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 that honors their loss.

Meet Uma

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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. 


You're someone who has experienced deep, deep heartbreaking loss.

A loved one died. Or a relationship ended and the dream died. You feel that a part of you died with that person or experience. You wonder if it's even possible to feel happy again.


Hi, I’m Uma Girish

I am a Spiritual Mentor for women who are looking to find the deeper purpose behind the devastating loss they have experienced. I guide them toward their soul's calling so that they can create a life of peace and happiness.

My 68-year-old mother died in India exactly eight months after my husband, teenage daughter and I relocated to the U.S. It was the winter of 2009 in Chicago, and I found myself in a new country with no one I knew -- and the deep dark hole of unending grief.

I traveled back to India for my mother's last rites. Seeing her lifeless body wrapped in a silk sari ready for her last journey to the crematorium, I had a remarkable epiphany. It started as a single thought: We come into this world with nothing, we leave with nothing. Why do we spend all our lives chasing after stuff, accumulating, and acquiring?

That was the beginning of my transformational journey, but I didn't know it then. I share the whole story in my Hay House memoir Losing Amma, Finding Home

When I returned to Chicago, everything about my old life fell away. The old me had died with my Amma. And my soul started to scream at me to serve, to care about who I truly was, and why I'd come to the earth plane.

My head was bursting with a fierce urgency to find answers to the questions: Who am I? Why am I here? What is the purpose of my life?

I wanted to know why we're born  and where we go when we die. I wanted my time on earth to be all about intentionally creating what I would leave behind; not about what and how much I could take.

Step-by-step I followed my soul's whispers and began to live a life aligned with my purpose. I served as a bedside companion to the dying for five years in a hospice center. I worked with the elderly in a retirement community for almost twelve years. I supported grieving women and guided them to find and serve their soul's calling.

When I sit down to work each morning, I am lit up from within. I do this work because my soul's well-being, and yours, depends on it. This is my legacy, my destiny, my gift to the world. My intention is to be a holy vessel for the Divine to pour through. I'm a Divine ambassador on a sacred mission.

Why does this work matter?

  • Because too many have lost their way
  • Because people are feeling the deep pain of living a lie
  • Because many are wandering through life aimlessly, afraid to be their true selves
  • Because there is life beyond loss
  • Because life can be joyful and meaningful
  • Because women are the transformational leaders of the future and our time is NOW

With an International Diploma in Teaching & Training from Cambridge University in the U.K., certifications in Dream Coaching, Healing Ancestral Trauma, and Human Design, I guide my clients to live their best life by creating meaning from loss.

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 guided me to my life of meaning 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.

I am not a therapist; I am a healer. My work is all about deep soul inquiry and spiritual wisdom. I create a safe container for you. Within this sacred space, I listen, question, guide, redirect, and walk beside you as a sherpa on the journey.

I care about you and your soul's purpose. Because when you find your way, everyone you touch will find theirs.

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.

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