by Debbie Augenthaler | Debbie is the author of the upcoming book, "You are Not Alone, a Heartfelt Guide to Grief, Healing and Hope". You can find Debbie's work and information about her upcoming book at www.debbieaugenthaler.com This story was created inside Online Writing Tribes,...

by Debbie Augenthaler — Summer in the city. Thick air melting into sidewalks shimmering with heat. Harsh white sun glare reflecting from the windows of concrete buildings, blinding vision, baking skin, wilting hair. So, unlike the long lazy days of the summers of my childhood...

by Debbie Augenthaler — I don’t remember a time when the ocean hasn’t seduced me. The mystical music of waves cresting and crashing, tugs at the ancient in me. Waves whispering “let me soothe you” as they recede, hypnotic and compelling, calling me home....

Debbie Augenthaler, LMHC, NCC, is an author and psychotherapist in private practice in New York City, where she has specialized in trauma, grief and loss. Prior to becoming a therapist, she had a successful career in the financial industry for more than twenty years.  Her...