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  • Getting Through the Holidays after a Loss by Richard Ballo

Getting Through the Holidays After a Loss

The holidays are not necessarily a happy, merry time – especially for people whose loved one had died or left them during the past year, or even the past several years. In fact,

  • Why I Write About Grief by Richard Ballo

Why I Write About Grief

I write about grief and people ask me if I am a psychologist because of the subject matter that I write about. I am not a psychologist. I am a writer. But psychology and why people act the way they do

  • Teenage Pregnancy by Richard Ballo

Teenage Pregnancy

You may know a teenage girl who has given birth, or a teen boy who has fathered a child. I do. I knew a girl who got pregnant in high school

In Print

Recent Print Article

1604, 2018

Thoughts from Dad

April 16th, 2018|0 Comments

I write about healing to help people who are left to grieve and remember their loved ones.

1304, 2018

Higher Education

April 13th, 2018|0 Comments

By Richard Ballo Florida Gulf Coast University, November 12, 2004 Naples resident Richard Ballo recently established