Uma Girish is a Grief Guide and an 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 Understanding Death: 10 Ways to Inner Peace for the Grieving. Uma hosts a podcast called Grammar of Grief and writes a blog by the same name. Her sacred intention is to support women who are transitioning through loss to transform their pain into purpose so they can live a life of meaning and joy.

2017 Events Calendar

Embracing the Gifts of Change

The Moorings, Arlington Heights IL

Jan. 15, 1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

Grief & Loss Q&A Call (Online Event)

Feb. 28, 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Embracing Change (Online Event)

March 23, 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

What the Dying teach us about Living

Unity Northwest Church, Des Plaines IL

April 20, 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Call 847-297-0997 to register

Top 5 Reasons Why We Fear Our Feelings

FREE Online Teleclass

June 22 (Thu) 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM CST

Register Here

6 Reasons Why We’re Always Stressed (Online Event)

Aug. 3 (Thu) 5:00 PM — 6:00 PM CST

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10 Misconceptions About Feeling Your Feelings

Unity Northwest Church, 259 East Central Rd, Des Plaines, IL

Aug. 24 (Thu) 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Call 847-297-0997 to register

What the Dying Teach Us About Living

SoulBliss Studio 509 W Old Northwest Highway #220 Barrington, IL

Aug. 26 (Sat) 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Call Julie at 847-764-9006 or email to register

6 Reasons Why We’re Always Exhausted

Pure Detox Spa 417 S Arlington Heights Arlington Heights, IL

Sept. 13 (Wed) 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Call 847-613-4363 to register

6 Reasons Why We’re Always Exhausted

Jai Yoga Studio 37 E Northwest Hwy Palatine, IL

Sept. 23 (Sat) 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Call 224-567-0838 to register

 What Your Soul Wants You to Know About Living Your Best Life (Webinar)

December 7 (Thu) 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST / 8 EST

Register here

2018 Events Calendar

Panel Discussion: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Arlington Heights Library IL

March. 10, 1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

What the Dying Teach Us About Living

Infinity Foundation, Skokie IL

July 19 (Thu) 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM




speaker on grief

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.

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?

Other Topics:

  • The Freedom of Forgiveness
  • The Top 10 Myths Around Grief and Grieving
  • What the Dying Teach Us About Living
  • Writing to Heal Your Life
  • Moving toward Your Life Purpose
  • What Will Your Legacy Be?
  • Embracing Change With Ease

To discuss scheduling Uma as a speaker for your event or group, you may contact her here.

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