The 7-Chakra Pathway from Loss to Life Purpose

What if I told you there’s a map that can guide you on the journey from Loss to Life Purpose? It’s right inside your body. Your 7 Chakras are the pathway to heal and transform your life from one of anxiety, fear, and powerlessness to feeling peace, speaking your truth and living a life of…

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Am I Grieving Correctly?

Am I grieving correctly? I get this question ALL the time. Many of my clients come to me with this big, scary doubt chewing up their brain: Am I doing grief wrong? And ten times out of ten, my answer is NO. What does “doing grief wrong” look like? Here are some common answers from…

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6 Truths About Finding Happiness After Loss

In 6 truths about finding happiness after loss, I speak about how you can reclaim joy after a shattering event. Whenever we face a difficult life situation — separation, divorce, death of a loved one, a friend or family member in crisis — the first casualty is happiness. Consumed by the enormity of the situation…

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A Grief Retreat is A Safe Space to Heal

A grief retreat is a safe space to heal. I say this with complete confidence, having just returned after facilitating a Grief Healing Retreat “Finding Hope After Loss” in Oxfordshire, U.K., with Daniela Norris and Lo Anne Mayer. The three of us co-founded the International Grief Council in 2015, and this was our first-ever retreat.…

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The Book I Can’t Stop Talking About

Recently I read a book that inspired me so deeply that I’ve been telling everyone I know about it. The book I can’t stop talking about is The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton. This is a true story. Ray, as he is known, is a 29-year-old…

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Signs from the Afterlife

When someone we love dies, there is an emptiness. Signs from the afterlife, however, present themselves if we stay open and keep the faith. It’s like they just disappeared. In that moment, they become a name, the clothes they wore, their possessions, and memories in the minds of those they loved and left behind. What…

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3 Gifts That Loss Brings Us

3 gifts that loss brings us are gifts we tend to overlook easily. When my mother’s breath left her body for the last time in 2009, I could barely breathe. I shattered. I dropped deep into the dark well of grief. I could only think of my loss as negative. I didn’t have the insights…

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3 Lessons the Dying Taught Me

3 lessons the dying taught me have stayed with me all my life. Serving as a hospice volunteer for five years has been one of my most fulfilling life assignments. During this time, I sat by the bedsides of the dying. As I comforted, consoled, and cared for them, I learned. The dying are literally…

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Why it is Hard to Feel Our Feelings

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Why it is hard to feel our feelings is a subject I could write an entire volume on. I remember a moment during my intense grief over my mother’s death. I was sitting on the oatmeal-colored carpet in our living space, tears streaming down my face. My husband looked at me, sighed, and asked the…

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The Sorrow of Suicide

The sorrow of suicide is enormous. The recent suicides of two high-profile personalities, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, were tragic, heartbreaking and ripe with life lessons. An iconic American fashion designer, Kate had built a legacy that most people would be proud of. Anthony, celeb chef, author and TV personality, was considered one of the…

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