• Give a keepsake - Griefabet is a perfect condolence gift for someone you love
  • Read in any order, any way you like - Griefabet has no rules
  • Loss comes in many forms - Griefabet is a comfort book for anyone living with loss

About the Author

Karen O. Johnson began grief group counseling in 1981 when she worked with a group of ten teens experiencing the death of a parent or sibling. Since then, she has provided individual and group counseling to a large population of youth, families, and adults coping with loss issues.

Over the span of four decades in the education industry, Karen has held various positions in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education including, teacher, counselor, principal, crisis team member and director, and crisis line counselor and director. Currently, she is the Area Chair, Lead Faculty in the Social Sciences Human Services Program at the University of Phoenix, Utah main campus and the founder of EveryDayGrief, LLC, a company offering innovative seminars for helping professionals. Karen also offers “Soothe your Soul” seminars for women to take a break from life’s EveryDayGrief moments, and group and individual counseling for people living life with disappointment.

Karen holds a BA in English/Speech from the University of Utah, a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Brigham Young University, an Administration Endorsement from Utah State University, and English as a Second Language Certification from the Utah State Office of Education. Karen is also a certified laughter yoga leader and a Human Services-Board certified practitioner.

For fun you can find Karen riding the red hills of southern Utah, reading murder mysteries, eating spam, laughing with her family and enjoying the sunset from her bench of tranquility on her deck.