GriefSpeak: Dr. Mari Nardolillo-Dias’ book is out

by Nancy Thomas, publisher

With since 2019, Dr. Mari Nardolillo-Dias has been writing a column called GriefSpeak. Her stories never miss leaving the reader with a poignant memory that will come back to help them in their own loss moments. As Mari says, “loss is loss”, and her insights can apply to the loss of a loved one, pet, job, or position in life. Thousands of people have read her heartfelt articles, and we are so pleased that there is now a book to give to friends and relatives at this time of need. The stories, regardless of where you are in life, are beautifully written. RINewsToday is honored to have her as a feature writer with us.

“In her GriefSpeak series, Dr. Mari Dias insightfully addresses issues so many of us experience–from the collective trauma of a divided political climate to the uncertainty surrounding our children’s unique perspectives, and so much more. Written accessibly and with an ethics of care, this series has something for everyone and is well worth a read.” -Patricia Leavy, Ph.D., author of Shooting Stars.

“Such a needed series of writing for the times in which we live. I appreciate the transparency and introspective approach to Dr. Dias’ writing. Please, keep shining your light through your writing.” – Michael Caparrelli, PhD(abd), Author of Pen Your Pain into Parables and The Ox and The Ass.

“While grieving and loss is a universal experience, it is also an extremely personal one. Through these writings, Dr. Mari Dias gives the opportunity to view grief through the eyes of others on the same difficult journey any one of us might encounter. Each discussion in the series describes, with compassion, the possibility of facing grief, and healing the body, mind and spirit at the same time. Done this way, it is an especially thoughtful application for today. – Gabrielle Doucet, RN, MHC, author of Let Go and Let Love; Survivors of Suicide Loss Healing Handbook.

Dr. Mari Dias is a nationally board-certified counselor, holds a Fellow in Thanatology and is certified in both grief counseling and complicated grief. Dias is a Certified death doula, and has a Certificate in Psychological Autopsy.

She is Professor of Clinical Mental Health, Master of Science program, Johnson & Wales University. Dias is the director of GracePointe Grief Center, in North Kingstown, RI.  For more information, go to:

Dr. Dias book is available at Amazon here:


  1. Robin James on March 31, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Congratulations, so anxious to read it!

  2. Paula and Lou on March 30, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Brilliant! Look forward to opening the first page!
    Congratulations Mari!
    We’ll be seeing you soon!