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Grief 2 Growth

263 EpisodesProduced by Brian D. SmithWebsite

Have you been devastated by events in your life? You’ve lost your drive. You’re not even sure why you’re still here on the planet. I’ve been there. The death of a loved one can do that to you. Grief 2 Growth is here to help you find your way back to peace, purpose & joy.

263 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

How To Discover Boundless Possibilities With Lissa Friedman

May 30th, 2023


Join me in this captivating interview, as we delve into the remarkable journey of spiritual enlightenment and transpersonal therapy with renowned …

Forgiving The Unforgivable- Geoff Thompson

May 19th, 2023


I've been blessed to have interviewed some amazing people on Grief 2 Growth. This conversation with Geoff Thomspon is transformational. He not only endured the abuse he went through. He used it to make himself into …

🔒 🎢 My Journey Through Life's Hiccups: Learning the Art of Positive Intelligence

May 15th, 2023


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In this deeply personal and moving podcast episode, I take you through a seemingly disastrous Mother's Day that tested my resilience and positive mindset. As I tried to savor a special day with my …

Colin Perry- Jesus Rescued Him As He Was Descending Into Hell

May 12th, 2023


Colin had a very unusual Near Death Experience that included a brush with hell. I asked Colin some very pointed questions, which he responded to. …

Paula Lenz Shares Her Shared Death Experience With Her Brother

May 9th, 2023


Meet Paula Lenz, a respected speaker, author, and communicator who has been recognized for her work and contributions to the community. Paula has …

Psychic Medium Julie Ryan Reveals Her Medical Intuitive Powers and Angelic Insights

April 28th, 2023


🔮 Join me in this enlightening podcast interview with Psychic Medium and Medical Intuitive Julie Ryan as she unveils her extraordinary abilities and …

Father Nathan Castle- Unraveling The Mysteries Of Interrupted Death Experiences

April 20th, 2023


🎙️ Join us in this fascinating episode of Grief 2 Growth as host Brian Smith sits down with Father Nathan Castle, O.P., a tremendous spiritual guide …

How I Started The Best Site To Find A Medium- Sally Hawk

April 11th, 2023


In this podcast, I  speak with Sally Hawk, the founder of Very Soul and a medium, to talk about her journey from working in high-powered banking to …

A Reason to Carry On: Reflections on Life's Challenges and Opportunities with Author Vony Eichel

April 4th, 2023


In this interview, I sit down with Vony Eichel, an American author, Exercise Therapist, and former Blue Badge tour guide, who has lived in London, …

When Your Dream Collides With A Nightmare- Patricia Crisafulli

March 31st, 2023


In this inspiring interview, I speak with Patricia Crisafulli, an accomplished author, speaker, and entrepreneur, about her life experiences and the …

His Memories Span Lifetimes- Christian Sundberg

March 20th, 2023


I was so excited to finally get to sit down with Christian Sundberg. I've heard him speak several times and wanted to share him with you.

Welcome to this enlightening podcast interview with Christian. He shares his …

His NDE Made Him Wise Beyond His Years- Jacob Cooper

March 14th, 2023


This is my second interview with Jacob Cooper. Jacob had a profound NDE at the tender age of three years old. That NDE not only gave him a return …

Nicky Alan- The Rise & Fall Of Britain's Best Psychic

March 7th, 2023


I've had nearly 200 guests. None have made me laugh more than Nicky Alan. This is my second interview with Nicky. We talk about her latest book, her incredibly intuitively led life, and the reality of living with a …

The Magic of Surrender- Kute Blackson

February 28th, 2023


I had a fascinating conversation with Kute Blackson, a man with wisdom beyond his years. We learn about Kute's background, and what motivates him, and get some of his wisdom.

Kute Blackson is a beloved inspirational …

🔒 How The Death Of A Child Impacts A Couple's Relationship

February 25th, 2023


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First, let's bust that big myth. You know the one. 

Now that that's out of the way let's get real. What possible impact can we expect on your relationship? How can we make sure things don't go …

🔒 When I Think Of Home

February 22nd, 2023


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I prepared this talk to give on Sandra Champlain's Sunday Gathering. I've revised it just a bit and recorded it for you, my podcast friends. 

If you haven't heard it (or if you have) check out …

Her Mediumship Heals Both Sides- Karen Docherty

February 22nd, 2023


Typically, we think of a medium reading as healing for the sitter, the person who hires the medium. We don't often think of a reading as beneficial for the person in the spirit world.

I had a fascinating conversation …

We Are All Travelers- Donald Altman

February 21st, 2023


Publishers send many authors to me to pitch their books. I turn down most of those requests. I rarely read fiction books. I just don't have the time. But this author and this book intrigued me, and I'm glad I decided to …

Heather Allison- Awakening The Divine Feminine

February 18th, 2023


Heather is an Activator of those who are here to be Activators, the Divine Feminine guide for Divine Feminine guides, a Destiny Accelerator for those …

🔒 Today I Said No

February 16th, 2023


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Today, I was proud of myself. I did something that's not been easy for me to do. Today, I said "No." 

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My Grief 2 Growth Story

February 11th, 2023


Who is this guy? Why does he do what he does? What are his qualifications?

All of those questions, and more, are answered in this short synopsis.

If …

Living A Spirit Led Life- ZofiaRennea Morales

February 10th, 2023


ZofiaRennea Morales is an award-winning global strategist and former biophysicist. She had it all - a hi-powered career, loving husband, gorgeous properties, adventure, good friends, you name it. She was living the …

Using Reiki To Enhance Spirit Communications

February 7th, 2023


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Who Is In? Who Am I?- Avikal Costantino

February 6th, 2023


Avikal's book "Who Is In?" will challenge you to discover who you truly are. Often the belief that we know who we are blocks us from discovering who …

Eric Hodgdon- A Sherpa Named Zoi

February 3rd, 2023


It was beautiful to sit down with a fellow Shining Light Dad. A Shining Light Parent has a child in spirit. Us dads taking the mic is rare indeed.

🔒 How Do I Celebrate Her Birthday When She's Not Here?

January 30th, 2023


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When suffering from grief, it's hard to celebrate. When Shayna passed away, I didn't feel like celebrating anything. Holidays, …

Do We Merge Back Into The One?

January 27th, 2023


I recently attended a conference where there were several people who had NDEs. A discussion of whether we merge into the one or retain our individuality broke out. This is a topic that can cause fear and confusion. For …

NDE and Poly-Trauma Survivor- Brooke Grove

January 26th, 2023


Brooke Grove is an NDE and trauma survivor who speaks frankly, succinctly, and brilliantly on this mess, we call humanity. Marrying the holy with the …

Special (Very Short) Announcement- Bonus Episodes Available

January 25th, 2023


I am going to produce additional bonus content for those interested. The podcast will remain the same unless you subscribe to this bonus content. You can still expect about an episode a week from me, free of charge.

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How To Live When Your Child Dies- Vanessa May

January 24th, 2023


"Love Untethered: How To Live When Your Child Dies" is a memoir about Vanessa's grief for the loss of her son Harry. 

By sharing her personal experience, Vanessa hopes to enable others who have gone through a similar …

🔒 Proof Of The Afterlife In 10 Minutes

January 24th, 2023


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Oliver Rolfe- A Holistic Guide to Wellness

January 17th, 2023


How do we live a healthy lifestyle? A holistic life leads to health and well-being, according to many, including my guest, Oliver Rolfe. 

A decade …

He Had A Hellish NDE- Dr. Raj Parti

January 12th, 2023


Hellish Near Death Experiences are pretty rare. Dr. Parti died and says he saw hell. I've wanted to interview Dr. Parti for a very long time. A small percentage (estimated at around 5%) of Near Death Experiences are …

Harmony Kwiker- Transpersonal Counselor Who Had An NDE

January 10th, 2023


A growing number of counselors and therapists are treating the whole person.  Transpersonal Counseling honors the higher dimensions of the human …

Mark Anthony- The Afterlife Frequency

January 2nd, 2023


Mark Anthony is known as The Psychic Lawyer. This episode with Mark is a great way to kick off the New Year. I’ve met Mark a couple of times at various conferences. In August 2022, I spent a few days with Mark at the …

John Schaefers- Shared Death Experience With His Father

December 29th, 2022


John Schaefers is a former military and retired science teacher (math, physics, and chemistry). He reached out to me because he wanted to share his fascinating story of the Shared Death Experience (SDE) he had when his …

Ruthanne Warnick- Capture The Journey Of Your Loved One's Legacy

December 23rd, 2022


Ruthanne Warnick advocates capturing family stories and experiences to connect generations. As a Family Legacy Guide, Ruthanne helps individuals glean the most important stories, experiences, lessons, and words of love …

Daniel John- Navigating Through Grief And Understanding Mediumship

December 20th, 2022


Daniel John is a father, husband, and certified medium who was raised Catholic, found Jesus in 9th grade, and is a dedicated follower of Christ …

David Hayward- The Naked Pastor

December 16th, 2022


This one was a big thrill for me. I've been a fan of David's cartoons for many years. And I got to interview him to learn about the man behind the pen.  His cartoons are biting, funny, and sometimes hurt a little as …

Unburying My Father- Zander Masser

December 13th, 2022


Zander Masser is an occupational therapist, husband, father, musician, and author of the narrative photography book Unburying My Father. Zander's father, Randy, contracted HIV from using contaminated blood products to …

Louise Hamlin- WhatsApp Messages From Heaven

December 8th, 2022


Louise Hamlin is the author of WhatsApps from Heaven, a book about bereavement and the extraordinary signs she received after her husband died.

Louise was a law lecturer at Cambridge University, she did not really …

John of New- Is He The Apostle John Reincarnated?

November 28th, 2022


John Davis has a pretty wild story. 19 different intuitive readers independently and spontaneously told him about a very specific past life. Raised …

Lisa Jones- She Went To Heaven With Her Husband

November 17th, 2022


You've heard of Near Death Experiences. You might not be as familiar with Shared Death Experiences. When Lisa Jones' husband passed into the next life, she was allowed to go to the celebration in heaven with him.

After …

The Team Audio Book- Frances Key and Special Guest Lisa Simone

November 14th, 2022


What an episode I have for you today! Lisa Simone and Frances Key talk about The Team Books.

Frances Key is the channel for the greatest series of …

Terri Daniel- Why She's Known As Dr. Death

November 6th, 2022


I've known Dr. Daniel for several years. We have worked together on workshops and teaching courses. I've learned so much from her during our time …

Why Meditation Isn't Working For You

November 2nd, 2022


Why meditation isn't working for me is a common search I recommend meditation to all of my clients. I can't count how many have told me, "I can't …

Pancakes For Roger-Advice From A Father

October 26th, 2022


Susan L. Combs is President of Combs & Company, a full-service insurance brokerage firm based in New York City. Susan started the company at …

The Carefree Medium- Susanne Wilson

October 20th, 2022


It was thrilling to sit down with Susanne Wilson to catch up on what's been happening in her life. Susanne is the first medium I had any experience with. In March 2016, someone gave me a gift of a reading with Susanne. …

Grief Speaks Out with Jan Warner

October 13th, 2022


When Jan Warner's husband died, she felt an intensity of grief she had not anticipated. Her husband was a recovering alcoholic who spent his sober …

Shared Death Experiences Are His Speciality

October 10th, 2022


You've heard of a Near Death Experience. You may not be as familiar with a Shared Death Experience. A Shared Death Experience is when a healthy person shares in the crossing over of someone transitioning into the next …

Kelvin Chin- A Brief History Of Spirituality Over The Last 7,000 Years

October 6th, 2022


Kelvin  Chin is Executive Director & Founder of the “Turning Within” Meditation and Overcoming the Fear of Death Foundations and is an internationally-recognized meditation teacher featured in Business Insider, …

Miraculous After Death Communication From Teo

September 29th, 2022


When it comes to After Death Communication, it's hard to beat Teo.

Cecilie Surasky and Carolyn Hunt are the parents of Teo Hunt Surasky, an …

What Is Consciousness?

September 27th, 2022


We all experience consciousness. But, can any of us be sure of what it is, where it comes from, and where it goes?

Philosophers and scientists have wrestled with this question for hundreds of years. It's confused some so …

Amirah Hall's NDE And How It Led To Her Becoming A Healer

September 22nd, 2022


I've never heard a Near Death Experience quite like Amirah Hall's. Of course, every NDE is different, as I believe they are tailored for the individual.

Rev. Amirah Hall, M.Msc. blends “sacred with science” and has been …

What's Sabotaging You Is Coming From Within

September 21st, 2022


I've been training in Positive Intelligence for several months. In the program, we learn about "saboteurs", the voices in our heads that tell us that we aren't good enough, that our circumstances aren't good enough, and …

Gitanjali Hemp- Your Responsibility To Joy

September 15th, 2022


I had a terrific conversation with Gitanjali about the nature of humanity and how we can live more joyous lives. Make sure you stay to the end for this one.

Gitanjali Hemp is a master energy healer, visionary mystic, and …

Is Reincarnation Real or Do We Merge With The One?- Kelvin Chin

September 8th, 2022


This is my good friend Kelvin Chin's third appearance on Grief 2 Growth. I consider Kelvin to be one of the leading experts in the world on what we call the afterlife. He's also one of the world's experts on meditation.

Stephani Grace- Creating Real Happiness

September 1st, 2022


Stephani Grace is an author, motivational speaker, therapist, and mindfulness expert. Her book, Creating Real happiness A-to-Z: A Mindful Guide To …

Doing The Work To Heal Childhood Trauma- Steven Twohig

August 25th, 2022


Steven is a fascinating man who has turned early trauma into his superpower. 

Steven and I discussed how we all must heal from wounds and the benefit of doing our shadow work. 

Founder of Mastering Change, Steven Twohig, …

After Death Communications 101 With Christine Duminiak

August 18th, 2022


I met Christine many years ago in her Facebook group that prays for people to have after death communications with their loved ones. I didn't realize she had such fascinating stories about her experiences. 

In this …

Sarah Brassard Special Announcement on Trauma Recovery

August 12th, 2022


Sarah is back for a second time to discuss how she helps women recover from trauma. I am thrilled to be partnering with Sarah on a Trauma Recovery Summit coming up in early October 2022. This summit will feature …

Jenny Light- Using Meditation to Find Peace

August 11th, 2022


Jenny and I spoke about her journey from illness, to self-healing, to healing others.
Jenny Light is a Yoga Elder, psychologist, meditation teacher on …

Tyler Deal- His NDE Led Him To Become A Healer

August 4th, 2022


Tyler and I had a fascinating talk about what led to his NDE in his twenties and why he kept it quiet for over a decade. Today, Tyler is a healer, practicing many modalities and wanted to share his NDE to help others …

Candice Rebollo- Bringing Women To Their Best Lives

July 28th, 2022


If you want to know how to get more from life, figure out why you're going through the pain you're going through, and heal from wounds you might not even know you had, Candice is the woman for you to listen to!

Candice …

Delphi Ellis- Answers In The Dark- Fixing Your Sleep Life

July 20th, 2022


Delphi (pronounced Del-phee) Ellis is the author of Answers in the Dark: Grief, Sleep, and How Dreams Can Help You Heal. She is a qualified …

Alessanda Sagredo- Learning To Love Yourself

July 13th, 2022


Alessandra  Sagredohas a fascinating story. She grew up as an adopted, ¼ black bi-sexual female mystic in a household of strict Salvation Army …

Camille Dan- Gathering At The Doorway

July 7th, 2022


Camille Dan is the Shining Light Mother of Aaron, who transitioned into spirit at an early age. Camille and I discuss what Aaron was like before he passed. But, we really focus on her surprising relationship with Aaron …

Clarissa Moll- Coming Out Of The Dark

July 1st, 2022


Clarissa Moll had four young children when her husband Rob suddenly died. Clarissa had to re-establish her faith, be mother and father suddenly, and …

Jane Duncan Rogers- Makes Predeath Planning Easy

June 23rd, 2022


No one wants to think about death, our own or that of a loved one. But, the reality is death will part all of us eventually. When Jane Duncan Rogers' husband got a terminal diagnosis, she realized it was time to do the …

Ren Koi- A Conclusive Definition of Consciousness

June 16th, 2022


Consciousness. We all know what it is. But, we can't explain it. We can't define it. We just know it.

Scientists and philosophers have debated this for years. What is the source of consciousness? What is it? Is it …

Kimberly Meredith-Moving Into The Fifth Dimension

June 9th, 2022


Kimberly Meredith is a scientifically studied medium. Her abilities began to manifest at birth but were enhanced by two Near Death Experiences. Her book, Awakening To The Fifth Dimension, tells us how to begin living in …

Shauna Domalain- Connecting Mothers With Their Children In Heaven

June 1st, 2022


Shauna's little boy Jack lives in spirit. Shauna has developed a way of communicating with Jack that she shares with other mothers whose children are no longer in the physical.

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Cindy Baumann- An Incredible Grief Warrior

May 27th, 2022


Cindy has endured more trauma in this life than many of us will in several lives. While there were times she wanted to give up, she never did. Today, she is an example of what we can become if we just keep showing up.

Carrington Smith- Finding Gifts In The "Stuff" Of Life

May 19th, 2022


At first glance, you might think of Carrington Smith as being born with a silver spoon in her mouth. But, other people's lives usually look much easier to us than they are for them. Carrington grew up with abuse and …

Dr. Lotte Valentin- The MD Who Had Two NDEs

May 12th, 2022


Dr. Lotte Valentin was an atheist until two NDEs awakened something inside her. Suddenly, gifted with intuitive foresight, Dr. Valentin realized she …

Anna Parkinson- Physician Heal Thyself

May 4th, 2022


Physician Heal Thyself. We've all heard it. Does anyone know what it really means? Well, Anna Parkinson says we can heal ourselves, physically. When she was diagnosed with brain cancer, Anna found a way to heal herself. …

He Helps People Leave A Legacy- Jonathan Wess- TimeCapsule Family Connections

April 28th, 2022


Jonathan is the CEO and Founder of Timecapsule Family Connections, a company that is helping people everywhere to leave a legacy for their families …

Are We Living With Ghosts?- Stephen Berkley

April 21st, 2022


LIVE Q&A with the filmmaker of "Best Documentary" winner Living with Ghosts, a seven-year exploration into the nature of consciousness and …

Celine O'Donovan- Carrying The Gifts Out of the Devastation

April 14th, 2022


Celine O’Donovan is a native of Salthill, Galway. Following an international career in marketing for over 25 years she is now a published author.

This …

What do NDE's tell us about punishment after death?

April 11th, 2022


You guys keep asking tough questions. This one revolves around punishment in the afterlife. It seems a lot of people are upset that there might not …

Clare Goldsberry- The Teacher Within

April 7th, 2022


Clare Goldsberry has been a life-long student of religion and spiritual paths and has studied Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, …

Becca Piastrelli- Root & Ritual- Reconnecting

April 5th, 2022


This was an intriguing conversation about reconnecting with ourselves, our ancestors, our neighbors, and the land we live on. Many of us are feeling …

Adam Hill- From The Couch To the Ironman World Championships

March 31st, 2022


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Adam and are alike in that we both suffered from anxiety and feelings of inadequacy. When Adam hit bottom, he turned to …

The Slap Heard Round The World

March 31st, 2022


Celebrity gossip? Just two millionaires behaving badly? None of our business? Will Smith slapped the sh*t (using Chris' word) out of Chris Rock on live national TV. And, the country can't stop talking about it.

As you …

Michele Neff Hernandez- Different After You

March 24th, 2022


Michele Neff Hernandez is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Soaring Spirits International, a non-profit organization providing peer support programming for widowed people worldwide.

Michele is the author of …

Edy Nathan- Learn To Dance With Your Grief

March 17th, 2022


Edy Nathan is the bestselling author of It's Grief, where she examines the emotional and devastating impact of loss and trauma. Grief is hard to talk about.

Edy teaches you to dance with your grief, to know it as a way …

She Shares Secrets from Heaven- Susanne Seymoure

March 7th, 2022


Susanne Seymoure had a bad feeling about putting on her scarf on that winter day when she was 12 years old. Her mother insisted and Susanne wore the …

Activate Your Intuition with Zoey Greco

March 3rd, 2022


I greatly enjoyed my conversation with Zoey Greco. She is a fascinating young woman who has embraced her intuitive nature and is dedicated to helping you embrace yours.

Born in New York City, raised in rural Connecticut, …

Colleen Murphy- Murphys Don't Quit

February 24th, 2022


I spoke with Colleen about how her life was changed when her daughter Lauren was hit by a car and suffered severe brain damage. Colleen doesn't …

Tracy Crossley- Helps Us Break Unhealthy Patterns

February 17th, 2022


Tracy Crossley is a Behavioral Relationship Expert, Author and Podcast Host, who specializes in treating individuals with unhealthy LIFE and relationship patterns. Tracy helps clients transform, impostor syndrome, …

Looking Through Rose Colored Glasses?

February 16th, 2022


After my Bengals made an improbable and incredible run to the Super Bowl, our city was left with a choice as to how we view our future. I realize that in this choice, there's a life lesson.

Joe Burrow literally wears …

Rose Thornton- Her Near Death Experience and Incredible After Effects

February 10th, 2022


For 20 years, Rose Thornton enjoyed a national reputation as an expert on old houses. The author of ten books, Rose has been featured on everything …

Cathy Jane Jensen- Searching For Her Son On The Other Side

February 3rd, 2022


When Aaron Schaeffer died, his mother Cathy Jane Jensen knew that could not be the end. The "loss" of her son set her on a quest that has turned into …

Marla Hughes- Spirituality, Consciousness, and the Incredible Wisdom of Children

January 25th, 2022


Marla Hughes has worked with children her entire life in a number of different capacities. At the transplant unit of UCSF Hospital in San Francisco she taught children about exercise, nutrition and relaxation. She …

Curing The Disease To Please

January 24th, 2022


Today's Mindful Monday Moment comes from a coaching client who asked what we do when the desire to please others becomes detrimental to our lives. 

If …

I Feel Sad Today. And That's OK.

January 13th, 2022


Today's offering is on the 22nd birthday of my daughter Shayna who passed away in 2015. This is the seventh birthday without Shayna here with us. 

The birthdays of someone who has passed are bittersweet. Birthdays are …

There's No Way I Would Choose This- Or Is There?

December 27th, 2021


This mindful Monday moment was inspired by a comment on Penny Wittbrodt's NDE. A viewer wrote that she was tracking right along with Penny until …

How To Care For Content Creators

December 20th, 2021


In this short episode, I share tips for content creators and content consumers. So much content is available for free. But, it takes time and effort to create it. What do content consumers owe to content creators? How …

Crystal Partney-Scattering Hope After My Sister's Suicide

December 7th, 2021


I spoke with Crystal about life after the suicide of her sister Gina, in 2019. Crystal was raised Mormon and the suicide of her sister tested her …

Kristine Carlson- Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

November 30th, 2021


Not everyone has a Lifetime Television biopic starring Heather Locklear. But, my guest for this episode does.

Kristine Carlson is a New York Times bestselling author and renowned speaker recognized worldwide for the …

Michele Benyo- She Helps Children Grow From Their Grief

November 18th, 2021


As the parent of a child who survived the passing of her sister, I know one of the biggest concerns, when a child dies early, is, "How do I help my other child?"

Michele Benyo is a mom of two, a Certified Grief Recovery …

Jerry Hyde- The Most Dangerous Therapist In The World

November 9th, 2021


You are going to love this guy! I enjoyed this frank conversation with Jerry about what it is to be a man, the ultimate nature of reality, the role …

Shelley F. Knight- Good Grief- Making Positive Changes

November 2nd, 2021


Shelley F. Knight is a positive changes expert who can help you through her written and spoken words. Shelley has been intuitive for her entire life and comes from a family that encouraged her spirituality. She has …

Her NDE With Her Newborn Baby Saved Her Life- Part 3

October 26th, 2021


In Part 3 of our conversation, I ask Alba questions to fill in some of the details of her experience. We learn what the accident is that caused Aurelia's passing. We learn more details about her dreams that predicted …

Alba Monn- Her NDE With Her Daughter Saved Her Life- Part 2

October 14th, 2021


In Part 2 of our conversation, Alba continues the story of her experience with Aurelia.

Alba Monn is an author and a mother who had a fascinating experience with the birth of one of her children, Aurelia. Alba had a …

Alba Monn- Her NDE With Her Daughter Saved Her Life Part 1

October 12th, 2021


Alba Monn is a mother who had a fascinating experience with the birth of one of her children, Orelia. Alba had a near-death experience that changed her life. It was, in actuality, a shared death experience, as you will …

Adam Rabinovitch- Connecting Our Paths Eternally

October 7th, 2021


Adam has dedicated himself to a lifetime of service, prompted by the early passing of his toddler sister when Adam himself was a young boy.

Today, Adam Rabinovitch is Executive Director of COPE - a nonprofit grief and …

Sandra Champlain- We Don't Die

September 28th, 2021


Sandra Champlain is the host of We Don't Die, a popular podcast; the author of We Don't Die, a bestselling book; and the single biggest reason I …

Dr. Betty Kovacs- Consciousness Is All There Is

September 21st, 2021


In this scintillating conversation, Dr. Kovacs and I discuss the nature of consciousness and who we are as human beings. We talk about the deep truths behind ancient myths. Dr. Kovacs has been exploring the nature of …

Dr. Boyd Purcell- Christianity Without Insanity

September 14th, 2021


I am happy and hopeful to share this special episode with you. All of my episodes are special. But, in this one, I discuss a particular type of pain …

Barby Ingle- From Wheels to Heals

September 7th, 2021


Barby Ingle is a best-selling author, reality personality, and lives with multiple rare and chronic diseases; reflex sympathetic dystrophy(RSD), …

Leslie Davis- You Can't Eat Love

August 31st, 2021


Leslie Lindsey Davis is the author of the book "You Can't Eat Love" where she shares the lessons she learned on a journey to learn to love herself. Part of the work was finally dealing with the ungrieved loss of her …

Reid Peterson- Grief Refuge

August 24th, 2021


Reid Peterson is the Creator of Grief Refuge, a mobile app that is a daily companion to people in grief. Reid has years of experience working with grief and creating online learning. He has combined the two into a …

Frances Key- The Team- Advanced Concepts

August 17th, 2021


Frances Key is the scribe of a four-book series called The Team: A Mother's Wisdom from the Other Side. She began writing the books 19 days after her mother died when she sensed her mother communicating important …

Rebecca Valla- When Soul Plans Get Tough

August 10th, 2021


This is Dr. Valla's second appearance on Grief 2 Growth. In May 2020, Dr. Valla and I spoke about healing our inner child within. In this episode, we …

Pastor John Burke- Imagine Heaven

August 3rd, 2021


Some people believe Near-Death Experiences are hallucinations, hoaxes, or even tricks of the Devil. But, Near Death Experiences line up with what the …

Krista St-Germain- The Widowed Mom Podcast

July 27th, 2021


Krista St-Germain is a Master Certified Life Coach, grief expert, widow, mom, and host of The Widowed Mom Podcast.

When her husband was killed by a drunk driver in 2016, Krista’s life was completely and unexpectedly …

Bridget Finklaire- The Bone Circle

July 20th, 2021


Bridget Finklaire is an author and spiritual teacher. We had a wide-ranging discussion as she has a wealth of knowledge to share that comes from years of experience. She's a wealth of knowledge. I started with six pages …

Anthony Chene- In Front Of The Camera

July 13th, 2021


Anthony Chene attended business school and began a career in finance before realizing that was not his life’s passion.

After graduating in media …

Dr. Vondie Lozano-Life Between Lives

July 6th, 2021


Dr. Lozano reached out to me to tell me about her work with using hypnosis for past life and life between life regressions. It's something I've …

Rich Curtis- Change Your Story / Change Your Life

June 28th, 2021


My work is largely about helping people change their perspectives. Rich's book "Change Your Story Change Your Life" is about that same thing. Taking the same set of facts and telling a story about it that is beneficial.

Allen Klein- Embracing Life After Loss

June 22nd, 2021


Comedian Jerry Lewis has said that Allen Klein is “a noble and vital force watching over the human condition.”

Klein (aka “Mr. Jollytologist”® and …

Beth Cavenaugh- Some Light At The End

June 15th, 2021


Beth Cavenaugh RN, BSN is a certified hospice and palliative care nurse, Reiki practitioner, writer, and educator. Sliding into her 25th year as a nurse, Beth has spent the last 15 caring for hospice patients. Beth …

Dr. Joshua Black- What Dreams May Come

June 8th, 2021


After we have lost a loved one one of the most sought-after signs is a "dream visit". We hear about them all the time. But, what do we know about them from a scientific viewpoint?

Dr. Joshua Black is a grief researcher, …

Rounding Third and Headed for Home

June 4th, 2021


My reflections on turning 60.  As Joe Walsh said "Life's Been Good to Me So Far"

It's been a great 60 years. It's a good time to reflect on where I've been and to think about where I want to go.

If you'd like to support …

Emily Threatt- Living and Loving Your Way Through Grief

June 1st, 2021


Emily Thiroux Threatt is the author of Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief: A Comprehensive Guide to Reclaiming and Cultivating Joy and Carrying …

Who Decides When I Die?

May 28th, 2021


Do we get to choose when we die? If we don't choose, who does? Is it God? Is it just random? Which answer resonates with you? Which answer has evidence to support it?

If you have a question you'd like me to answer, drop …

April Hannah- Carving Out A Path

May 25th, 2021


April Hannah, founder of Hannah’s Healing Wellness Studio and co-founder of a media production company in upstate New York, has been providing clinical mental health counseling for over two decades, in combination with …

Addie Babington- A Deep Dive

May 18th, 2021


Addie Babington is a psychic medium, a channel for non-physical communication, whether that is passed loved ones, higher vibrational being such as …

Dolores Cruz- Look Around

May 11th, 2021


Dolores Cruz grew up in Los Angeles where she attended USC as a Theatre Arts major.

While working full time as an elementary school teacher, and …

Special Episode- Upcoming Events

May 4th, 2021


I thought it was time to release this special episode. Sometimes I hear from people who have just discovered the podcast and don't know my backstory. After two years of doing this, it's time to review that for some of …

Bonus Episode- Special Announcement Plus a Gift

April 29th, 2021


I have begun producing a series of meditations/contemplations for your enjoyment and edification. I will sell these on my website and through other outlets.

I will make some or all of these available to patrons who …

Isabella Johnson- What's It Like?

April 27th, 2021


Isabella Johnson is an incredible medium and human being with a healing heart. Isabella sees people in spirit as clearly, if not more clearly than she does those of us in the body.

Isabella is a shining light mother who …

Pierre Pradervand- The Gentle Art of Blessing

April 20th, 2021


365 Blessings to Heal Myself and the World

What a fascinating conversation with a most interesting man. Pierre shared wisdom he has gleaned from an incredible life. It was an honor to be in his presence. In this …

Lisa Samet- Emotional Repatterning

April 12th, 2021


Meeting Lisa was like meeting another version of myself in terms of the conclusions we have come to after years of observation of the human condition. I learned so much about understanding the why of what I have …

Petia Kolibova- Unapologetically Worthy

April 6th, 2021


I greatly enjoyed my talk with Petia, an amazing energetic force. While Petia works primarily with women, I personally got a lot out of our …

Katie Beecher- Soul Inspired Healing

March 30th, 2021


Katie Beecher, MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Medical and Emotional Intuitive with over thirty years of experience.

She is featured in Goop, Kourtney Kardashian’s website Poosh and Miranda Kerr’s Kora …

R. Scott Malone- Infinite Pillar Energy Healing

March 23rd, 2021


R. Scott Malone is a long-time acupuncturist, martial artist, and meditation practitioner.

He is especially interested and focused on the relationships between the energetics of the body, the heart, and consciousness.

In …

Jacob Cooper- Life After Breath

March 15th, 2021


Jake Cooper is a fascinating young man. He's certainly wise beyond his years. After reading his book, Jake and I sat down for this interview to discuss his amazing experience at the age of 3 when he died and experienced …

Curtis Childs- Swedenborg and Your Life

March 9th, 2021


Curtis Childs is the director and host of Off The Left Eye, a Swedenborg Foundation. Emmanuel Swedenborg was an 18th century Renaissance man, who late in life began having spiritual experiences and wrote about them in a …

Stephanie Arnold- 37 Seconds In Heaven

March 2nd, 2021


Stephanie Arnold knew she was going to die in childbirth. For months, she told everybody she knew. She sought out doctors to try to get them to be …

Dr. Alison J. Kay- Vibrational UPgrade

February 18th, 2021


Dr. Alison J Kay has secrets no one else uses to upgrade, inspire & disrupt old paradigms within her community & the collective. 

Dr. Alison's …

Judy Unger- Beside Me Always

February 16th, 2021


Judy Unger is a Shining Light mother. Judy's five year old son Jason passed away in 1992 at the tender age of 5 years old. Jason had a severe …

Claire B. Willis- Open To Grief

February 9th, 2021


Claire B. Willis is a clinical social worker who has worked in the fields of oncology and bereavement for more than 20 years. Claire is a co-founder …

Dr. Mary Helen Hensley- Promised by Heaven

February 2nd, 2021


Dr. Hensley's parents knew she was special before she was born. Celestial beings visited her father and told her she would be special. When you watch …

Lionel Friedberg- Forever In My Veins- How African Shamanism Shaped His Life

January 26th, 2021


Grab some popcorn and get ready to be entertained. Lionel Friedberg is a man who has lived a full and adventurous life. We could hardly do it justice …

Srini Chandra- In Search of Bliss- Part 2

January 19th, 2021


Srini Chandra is one of the wisest and most compassionate people I know. I met Srini several years ago when he reached out to me to review his book 3 Lives in Search of Bliss. It's a book I've read several times (we …

Srini Chandra- In Search of Bliss

January 11th, 2021


Srini Chandra is one of the wisest and most compassionate people I know. I met Srini several years ago when he reached out to me to review his book 3 Lives in Search of Bliss. It's a book I've read several times (we …

Susanne Wilson- The Carefree Medium

January 5th, 2021


This is a great episode to kick off the new year, recorded the last week of December 2020, we talk a bit about where Susanne sees things headed in our future.

I've known Susanne for almost five years. Through a series of …

Teri Dillion- No Diamonds No Pressure

December 29th, 2020


This is an extra special interview. Yes, they're all special. Some are extra.

Teri and I became Facebook friends a while back. I've enjoyed reading …

Roberta Grimes- Seek Reality

December 22nd, 2020


Roberta Grimes had two experiences of light in childhood that prompted her to spent decades studying nearly 200 years of abundant and consistent afterlife evidence.

Eventually, she figured out what her experiences of …

Paige Lee- Choose to Believe

December 15th, 2020


Paige's spiritual awakening came abruptly and forcefully after her 23-year old son, Bryan, was brutally murdered in September 2008. Just as the only …

2000 Days A.S.

December 14th, 2020


2,000 days

48,000 hours

5.479 years

That's how long it's been since my life changed forever. June 24th, 2015 was the day that my daughter Shayna Elayne left this Earthly plane.  Today is December 14th, 2020; otherwise …

Frances Key- The Team- Wisdom Books

December 7th, 2020


I've read The Team books two or three times. They contain some of the best afterlife and current life wisdom I've found anywhere. I met the author, Frances Key over a year ago when I participated in a book study of the …

Stephen Weber & Kathie Plant- The Place Between Here and There

December 1st, 2020


In this interview with Stephen Weber and his partner Katherine Plant, we discuss the accident that led to his life-altering Near-Death Experience. As happens with many Near-Death Experiences, Stephen is a different …

Nicky Alan- M.E. Myself & I- Ep. 100

November 24th, 2020


Nicky's publicist reached out to me to interview her for the podcast. When I read the description of her book, I knew it was one I had to read. 

In her book, M.E., Myself & I Nicky chronicles her amazing life from …

Sally Stacey- Incredible Spirit Communications - Ep. 99

November 17th, 2020


I met Sally through Facebook. We have a mutual Facebook friend who communicates with his daughter in spirit via several methods.

Sally always intuitively knew she was cared for. But, about eleven years ago she went …

David Richman- Cycle of Lives- Ep. 98

November 10th, 2020


This interview with David Richman went so well. I can't wait for you to hear it.

An entrepreneur, author, public speaker, athlete, and philanthropist, David Richman uses the lessons learned in his life to enrich and …

Dr. Terri Daniel- Grief Expert- Ep. 97

November 2nd, 2020


Dr. Terri Daniel is a hospice and hospital-trained spiritual care provider and end-of-life educator.  She conducts workshops throughout the U.S. and teaches SPIRITUALITY AND BEREAVEMENT  to chaplaincy students at the …

Carolyn Clapper-The Next World Medium- Ep. 96

October 27th, 2020


Carolyn Clapper is among the best mediums in the world. I know many top-notch mediums and when it comes to the level of detail, accuracy, and …

Suzanne Giesemann- The Awakened Way- Ep. 95

October 20th, 2020


Suzanne Giesemann is a messenger of hope—a mystic, metaphysical teacher, and medium who shares The Awakened Way – a path to knowing Who you are and why you’re here. Whether in her books, her classes, and workshops, her …

Zee Wolters- Speaking Grief- Ep. 94

October 12th, 2020


Zee's mother passed on after a 7 year battle with cancer. Zee found herself with a grief that was so consuming it ended up manifesting physically in her body.

Zee had to find her own unique way to cope with her grief …

Roland Achenjang-Who And Why You Are- Part 2- Ep. 93

October 6th, 2020


In part 2 of our two-part series, Roland and I discuss what he discovered after his spiritually transformative experience that made him look at …

Rosemary Ringer- Her NDE and Reboot- Ep. 92

September 27th, 2020


I met Rosemary when I hosted a panel discussion at the IANDS conference in the summer of 2020. Rosemary was a panelist discussing grief and how we can grow from it.

Rosemary's husband took his life and left a note …

Roland Achenjang- Who And Why You Are- Ep. 91

September 22nd, 2020


Roland Achenjang is a fascinating young man I met a few weeks ago. Right away I knew I had met a kindred spirit. Roland is a Pharmacist, and has an …

Kim Clark Sharp- She Talks to Angels- Ep. 90

September 15th, 2020


Well, she doesn't really talk to angels. But, I got the Black Crowes song stuck in my head when thinking about this episode. So, there you go!

I sat down for another fascinating hour plus with Kimberly Clark Sharp.  She …

At The Death of Every Darkness There's A Morning- Ep. 89

September 9th, 2020


Coronavirus, race relations, the economy, the election... everyone is on edge. Everyone's been impacted. 

During these trying times, there are a few things we need to remember. 

If you'd like to support me financially, …

John Davis- A Tour of Heaven- Ep. 89

September 1st, 2020


I met John several months ago when I invited him to appear at a Helping Parents Heal meeting. John told a fascinating tale of a Near-Death Experience …

Bernardo Kastrup- Why Materialism Is Baloney- Ep. 88

August 25th, 2020


I've been following Bernardo Kastrup for a few years. He's a brilliant man with PhDs in both computer science and philosophy. His books "Why …

Dr. Mark Pitstick- The Greater Reality- Ep. 87

August 18th, 2020


My long time friend, Dr. Mark Pitstick, and I had a wide-ranging chat on the nature of reality, the purpose of life, what awaits us after our …

Daniel John- Are Christian Faith and Mediumship Compatible?- Ep. 86

August 11th, 2020


I met Daniel about a year ago in a group for bereaved parents. Daniel was volunteering his time to help the parents out. I could immediately sense he …

Dr. Karen Wyatt- 7 Lessons for Living from the Dying- Ep. 85

August 4th, 2020


The death of Dr. Wyatt's father prompted her to move from a family practice physician to hospice care. Dr. Wyatt wanted to help others make their transitions. Little did she know that there were valuable life lessons …

Chris Kito- Near Death Experience and Integration- Ep. 84

July 28th, 2020


Chris Kito, B.S. experienced an NDE at the age of 24 due to an allergic reaction to a food allergy. 

In April of 2012, 22-year-old Chris Kito went …

Lisa Jones- Growth from a Shared Death Experience- Ep. 83

July 21st, 2020


Lisa Jones had a Shared Death Experience when her husband passed due to cancer. Lisa's intuitive and mediumship abilities were opened up by the experience. She eventually moved to Hawaii, became a medium, started a …

Martha Handler- Winter of The Wolf- Ep.82

July 14th, 2020


Martha Hunt Handler is an environmentalist, an award-winning author, and the Board President of the Wolf Conservation Center. Martha is author of the …

Miami Knight- Shining Light Mom- Gun Violence Prevention Advocate- Ep. 81

July 7th, 2020


Miami's Knight is a powerhouse. After her son Ty-Key took his own life with a gun, years after being shot and witnessing the murder of his best friend, Miami dedicated her life to healing herself and others. She is a …

Karen Thomas- Back From the Light- Ep. 80

June 30th, 2020


Karen was a physical therapist at Alaska Hospital and Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska in 1982 when she was the 32-year-old mother of a daughter, …

IANDS 2020 Live Online Conference

June 24th, 2020


I will be moderating a panel on Grief, Loss and Healing at the 2020 IANDS Conference. The conference will be held live online this year. So, you can attend with no travel expense. If you can't make it live, the video …

David Ditchfield- NDE After Effects- Extraordinary Transformation- Ep. 79

June 23rd, 2020


David is a near-death experience (NDE)-inspired artist, composer, and author. He wants to use his NDE to make a positive difference in people's lives.

In 2006, he was dragged under a speeding train in a freak accident. …

Kimberly Clark Sharp- NDE- We're Not In Kansas Anymore- Ep. 78

June 16th, 2020


Kimberly Clark-Sharp is the founder of Seattle IANDS, the author of "After the Light: The Spiritual Path to Purpose, and an eyewitness to one of the most talked-about NDEs ever. She sets the record on this NDE that has …

Michelle Freed- Remote Viewing & Hypnosis to Improve Your Life- Ep. 77

June 9th, 2020


Michelle Freed is a certified Hypnotherapist and Professional Remote Viewer. She is experienced in operational targets working with detectives to …

Robin Landsong- Her NDEs and Her Life's Work as a Healer- Ep. 76

June 2nd, 2020


Robin Aisha Landsong is a Transformational Speaker, Visual Artist, Medicine Singer and Medical/ Health Intuitive. She had two Near-Death Experiences …

Jonathon Aslay- What The Heck Is Self Love Anyway?- Ep. 74

May 26th, 2020


Jonathon Aslay is one of America's leading mid-life dating coaches. His view of life changed and expanded in 2018 with the passing of his 18-year-old …

Robert Perry- A Course In Miracles Spiritual Path- Ep. 73

May 19th, 2020


Robert Perry is one of the most respected teachers of the modern spiritual path A Course in Miracles. 

A Course in Miracles is a course that is intended to be a spiritual path. The material is claimed to be channeled …

Is There Purpose For Your Pain? Bonus Episode

May 18th, 2020


This is an expanded version of a talk I gave to Sandra Champlain's Sunday Service on May 17, 2020.

The question of why there are pain and suffering is …

Donna Seebo- How Life Experiences Shape Us- Ep. 72

May 12th, 2020


Donna Seebo is an internationally recognized award-winning author/ publisher, keynote speaker, renowned mental practitioner, counselor, teacher, broadcasting personality and host of international talk shows, her …

Rebecca Valla, MD - Healing Your Inner Child Through Self-Love- Ep. 71

May 5th, 2020


Rebecca and I discussed how the pain in our youth creates wounds in our "inner child" and we must heal through Self-love. Painful experiences are …

Judi Hancox- 10 Tips for Maintaining Your Health in a Crisis (or anytime)- Ep. 70

April 28th, 2020


This episode is a two-fer. Judi spends the first hour or so telling us about some very simple techniques we can all use to stay healthy. From these, you can form your own regimen/practice.

Judi then leads us in her …

Donna Seebo Show Appearance- Special Episode- Ep. 73

April 24th, 2020


I was a guest on The Donna Seebo radio program. If you want to hear me interviewed, here is your chance.

If you'd like to support me financially, it's now super-easy. Visit 

You can …

Nancy Van Alphen- Amazing Spiritually Transformative Experiences- Ep. 69

April 21st, 2020


Nancy Van Alphen tells us about her amazing Spiritually Transformative Experiences. The stories are riveting. To get the details behind the stories, purchase her book.

In "Caught Between Heaven & Earth, My Profound …

Sue Pighini- NDE Experiencer and Transformation Life Coach- Ep. 68

April 14th, 2020


Sue Pighini is an award-winning author on the subjects of near-death and the wisdom that comes from such experiences. Sue has had 3 near-death events, one as recently as November 2019.

Her passion is helping others …

Tony Woody- Spiritually Transformative Experiences and Their Lessons- Ep. 67

April 7th, 2020


Tony Woody is a US Navy Chief Petty Officer with 22 years of honorable service as an Instructor Flight Engineer on the P3 Orion aircraft.  In 1982, he had an incredible Spiritually Transformative Experience over the …

Mary Terhune- How We Awaken In Crisis- Ep. 66

April 1st, 2020


I sat down with Mary again to discuss spiritual awakening during a time of crisis. Mary's series of spiritually transformative experiences began at a low point in her life when. It was then that she had her awakening …

Embracing Uncertainty- Episode 65

March 31st, 2020


We want to know how things are going to be. We want to know things will remain the same. We want a sense of normalcy. The coronavirus has tossed all of that in the air. We suddenly find ourselves in uncharted waters, in …

Ali Norell- Shining Light Mother & Author of The Truth Inside- Ep. 64

March 24th, 2020


Ali Norell's 5-month-old daughter passed into Spirit at just 5 months of age. Ali was already a natural born medium. But, after Romy's passing, Ali …

We Are All Grieving Now- Ep. 63

March 22nd, 2020


Grief isn't associated only with the loss of a loved one. We grieve many things, the loss of a job, the loss of income, the loss of a relationship.

Globally, we are all experiencing great, sudden, unexpected loss at the …

Some Good News About the Coronavirus- Ep. 62

March 20th, 2020


We should take the threat of Covid-19 very seriously. It has turned our world upside down. We are fearful, for good reason. But, there is a …

Kim LaCapria- Professional Skeptic, Atheist, and Afterlife "Believer"- Ep.61

March 17th, 2020


I met Kim a couple of years ago on Facebook. At the time, she was working for Snopes, a fact-checking website. Kim joined a group I as in called Afterlife Topics and Metaphysics. Kim was of the opinion that when you …

Fear versus Panic- One is good. The Other is Not- Ep. 60

March 13th, 2020


In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, we are seeing a wave of fear and panic. I believe fear has a place in our life. In this episode, I'll tell you why. Panic never has a place. 

We will get through this together. …

Isabella Johnson- Soul Planning Tragedy- Ep. 59

March 10th, 2020


Isabella is an evidential certified Medium, Medical Intuitive, Grief Recovery Specialist, and Remote Viewer. Isabella has committed her life to providing healing and comfort to the bereaved.

She allows herself to be a …

The Corona Virus- Is it Time to Panic?- Ep. 58

March 7th, 2020


My thoughts on the rapidly spreading Corona virus. Should we panic? What are the lessons we can take from it?

If you'd like to support me financially, …

Conrad Leslie- Bereaved Father to Shining Light Father- Ep. 57

March 3rd, 2020


The mission statement of Helping Parents Heal is: Sharing the Journey from Bereaved to Shining Light Parent. Conrad and Paolo Leslie embody this …

A Night At The Opera- Bonus Ep. 56

February 27th, 2020


Well, really a night at the theater. But, it doesn't have as much of a ring.

Kayla and I went to see my all-time favorite story and favorite musical, Les Miserables. 30 plus years after my first viewing of it, my …

Marion Dampier-Jeans- The Evolution of Physical Mediumship- Ep. 55

February 25th, 2020


Marion Dampier-Jeans is a fascinating woman living in England. She hahas Norwegian roots and has studied the "old ways" going back to shamanism in …

Rebecca Austill-Claussen- How My Brother's Death Woke Up My Life- Ep. 54

February 18th, 2020


Rebecca Austill-Clausen is one of the most enthusiastic, cheerful people I've had the pleasure to interview. Our time together flew by as she shared …

Sarah Brassard- Making Self-Care Your Sacred Priority Ep. 53

February 11th, 2020


For the last 20 years, Sarah Brassard has been guiding women from a place of struggle in life to one of grace, peace, and ease. She does this through her signature process of self-care.

I was thrilled to learn that …

Alleviating the Guilt Associated with Grief- Ep. 52

February 7th, 2020


A common problem I run into with the clients I work with is they feel guilty about the passing of a loved one. There may be circumstances where some guilt can be rationalized. (We can talk about that at another time). …

Ellen Whealton NDE Experiencer and Wellness Music Therapist- Ep. 51

February 4th, 2020


Ellen Whealton, MA, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist and energy healer in San Diego California. She has a Masters in Transpersonal Counseling with an emphasis in Music Therapy from Naropa University in …

Black History Month- Why It Matters- Ep. 50

February 3rd, 2020


These are my thoughts on why we have to have Black History Month and why it's important to me. I was in my mid-50s before I truly grasped why Black …

Lynn K. Russell- What The NDE Teaches You About Yourself- Ep. 49

January 28th, 2020


*** NOTICE***

Lynn and I take a pretty deep dive in this episode. It's not your Reality 101 course. Take what resonates with you and leave what doesn't.

Lynn Russell set out to do some work for Dr. Jeffrey Long, the …

Jeremiah Camara- Religion, Race & America- Ep. 48

January 24th, 2020


In this eye-opening and maybe controversial conversation, I sit down with accomplished filmmaker, speaker, and author, Jeremiah Camara to discuss his …

Raymond O'Brien- NDE After Effects Expert- Ep. 47

January 21st, 2020


It's hard to know where to begin to describe this interview with Raymond. He started out with a warning delivered to him by his clairvoyant mother. Raymond comes from a family of "seers."  Raymond died 10 times in one …

Mary Terhune- Self-Realization of Our Divine Nature- Ep. 46

January 14th, 2020


Mary Terhune is a Hay House author of the popular book "Out of the Blue- True Life Experiences of Awakening, Revelation, and Transformation", an …

Shayna's 20th Birthday- Happy Birthday, Baby. Ep. 45

January 13th, 2020


Twenty years ago today I was getting ready to go to Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati to welcome Shayna into our lives. Kayla was excited about being a big sister. We were ready to get this little one here. 

Shayna …

Medium Kat Baillie- The Power of Prayer- Ep. 44

January 7th, 2020


Kat Baillie is an International Evidential Psychic Medium | Clinical Hypnotherapist | Sound Healer | Reiki Master | CBT Psychotherapist. 

Kat experienced a Kundalini awakening after a diving accident. This awakening …

Reflections On A Legacy- Ep 43

January 3rd, 2020


January 2, 2020. The month of January is named for the Greek god Janus who had two faces, one to look backward, the other to look forward.

First, I …

Nell Rose Foreman- Shining Light Mother and Resiliency Mind Coach- Ep. 42

December 30th, 2019


Nell Rose Foreman lost her beautiful 23-year-old son Jack to a horrific 9 month battle with Glioblastoma, an insidious brain cancer that began just …

Day 1645- Christmas 2019- Ep. 41

December 25th, 2019


It's been 1645 days since Shayna passed onto the next world. This is the fifth Christmas without her face lighting up our Christmas morning. It's the first Christmas in 15 years without my beloved dog Zoe. It's the …

Seeking Home(ostasis)- Ep. 40 (Bonus)

December 24th, 2019


Homeostasis is the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological …

Reverend Peter Panagore- NDE Experiences and Myth/Metaphor in Religion- Ep. 39

December 23rd, 2019


I invited Peter back to talk a bit more about his two near death experiences but to also discuss what his NDEs have taught him about the nature of the afterlife versus what many of us were taught the Bible says. Just …

Lee Witting- Host of NDE Radio and NDE Experiencer- Ep. 38

December 17th, 2019


Lee Witting is the host of the NDE Radio program and podcast. Lee had a near death experience at the age of seven years old.

In this episode, we …

Judith Hancox- Grief & Trauma Specialist- Ep. 37

December 10th, 2019


Judi Hancox joins me today to discuss grief, trauma, and how we can recover from either or both. Judi is the big sister of Helping Parents Heal Vice President, Irene Vouvalides. When Irene's daughter Carly passed in …

Fan Appreciation Day With Brian- Bonus Episode

December 6th, 2019


It's just after Thanksgiving, an appropriate time to take a few minutes to give a shout out to my fans. I've been on the air for just about six months and hit some milestones with both the podcast and YouTube.

I want to …

Kelvin Chin- Overcoming The Fear of Death- Ep. 36

December 3rd, 2019


In this episode, Kelvin and I discuss his book "Overcoming the Fear of Death". It's an easy read. I finished it in a day. But, it is a systematic, rational approach to a common fear. Kelvin breaks down our beliefs on …

Marcus Lang- NDE experiencer, Physical Medium, Spirit Communicator- Ep. 35

November 26th, 2019


Marcus is one fascinating guy. I met him on Facebook years ago. Since then, I have heard of his life with spirit. His daughter in spirit, who he …

How To Manage the Holiday Season and Feel Good About It- Bonus Episode

November 19th, 2019


During the holidays when we are told to feel the most festive, many of us are feeling our worst. Why is that? What can we do about it?

In this bonus …

Kat Baillie- What To Expect from Mediumship- Ep. 34

November 19th, 2019


Kat and I are friends going back a couple of years. We each have a daughter in spirit. Kat is the affiliate leader of the UK Helping Parents Heal …

Diana Blum- Beautiful Sad Grief- Ep. 33

November 12th, 2019


Diana experienced the death of her spouse at the age of 37, now 17 years ago. 

Her husband was diagnosed with lung cancer and was gone in 111 days. She was left behind with a broken heart and 3 teenage sons who struggled …

Heidi Craig- Affirmations and Gratitude- Bonus Episode

November 8th, 2019


This episode is a follow up to a recent episode in which Heidi and I discussed her Near Death Experiences and three lessons she brought back from it. …

Heidi Craig's Near Death Experience and the Life Lessons She Came Back With- Ep. 32

November 5th, 2019


Heidi Craig is the mother of three boys, a credit analyst, and an author. In 2004, during the birth of her youngest son, Heidi found herself out of her body and in the presence of "spirit beings." 

Heidi was given three …

P.M.H. Atwater- The Forever Angels- Ep. 31

October 29th, 2019


As of today, Friday, October 25, 2019, The Forever Angels- Near Death Experiences in Childhood and Their Lifelong Impact, is Dr. Atwater's latest book. Next week that will no longer be true. 

I was fortunate enough to …

Why Did She Leave Me?- Bonus AMA Episode

October 28th, 2019


This episode is part of the Ask Me Anything series. The question comes from a patron of the show. She asks why her daughter, if she had a choice, chose to remain on the Other Side rather than return to her. The question …

P.M.H. Atwater- Dying To Know You- The Proof of God In the Near Death Experience- Ep. 30

October 22nd, 2019


This is part two of at least a three part series with P.M.H. Atwater. If you missed the first episode, we covered her fascinating life before her three NDEs and how that led her to become the foremost researcher and …

Penny Wittbrodt- Near Death Experiencer, Wife, Grandmother & Mother- Ep. 29

October 17th, 2019


Penny and I have been friends for several years. When I met Penny she had an undiagnosed condition that caused her to go into anaphylactic shock periodically. Penny found herself outside of her body, in a void, then in …

P.M.H. Awater- Near Death Experience x 3, NDE Researcher Extraordinaire- Ep. 28

October 15th, 2019


I have never had as much fun in an interview as I had with P.M.H. She is full of joy, as you'll see by the first few seconds of the video.

Dr. Atwater …

Joanna Bartlett - Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist- Ep. 27

October 11th, 2019


Joanna is a friend I met in our MasterHeart group, a small group of entrepreneurs who aspire to have authentic, heart driven businesses. Joanna is an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist.

As we talked about what Joanna …

Debra Diamond- Death Doula, Author & Medium- Ep. 26

October 8th, 2019


I've known Debra for several months and we've talked a few times. When I heard her book, "Diary of a Death Doula: 25 Lessons the Dying Teach Us About …

Chris Batts- The Life and Times of a Suicide Near Death Experiencer- Ep. 25

October 1st, 2019


Chris Batts had a difficult life from the very beginning. Literally tossed in the trash at six months old, Chris experienced rejection for his entire …

What Is Mediumship? Why Are Mediums So Vague? Why Are Mediums Inaccurate?- Bonus Episode

September 30th, 2019


Based on my experiences with dozens of mediums both in having readings and professional relationships, I give my answers to some common questions about mediumship and mediums. 

What can you reasonably expect in a …

Tricia Barker- NDE experiencer, Teacher, Angel Communicator- Ep. 23

September 24th, 2019


Tricia had a Near Death Experience, after an automobile accident, on the operating table. This was her senior year of college. God had a …

Lindsay McKinnon- Life Coach, Shining Light Parent, and Healer- Ep. 22

September 17th, 2019


I met Lindsay a few weeks ago. A mutual friend introduced us. After talking with her a few minutes I knew I had to have her on the podcast.  Lindsay is the Shining Light mother of two boys in spirit. A year and a half …

Reverend Bill McDonald- Spiritual Warrior- Ep. 21

September 13th, 2019


Reverend Bill McDonald has led a fascinating life. From early childhood, spanning over six decades, he has had spiritual and out of body experiences. He performed heroics in Vietnam. He has traveled the world having …

Barbara Karnes- End of Life Educator and Hospice Nurse- Ep. 20

September 5th, 2019


Barbara and I had a fascinating conversation about the end of life and how she helps people and their families make that transition. Barbara is a …

Special Guest Bridgett Tulloh- Meditation- Yes or No?- Ep. 19

August 22nd, 2019


Bridgett Tulloh is a life coach, business coach, and the host of the podcast "The Truth About Living". I've known Bridgett for over a year now.  We …

Irene Vouvalides- Shining Light Parent and Vice President of Helping Parents Heal- Ep. 18

August 20th, 2019


I have known Irene for a couple of years. Irene and I met at a weekend conference. She has become one of our best friends over the course of time. Irene is the Vice President for Helping Parents Heal and the Conference …

AREI Global Gathering Meeting- Does Suffering Lead to Growth?- Ep. 17

August 15th, 2019


What an honor! Wendy Zammit asked me to present my book to the AREI (Afterlife Research & Education Institute) Global Gathering. The topic of the week was to address the question "Does suffering lead to growth?" …

Daniel John- Evidential Medium, Reiki Man- Ep. 16

August 13th, 2019


I met Daniel when we were both doing volunteer work for Voice of Our Angels. I hosted a gallery reading he did for those parents. I immediately knew …

Grief and God- When Religion Does More Harm Than Healing- Ep. 15

August 9th, 2019


Rev. Dr. Terri Daniel and I sat down for a chat about how religion can effectively complicate grief rather than providing relief. Dr. Daniel is a End-of-Life Advisor,  Interfaith Chaplain, and certified in death, dying, …

What Did I Do To Cause Her to Die?- Ep. 14

August 8th, 2019


I get this question often and it breaks my heart every single time. People want to find someone to blame for the death of a loved one. They speculate …

Ingrid Honkala- A Brightly Guided Life- Ep. 13

August 6th, 2019


I have heard Ingrid in several interviews before and had the pleasure of having a conversation with her on behalf of Helping Parents Heal. But, I had not read her book "A Brightly Guided Life" until the day before this …

Natalie Sudman- The Application of Impossible Things- Near Death Experiencer- Ep. 12

July 30th, 2019


Wow. I am so excited about this episode. Natalie Sudman had an NDE in Iraq in 2007. She died when her vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Natalie immediately found herself in another "environment" as she describes it. …

Michelle Stein- Shining Light Parent and Spiritual Conquistador- Ep. 11

July 23rd, 2019


Michelle is the Shining Light Parent of Olivia, who made her transition to the spirit world in 2009. Michelle's life of spiritually transformative experiences began with a White Light experience at the age of 12. 

Dana Stinson-Cumby- Shining Light Parent, Near Death Experiencer, and More- Ep. 10

July 16th, 2019


Dana Stinson-Cumby is the Shining Light Parent of Noah who passed away in September of 2017. In this episode, Dana relates a Near Death Experience that she had early in her life. It's a veridical NDE in that Dana saw …

The Dreaded "M" Word- Ep. 9

July 13th, 2019


Everyone tells you that you should meditate. But, you can't stand sitting in silence with your legs crossed. You get bored. Your mind wanders. Are …

Daniel John- Certified Evidential Medium and Reiki Master- Ep. 8

July 9th, 2019


I met Daniel when he was volunteering with Voice of Our Angels, a support group for parents who have lost children. I moderated a gallery reading and …

(Not) Just Another Day- Ep. 7

July 5th, 2019


Thanks to everyone who thought of me today and reached out. It's gratifying to know how many remember. Today is Monday, June 24th, the fourth anniversary of Shayna's passing. As I head out for my walk this morning, it's …

Mark Earlix- Internationally known Healer, Intuitive, and Gnostic Priest- Ep. 6

July 2nd, 2019


Mark Earlix is an internationally known healer, intuitive, author and ordained priest who was born in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 20, Mark was given a profound gift that dramatically transformed his life, and …

Elizabeth Boisson- Founder of Helping Parents Heal- Ep. 5

June 25th, 2019


Elizabeth Boisson is the founder of Helping Parents Heal, an international organization dedicated to helping parents after the loss of a child. 

Two of Elizabeth's children have transitioned; her daughter, Chelsea, in …

The Roles Of Illness & Death- Ep. 4

June 20th, 2019


I was thinking about healing. Why do some people receive miraculous healing and others do not? A few days ago a healer spoke to our Helping Parents …

Michelle Clare NDE Experiencer, Psychic Medium & Intuitive Life Coach

June 18th, 2019


Michelle Clare is a three time Near Death Experiencer, a certified evidential medium, and an intuitive life coach. I met Michele as a test sitter for her mediumship certification.  

In this episode, Michelle shares with …

Peter Panagore- Why I Stay- Ep. 2

June 14th, 2019


After the loss of a very close loved one or after a deeply spiritually transformative experience such as an NDE, many people feel an intense longing for Home. If we verbalize this, it can be seen as morose. It's a taboo …

That Awkward Episode Where Your Host Is The Guest- Ep. 1

June 12th, 2019


Yes. This is that awkward episode in which your host is the guest. This feels weird because I don’t want to make this podcast all about me. But, I think this episode is necessary. In case you don’t know me, I wanted to …

Grief 2 Growth Trailer

June 3rd, 2019


A one minute introduction to Grief 2 Growth with Brian Smith.

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