Find A New Normal

Grief is unique for every person.  We all have to find our new normal after the loss of our loved ones.  Let us help.

Choose to Heal

Healing grief is not fast or easy.  A conscious choice must be made to avoid getting stuck in the pain.

Life ends. Love Doesn't.

Express Your Feelings

People don’t talk about grief.  We all need to, in order to heal.  We teach several methods to help  express  grief and take action to complete it.

“After losing a child I looked towards finding someone that I could reach out to, a person who would somehow understand the pain I was feeling. Barbara was that person. She helped me find a way to grieve but also celebrate my son’s life.”

– Maria Cuoto, Bereaved mother of Paul ,

Peabody, MA

Early pregnancy and infant losses in the USA annually

Children and adolescent losses each year in the US

Children die annually in the U.S. from suicide

Choose HOPE over grief... Choose to HEAL

Recent Posts

ABJ Video Blog #13: MUSIC & Meet HOLLY

Video Script: This is Holly. She chose to heal after loosing her daughter Jacqueline to illness. You can imagine Holly and her family went through a period of time that was tragic. My name is Barbara J Hopkinson of A Butterfly's Journey To a New Normal. We help...

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Getting Through The Holidays… Starting Again

It has been one heck of a year!  Lots of ups and downs...  but what happens when we get slammed with grief just before the holidays...  how do we get through it? day at a time.   I've been on hiatus from my ABJ blogs and newsletters since the spring - apologies...

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Video Script: This is Maria and myself — healing together We chose to heal after each losing sons in vehicular accidents. As you might imagine, we went through a period of time that was mind numbing, extremely difficult, and scary. My name is Barbara J Hopkinson of A...

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