Maureen Walsh, RN, CT, NPFT received her BS in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island in 1976. She has worked in both in-patient and outpatient settings providing care across the lifespan. She worked as a school nurse and health educator for 14 years and has lectured throughout the Boston area on teenage health issues. While working as a school nurse she coordinated Rainbows the school’s bereavement program. In 2006 Maureen received her Certification in Thanatology and together with Emily Lazar, MS, CT, founded Grief Weavers, LLC a practice for individual, couples and groups designed to facilitate the grief process by providing an environment in which bereaved persons can acknowledge, understand, and integrate grief and loss into their lives. Maureen is the author of The Grief Weavers, a Tale of Hope and Lessons of Life and Loss, a bereavement program for children. Maureen sees clients in private practice and also offers educational programs tailored to meet the needs of schools, hospitals and communities seeking to increase their awareness and understanding of grief. Grief is the journey no one ever wanted or planned on taking. Maureen serves as a companion on each client’s unique grief journey. In addition to sharing their stories, Maureen will often help clients create memory projects such as pillows, quilts, stories, and scrapbooks to help them weave the loss into their lives. When working with children, Maureen tries to help them develop healthy coping skills that can be utilized not just in grief but throughout their whole lives. Maureen sees clients at Hope Floats on Fridays.