Dominic Murgido earned multiple degrees in criminal justice, instructed college courses as an adjunct professor, and is a master coffee roaster. He retired from careers in retail loss prevention and social services.
He founded a bereavement support group, sudSSpirit, a few years after the sudden unexpected death of his wife. He publishes a quarterly newsletter of the same name. Besides being a grief advocate who provides support and solace to those who are grieving, Dominic is also an advocate for safe driving by providing awareness and a voice to legislators to increase education and training for safe driving practices as well as penalties as they relate to traffic violations that cause injury and death.
Dominic is a writer, editor, commentator, speaker and author. His books include: Miss Your FOREVER and In a Heartbeat (a memoir). A third book will be released in 2023 or early 2024.
Dominic is available for speaking engagements concerning the grieving process, book signings, and meet the author events.
Dominic is the founder of sudSSpirit, a bereavement support group for the sudden unexpected death of a spouse or significant other that meets regularly.
The group is also open to those that lost a spouse, partner, engaged, living together but not married who have lost the love of their life through a disease or terminal illness.
Dominic has published books based on life experiences, and he continues to write today.
A third book is expected to be published by the end of 2023 or early 2024 titled “Life Changes while Grieving: Three significant changes. One ultimate outcome.
Founder and master coffee roaster, Dominic, continues this small online business as a hobby today.
Dominic is available for speaking engagements concerning the origin of coffee and the coffee roasting process to groups, clubs, and organizations.
sudSSpirit Summer 2023 Newsletter available under sudSSpirit tab – Newsletters
sudSSpirit monthly meeting Tuesday September 26, 2023 Exeter Community Library 6 PM. For more information click on sudSSpirit tab.
sudSSpirit monthly meeting Tuesday October 24, 2023 Exeter Community Library 6 PM. For more information click on sudSSpirit tab.
sudSSpirit monthly meeting Tuesday November 21, 2023 Exeter Community Library 6 PM. For more information click on sudSSpirit tab.
Small Business Saturday at the Pottsville Free Public Library November 25, 2023 11 AM to 3 PM. Stop in and say Hello to me , other authors and browse small businesses of the community set up inside the library.
sudSSpirit monthly meeting Tuesday December 19, 2023 Exeter Community Library 6 PM. For more information click on sudSSpirit tab.
Please check out the folllowing videos under the sudSSpirit tab:
The Circle of Life Coalition Presents: “Resilience and Learning to Live with Grief” Successful author and devoted CoLC Advisory Board member Dominic Murgido will define resilience in grief, utilizing personal experiences from his own grief journey. He will also discuss the value of taking risks, making choices, and self-reflection; while healing one day at a time. Available here under the sudSSpirit tab in Resources.
“Awaken Your Souls Journey: Living Life after Loss” An interview with Dominic Murgido by Angela Clement. Available here under the sudSSpirit tab in Resources.
( Berks County, PA Community TV) BCTV limited series FOUND hosted by Pam Washington and Dominic Murgido. The inspiration for the show was the challenge to educate others about grief. The episodes offer information for those who are grieving and for those who want to support someone who is grieving. The show is a platform for conversations about grief. Available here under the sudSSpirit tab in Resources.
UPDATE on my writing: Manuscript Accepted by Publisher:
Christian Faith Publishing has recently announced the acceptance of a manuscript submitted by Dominic Murgido. This will become his third book which will highlight three life changes of his personal grief journey while providing new commentary. Reflections that were written over the years will also be included. Expected release and publication will be the end of 2023 or early 2024.
Please Note: Dominic is always available for speaking engagements concerning his personal grief journey, the grieving process in general, his grief support group and seasonal newsletters, book signings, and meet the author events. Dominic is also available for speaking engagements concerning the interesting origin of coffee, fun facts and statistics about coffee, and the coffee roasting process to groups, clubs, organizations, and events.
Dominic is available via email and Facebook.