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The Beautiful Side of Grief your go-to weekly podcast if you are wanting to hear interviews from people who have moved through heart-wrenching loss or those who are at the coal-face supporting this process. It diverse, heart-warming though most of all it is positive and filled with go-to's that you can use yourself. For user-friendly FREE resources visit
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How are you parenting yourself in your grief? Are you giving yourself the same advice you would give your child? Sometimes we get so mired in our experience we can forget to take a step back to see the big picture.   In this final episode of Season 6, I speak with Ashmeeta Rama, a resilience and grief support advocate, expert, author, and founder of the Growth Story Hub. Ashmeeta shares her profound journey through intense grief, having faced multiple losses including miscarriages, rejection, and the loss of her parents and husband. She discusses how experiences and self-talk shape our emotional responses and reality. Highlighting the power of gratitude, empathy, and self-forgiveness, Ashmeeta emphasizes the importance of embracing our grief and finding empowerment through it. Join me as I delve into navigating grief, the significance of self-parenting, and Ashmeeta's mission to help others realize their worth and potential through storytelling.       Ashmeeta's Bio Ashmeeta Rama Madhav is an educator, resilience and grief support advocate/expert, entrepreneur, author, and lifelong learner. She has been intimately acquainted with grief since her early twenties, having experienced miscarriage, rejection, and the loss of her parents and husband, which exposed her to a range of profound emotions. She is the founder of Growth StoryHub; an organization created to inspire and empower individuals who have lost a loved one (suddenly or to a terminal Illness) and are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, numb, and vulnerable. At the heart of her book, "What’s Your Story?" is her passion for helping others and sharing her experiences. Through her book, she shares her journey through grief and self-discovery intending to provide comfort and inspiration to those confronting similar experiences. Ashmeeta's desire is for others to recognize that profound loss need not signify the end of one's story; rather, it can mark the commencement of a new and meaningful chapter. Her story is one of love, acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, growth, and self-discovery. Her mission is to share the knowledge she's gained through her experiences with others to empower the grieving. Her message is one of hope and healing, and she is here to help guide the grieving to feel alive again. Quote: "Don't let experiences define or destroy you. Take them in that light of them being a teacher and draw the positivity out of it, and embrace, empower, and evolve." ~ Ashmeeta Rama Madhav     Resources:   Ashmeeta's links: Website: Facebook: IG:       Twitter: Book:  Additional links:                                              Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA) on this link:   Did you find any value in this episode? If so, please leave us a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!  
In addition to grief, do you experience anxiety, fear, depression, procrastination, perfectionism, or any number of other conditions that hold you back from being able to live the life you want? Have you spent more more money than you care to recall on doctor's visits, therapists, books, apps, healing modalities, to maybe feel a little better though still essentially in the same place? Do you have HOPE within YOU that there is a way to get through what you are experiencing?   If you answered 'yes' to any of the above, then you need to take a listen to this episode! It's likely to change the entire way you think about yourself and what you have been experiencing.   Daniel Packard used the logic of his mechanical enginnering background to delve in and solve his own crippling feelings of anxiety, depression and PTS. The unique appraoch of his Nervous System Reset programme is guaranteed to give you the results you are after or you don't pay. Yes, that's right. You only pay for this system when you get results. That is how confident Daniel is that this system will be life-changing for you. It's based on evidence and measurable results that you get to see for yourself. I encourage you to bring your fear, anxiety and skepticism and take a listen to incredible episode. Oh... And I did I mention the results are permanent??   00:00 Introduction to the Episode 03:57 The Importance of Courage and Feeling 06:09 Daniel's Passion and Joy in Helping Others 09:57 The Engineering Approach to Emotional Struggles 23:23 The Root Cause of Anxiety and Fear 27:27 Understanding the Mechanical Approach 39:16 Role Play: Feeling Safe vs. Unsafe 40:34 Understanding the Link Between Care and Safety 41:45 Self-Care and Internal Safety 44:17 Signs of Neglecting Self-Care 48:35 The Importance of a Comprehensive System 50:50 Real-Life Success Stories 53:19 The Power of a Complete Toolkit 58:15 Overcoming Skepticism and Embracing Change 01:06:55 Final Thoughts   Daniel's Bio Daniel Packard is a U.C. Berkeley Mechanical Engineer and Anxiety Solution Pioneer whose research company engineered world's only permanent anxiety solution program where you only pay at the end of the program, once you have clear, measurable results. Daniel's passion for inventing and results came from his father. As a child growing up in Berkeley, CA, Daniel's father (who was a scientist and inventor) told a 10 year old Daniel two things that stuck with him for the rest of his life . His dad told him 'If something isn't working, invent something better.' And 'If you want to really make people's lives better...results matter.' After, staying in an abusive relationship too long, Daniel ended up with severe anxiety and PSTD. After spending 10 years and $100,000 trying solve his anxiety, he learned that a trillion dollars is spent globally on mental health, but not getting people in pain permanent results. Remembering what his dad told him, that 'results matter' and because he was trained in engineering school to know how to engineer solutions to complex problems, Daniel took a stand against the mental health industry and started his own research company with the goal to see if it was possible to reverse engineer a process from scratch that could solve anxiety permanently in a short period of time. Daniel and his team were not therapists or doctors or psychologists. They were not traditional experts, they were outsiders. Because they were outsiders they were open to discovering what the experts had missed. Daniel and his team made the huge breakthrough discovery that even though the experts say anxiety is a problem of the mind , the research revealed anxiety is actually a problem of the body. Based on this discovery Daniel and his team spent a total of 8 years, working with over 3000 people (from 5 continents) to develop, test and perfect an innovative 6 -week program that in just 6 weeks solves all forms of anxiety permanently with an industry leading 90% success rate. This 6 - week program called Nervous System Reset has helped hundreds of individual clients but also over 3000 people at over 300 companies and universities all over the world. Including the South African government which asked to make Nervous System Reset a part of the national mental health curriculum. Based in his mission to take a stand against the mental health industry which takes people’s money and doesn’t deliver permanent results, people who join Nervous System Reset only pay at the end of the process once they have clear, measurable permanent results. Daniel’s company is the only one in the world to offer a permanent anxiety solution with backed up results. This is because Daniel passionately believes what his dad told him years ago, which is that if you really want to make people's lives better...results matter. Fun facts: Daniel was a professional stand-up comedian for 15 years. He loves peach gelato. He's a surprisingly groovy dancer.     Quote: "When you're in pain, you want to be free of this. You want real results. And that's what our passion is." ~ Daniel Packard     Resources:   Daniel's links: Website: Facebook: IG:      YouTube: To view videos and/or book a FREE call to see if this system is the right fit for you:   Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA) on this link:   Did you find any value in this episode? If so, please leave us a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!  
This is a heartwarming and powerful episode. Making the decision to donate your child's organs must have to be one of the toughest decisions any parent would have to make. Yet, it can also yield incredible rewards.   Tara shares her poignant story of navigating the loss of her 13-year-old daughter, Taylor, after a tragic skiing accident. Tara and her husband Todd made the life-changing decision to donate Taylor's organs, leading to the creation of the Taylor's Gift Foundation to promote organ donation and provide grief support for donor families. Through her narrative, Tara emphasizes the importance of outliving oneself by making a lasting difference in the lives of others.   Taylor's Gift, the book that Tara and Todd co-authored sharing this inspirational journey has featured on platforms such as Good Morning America and recognized by People magazine. It's a message of compassion, hope, and resilience that is not to be missed.   00:00  Introduction to Tara Storch's Story 02:04  The Tragic Skiing Accident 04:18  The Decision for Organ Donation 08:36  Founding Taylor's Gift Foundation 10:47  Meeting the Organ Recipients 13:34  Providing Grief Support 17:43  Navigating Personal Grief 24:05  Showing Up for a Grieving Friend 24:47  Understanding Grief and Compassion 25:49  Supporting Grieving Children 27:59  The Journey of Healing and Resilience 30:42  Outlive Yourself: Leaving a Lasting Legacy 34:02  Fundraising and Community Support 36:37  Reflections on Grief and Strength 44:06  Conclusion and Final Thoughts       Tara Storch's Bio   Tara is president and co-founder of Taylor’s Gift Foundation and is a marketing professional, award-winning author, and community leader. Tara and her husband Todd, co-authored the award-winning book, Taylor’s Gift, which was recognized as the ‘Most Inspirational Book’ at the Books for A Better Life Awards in New York City. She and her husband were also recognized as “Heroes Among Us” by People Magazine. Opening up about her journey of finding hope and purpose after the loss of their daughter Taylor, she speaks publicly across the nation about her powerful “Outlive Yourself” message. Sharing her journey on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Ellen Show, People Magazine, and other national and international media, she brings a message of inspiration that touches lives worldwide. She is the proud mother to three children - Taylor, Ryan, and Peyton. She and her husband, Todd currently live in the Dallas, Texas area.   Quote: "How do you want to outlive yourself and leave a lasting difference in the lives of others?." ~Tara Storch     Resources:   Tara's links: Website: Facebook: IG:       LinkedIn: Tara's personal website:   Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA) on this link:   Did you find any value in this episode? If so, please leave us a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!  
My guest on The Beautiful Side of Grief in this episode is helping people overcome the hurt and overwhelm that comes from the chaos happening in their lives... For some, it's sickness. For others, it's incarceration. Or the loss of a loved one. In fact, it's one of those lists that is endless.      Noah Asher is Helping People Find Purpose Within Their Pain and Their Past through the 3 H's - Hope, Help, Humor. He is the owner of The Chaos Movement where they help authors market their books so they can share their message and be heard. Noah has written and not long released an award-winning Christian book - Chaos Overcoming the Overwhelm.  It’s a collaboration of real people experiencing real pain, learning how to overcome the overwhelming.   His passion is helping anyone, no matter what their situation, find that hope, passion and purpose again in their lives. So we are going to have a chat about what happened in his own life to take him on this incredible mission of helping others and what you can do to help navigate any chaos you may be experiencing in your life right here and now, today.     Noah's Bio   Noah Asher is the author of the Award-Winning Christian Book, CHAOS: Overcoming the Overwhelming. He is also the owner of The Chaos Movement where they help authors market their books. Noah speaks at prisons and rehabs across the country bringing Hope, Help, Humor to a hurting world. For more information on Noah Asher and all that he is doing, check out:   Quote: "Something that I realized when we can kind of make jokes about our situation, about our chaos, we own it instead of it owning us" ~ Noah Asher     Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA) on this link:   Did you find any value in this episode? If so, please leave us a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!
Can you imagine how you would cope if your only child KNEW they were going to die, and you were only 27? On The Beautiful Side of Grief today I get to speak to Amber's incredible mum, Patti DiMiceli who went through this with Amber at the tender age of 41/2. Amber was not afraid. She even picked out the clothes she wanted to wear to Heaven The story of how Patti and Amber prepared for this event - which she describes it as a Miracle, will bring tears to your eyes - so make sure you have some tissues handy before listening! How Patti viewed this event is also profound -  it is one that has elevated and sustained her, and many others around the world, since Amber's death.   This is a beautiful conversation with a lady I consider an Angel herself with all the incredible work she is doing to ease the pain of others and bring light into their world.   (This is Part 1. Part 2 where we explore the many tools and resources Patti uses in helping others, will feature in Season 7).     Patti's Bio Born in the City of Angels (LA, California) at the Queen of Angels Hospital, Patti knew she was chosen at an early age, though she didn’t know why. And then she discovered a small lump behind her daughter, Amber’s ear, in August of 1979. It was a discovery that would change her life, her destiny, and the world. Her story, chronicled in Amber’s book, Embrace the Angel, challenges the notion of death and invites us to harness the power of “Crossing the Threshold” to enrich the lives of others…to transform this world for the better. Using the tools, skills, and talents given to her by The Divine, Patti created Tobias & Co. LLC, a company devoted to elevating others, offering hope and inspiration to the bereaved and critically ill, and sharing her unique creations that delight the senses, soothe the soul, and lift the spirit.   She has featured in the Associated Press, the Bridgeport Post, the National Enquirer, The Capital, Natural Health Village, the Milford Citizen, New Haven Register, the New Haven Advocate, and on The Morning Show NYC with Regis and Kathy Lee, Channel 30 News, New Haven, CT, Good Day Boston, WUSA News, Washington, DC, WBAL News, Baltimore, MD. Patti has also been named Milford’s Renaissance Woman by the New Haven Advocate.     Quote: "I was standing in line getting something for Amber and I heard 'turn around', and I turned around and there was a big rack of keys, big golden keys, and the words, 'give this to Amber, and tell her it's the key to heaven'." ~ Patti DiMiceli     Resources:   Patti's links: Websites:                 Facebook: IG:   LinkedIn: Book:   Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA) on this link:   Did you find any value in this episode? If so, please leave us a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!
In this episode we explore the grief related to abuse - and more specifically narcissistic abuse. If you have a close relationship with your family - think for a moment what that relationship would look like if they set you for a lifetime of abuse as you were growing up, and then into your adulthood. Instead of giving you the love and support you deserved, they chose to cover their own tracks from possible exposure, by making you out to be the bad guy and supporting your abusive partner instead. Truly, It's enough to send anyone crazy! Having the courage to stand up for yourself and speak your truth becomes the death of your family and loved ones. To all intents and purposes - you are a whistleblower - and that's an incredibly courageous, risky, and heartbreaking situation to be in.   To find yourself - the trade-off is to lose your family.  This is what victims of abuse typically encounter when they leave their abusive situations, and there are probably some of you listening right now who will be able to relate to this.   So, if you have been set up for this type of situation, how on earth do you go about extricating yourself? That is what Dana Diaz is going to share with us today. She is the author of Gasping for Air: The Stranglehold of Narcissistic Abuse detailing the many decades she endured this type of abuse. When she finally ended the cycle of abuse, she was exiled and ghosted by friends, family, acquaintances in her son's school and in her church. She takes us through that - including how to identify some red flags for anyone who might be in a similar situation, and why it is so important for anyone who is experiencing this type of abuse to do find their way out.       Dana's Bio Dana S. Diaz studied journalism and psychology at DePaul University. While there’s no better teacher than life experience and Dana has had life-long experiences with narcissistic abuse, her education did give her the ability to accurately verbalize and express how narcissistic abuse creates confusion and conflict within victims. Today, Dana is a proud voice for fellow victims who are unable, afraid, or ashamed to share their experiences. She strives to create awareness and understanding to ensure victims are given the support they need to first understand their situation and then begin the healing process. Her first book, chronicling her own abusive marriage that lasted nearly three decades, started as a journal that she hid under the couch cushion in the basement.   Quote: "In a lifetime with narcissists, nobody ever asked me what I want because they didn't care what I wanted. They only cared what they wanted." ~ Dana Diaz     Resources:   Dana's links: Website: Facebook: IG:     Gasping for Air:     Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA) on this link:   Did you find any value in this episode? If so, please leave us a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!  
Do you believe in the unbelievable? That you have within you, the ability to heal yourself of anything? And not just yourself, but your family too? That you can get to use the term NED - No Evidence of Disease* - such a cool term!   It almost seems unbelievable until you listen to Candace who has seen life differently from a very young age. This led her into energy healing at a time it was still in the closet. Since those early days she has become a World Renowned Healer, creating the Silvers Healing ModalityTM  and being aTeacher of that, as well as being a Human Behavioral Expert featured on Gaia and other global platforms, which feature just some of her quantified medical miracles. Yes. Miracles.   This is a fascinating conversation that hopefully allows you to think of your life and what is possible, differently.   (* I know this is possible as a Specialist recently didn't believe I no longer had Crohn's so ordered an MRI - and sure enough, I no longer have evidence of Crohn's - all through energy healing!!)     Candace's Bio   Candace Silvers is a world-renowned healer, human behavioral expert, creator of the Silvers Healing ModalityTM, and founder of the Silvers Healing AcademyTM. Candace has healed thousands of people all over the world with chronic pain, digestive issues, cancer diagnoses, loss of vision, and countless other serious health concerns. With her expertise in human behavior, Candace is not only an incredible healer, but she is a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, constantly channeling innovative ideas, solutions, and ways in which we can heal our bodies and our world, through a newfound awareness.   Quote: "If life is happening to you, you're screwed. If life is happening for you, then everything is your oyster and pearls are everywhere." ~ Candace Silvers     Resources:   Candace's links: Website: Facebook: IG:   YouTube: Gaia TV's "Beyond Belief": Documentary: The Silvers Healing Academy: Email:     Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Want to check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA)? View on this link   Loved this episode? Leave me a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!  
Have you been through something so life-altering that your passion is to now live as authentic & true to yourself as possible? If so, you are going to love this week's guest, Sydney Decker. Sydney had been experiencing depression, anxiety, agoraphobia and also turbulent thoughts similar to her dad, well before he tragically took his own when she was just 20 years old. It was this event that became the catalyst for unbelievable and heart-warming change in her life. Yet, it wasn't an easy path... Sydney, like all of us had to first come to terms with her shadow-self - the parts we like to keep hidden, even from ourselves... Our inner demons. Sydney takes us through the experience of being so finely connected with her dad that after his death she picks up the healing that he led her to but couldn't do for himself... which is what breaks her heart open. We delve into that, Ayurveda, the inner child, shadow work, and her book, Cleanse Your Energy. This is a powerful and enlightening episode!     Sydney's Bio Sydney Decker is a brilliant and passionate Ayurveda Health Counselor, Intuitive Healer, and Lightworker. Dedicated to empowering and uplifting women, Sydney's divine purpose is to guide others towards embracing their truth and living a life of body positivity and emotional well-being. With her profound understanding of the mind-body connection, Sydney supports women in releasing emotional and mental weight that may be holding them back from experiencing true joy. Through her intuitive healing practices, she helps her clients uncover their authentic selves and step into their full power. Sydney's journey into the world of Ayurveda and intuitive healing began early in life when she realized her innate ability to perceive and assist others in their healing processes. Inspired by her own challenges with body image, Sydney became determined to transform her own relationship with her mind & body and help others do the same. As an accomplished Ayurveda Health Counselor, Sydney expertly combines the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with her intuitive healing gifts. She offers personalized solutions that address not only physical well-being but also emotional, mental, and spiritual balance. Her clients find solace in her compassionate and non-judgmental approach as she gently guides them towards self-acceptance and body positivity. Sydney's work goes beyond traditional healing methods by incorporating her intuitive insights as a Lightworker. Her ability to tap into the universal energy allows her to offer unique and tailored guidance to her clients. She provides a safe space where women can explore their truth and unlock their untapped potential. Sydney Decker's mission is clear—to create a world where women feel empowered, liberated, and confident in their own bodies. With her unwavering commitment to helping others, Sydney shines as a beacon of light and hope for all those seeking to embrace their true selves. She is also a Podcast Host and Author of Cleanse Your Energy now available on Amazon.   Quote: "Once you start to get in tune with being thankful and grateful, even for the negative, horrible things,  they shift and they change, too." ~ Sydney Decker     Resources:   Sydney's links: Website: IG:            @innerelementwellness, @sydderella 5 Day Mini-Gratitude Course: Cleanse Your Energy Book:   Cleanse Your Energy Journal:     Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Want to check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA)? View on this link   Loved this episode? Leave me a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!
Today I am talking to a young guy, John Kimble, who really ventured on the wrong side of life. He wanted to be a gangsta, he had no remorse around the things he did, he robbed houses, sold drugs, had addictions, had attempted suicide a couple of times, had multiple felonies and eventually ended up in a psych ward diagnosed as a sociopath. That's some heavy stuff to go through. Yet, he makes no excuses. He has turned that all around to now having his own fitness centre KimbleFit - and now helps others of all ages find the life they want - through the same means he helped himself.   This is an inspirational conversation of overcoming the self. To pause, center yourself, and reflect on who you are and where you want to head. It's about looking within and at your mindset. We go to grassroot levels of commitment, discipline, and being accountable... incredible wisdom from someone who is just 18 years of age!   And a heads up, we briefly touch on the theme of suicide ideation and what you can do around that.   John's Bio From psych ward and felonies to fitness trainer and life coach. Coming out to be CEO of KimbleFit, online personal trainer, life coach, and former amateur boxer. Going around helping people heal with their vices, addictions, fitness, nutrition, and mindset, just as he did himself.   Quote: "The only thing that really helped me was truly being honest and accountable for my internal feelings, what I was feeling." ~ John Kimble     Resources:   John's links: Website: IG:     Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Want to check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA)? View on this link   Loved this episode? Leave me a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!  
Sometimes we can just be too close to a situation. We don't want to see what is right in front of us. This was true for Rev. Jocelyn when she was facing her beloved father's battle with Alzheimer's. She initially didn't want to see her strong, capable, and loving dad was having issues with memory loss right before her eyes. When she did face it, however, she decided that she was going to her best, along with her brother, to find the happy moments and memories in this journey, as well as supporting their mum, who was his primary caregiver.   This is a great conversation about being human, and being vulnerable, even when you supposedly have all the tools, knowledge, and expertise, as Jocelyn does in the field of trauma and grief. It highlights how you can bring joy into a situation that seems overwhelming. How you can also use these opportunities to ask all those questions you've always wanted to know the answers to. This is also a wonderful conversation around caregiving and how to support your loved ones in that role. Enjoy!     Jocelyn's Bio Jocelyn is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. Jocelyn's background as a journalist, executive director of a nonprofit, and community leader allows her to connect with people from all walks of life. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in journalism. After receiving her B.A., she earned her master's degree in social work and her master's degree in theological studies. Jocelyn published her first book in 2019, called Breaking the Power of the Mask. Jocelyn is an ordained minister and the President of Faith on the Journey, a Christian Counseling company specializing in grief and trauma. She is a Master Facilitator with the Trauma Healing Institute and the founder of the Women in the Ministry which helps women to start, grow, and sustain transformative ministries that change the world.   Quote: "The beautiful side of grief is that there's certain memories that we have with our loved ones that bring us tremendous joy." ~ Rev. Jocelyn Jones     Resources:   Jocelyn's links: Website: Facebook: IG:      LinkedIn: FREE Grief Resource:   Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Want to check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA)? View on this link   Loved this episode? Leave me a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!
In this episode I have the privilege of talking to a very beautiful soul, Nathalie Himmelrich, around some very sensitive and confronting topics.  Nathalie is a passionate writer, holistic counsellor, coach, woman & mother. Her areas of specialty are relationships, grief, and trauma, with a passion to help people find their inspiration for healthy grieving. Nathalie knows this topic well through the insights gained from her own traumatic experiences around grief. We explore the tough decisions she had to make for her sick child in utero, and subsequent passing. Dealing with her mum's depression and her death shortly after the birth of her twins. The difference between active and passive grief, and how we have been textured by our grief through our experiences, beliefs, and understandings. We also take a look at modelling our grief and the ever-changing nature of it.   This is a very rich conversation, peppered with personal insights, that allows you to sit comfortably with your grief, in whatever form that may take. These are areas of grief we don't typically speak about, so I am grateful for Nathalie sharing so much invaluable information around bridging these gaps.   Following this conversation I had the privilege of sharing my own story on Nathalie's podcast How to deal with Grief and Trauma. You can find the link to this in the links below.   Nathalie's Bio Nathalie Himmelrich is a published author, holistic therapist, and coach. As a therapist, she specializes in helping both men and women navigate relationships, and in supporting individuals dealing with trauma, traumatic losses, and those experiencing grief. As an author, she has written numerous grief resource books. As a public speaker, she presents at international conferences and workshops. She has written 6 grief resource books and numerous articles on the topics of grief and trauma. She is also the host of the podcast How to Deal with Grief and Trauma.   Quote: "But in all of those losses, the one variable is yourself. And that is, how have you been textured by grief in your life?." ~ Nathalie Himmelrich     Resources:   Nathalie's links: Website:   Facebook: IG:      Twitter: LinkedIn: YouTube:   Nathalie interviewing me:   Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Want to check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA)? View on this link   Loved this episode? Leave me a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!    
What would you do if you were facing a life-ending diagnosis at 46? Would you just hunker down and do the best you can? Or would you step outside conventional medicine and thoughts and do whatever it takes?   The latter is what my guest, Ian Clark, did. Facing bankruptcy at the same time as his greatest health challenge, with eight children he didn't want to leave, he used his research skills to get rid of his 'incurable' cancer. This research also led him into groundbreaking areas, including advanced information on how to literally stop the body from aging, and how to self heal all injuries while correcting structural adhesions and distortions.   This is a fascinating conversation that is sure to get you thinking... and you may never look at your health the same way again!     Ian's Bio At 46 years old, I watched my life turn from bad to good. I fell in love with nature and watched it turn my life completely. Now, I am 65 years and I feel healthier than ever. Click the link below to watch my story and hope it inspires someone today!   Quote: "And I thought, why are they losing their health? Is it just because they're older? Or is there something else?" ~ Ian Clark     Resources:   Ian's links: Website: Facebook: IG:  LinkedIn: Product Link (please note this is an affiliate link):           Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Want to check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA)? View on this link   Loved this episode? Leave me a review and rating 💟            
My guest on this episode, Kim Peacock, is a courageous mum who witnessed the horrific accident of her eldest child just after Christmas in 1998. She had to find a way to make sense of this and go on for her remaining children and husband. - so how do you grieve a child and still manage to live fully for the rest of your famiy? Somehow Kim found a way. Amidst the heartbreak she began to find hope - and to realize that grief and joy can co-exist.   Kim will also take us through her book Victorious Heart - Finding Hope and Healing after a Devastating Loss.   Kim is a wife, mom, writer, speaker, grief mentor, author and CFO of the Construction Company they own. Her blog, Wild Victorious Heart, has been a huge encouragement to others during their life-altering loss of a loved one.     Kim's Bio When tragedy struck our family right after Christmas in 1998, it was a loss so deep I believed I would not survive. We witnessed the accident that took our daughter Nicole's earthly life. That event rocked the very foundation of my beliefs and my world. I had to find a way to grieve and still live life fully. After struggling in grief -feeling isolated and hopeless - I found hope and healing. I came to realize that grief and joy can co-exist. I became determined to find purpose in my pain and help others who were struggling with the deep sorrow of losing a loved one. My book "Victorious Heart: Finding Hope and Healing after a Devastating Loss" provides useful advice, guidance, and support for those in the midst of grieving.   Quote: "...and that's what happens in our lives, even in grief, spring comes." ~ Kim Peacock     Resources:   Kim's links: Website: Facebook: IG:   Book:    Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Want to check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA)? View on this link   Loved this episode? Leave me a review and rating 💟            
I truly believe caregivers are unsung heroes! That is why it is a privilege to talk with Sheila Clemenson who became a caregiver for her husband early into their relationship at the age of 26, when he was diagnosed with ALS. In this raw, authentic conversation we talk abut some of the tougher aspects of being a caregiver - the people pleasing trait, the guilt, the lack of self-care, and what happens after your loved one transitions. We also talk about getting a support network around us, finding the beauty in grief, the happiness, and allowing ourselves to have hope and dreams once again. If you've been having it tough in your grief, chances are you will have no problem connecting with this episode or with Sheila's recently released book - Over The Rainbow: From the Depths of Grief to Hope.     Sheila's Bio Sheila Clemenson is the Founder/CEO of Transitions Coaching Services, LLC with over 25 years of expertise "moving you forward" through challenging transitions. She is a Certified Career Coach, HR Consultant and Grief Wellness professional. Her book: Over the Rainbow: From the Depths of Grief to Hope is not just a book to support you through your grief journey, it's a heartfelt love letter from someone who has been there. Sheila Clemenson, the author, is no stranger to the profound pain of loss. After being a caregiver for several years and losing her first husband, Grant, at a young age to ALS, she fell into the grief pit herself. This book is the culmination of Sheila's journey and wisdom over the years of healing, written to be your companion in grief. Through her personal experiences, practical exercises, and suggestions, you'll navigate the labyrinth of loss. It's an affirmation that you too, can overcome challenging losses in your life, and bring your loved one's memories forward in new ways. You may even experience mystical messages from your loved ones that surprise you, much like rainbows, as you move forward in your life.   Quote: "I was stumbling around in the dark looking for the light switch in my underwear for years." ~ Sheila Clemenson     Resources:   Sheila's links: Website: & Facebook: IG:   LinkedIn:   Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Check out A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA) on this link:   Loved this episode? Leave me a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!
What would it mean to you to know that you are always right where you are supposed to be? That nothing is ever done "to you", it's being done "for you", and to understand why we have to lose our precious loved ones... and how we can grow from that to live a full loving life - well, that's just the tip of what we are exploring with my guest, Psychic Medium- Speaker, Teacher, & Bestselling Author and Relationship Expert, June Edward. June has been dealing with the unseen since childhood though it took an NDE at the tender age of 27 which allowed her to experience first-hand the other side - and believe it or not, she chose to come back. Following that experience, her exceptional mediumship skills exploded. She was dubbed The Massachusetts Medium, regularly selling out group-sessions. June is particularly skilled in working with Angels, guides and departed souls, to give closure and help loved ones heal on both sides. In addition, she helps us understand and appreciate what our journeys are all about so we can truly embrace this life we have - or change it up. We also talk about her latest book - Alls Fair in Love and Karma - 5 Steps to Relationship Mastery, and get to the bottom of the 5 things we need to master i our relationships.. And why we can attract the same ole deadbeats into our lives!   This is a conversation that you're not going to want to miss!   June's Bio June Edward has been psychic since a child; however she didn’t realize she was also a medium until later in life. Some of her gifts have been passed on, since her mother was also a medium. She also passed to the other side herself when she was 27 years old, and came back to this side by choice. She can offer firsthand experience that Life after Life does exist! She has a 100% success rate in bringing through souls from the other side, to give closure and help loved ones heal on both sides. Her sold out group readings can help give insight as to what’s going on in your life, and help to see what the Universe has in store. June’s special gifts include working directly with the Angels, Guides and departed Souls. Combined these tools have made her a very strong and accurate psychic and trance medium, able to bring through validating details to prove the connection and messages from the other side. June believes that her job as a psychic medium is not only to help those connect with their loved ones, and heal both sides, but to help encourage others to embrace this life, and be thankful for all the gifts they receive in their life every day!   Quote: "It's very easy for them once they've gone into the light to come and be with you." ~ June Edward     Resources:   June's links:  Facebook  Instagram  Linkedin  Twitter  Youtube   Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website:   Loved this episode? Leave me a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music
Grief is definitely multifaceted! Cathy Gabrielsen had a divine childhood devoted to Mother Mary and Christ. At 18 she had her first near-death experience in the same accident that left her boyfriend severly brain-damaged. Knowing she had to return to fulfill her purpose, she instead lived for many years with a tremendous amount of grief, sadness, anxiety, guilt, shame, and feeling like she had failed both God and her boyfriend.   A battle with breast cancer led her to her second near-death experience, gifting her profound and valuable insights into end of life experiences. Following that were two shared-death experiences, one with her dad, and the other with a friend fearful of dying.   This is one of those conversations that could have gone on forever! Cathy shares valuable insights covering trust, worthiness, and fear in our lives, and leaves us with some parting advice on trusting that you are not alone in your grief, and how to ease that darkness. Plus get your FREE healing stone chart!     Cathy's Bio Cathy Gabrielsen is a Healer, Spiritual Teacher, Ayurvedic Health Coach, Vedic Meditation Teacher, Graduate Teacher of Energy Medicine, and #1 best-selling author of Dying to Live: Surviving Near-Death. She has a private healing practice providing transformational healing sessions via Zoom. Cathy crossed the boundary into death, once as a teen and another time as a young mom recovering from cancer; she experienced spiritual transformations and discovered her paranormal gifts. Cathy returned to life to help others transform and heal emotional, spiritual, and physical wounds. Cathy is the founder of Connect Thru Cancer, the Gabrielsen Healing Center, and the Prana Detox. She has a private healing practice providing transformational healing sessions via Zoom. Quote: "I truly couldn't do the work I was able to do because I just hadn't done [it] myself. I hadn't taken care of myself enough to give to other people." ~ Cathy Gabrielsen     Resources:   Cathy's links: Website: Facebook: IG:    You Tube: LinkedIn:  My book link: Healing Stone Chart Free Gift:   Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Want access to A Letter of Hope & Aroha (aLoHA)? Check out this link   Loved this episode? Leave me a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!  
War does something to a person, not only emotionally, also physiologically. For starters, it rewires your brain to dampen emotional responses to what is being experienced, to exist in a hyper state of alertness and awareness, and to cope with altered sleep patterns. It  can also become very addicted to emotionally charged situations, where uncertainty exists. No wonder veterans can have a tough time readjusting to life outside, making sense of the trauma they've experienced, and simply adapting to living day to day without having to be in a constant state of alertness.   My guest, John Lawyer, has gone from being a soldier and contractor in counter intelligence over 15 years, to an Awakening. That is a HUGE shift for anyone to make! So I'm excited to explore with him just what prompted that and then the journey from having his brain rewired through many years of being a warrior in war situations... to then having to undo that and find his way to a place of peace, calm and purpose through becoming a spiritualist and universalist. He describes it as coming out the other side of the swamp of sadness. John is now commited to merging this spiritual path into everyday life. So join us to hear his incredible story   John's Bio From desert combat zones to a battle within, John Lawyer transformed from soldier to spiritual seeker. He acts as one of several guides for Kishar, a non-profit online spiritual community for people to share their journey and explore their own unique spiritual path. John is an Omnist and believes in the validity of great human thought from around the world and across time. He offers individual spiritual coaching and guidance services as part of the Kishar Spiritual Community. Quote: "Aligning what  your purpose is with what you're doing every day, I mean, how could there be anything more beautiful than that?" ~ John Lawyer   Resources:   John's links: Website: Facebook: IG:   Twitter -X: YouTube:   Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Loved this episode? Leave me a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music
Is your mum your best friend? What would you do if she died? Would your life continue to have the same meaning or would you feel like you were suddenly set adrift?   The later is what happened to Nichole Lee in 2018 when she lost her mum to cancer....   Nichole has trained in so many modalities since the death of her best friend and mum, and that helped her to transition from a highly 'successful' corporate job in change management into her hearts passion of helping others discover who they are amongst all the pain and heartache to gain harmony, expand in that joy and reconnect to yourself.   What I most love about today's conversation with Nichole, who is a trauma-informed healer, intuitive guide, and transformational life coach (plus many other modalities!), is that we really get to explore how our grief experience can be the catalyst for understanding just what magnificent creatures we are and that we all have the power to heal from within. It's recognising what your body and emotions are telling you through this experience and then exploring them more.   We dive into .... the mini roadblocks we create within when we suppress our emotions, the Emotion Code and Body Code modalities, a love of mine - HeartMath, and so much more. If you are feeling the winds of change within, then this is a must-listen to episode for you! 🧡     Biography Nichole is a trauma-informed healer, intuitive guide, and transformational life coach. She specializes in guiding individuals who are experiencing significant life transitions, feeling stuck, unfulfilled, or overwhelmed into rediscovering who they are, healing from past pain, and charting a fulfilling new path for their life. Before dedicating her life to healing and personal transformation, Nichole spent two decades as a Business Management Consulting Leader & Executive Coach, driving large-scale change initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. Nichole holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Instructional Design. She is certified in multiple disciplines, including life coaching, health coaching, spiritual coaching, energy healing (reiki, emotion code, body code), meditation and mindfulness, and as a trauma-sensitive heartmath practitioner.     Quote: "My mother's death was my rebirth. It activated something in me beyond the grief." ~ Nichole Lee   Resources:   Nichole's links: Website: IG:  HeartMath Breathing Info:         Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Loved this episode? Leave me a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music!
Grief can crack us wide open. Everything as we once knew it changes, a little in some areas, in others a lot. For many of us now that can result in becoming drawn to spirituality and ascension. Learning to rise above what we have experienced and to live our lives in ameaningful way, in a frequency of love, compassion, and service to others.   Today, Suzanna Kennedy takes you through what led to her own ascension and just what ascension is all about, including how you can move beyond your limiting beliefs to craft the reality YOU want. Suzanna has even developed proven and effective tools that can make this process far less painful, plus offers a special gift to allow you to ease into this process. In fact, Bruce Liptonlists Suzanna as a preferred provider because of her incredible skills!   This is a fascinating discussion we have that may well answer some of the questions or feelings you've had since losing your loved one. If you are ready to transform your grief, align with your highest truth and purpose, and live your most authentic life, then you definitely need to take a listen to this episode! ✨     Suzanna's Bio Suzanna Kennedy, a renowned Ascension Coach, and the creator of the transformative program, Reality Crafting 5.0. Suzanna's unique approach to personal growth and consciousness expansion has been making waves in the coaching and spirituality fields for over 20 years. The quality of her work is remarkable and she is a referred service provider on Bruce Lipton’s website. Suzanna has dedicated over two decades to guiding individuals on their spiritual journeys, helping them tap into their higher consciousness, overcome personal barriers, and manifest their desired reality. Her approach is rooted in the principle of "Reality Crafting Through the Diamond Heart," a philosophy that harmonizes quantum physics, spirituality, and emotional intelligence. Suzanna shares: [00:02:32] Favourite thing about Hawaii [00:03:39] How ascension came about [00:06:13] Clearing of beliefs in cells and sense of purpose [00:09:41] How people coped with Suzanna's transformation [00:10:39] Being a divine being [00:14:39] Connection with everything [00:15:18] Individual consciousness vs source consciousness [00:21:14] moving to a higher level of cnsciousness [00:24:00] what we need to do to level up [00:24:47] Clearing misinformation [00:26:00] Losing the fear of abandonment [00:29:30] Simple, easy, and powerful practices [00:38:21] Bringing through frequencies from 8th dimension [00:42:56] Sacred Union - Ascending to 5D [00:48:39] self Identity [00:53:28] This is your purpose     Quote: "We can take those memories and turn those traumas, those emotional pains into love." ~ Suzanna Kennedy   Resources:   Suzanna's links: Suzanna's book Sacred Union:       Website: Facebook: ** Go to Suzanna's website for the Violet Flame meditation download**   Follow me on: Email:  Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube:   Do you need support during this time? Check out  my NEW programme on the following link:     Loved this episode? Leave me a review and rating 💟               And heartfelt Thanks to Gabe Dovaston for the music  
Season 6 Trailer

Season 6 Trailer


I hope 2024 has started off well for you!   Apologies for not letting you know season 5 was finishing with Nick's episode and that I would be off for a few weeks.   Season 6 is on the way, though, early Feb with a line up of fabulous guests for you that i give you a sampling of in the trailer.   I'm also on the lookout for some people willing to test out my new programme free of charge in return for feedback. If you are interested drop me an email to with ALOHA in the subject line.   Catch up with you soon!   Cheers - Helen 💜