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Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS, CBS


Barbara Rubel received a BS in Psychology, MA in Community Health, and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and Certified Bereavement Specialist.

Barbara is a nationally recognized author and speaker who has an incredible gift to touch the heart as well as the mind. Barbara was featured in the Emmy award winning Documentary, Fatal Mistakes, narrated by Mariette Hartley. Rubel speaks on topics related to her FABULOUS Principle© that focuses on 8 simple ways to reenergize and recapture vitality.

Barbara is the author of But I Didn’t Say Goodbye and Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Providing Compassion During a Time of Need, co-author of The Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime Training Curriculum, Compassion Fatigue, and contributing writer in Thin Threads: Grief and Renewal. Barbara brings a humorous approach to a difficult topic and has developed the Palette of Grief®: Understanding Unhappiness.

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Posts by Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS, CBS:

  • Organizational Leadership

  • Organizational LeadershipApril 2nd, 2016
    Here’s top ten tips for organizational leaders who want to create a resilient organization: Three judges, professional dancers, and a cast of celebrities strategically work together each week to learn a new routine [...]

  • What Good Warriors Know About Self-Compassion

  • May 27th, 2014
    If I were to ask you what you can learn from those who are 100-years-old, what would you say? Centenarians, otherwise known as Good Warriors, have seen much in their lifetimes and have learned considerably from their [...]

  • 8 Top Metaphors Of Professional Women

  • June 24th, 2013
    I recently attended the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) Ignite Your Spark 2013 Networking Conference in New York City. With over 150 chapters and 400,000 members, NAPW offers women an opportunity to [...]

  • Running From Danger: Terror Across The Boston Marathon Finish Line

  • April 16th, 2013
    A marathon is a grueling experience for those partaking in it; a stressful event for those watching it; and a lengthy one for everyone involved. Brave Americans ran, not only in the Boston Marathon, but for their lives. As [...]

  • 8 Signs You May Have “SAD”

  • February 18th, 2013
    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD sign #1: If you have difficulty concentrating, processing information, and completing tasks during the winter, this may be a sign that you are experiencing a common disorder called [...]

  • What Optimists Do RIGHT

  • January 21st, 2013
    There is a common phrase, “Two LEFT feet.” Usually this phrase refers to an inability to dance or clumsiness. What it means to me is that sometimes things just don’t go RIGHT. Recently my friend, Nancy Weil, Founder [...]

  • Post-Election Grief: Are You Feeling It?

  • November 12th, 2012
    Are you grieving because your candidate lost the election? Many people are grieving because of the election outcome. If your party lost, you might be experiencing grief. As a bereavement specialist, I recognize grief [...]

  • Be Kind to First Responders: Heroes of Hurricane Sandy

  • November 4th, 2012
    Between 1996 and 1997, several groups from various countries came together to discuss the creation of World Kindness Day. Groups from Japan, Singapore, Australia, England, and the United States, among others, hoped to [...]

  • Are Stressed-Out Women Overeating Due to Poor Stock Market Performance?

  • October 24th, 2012
    The recent stock market gyrations may be sending women to the fridge to cope with their stress. As they grieve the loss of their income, they react physically, emotionally, cognitively, behaviorally, and spiritually.  [...]

  • Dealing with Traumatic Memories

  • September 25th, 2012
    Crisis intervention Do you remember where you were when you heard the news that America was attacked by terrorists? Generations before us knew where they were when FDR gave his D-Day speech and President Kennedy was [...]