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Gail Trauco

Gail Trauco

Grief Mediator & Life Cycle Coach

Grief Mediator and Life Cycle Coach


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Gail Trauco E-Book Kindle Sweepstakes

Download Gail’s New eBook and Win a Kindle! | June 14, 2015

Kindle sweepstakes, Gail TraucoTo celebrate the release of her new e-book, Conquering Grief From Your Own Front Porch, Gail is giving away a Kindle to two lucky winners.
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Why Joe Biden’s Online Grief Support is Heartening | June 12, 2015

The death of Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's son, has resulted in a flood of online condolences and messages of shared grief for the Biden family.
Gail Trauco braving a NYC snowstorm

When the Weather Hands You Lemons, Make Lemon Slushees! | March 30, 2015

What can a Georgia redneck do when let loose for 24 hours in Manhattan? Here’s a short list of what I learned and what I squeezed in.
Grief causes pain: The stages of grief

The Five Stages of Grief — Plus Two More | March 10, 2015

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ groundbreaking 1969 book, On Death and Dying, quickly established the five stages of grief: denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance. In my early years as an oncology nurse and grief counselor, I too accepted these stages as grief gospel, and there’s no denying that Kubler-Ross’ work advanced the field considerably. During these many […]

Why I Admire Bill Cosby’s Alleged Victims | December 17, 2014

By speaking up — and thus revisiting the grief they’d either conquered or packed safely away — they are letting the other alleged victims know that they have their backs, that they are not alone in this fight.
Gail Trauco: WeGo Health Awards Nominee

I’ve Been Nominated. Can You Help? | October 20, 2014

I'm honored to announce my nomination for a WEGO Health Activist Award. Please visit my WEGO profile page and click the “Endorse” button under my photo.
Choosing an oncology doctor for your cancer treatment

Choosing the Best Oncology Doctor for Your Cancer Care | April 29, 2014

Here are the most important factors to consider before deciding who will be your caregiver while you or a loved one fight your cancer battle.
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Rocking Chairs: The Best Prescription Out There | April 1, 2014

If it were up to me, everyone would own a rocking chair. Heck, if I were POTUS, I’d make it part of the Healthcare Reform Act that everyone own one.

Choosing the Best Doctor for You and Your Family | March 25, 2014

Your health is one of your most important assets. Make sure you put it in the right hands!
Gail Trauco, Grief Mediator and Registered Nurse

How Grief Mediation Can Help You [Video] | December 31, 2013

Everyone experiences grief at some point in their lives. Learn more about Gail and how she can help you overcome your grief.