ideas, and also a warm, safe place to land.
When you feel overwhelmed by sorrow and confusion, when you just can’t think straight anymore, start here.
I was widowed when I was fifty, and had children still living at home. I knew I had my work cut out for me. I realized my part time job wasn’t going to be enough. Over the course of the next few months, I found a full time job, talked to professionals about finance and money management, and began my time of mourning with my family. My grief walk, recorded in a journal, became a book, No Time To Grieve A Survivor's Guide To Loss And Healing, that was published in 2004.
My life had changed considerably. Marketing became my daily job, with speaking, article writing, social media and radio interviews. I also became a certified grief facilitator through New Song Center For Grieving Children, a program of Hospice Of The Valley in Phoenix. I began my second book, A Child’s Grief Surviving The Death Of A Parent at that time.
As a survivor, speaker, and grief facilitator, I have looked into the faces of countless people who were overwhelmed with the agony of grief and loss.
When a crisis strikes, you need information and comfort.
My information is based on experience - mine and others, plus a great deal of research. Bereavement is finally recognized as a profoundly deep and demanding situation. I bring all of these excellent resources to you.
Comfort comes from knowing the pain and isolation felt by people experiencing loss. I give you the ways and means for initiating self comfort every day, and sorting out ideas and good intentions from others.
There is an abundant supply of tools for understanding and handling grief and loss.
I welcome input from you. What do you need? What keeps you awake at night? What aspect of bereavement would you like fleshed out? Ex. Trauma, fuzzy thinking, emotions, comfort, a new life - anything that troubles you.
There is help for you to begin the process of managing the pain, and rebuilding your life on your terms.