Grief is the journey . . .

  Gratitude is the destination

  From Grief to Gratitude

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If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking.  If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.  If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help  one fainting robin unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.   Emily Dickinson

A Message from our Founder ....

Dora Carpenter, CPC

Founder and Program Director

From Grief to Gratitude Coaching Program

It can take many years to bounce back from the devastating loss of a loved one.  A Time Magazine article* reported that it can take five to eight years to recover from a loss such as the loss of a spouse. It indeed took me that long many years ago to move beyond the death of my hero and my best friend, my Dad, which ultimately contributed to the decline of my business and developing severe panic disorder.  My husband died in 2011, and my dear Mother died in 2013 two days before Mother’s Day.  Although naturally painful experiences, I have been able to handle my grief and move forward much easier using the From Grief to Gratitude recipe.  I am grateful for the opportunity to personally practice what I teach and train other coaches to help individuals move through grief in the shortest time possible.

Right now, you may feel hurt, powerless, alone, and even fearful. You may be overwhelmed and seemingly paralyzed by the many emotions of grief while trying to understand and hold it all together. Maybe others close to you have become seemingly tired of hearing your repeated feelings of loss, so by suppressing them you are now feeling alone.  You don’t have to travel this road alone or merely sit back and wait on time to magically heal your grief.  From Grief to Gratitude Certified Coaches will partner with you as a non-judgmental listener, support you, and compassionately guide you through a proven methodology empowering you through your grief journey and beyond.  Being able to shift from the darkness of grief to a safe place of love and gratitude is a game changer.  If you are committed to moving to a place of peace, comfort, love, and happiness, having a grief coach to companion you ensures that you reach your destination in the shortest time possible. 

I believe that each of us is created with gifts, talents, and abilities to share with the world and it is my desire for you to find meaning and purpose in your new life going forward.  I have devoted my life to helping others experience positive transformational shifts to enrich their lives.  When you have moved beyond your grief and are creating a beautiful and meaningful life and legacy, you just might find it your passion to help others do the same!

I humbly express extreme appreciation to the many families that have allowed me to become a part of their lives and share in their stories, experiences, and journeys.  My heart and soul have been filled and I am forever grateful.


*Reported in Time Magazine article, “The New Science of Happiness


Dora Carpenter has been recognized by the National Association of Distinguished Professionals and featured in Women of Distinction Magazine.   She has appeared in various media outlets.

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Dora Carpenter, Founder of From Grief to Gratitude, blends her years of experience working with hundreds of families in the death care industry and her personal experiences with loss and grief to offer an empathetic, hope-filled approach to partnering with individuals through the grief journey.  She says that grief is not to be fixed or cured, but is a necessary part of the process and she companions you through that dark place and empowers you to find and see the light.  Dora Carpenter is a certified life coach, certified grief coach, certified consumer's funeral consultant, and founder of The ANIYA Group.  She is one of a select group personally licensed by internationally known best-selling author and motivational speaker, the late Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., to teach Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway® training in the United States.  The National Association of Distinguished Professionals has recognized Dora Carpenter as a professional in her field and she has been featured in Women of Distinction Magazine.  A magnetic speaker, trainer, and author, she has appeared as a guest on various media outlets.