Dana Snyder-Grant

My life has several strands, different, yet interconnected.
I have worked for many years as a psychotherapist, specializing in chronic physical illness and disability, helping my clients learn that they are more than their illness and that grief and regeneration are a necessary part of their lives. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1981.  Having entered the culture of illness, I have been unable to remain immune to that world.


pen2.gif (1438 bytes) I have written personal essays and newspaper columns about everyday life and the challenges of living with chronic illness, Here are some samples. A book of my writings has been published: Just Like Life, Only More So and Other Stories of Illness  (Trail's End Publishers, 2006). For more information, click here.
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I am now in service as a lay minister at First Parish in Concord, MA, a Unitarian Universalist congregation, where I continue to assist others to navigate the vicissitudes of life, aging, illness, and death.

Additionally, at First Parish, I work with others to confront racial inequity and other social marginalizations through reading, discussion, experiential learning, and political action.

people.gif (4752 bytes) Last, but not least, I live at New View Cohousing in Acton, Massachusetts with my husband and our cats.  With 23 other families, we have created a world where community bonds and spontaneous interactions sustain us