From surviving to thriving,
You CAN truly live after loss.

Donna Mathiowetz ~ Inspirational Author & Speaker

About Donna Mathiowetz

My life experiences have left me with wisdom that I feel privileged to share with others. My passion is to help others as they navigate various types of grieving and loss in life resulting from the death of a loved one, health issues, divorce, loss of a job, loss of independence, broken dreams, future plans, and other life events. My programs include speaking to a variety of groups who are coping with life-changing losses; either personally or professionally.

Elephant in the Room, by Terry Kettering

There's an elephant in the room. It is large and squatting, so it is hard to get around it. Yet we squeeze by with, "How are you?" and "I'm fine," and a thousand other forms of trivial chatter. We talk about the weather. We talk about work. We talk about everything else, except the elephant in the room. There's an elephant in the room.

We all know it's there. We are thinking about the elephant as we talk together. It is constantly on our minds. For, you see, it is a very large elephant. It has hurt us all. But we don't talk about the elephant in the room.

Oh, please say his (her) name. Oh, please say his (her) name again. Oh, please, let's talk about the elephant in the room. For if we talk about his (her) death, perhaps we can talk about his (her) life. Can I say his (her) name to you and not have you look away?

For if I cannot, then you are leaving a room....with an elephant.