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Feb. 18, 2012 Steven Gatto and his wife Candy lost four precious grandchildren, Gage, Greg, KK, and Kandeein, in a house fire.

They were his whole life. For the 1 year anniversary to help him cope with the pain he  wrote a beautiful and powerful song about loss but more inportantly about the hope of enjoying the memories without so...


"In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all…it comes with bitterest agony…Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot realize that you will ever feel better…and yet this is a mistake. You are sure to be happy again. To know this, which is certainly true, will make you some less miserable now. I have experienced enough to know...


To those of us who have children, we have found those moments in life when we are full of pride.  I have worked hard at being respectful of my children's privacy as I speak of my life, and my lessons along the way.  But this is a story that I feel is timely and I feel it is important to share it with you.


In my favorite scene from Peter’s Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012), the elf queen Galadriel (played by Cate Blanchette) uses her intuition to communicate silently with Gandolf (played by Ian Mckellen) while they are attending a meeting of Middle Earth elders.  Their silent, intuitive hearing—or clairaudience—reminds me of what some of my grief coaching clients have...


The tragic events in Newtown CT earlier this month
have affected all of us,...

The Bobby Resciniti Healing Hearts Foundation hosted it’s 6th annual Golf Tournament on November 7th.

Golf was awesome! It was held at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Florida. We had a perfect day of golf – great weather, good golf and awesome fellowship!
Here are some highlights:
  • 160 golfers
  • VIP – Miami Dolphins greats –...

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Building a birdhouse might not seem like an obvious way to deal with grief but it’s exactly what trauma survivors will be doing this weekend.

The University of Kansas-Edwards campus in Overland Park is offering a three-hour workshop titled “The Birdhouse Project.” Instructor Kris Munsch developed the program after losing his teenage son Blake in a car accident in...


Moon River, wider than a mile,
I'm crossing you in style some day.
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
wherever you're going I'm going your way

Moon River – lyrics by Johnny Mercer, music by Henry Mancini
© 1961 Paramount Music Corporation, ASCAP

The song that made singer Andy Williams an American...


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