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WDCX radio with

Darcy Thiel

Unknown Track - Unknown Artist
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Darcy Thiel

Unknown Track - Unknown Artist
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Darcy Thiel


David Kessler

Darcy Thiel & David Kessler on LifeLine - Unknown Artist
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Father Butch interview on Crossroads, WYRK on February 15, 2015.

That Cancer Show 

WPTF 680 AM in Raleigh-Durham- Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Dec 14, 2014

Unknown Track - Unknown Artist
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"Challenge for the 21st Century," a show that discusses spirituality and health.

Neil Boron from WDCX 


May 22, 2014

Father Butch interview on Crossroads, WYRK on Easter Sunday 2014.



Tom Bauerle Show

March 26, 2014.

September 26, 2018

The Buffalo News- My View


When End-of-Life Care Magnifies the Pain


After losing Mom and my husband, writing books about it, and becoming credentialed as an Aging Life Care Manager, I assumed approaching Dad’s death was going to be the best death I had the privilege to be part of. I know that sounds strange, but I had become educated and knew when Dad switched to palliative care, when his time came, he would not suffer. I promised him that.

I had absolutely no idea what I was talking about.

March 2, 2018

The Buffalo News



West Seneca counselor reflects on love, loss and resilience

Life has changed in the five years since Darcy Thiel wrote "Bitter and Sweet: A Family’s Journey with Cancer."

Her husband, Tim Colvin, has been gone for more than seven years now, after his death from late-stage gallbladder cancer at age 48.

Their son, David, is 15, and has discovered his father's passion for hockey.

And Thiel is walking her father through the latter stages of Parkinson's disease.

December 29, 2014

Buffalo News


West Seneca therapist releases sequel to cancer book “Bitter and Sweet: A Family’s Journey with Cancer”.

“Life After Death: On This Side of Heaven,” also written by West Seneca marriage and family counselor Darcy Thiel, can be ordered at or

March 1, 2014

Buffalo News



WNY Refresh covered a lot of territory during its first year. And we started our “In the Field” feature last March sharing the story of Darcy Thiel, a mental health counselor from West Seneca who lost her husband, Tim Colvin, to gallbladder cancer in 2010 and wrote a book about her blended family’s journey through the experience.

Fri, Jun 9, 2017

The Buffalo News

"Grief is evidence of love," says bestselling author coming to WNY

The tears we cry from peeling an onion are different than our tears of joy or sorrow.

​The latter tend to contain hormones to lift our spirits or ease our pain.

​“They’re 50 percent water and 50 percent love,” said David Kessler, a leading grief and healing expert who will lead daylong seminars in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse next week.

March 8, 2013

Buffalo News



Using life lessons to help others heal


Darcy Thiel has been through personal wars. She got married two weeks after she landed her bachelor’s degree, and was divorced before she got her master’s.


She started school with plans to become a missionary, and ended up becoming a mental health counselor.


She met and married the man of her dreams in 2001, spent years helping to make a blended family work, and watched in despair, desperation and amazement as her husband died from cancer in October 2010. Tim Colvin, an engineer, was 48.


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