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Dr. Virginia A. Simpson – The Bereavement Care Specialist

I would love to see people have compassion for each other, so that no one would feel the need to hide their sadness. I wish, when someone we love dies, people would ask what that person meant to us, rather than placing a label on the loss and assuming it meant nothing, thereby leaving us alone when we most need their love and friendship. I would like people to tell children the truth about life: Teach them at a very young age about death, when they are curious, so they won’t have to grow up afraid. I would love for us all to have compassion for others who hurt and for ourselves when it is our time to hurt. No one should ever apologize for tears because they only mean we have loved and we miss the person we lost and the life we shared together.

Death and grief are not the end of the story: Love is. – About Dr. Virginia Simpson

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Virginia A. Simpson, Ph.D., known to her clients as “Dr. Ginni,” is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on dying and grieving. She has earned a Fellowship in Thanatology by the Association of Death Education & Counseling (ADEC). Dr. Simpson was cited in the July 2007 issue of Town & Country article on grief, numerous times in Palm Springs Life Magazine and The Desert Sun. Her own articles have appeared throughout the world. Read More

Virginia met with me almost weekly for a year. She patiently helped me to understand the emotions I was feeling, reassured me that I was not crazy, and provided me a safe place to express the intense emotions that were overwhelming me. Friends and family were eager to comfort me, but were unsure how to do so. Virginia showed me how to ask for the help I needed. In the process, I, my family, and friends learned how to take better care of each other, to share our grief, rather than have it isolate us from each other. – Nancy K.
Nancy K
I think I have got to be one of the luckiest people on this earth in order to have met you. I know that our lives have touched for a special reason; you have helped me through my grief better than I thought was possible. When my mom died, you gave my life meaning again, which I thought that I would live without forever. Thank you for being my counselor and, most importantly, my friend. -Noel

The Space Between

A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life

Written By: Dr. Virginia Simpson

“Many of us will face the confusion and heartbreak of helping elderly loved ones through their last days. In The Space Between, Dr. Virginia Simpson, an acclaimed bereavement care specialist, not only shares her own journey but also focuses a lens on her difficult and evolving relationship with her aging mother. An empowering memoir, The Space Between is filled with insights and wisdom about this most human of experiences.”

—Lynne Morgan Spreen, author of the award-winning book Dakota Blue

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Giving Voice to Your Courage with Author Virginia A. Simpson. Today, I’ll be interviewing Dr. Virginia A. Simpson, a bereavement care specialist about the courage it took to write her memoir, The Space Between and tell her complling story about the relationship with her aging mother. Join the Podcast | Click Here


Join me at Books, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, on April 15, 2016, at 7:00 P.M., for the launch of my book, The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life.


Please join Dr. Virginia Simpson at the launch reading and celebration for her book, The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life at Barnes & Noble, Westfield Shopping Center: 72-840 Hwy. 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260 on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Author Signing and Wine Tasting!

Join Dr. Virginia A. Simpson, noted Bereavement Care Specialist, at the award winning Grace Patriot Wines for the launch and celebration of her book The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life. Taste some great wines, enjoy delicious appetizers, and meet the author. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 1:00 – 5:00 P.M at Grace Patriot Wines, 2701 Carson Road, Placerville, CA. View the Event on Zoom Folsom. Author Signing Event