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Cheryl Jones


Cheryl Jones is a grief counselor and a cancer educator who hosts Good Grief radio on the VoiceAmerica network. During her education as a Marriage and Family Therapist, her first wife was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, which was at the time a uniformly terminal illness with a six month to one-year prognosis. In the eight + years that followed, Cheryl engaged daily in the work of preparing for her death. They worked closely with Stephen and Ondrea Levine (Who Dies and Grieving Into Life and Death), learning to live with uncertainty. After her wife’s death in 1995, Cheryl immersed herself in her own multifaceted grief, surprised by frequent moments of joy. Cheryl is a consultant and group leader at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center (Oakland, CA), where she developed, manages and teaches in their Cancer, Illness and End of Life Continuing Education program. She also presents workshops integrating the arts, most particularly music, into explorations of grief.