"It is time for our society to engage the dialogue actively and normalize the conversation of loss and grief so we can shift this dark and avoided perspective to one of awareness and education on this sensitive topic without fear, myths, or judgmental perceptions. When we better acknowledge the fragility of life itself from an empowering viewpoint and accept the unavoidable occasion of death, we can live better in the moment, affecting a life of joy, meaning, purpose, and fulfillment." −Dora Carpenter

Revolutionizing the Myth that Speaking of Grief is Dark and Non-Conversational

“This is really an important topic that most people never receive any education about, yet every one of us is going to have to deal with it probably at multiple times in our life.  You are doing important work and you have such an interesting story. I encourage everyone to get a copy of Dora’s book and educate yourself and the people you love.”
−JACK CANFIELD, Co-Author of the Bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul™ Series

For me, educating and speaking on the sensitive topic of grief is personal!

Working many years as a death care professional, I felt as though I buried as many hopes and dreams in the cemetery as bodies and cremated remains.  Realizing that families needed more support after the services were over and the reality of the death set in, and being denied by my employer to offer grief support to our families, I knew that I had to do more.  After working with families, coaching, and training grief coaches, but consistently hearing stories resulting from the lack of education on the sensitive and misunderstood topic of grief, I knew I still had to do more.  If never before, it’s time for us to open the dialogue and talk about the elephant in the room.

“It’s insane when you really think about it that we give months off for maternity and paternity leave but not for the death of a family member.”

−JACK CANFIELD, Co-Author of the Bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul™ Series



"Dora is a passionate, dedicated advocate for grieving individuals.  Her non-therapeutic, "girl next door" approach and  tools evoke the subconscious mind and awareness. I'm so glad that Spirit led me to her." - Coaching Client


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Everything in life is temporary, including life itself. Decide to say Yes to the gift of now.  Together we will make a difference. If not now, then when?

Dora, you have helped me and my family in so many ways by providing this program! Without you, I don't think I would have dug deeper into my own heart! Everyone comes into our lives for a purpose and at just the right moment. I will be forever grateful for you.

Coaching Client

Program Participant

I never suspected I could feel so hopeful about my own life again...and yet I am feeling alive inside, what an amazing feeling. Not only do I see where I can help others I feel so grateful to have received so much help myself. Thank you Dora!

I can’t begin to express the deep transformation that occurred in every aspect of my life

Rebecca Night

This course was great! Dora Carpenter is a highly-skilled, compassionate teacher who brings a wealth of knowledge to the class. It was worth every penny!

Certified Grief Coach