Dear Teresa, 


As we approach July and say goodbye to the month of June, let's take a moment to reflect. How was your June? Did Father’s Day bring up any struggles? Did the shift in summer schedules stir more emotions? Perhaps vacations and being in nature brought you some happiness?

Looking back on June, there have been ups and downs, which I believe happens every month for all of us…right? If you don’t know me well, here is a little bit of insight: I tend to look at the positive side of things. Here are some highlights from my June:

  • I celebrated my fourth anniversary of hosting my podcast.
  • I enjoyed a week of sleepovers and summer camps with my grandkids.
  • I took a weekend trip with my siblings and their families.
  • I played volleyball in the Missouri State Senior Games.
  • I helped build beds for foster children with my ladies’ group.

Okay, I'll stop there! If given the time and place, I could go on and on. I know you, too, have experienced a few happy moments. Take a few minutes to reflect and write down those happy moments. I know there were a few.


Oh wait there is one more for me. I have prepared and scheduled a transformative online workshop. Pathway to Relief: Steps to Living a Joyful and Meaningful Life After Loss.

Join me for an online workshop designed to support and uplift all women navigating the challenging path of grief. Whether you're a mother who has lost a child, a wife who has lost her husband, a woman who has lost a parent, or a friend grieving a significant loss, this workshop is for you.

Why Attend?

  1. Gain Clarity and Understanding: Learn how to manage and make sense of heightened emotions and brain fog, and how grief can impact your health.
  2. Build a Support Network: Discover effective ways to deal with people who don’t understand your grief and learn how to create a strong, supportive network around you.
  3. Rediscover Your Purpose: Navigate your identity after loss and find new ways to discover purpose and joy in your life again.

Register Here


I understand that your grief journey is unique, and although the loss cannot be fixed, the emotions attached to the loss can change and shift. Within the depths of your sorrow, there lies a quiet, often unexpected space for personal growth and transformation.

Grief can leave us feeling raw and vulnerable. It's in this vulnerability that many of us discover a hidden strength we never knew existed. This strength is not about "moving on" or "getting over" the loss, but about moving forward with it. It's about acknowledging the pain, allowing ourselves to feel it deeply, and still finding the courage to face each new day.

July 3rd is Bereaved Parents Awareness Day

As we begin July, a month dedicated to Bereaved Parents Awareness, remember that resilience is often described as the ability to bounce back from adversity. For bereaved parents, resilience is more than just bouncing back; it's about adapting to a new reality. This journey can lead to a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you. It can foster a sense of resilience that enables you to navigate life's challenges with a newfound strength and perspective.

There can be moments of clarity that bring insights into what truly matters in life, shifting your priorities and helping you to focus on the present. This clarity can be a guiding light, illuminating the path forward, even on the darkest days.


Five Common Challenges Professional Women Experience When Losing a Child

Balancing a career while navigating profound loss requires immense strength and resilience. It's important to recognize that taking time for self-care and allowing yourself to grieve is not a sign of weakness, but a vital part of your healing process. Here are five common challenges you may be experiencing:

  1. Increased Stress and Emotional Exhaustion: Maintaining career responsibilities while grieving can lead to heightened stress and emotional exhaustion. The pressure to perform at work while coping with profound loss can be overwhelming, making it difficult to balance both aspects of life.
  2. Feelings of Isolation: Professional women often feel isolated in their grief, believing that colleagues and peers do not understand their loss. This sense of isolation can exacerbate feelings of loneliness and make the grieving process more challenging.
  3. Pressure to Suppress Emotions: There is often an expectation to be strong and resilient, which can pressure women to suppress their emotions and not fully process their grief. This can hinder healing and lead to unresolved emotional pain.
  4. Impact on Job Performance and Career Progression: Grief can severely impact concentration and productivity, creating anxiety about job performance and career progression. Worrying about meeting work expectations while coping with loss adds another layer of stress.
  5. Managing Work and Self-Care: Balancing the demands of work while seeking time to grieve and care for themselves and their family can be overwhelming. Professional women may worry about being judged or stigmatized for taking time off, fearing it might affect their professional reputation.

In the workplace, you may face additional pressures to maintain professionalism and productivity. Communicating your needs to colleagues and supervisors can help create a supportive environment. Remember, it's okay to seek flexibility and understanding during this difficult time. Your well-being is paramount, and embracing your grief can ultimately contribute to your personal and professional growth.

If you acknowledge that you are experiencing any of these challenges, I encourage you to click this calendar link and let me support you in navigating your grief and professional journey.

Calendar Link



Moving Forward with Grief

The journey through grief is not about forgetting your loss but finding ways to live fully despite it. This might mean rediscovering passions, engaging in new activities, or simply allowing yourself to experience joy again. Reclaiming your freedom to live fully is a testament to your strength and resilience. It's a way of honoring your loved one by continuing to live a meaningful life.

One of the most profound transformations that can emerge from grief is a deeper sense of trust in yourself. Trusting your emotions, your decisions, and your journey. This self-trust is a crucial part of healing. It allows you to navigate your grief with compassion and understanding, acknowledging that it's okay to have good days and bad days.



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As we reflect on growth and transformation this Bereaved Parents Awareness Month, remember you are not in this alone. I am here to support you, to listen, and to walk with you through this challenging time.



  Hope and Healing,

Teresa Reiniger

Grief Resilience Specialist with Living After Grief




 “My mission is to work with compassionate grieving women to navigate their path of grief, fostering resilience and finding clarity and understanding in their journey. My role as a Grief Resilience Specialist is to support them in reclaiming their freedom to live fully and to cultivate a deeper sense of trust in themselves as they move through the healing process."


When you are ready, here are a few more ways I can empower you on your grief journey:

  1. You can check out my podcast: Resilient Moms: Hope, Healing & Living After Loss. Resilient Moms Podcast is for women who have experienced trauma & grief from an infertility journey or loss of a child during pregnancy or childhood. We explore the complex emotions that come with loss & we focus on hope, healing & finding joy amidst the pain. This is the right place; if you are a grieving mom, a family member or someone seeking to understand and support those who have experienced loss.

Podcast Click Here: 

Book a Hope Exploration Session:

During this session we will:

  • Assess Where You Are Currently:  Understand where you are right now and identify the emotional triggers that are holding you.
  • Clarify Your Desires and Vision: Clarity and Understanding to live your life fully while honoring your loved one.
  • Explore Collaboration: If I'm confident that I can help you, I’ll share how we can work together to achieve your goals.

Sound good? Click the link to schedule a time to talk.

Book A Call:

Teresa Reiniger
Living After Grief