Welcome to Healing Press. I created Healing Press to write and publish children’s books with a healing message, for young and old alike. 

A little backstory on my first book…

The Cardinal’s Gift-A True Story of Finding Hope in Grief,” is based on a true story, my story as an adult. 

Following my husband’s death 26 years ago, the pain of the loss rocked my world. Despite being a nurse and frequently dealing with death and dying, this grief was foreign to me. I could not get out of bed, let alone support my grieving, hurting children. Until one day, I was literally “awakened” by Mother Natures’ gift; a bold, playful, and persistent cardinal appeared at my window.  Day. After. Day. Little did I know how inspiring and encouraging that red bird would be in my life.

Over the years as I shared my story with family and friends I learned the power of healing others had drawn from cardinals, butterflies, hummingbirds, clouds, and more. Mother Nature’s balm is always accessible to us when we pay attention. It is then we can be comforted, encouraged, and hopeful, exactly when we need it.

The Cardinal’s Gift is written from the perspective of a child to reach multiple generations with a message of hope and encouragement. Death is difficult to discuss for many but “The Cardinal’s Gift “ opens the door to conversation and the understanding that grief is as much a part of life as our joys. It is an opportunity to witness the fears, pain, and worries surrounding grief. It is the beginning of our healing.