I'm a Spiritual Mentor for women who are ready to receive their soul purpose through the pain of loss. They know they're here to serve a heart-calling, but don't know what it is. I help them make meaning of their loss, so that they can create a life beyond it.

Meet Uma

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I'm a Spiritual Mentor for women who are ready to find their life purpose. They feel done with their career and mom roles and are struggling in the vacuum of "what's next?" I help them live their second chapter with passion, purpose, and joy. 


You've done the mom thing. You've done the work thing. You've been the cheerleader for everyone's dreams. And now you get this deep, deep feeling that there's something more you came here to do. You have a dream (or dreams) and you feel called to make time for them--before your time on this good earth runs out.

You've weathered many storms and learned many lessons along the way. You feel it in your bones. You came here with great purpose. You just don't know what it is, or how to get there.


You came here to make a difference.

You can:

  • Reconnect with those lost dreams
  • Find the deeper meaning in your life
  • Live a life of passion and purpose 

By tuning into what your soul came here to do and letting your purpose blossom in you, you can live a life through which you leave a heart imprint on the world.

You can absolutely:

  • trust your inner guidance
  • connect with the divine energy that runs your life
  • feel peace and true happiness
  • be your authentic self

You will take all your life experiences and begin to make sense of them. You will create a vision for the life you want to live. You will live that life on your terms, following your passions and purpose.

Hi, I’m Uma Girish

With an International Diploma in Teaching & Training from Cambridge University in the U.K., a certification in Dream Coaching, and mentoring with some of the top experts in the spirituality space, I guide my clients to find and create a life of passion, purpose, and joy.

My first book Understanding Death: 10 Ways to Inner Peace for the Grieving addresses the top 10 questions I had (the same questions most grievers have) about grief, loss, the soul's journey, death, dying, and reincarnation.

My second book, a transformational memoir titled Losing Amma, Finding Home: A Memoir About Love, Loss, and Life's Detours tells the story of how my mother's death was the catalyst that guided me to my passions and purpose.

My third book Lessons From Grace: What A Baby Taught Me About Living and Loving captures life lessons inspired by a spitting, drooling baby. Baby Grace reminds us that we all started life as pure essence trusting in the perfection of divine guidance. But we lost our way and forgot our origins. This book helps you find your way back...to you.

All of this led me to my “second chapter” and brought me to where I am and what I do today.

Your Purpose Blossoms In You

You don't have to go looking for your purpose. It has been in you since the day you were born. What's important is to open up a quiet space in your life so that you can hear your soul speak.

How will you turn your life experiences into gold? What is that unique thing you came here to do as YOU? What matters to you about the vision you wish to create?  How can you take what happened in your life and turn it into a legacy of loving service to the world?

These are the questions my clients and I seek answers to.

My view of purpose is rooted in a deep connection with your true self and the Divine. Whether you choose to call that energy God, Buddha, Mother Earth, Nature, or Universal Consciousness is less important.

What is important is your belief that this energy guides your life.

In the spring of 2008 my husband, 15-year-old daughter and I relocated to the U.S. from India. Barely ten days after we moved into an apartment in suburban Chicago, my Amma (mother) in India was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Sadly, she died only eight months after her diagnosis. She was 68.

Questions kept me awake at night.

  • Who am I?
  • Why are we all here?
  • What is the purpose of life?
  • How are we meant to live this life we've been given?

Those questions led me back to life and the work I was meant to do

My curiosity to know more about death, and therefore life, started me on a deep spiritual path. How am I meant to live my passions fiercely and fearlessly? Is there more to life than struggling to pay the bills?

As part of my exploration, I trained and served as a hospice volunteer, sitting by the bedsides of the dying, and holding space for their friends and families. I began to work with the elderly.

All of this led me to my “second chapter” and brought me to where I am and what I do today.

When I look back to that defining moment—my Amma’s death—that led me to this moment, I have nothing but gratitude for every step of my journey. The good news? With me holding your hand, you can get there too.

If you're at a point in your life wondering what's the point of it all, let's talk. Please visit my Work With Me page or email me at uma@umagirish.com.

In our session Uma helped me identify that I was struggling with a big guilt issue. She also helped me get clear about how important self-care is to emotional wellness. When we started the session I was feeling confused, overwhelmed, and unfocused. When we finished the session I had more clarity around what was keeping me stuck and how I could move through it.

~ Liz W.

Chicago, Illinois

After my session with Uma, I released most of the stress related to my father's death. I have more energy and am more open to life.

I love the simplicity and effectiveness of your approach. Thank you for your compassion, your willingness to listen and your own example.

You inspire me.

~ Cristina Campofreddo

Novara, Italy

I had the great opportunity to experience Uma's beautiful method of helping others. I was struggling with the loss of a close family member.

Uma was very compassionate. I got off our call feeling lighter and confident that I'll get through this hard time with the advice and tools she gave me.

~ Tiane Tuliao

Los Angeles, California

Podcast Episodes Featuring Uma Girish

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Satori Prime


Real Talk


Awakened Woman
Self Care


Hay House Radio with
Gerry Gavin


Hay House Radio with
Anita Moorjani


Good Grief with
Cheryl Jones


Death By Design with
Kimberly C. Paul


Before The Afterlife
with Suzanne Falter