South Asian Literature Students at Augustana College, Moline IL

South Asian Literature Students at Augustana College, Moline IL

Testimonials

“Thank YOU, for a most captivating, informative, helpful and warm presentation. Each and every person present mentioned how it struck a chord.”Marileez Doss Suter, International Women Associates (Chicago)

 

“From the moment you started speaking I was immediately connected to you and to your message, I was listening to my own feelings as you shared your story and now that I have started to read your book I find myself relating to your story in various ways.”  – Gabriela Riley, Libertyville IL  

At International Women Associates of Chicago

At International Women Associates of Chicago

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Bio

Uma Girish is a Grief Guide, Certified Dream Coach and Award-Winning Author. Her books include a transformational memoir Losing Amma, Finding Home: A Memoir About Love, Loss and Life’s Detours published by Hay House and an eBook Understanding Death: 10 Ways to Inner Peace for the Grieving. Uma hosts a weekly podcast The Grammar of Grief and writes a blog by the same name. Her intention is to help women transitioning through loss transform their pain into purpose so they can live a life of meaning and joy.

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Possible Speaking Topics

Transforming Loss into Love and Light

Loss comes in many forms—a divorce, an empty nest, an aging parent descending into dementia, a threatening diagnosis, or the death of a loved one. Grief is our immediate and natural response to loss. But loss is also a sacred doorway. Those who move through the healing journey with compassion and understanding move away from “Why?” and toward “What Now?”

What can we do with the energy of pain? What are the gifts of grief? How can we transform our pain into purpose? This talk opens the door to these possibilities.

The Unfinished Business of Grief

When a loved one dies, all the unfinished business we have with them intensify the experience of grief. The email or letter we didn’t write. The phone call we didn’t make. The forgiveness we couldn’t offer. The emotional and/or physical distance we maintained.

At Mimosa Books & Gifts, Madison WI

At Mimosa Books & Gifts, Madison WI

How do we process the guilt and sadness of unfinished business? How do we make completions and release the weight of this emotional baggage? This talk offers a way to find peace and unburden yourself.

Is Your Doubter Upstaging Your Dreamer?

All of us have a Dreamer and a Doubter that live inside us. The Dreamer is the part of us that imagines, daydreams and creates. The Doubter is the part of us that asks the annoying and self-defeating questions: Aren’t you too old to be trying this? Who do you think you are to succeed now? You really think you have the skills to pull this off??!!

Our Doubter isn’t the enemy. Its agenda is to protect us. The best way to meaningfully engage our Doubter is to dialogue with it. What does the Doubter really need? How can the Dreamer and the Doubter work as a tag team to create the life we desire?

At Libertyville Civic Center

At Libertyville Civic Center

Other Topics

  • The Freedom of Forgiveness
  • When You Live Well, You Die Well
  • Happiness Is An Eight-Letter Word
  • Your Life Purpose Isn’t About Your Job
  • What Will Your Legacy Be?
  • Living A Life Of Integrity

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Contact: uma@umagirish.com

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