The Unofficial Version of Mitch Carmody ~ seen through the eyes of Bettie-Jeanne
Â ABOUT MITCH CARMODY:
“Letters to My Sonâ€ is a heart-warming story that is capable of inspiring and uplifting us all.” Â Â —Bernie S. Siegel, MDÂ author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles
All too familiar to grief, beginning at a young age, Mitch has suffered through many familial losses; ultimately facing the death from cancer of his nine year old son, Kelly, in 1987.Â In 2002, struggling with the grief journey and how grief is processed and perceived in this country, Mitch published his first book Â â€œLetters To My Son,Â A Journey Through Grief â€, which has reached the bereaved in every state and 8 countries. The bookâ€™s success spurred Mitch to travel, nationally lecturing on the grief process.Â He is in demand for his workshops on surviving the loss of a loved one, speaking from the heart and his own true experience.
Mitch has also conducted a variety of workshops with The Compassionate Friends and Bereaved Parents USAÂ and is a sought after keynote speaker. As a trained hospice volunteer, Mitch has also helped many loved ones and their families through the dying process. He continues to share his experiences through the written word and has published several articles in national bereavement periodicals; is a frequent contributor toÂ TCF Atlanta On-lineÂ and currently a staff writer forÂ Living with LossÂ Magazine.Â Through email correspondence on his website he counsels Â the bereaved on a daily basis.
Since the death of his son, Mitch has dedicated his life to helping those individuals and families trying to navigate in the uncharted territory of death, dying and the bereavement process.Â Â Through his compassionate insight and gentle spirit he not only touch give tools to aid on the grief journey, but touches the heart.
Mitch lives in rural Minnesota, on a hobby farm, with his wife, Barbara. Â He enjoys riding horses, gardening, writing, helping others, donating blood monthly and creating works of art.â™¥
â€œIn grief we stand on the edge of darkness, at times afraid to take that next stepâ€¦â€having faith is knowing that we shall find something firm to stand on to, or we will be taught how to flyâ€â€¦We live in one sphere of existence, our loved ones who have died in another but with faith, the desire and undying love we can connect at the seam where our worlds meet. Dreams may die, but their spirit does not, nor does their memory.
We substantiate our loved one’s life, by how we live ours.“Â Â Â Â Â MC