DIANE DIAZ is a registered mental health counselor intern in the State of Florida. Her love offerings into the world include grief education, bereavement coaching, consulting, writing, and speaking. She was born into a world of healing grief.
Entering the world as a rainbow baby, she had experienced so much loss by the age of 18 that she thought she knew everything there was about grief and the grieving process. That is, until her own son Sergio died at the age of 11.
Through those tender moments and the years that followed, she encountered a few professionals and friends who were supportive but sadly many more who were not. She became an expert in her own grief with the hopes that her lessons and pain would not be in vain. Determined to help and educate others in a society where grief, death, dying, and bereavement are still challenged by honest, compassionate, and understanding conversations, she made a career change. Her drive was propelled by her volunteer work in the fields of pediatric oncology, death, dying, and bereavement, combined with her lifelong love of helping people.
She is a grief counselor, bereavement coach, consultant, speaker, writer, and therapist. Her life’s mission is to create a culture with individuals and professionals like ourselves, to embrace grief care empathetically and compassionately so that grief illiteracy and avoidance are replaced with compassionate connections that nourish a life in alignment with each individual’s authentic wellbeing, because she believes compassion is one of the greatest gifts we can give each other.
I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.