Meet Our Editor

Peggy JUN 2013 BA tookPeggy Sweeney is a mortician (retired) and bereavement educator. Since 1990, Peggy has written numerous programs and taught countless workshops about coping with loss and grief for families and professionals and is experienced in both group and individual bereavement education. Her many program offerings include: How to Understand Grief Seminars (the HUGS program), Children Healing After TraumaGrief and the Chemically Dependent, When a Child Dies, Surviving the Holidays, and Grief Visits the Classroom.

Peggy is an advocate for the physical health and emotional wellness of emergency response and public safety professionals and their families. She wrote the Grieving Behind the Badge program in 1997 to address these needs and has taught her program throughout the United States and in Canada. In addition to this Journeys Through Grief website, Peggy also hosts Coursework in Grief.

Peggy is was a mortician and member of the Comfort (TX) Volunteer Fire Department and a former EMT-B. She has been awarded certifications in both Bereavement Trauma and Emergency Crisis Response from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Peggy has authored newspaper columns for the public in general as well as award-winning articles dealing with the sensitive issues that come with job-related stress and grief in Emergency Services, Public Safety, and Corrections. You may contact Peggy at