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Diana Young

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About Me:
I am a Grief Counselor and Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist who has worked with Hospice and the bereaved since 2001. I am also an Addiction Recovery Coach.
About my Loss:
I've lost a brother and sister, father and mother, grandparents, friend, fiance, step-son, cousin, pet and ex-husband. Overwhelmed by grief, I created Online Grief Support. It's a community of people helping people. Thank YOU for making this community what it is today.
Are You a Service Provider? If Yes, please tell us about your service.
Diana Young, LD/N, GC-C, ORDM
Diana is a Certified Grief Counselor with The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc since 2015. Diana is also a licensed and Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist for 30 years specializing in weight management, diabetes care, the mind diet and healthy eating. She created the popular website OnlineGriefSupport.com in 2008 which now has over 15,000 members. Currently Diana facilitates a virtual grief support group weekly. Previously Diana worked for Cornerstone Hospice, providing nutrition care and grief support to patients and their families for over 15 years. She has also worked in hospital and clinical settings.
Along with assisting clients through the grief journey, Diana provides important information on self-care focusing on proper nutrition during the grieving process.
Diana is a recovery support specialist assisting clients with substance use issues.

Diana, Grief Recovery Coach's Blog

Journal Therapy

Posted on December 23, 2020 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Recommended Book by David Kessler

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Typical responses associated with Grief

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Healthy Self Care

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Don't Lose Your Focus

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Good can come from Pain

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Heaven Left a Hole in your Heart

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Grief and Appetite Loss

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Hold on to the Love not the Loss

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Abandonment and Grief

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You are not Alone!!!

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Ceci Frost: Grief the Roller Coaster

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I WILL prosecute

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Grief Counseling Sessions Available

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12 steps - grief

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Thanks to EVERYONE ON this site!

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Grief Support in Mount Dora Florida

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At 5:47pm on April 28, 2021, Catharine Mackanyn said…

Hi Diana, It's me Catharine. I am so stupid. I was looking at another email when I was signing up.

I telling you Diana, I am not the lightest light bulb in the box. I think you have your work cut out with me. I am not thinking at all. The pain and sadness is way too much for me. All day long I think about what has happened. any way. I will keep in touch with you.

I am sorry for my mistake. We will talk soon. bye

At 4:17pm on April 28, 2021, Catharine Mackanyn said…

hi diana,

I found my way back. I see that there is a zoom meeting tonight @7:00pm. Can I join that tonight. I have nothing going on Weds. just Monday's.

At 9:23pm on March 8, 2021, Robyn said…

Thank you so much Diana for allowing me to join your group and online Zoom meeting, Robyn 
...and Joe, thank you for inviting me!

At 7:03am on January 23, 2021, Pennywyze said…

 I have another question. Does the site have an app? 

At 7:53pm on January 22, 2021, Pennywyze said…

Who all can see my blog journal posts?

At 2:52pm on January 15, 2021, Pennywyze said…

How do I make a connection here?

At 4:37pm on April 3, 2020, Jeneley said…

Hi Diana. Thanks for reaching out. How long have you been on this website? I am trying anything and everything to work through some of this pain. 

At 4:15pm on July 15, 2018, M Adams said…

Thank you for creating this site, it is a lifeline for many people.  Hope your health is improving every day.

At 3:42pm on July 6, 2018, Sofia A. Wellman said…


I am interested in taking over site. Please contact me by phone.

I do a lot of grief work and would do it justice.

Sofia Wellman


At 3:20pm on August 13, 2017, Jacki Fredericks said…

Hi Diana,

I'm so sorry for all the losses you have gone through. You are a very kind, and caring person to have created this site, and I greatly appreciate it. I pray love finds you, and you love yourself. I think you're 1 awesome lady! Take good care. Many Blessings, good health, and much love are sent to you from  many. 

"When a person is born we rejoice, and when they're married we jubilate, but when they die we try to pretend nothing has happened." -- Margaret Mead

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Dena Williams commented on Diana, Grief Recovery Coach's group I love my Dad.
"My Dad was such a good father. I never felt unloved. He was always there for me. He found cancer three times to stay with mom and me. He fought like hell and I miss him everyday. Him and Mom are together now. There's some comfort in that. I…"
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I love my Dad.

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Nikki Noel Lucchese commented on Diana, Grief Recovery Coach's group I love my Dad.
"Hi, I'm Nikki. I lost my father almost two years ago on 10/28/2022 to drug addiction. Many thoughts have been in my head since then, but the main being that I miss him so much and always saw passed his addiction. He never did drugs around me or…"
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This is for anyone who has lost somone to cancer. I lost my adopted Mom to breast cancer some years ago. She was everything I could have asked for. She loved me because I was just me. She also loved my family and children as if they were her own.See More
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I am creating this site for the many of us who have suffered several losses. I lost my mom, dad, grandma(2nd mom), grandpa, my beloved dog and divorce.Many of us have lost more than one person or event.Come share!See More
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How to grieve without your soul leaving you

My boyfriend was killed march 13,2022 he was killed 16 minutes after I left his house to go to my house to grab clothes for me and him to wash… it’s crazy how life works for some reason something in me didn’t get to make it back to him and something made me go to work that next day get off work and go to his job then his house to look for him for me to hear the sad words that no one in life would ever want to hear. You know how it feels to be last one he hugs and kisses and is intimate with as…See More
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Roslyn replied to Roslyn's discussion learning to cope with my loss
"Dear Enza My heart went out to you as I read your message.  I've also had a bad few days and I just wished I could be there by your side to support you.   It is just so hard when you feel so alone, isn't it? Do you think…"
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