Helping those grieving a life transition to deepen their understanding of grief, loss, death and dying from a soul perspective.
In 2015 I co-founded the International Grief Council with Lo Anne Mayer and Daniela Norris. We're hosting our first weekend retreat in Aug-Sept. 2018 at a charming Quaker House in Oxford, U.K. Tune in to get a taste of what we have in store for you. www.internationalgriefcouncil.org
When I was grieving the death of my mother who died in January 2009, these are the 12 things that got me through it.
Kids bring an open curiosity to life...and death. With their refreshing honesty and innocence, they teach us important life lessons that serve us well, especially when we're grieving a loss.
My guest Saiisha calls herself a Soul Guide who combines Ancient Wisdom with Practical Spirituality. In this fascinating conversation, Saiisha and I spoke about the many aspects of living a soul-centered life.
What do you say or do for someone who is grieving a loss? I share 5 specific ways in which you can support someone who is in the season of grief.
Preoccupied with his successes and monetary gains, Dr. Parti scoffed at the idea of an afterlife...until he found himself there. A changed man today, he travels and teaches about purpose and values to anyone who will listen.
As humans we've been conditioned to assess how much further we need to go, not how far we've come. How can we take stock of how much we've accomplished as a way to train our brain to focus on the positive?
In this episode, I address the importance of emotional honesty and give you some ideas on how to practice emotional honesty.
Honest conversations are tough. So we shove stuff under the rug and pretend it never happened. Here are 9 reasons why this is so hard.
Marissa Moss' graphic memoir Last Things is a poignant story of love, loss, and a life redeemed. She describes the real challenges of caregiving in this candid conversation.
The stories we tell shape our lives on a daily basis. We have the power to embrace a narrative that is nurturing.
She was 45 when her 17-year-old Joe died instantly. Now in her eighties, Dorothy is one of the most joyful, inspiring, delightful women I know. How did she transform her pain?
Beginning my day with intention has made a remarkable difference in the levels of peace, joy, and ease I experience. Here are my top 5 daily practices.
What I learned about grief and loss from meandering through the forest preserve trails.
Do you honor your grief and make time for it? Or are you inviting distractions into your life as a way to avoid it?
When you learn what these mistakes are, you can review your own grief journey and course-correct of necessary.
Rest heals the soul when we're wracked by deep loss and feel trapped in an emotional tsunami. Debra Mae shares her insights about rest and rejuvenation.
When we take the energy of pain and transform it into the energy of purpose, our lives become imbued with meaning and joy.
For over 14 years, Kathie Nitz cared for her mother who had dementia. Listen to her speak about loving a parent through dementia and helping her transition without any regrets.
Not everyone is able to listen and bear witness to your story of loss. Be sure to find a safe container to receive your story.
Sorrow can feel like a never-ending gray palette. But when we're present to our lives, we can catch a fleeting moment of joy or two.
Mary Alice Long experienced the joy and pain of the grief of surrogacy. Listen to her share how play became a central theme in her life as she realized that she could create more than babies.
Grief shuts us down, but creative expression opens us up. It provides a channel for us to express our pain.
Honor what feels right to your grieving heart. Be your own spokesperson. It is important to take care of what feels good and right to you.
My guest Christine Pensa is an artist and way-shower. We spoke about the power of creativity to spark inner healing.
Our heart holds all our hurts, disappointments, and wounds. Here is an easy tip to cleanse your heart chakra regularly.
Our grief cannot be healed until we learn how to forgive ourselves for what we didn't know how to say or do.
The senses are the pathway to healing, says my guest Emma Kupu Mitchell. A Sound Healer and Soul Guide, Emma offers her wisdom on essential oils, sound, and soulful ways to heal.
On the grief journey, there is no map or timeline. Your soul knows the way ahead and the journey will take its own course.
Unfinished business is a big part of what keeps us stuck when we are grieving any kind of loss. Tune in to find out how you can take the first step to complete what remains unfinished...so you can be healed and whole.
In my interview with Nina Shoroplova, we talk about her journey through her mother's death, how consciousness never dies, and the mystery that death and life are.
Every healing journey is best begun with a sacred intention. Tune in to learn how to set and intention and the power of intention to manifest your healing potential.
The truth that we are all connected came home to me in a simple yet powerful exercise in a Brian Weiss workshop.
As co-creators of our life experience, we must participate in our own healing. That is not possible if we are defined by the power of our wounds.
We hate being in the dark: not knowing, not feeling good, not being certain. But darkness is fundamental to our best growth...if we choose to embrace it.
Our biggest challenge is to find the rhythm between our human and divine selves. Do you feel the need to deny your messy human self and catapult into spiritual awareness? How do we navigate this fine line?
How do our past lives influence our present incarnation? Do we carry issues, ailments and relationship challenges from previous lifetimes into this one?
Author of How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can, Amy B Scher healed herself from a host of illnesses. She now teaches energy healing techniques to help people release emotional issues that cause physical and psychical pain.
When change we didn't ask for is imposed on our lives, how do we respond? Here are the 3 P's that I learned from well-known author and teacher, M.J. Ryan.
In our fearful lives of struggle it's hard to hold on to the idea that we matter, that our lives matter. What messages does the afterlife send our way to remember?
Loss is a very alienating experience. And yet, the truth is that grief and loss are universal. A simple Buddhist tale illustrates this powerful truth.
When we experience emotions like sadness, anger and fear, the energy of those emotions get trapped in our bodies and cause illness. Here are two very easy release techniques.
Sue Klebold, mom of Dylan Klebold, the 18-year-old who killed innocent students and teachers in the Columbine High School shooting, breaks her silence. What can we learn from her experience?
Regrets are a heavy burden to carry around. What can we learn from what we didn't do or say? How can our regret make someone else's life better?
When we suffer a loss, questions flood our mind. But there are no definitive answers when it comes to the grand mystery of death. How, then, do we respond to grief and loss?
For many people. the discovery of their life's work comes through a significant loss--whether it is the death of a loved one, divorce or the loss of identity.
Why meditation is my go-to spiritual practice and how it supports my well-being on all levels.
What might it be like to be free of the confines of the physical body and experience ourselves as pure consciousness?
We hate feelings of distress because we find them to be distasteful and embarrassing. But grief cannot and should not be shut out.
Why do we cry? What happens when we cry? How do tears heal?