Karen C O'NeilKaren C. O’Neil is a certified wellness counselor and a prior member of the American Counseling Association. Her knowledge in counseling, coupled with a real life experience with the death of a family member, has inspired her to help others protect their families and loved ones. There is some solace knowing someone is doing everything exactly as it was wanted.

A few years ago, Karen’s children leaned on her to help cope with the passing of their father – her ex-husband. Not only did the family grieve together, but they had to work together to get all his affairs in order. His passing was just four weeks after the terminal diagnosis of three to six months, and they barely got everything tended to.

Now as an author, publisher and speaker, Karen has developed the workbook, A Guide to Getting Affairs in Order, to help other families and individuals get organized before it’s too late. She is determined to help families have peace of mind by guiding them to communicate and avoid being caught needlessly in an unfortunate situation during a time of grief. Her intent is to take the scary and uncomfortable out of the conversations people need to have so they may be begin to understand the importance of organizing valuable documents and letting their last wishes be known.