Grief 2 Growth

Brian D. Smith

"Transform your grief into growth with Brian Smith, an empathetic life coach, certified grief educator, public speaker, and author who has walked the treacherous path of profound loss. Grief 2 Growth unravels the intricacies of life, death, and the spaces in between, offering listeners a new perspective on what it means to be 'Planted. Not Buried.'

Join Brian and his compelling guests—bereaved parents, life coaches, mediums, healers, near death experiencers, and experts in various fields—as they discuss topics like survival guilt, synchronicities, and the scientific evidence supporting the existence of the afterlife. You'll come away with actionable advice, renewed hope, and the comforting knowledge that love and life are eternal.

One of the most powerful ways we know what awaits us and where we came from is Near Death Experiences. Much of Brian's knowledge is derived from extensive study of this phenomenon, along with interviewing dozens of near death experience experiencers.

Brian knows the soul-crushing weight of loss; his journey began with the sudden passing of his fifteen-year-old daughter, Shayna. It's not an odyssey he would have chosen, but it has been an odyssey that has chosen him to guide others.

Grief 2 Growth is a sanctuary for those grieving, those curious about the beyond, and anyone eager to explore the fuller dimensions of life and death. Each episode delves into topics that matter most—how to cope, grow, and connect with loved ones in the afterlife. If you ask: “Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going?” this podcast is for you.

This isn't about forgetting your loss or simply 'moving on'; it's about growing in a new direction that honors your loved ones and your spirit. It’s about finding joy and purpose again.

Grief 2 Growth is more than a podcast; it's a community of souls committed to supporting one another through the darkest valleys and highest peaks of human existence. Listen today and start planting seeds for a brighter, more spiritually connected tomorrow."


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Understanding Metaphysics In Modern Life- With David Gaggin
6d ago
Understanding Metaphysics In Modern Life- With David Gaggin
Send me a Text Message🌌 Join us on a profound journey beyond the physical realm with David Gaggin, an accomplished electrical engineer and author of "Our Eternal Existence." Dive deep into the mysteries of metaphysics, consciousness, and the essence of our very existence. 📚In this enlightening episode of Grief to Growth, host Brian Smith and guest David Gaggin challenge conventional boundaries between science and spirituality. Discover how metaphysics integrates philosophy, religion, and phenomena like ESP to offer a comprehensive understanding of the world around us.🌟 Episode Highlights:- What is metaphysics, and why does it matter?- The connection between energy, consciousness, and our eternal nature.- Insights into how our thoughts shape reality and the role of beliefs in daily life.- A fascinating discussion on the potential of human consciousness and the metaphysical view of existence.Join the conversation: https://grief2growth.circle.so/c/podcast-chat/how-understanding-metaphysics-changes-everythingDiscover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community You can send me a text by clicking the link at the top of the show notes. Use fanmail to:1.) Ask questions.2.) Suggest future guests/topics.3.) Provide feedbackCan't wait to hear from you! I've been studying Near Death Experiences for many years now. I am 100% convinced they are real. In this short, free ebook, I not only explain why I believe NDEs are real, I share some of the universal secrets brought back by people who have had them.https://www.grief2growth.com/ndelessons Support the Show.🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
Whitney Allen's Inspiring Journey: From Grief To Finding Purpose After Loss Of Spouse
May 11 2024
Whitney Allen's Inspiring Journey: From Grief To Finding Purpose After Loss Of Spouse
Send me a Text MessageIn this episode, Brian Smith welcomes Whitney Lynn Allen to "Grief to Growth" for a powerful discussion about transforming grief into growth. Whitney shares her journey from experiencing the tragic loss of her husband, Ryan, to becoming a beacon of hope as a certified grief educator and best-selling author.Key Topics Discussed:- Whitney's personal story of loss and how it reshaped her life and career.- The challenges and transformations of becoming a grief educator.- The impact of grief on personal identity and future aspirations.- Insights from Whitney's book, "Running in Trauma Stilettos."Featured Guest:Whitney Lynn Allen, Certified Grief Educator and Author- Learn more about Whitney and her work at [Whitney's Website](http://www.whitneylynnallen.com)- Follow Whitney on Instagram: [@WhitneyLynnAllen](http://instagram.com/whitneylynnallen)Join The Conversation:https://grief2growth.circle.so/c/podcast-chat/bouncing-back-after-losing-a-spouseDiscover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community You can send me a text by clicking the link at the top of the show notes. Use fanmail to:1.) Ask questions.2.) Suggest future guests/topics.3.) Provide feedbackCan't wait to hear from you! I've been studying Near Death Experiences for many years now. I am 100% convinced they are real. In this short, free ebook, I not only explain why I believe NDEs are real, I share some of the universal secrets brought back by people who have had them.https://www.grief2growth.com/ndelessons Support the Show.🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
Diane Calderon- Shining Light Mother Of Matthew
May 7 2024
Diane Calderon- Shining Light Mother Of Matthew
Send me a Text MessageIn this heartfelt episode of "Grief 2 Growth," host Brian Smith sits down with Diane Calderon to discuss her poignant journey through the twin challenges of losing her son and supporting her husband through his battle with dementia. Diane shares how these experiences led her to discover mediumship and ultimately find a way to maintain a connection with her son beyond the physical. Listen as Diane opens up about her personal and spiritual growth, her new book, and how she uses her story to inspire and assist others in similar situations.What You'll Learn:- Diane's background in community organizing and government service.- The profound impact of her son's passing and her husband's illness on her life.- Insights into how Diane turned to mediumship as a source of comfort and connection.- The role of writing and sharing her story in her healing process.- Diane's advice for others navigating the complexities of grief and loss.Diane Calderon’s Book: Living & Loving Life All Day Every Day- [Any other books, websites, or resources mentioned]Connect with Diane Calderon:- https://www.dianecalderon.comJoin The Conversation Visit https://grief2growth.circle.so/c/podcast-chat/she-is-one-bad-mama to join our discussion forum and connect with others sharing their growth journeys.Discover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community You can send me a text by clicking the link at the top of the show notes. Use fanmail to:1.) Ask questions.2.) Suggest future guests/topics.3.) Provide feedbackCan't wait to hear from you! I've been studying Near Death Experiences for many years now. I am 100% convinced they are real. In this short, free ebook, I not only explain why I believe NDEs are real, I share some of the universal secrets brought back by people who have had them.https://www.grief2growth.com/ndelessons Support the Show.🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
Face To Face With God And He Sent Her Back With A Mission- Elissa Hope's NDE
May 2 2024
Face To Face With God And He Sent Her Back With A Mission- Elissa Hope's NDE
Send me a Text MessageIn this deeply inspiring episode of *Grief to Growth*, host Brian Smith talks with Elissa Hope, author of the bestselling book *Hope from Heaven*. Together, they explore Elissa's profound near-death experience at the age of 14, her face-to-face encounter with God, and the insights on how every second of our lives is predestined yet intertwined with our personal choices.Find Elissa at https://elissahope.comHer YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@elissahope4524Key Points Discussed:1.  Elissa’s Near-Death Experience:   - Elissa shares the details of her life-changing encounter during a medical emergency.   - Insights into her journey through a tunnel to a divine encounter where she met God.2. Predestined Life and Free Will:   - Elissa discusses the revelation that our lives are known before we incarnate, providing a unique perspective on destiny and divine planning.3. Twin Flames and Eternal Love:   - The concept of twin flames and their significant impact on our spiritual paths.   - Elissa recounts her poignant relationship with her twin flame, Todd, and how it has shaped her spiritual mission.4. Turning Grief into Purpose:   - How Elissa channeled her profound grief into her life’s purpose, promoting spiritual growth and healing for others.5. Psychic Abilities and Afterlife Communication:   - Discussion on Elissa’s enhanced psychic abilities post-experience and her ongoing communications with spiritual entities.6.  Final Takeaways:   - Elissa’s message that true love never dies and our loved ones continue to guide and support us from the spiritual realm.Discover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community You can send me a text by clicking the link at the top of the show notes. Use fanmail to:1.) Ask questions.2.) Suggest future guests/topics.3.) Provide feedbackCan't wait to hear from you! I've been studying Near Death Experiences for many years now. I am 100% convinced they are real. In this short, free ebook, I not only explain why I believe NDEs are real, I share some of the universal secrets brought back by people who have had them.https://www.grief2growth.com/ndelessons Support the Show.🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
🔒 🌟 "Releasing Anger After Loss" | Transforming Grief into Growth 🌟
May 1 2024
🔒 🌟 "Releasing Anger After Loss" | Transforming Grief into Growth 🌟
Subscriber-only episodeSend me a Text MessageLosing a loved one triggers a whirlwind of emotions, from sadness to fear, and notably, anger. In this powerful episode, we explore the natural yet challenging feeling of anger after loss and why it's essential to release it for our well-being. 🌱"Why hold onto something that harms you?" We dissect the toxicity of retained anger and provide practical tips for letting go. Whether it's through mindfulness, physical activity, or channeling energy into positive actions, learn how to transform your pain into purpose. 💔➡️💪🔗 Dive deeper into healing and join a community that understands at grief2growth.com.✨ Don't go through this alone. Watch now and discover how to turn grief into growth. Your journey to healing starts here. Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments, or reach out for community support. 🤝Discover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community 🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
Life, Death, and Personal Transformation with Nick Shaw
Apr 30 2024
Life, Death, and Personal Transformation with Nick Shaw
Send me a Text MessageIn this inspiring episode, host Brian Smith talks with Nick Shaw, an accomplished executive coach, author, and speaker known for his deep insights into personal transformation, self-discovery, and authentic leadership. Nick shares his emotional and spiritual journey through the pages of his book, "My Teacher, My Son," which details the profound impact of his son William's life and untimely passing.What You'll Learn:The Power of Perspective - How viewing challenges as opportunities can transform personal and professional life.Coping with Loss - Practical advice for parents dealing with the grief of losing a child, drawn from Nick's personal experiences.Transformative Leadership - How personal tragedies can reshape one's approach to leadership and personal growth.Writing as Healing - Insights into how authoring his book helped Nick process his grief and find a path forward.Featured Guest: Nick ShawLearn more about Nick Shaw and his work by visiting his website: https://meetnickshaw.comGet a copy of his moving book, "My Teacher, My Son," available at major book retailers.Join the Conversation:We invite you to join the Grief to Growth community to discuss this episode and share your thoughts and experiences. Connect with us at grief2growth.com/community and help us build a supportive network of growth and healing.Subscribe and Share:Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast on your favorite platform and share this episode with someone who might find it helpful. Your support helps us reach more people and provide more impactful content.Discover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community You can send me a text by clicking the link at the top of the show notes. Use fanmail to:1.) Ask questions.2.) Suggest future guests/topics.3.) Provide feedbackCan't wait to hear from you! I've been studying Near Death Experiences for many years now. I am 100% convinced they are real. In this short, free ebook, I not only explain why I believe NDEs are real, I share some of the universal secrets brought back by people who have had them.https://www.grief2growth.com/ndelessons Support the Show.🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
Transforming Grief Through Deep Knowing Of Your Self- with Ani Lodro Palmo
Apr 25 2024
Transforming Grief Through Deep Knowing Of Your Self- with Ani Lodro Palmo
Send me a Text MessageJoin host Brian Smith for a profound exploration into the spiritual dimensions of grief and personal growth with Ani Lodro Palmo, a Tibetan Buddhist nun and director of Vidya Monastery in Colorado. This episode dives deep into the intersections of life, death, and spiritual awakening.What You'll Learn:- How early spiritual sensitivities can shape our understanding of life and its challenges.- Insights into Ani Lodro Palmo’s journey from a career in technology to a life dedicated to spiritual teachings and monastic commitments.- The role of clairvoyance and spiritual communication in understanding our existence beyond the physical realm.- How different spiritual practices, including elements from Catholicism and Buddhism, contribute to a deeper understanding of grief and personal evolution.- Practical advice for those seeking to connect with their own spiritual insights and the importance of trusting personal experiences.**Key Moments in the Episode:**- **[00:00]** Introduction to the concepts of grief as growth.- **[02:17]** Ani Lodro Palmo’s background and spiritual journey.- **[08:19]** Decision to embrace monastic life and its implications.- **[14:02]** Experiences with mediumship and the responsibilities it entails.- **[17:37]** Integration of religious beliefs and personal spirituality.- **[26:16]** Discussion on how personal tragedies can lead to broader societal contributions through spiritual growth.- **[31:59]** Deep dive into the concept of ego and its transformation through spiritual practice.- **[41:10]** Guidance on initiating or deepening your spiritual path.**Resources Mentioned:**- [Vidya Monastery Website](http://www.vidyamonastery.org) - Learn more about Ani Lodro Palmo's work and the monastery’s teachings.- [Grief 2 Growth Community](http://www.grief2growth.com/community) - Join the community for further discussion and support.**Connect with Ani Lodro Palmo:**- [Official Website](http://www.anilodropalmo.org)- [LinkedIn](#) - Connect with Ani for spiritual guidance and teachings.**Have Feedback or Questions?**- We love heariDiscover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community You can send me a text by clicking the link at the top of the show notes. Use fanmail to:1.) Ask questions.2.) Suggest future guests/topics.3.) Provide feedbackCan't wait to hear from you! I've been studying Near Death Experiences for many years now. I am 100% convinced they are real. In this short, free ebook, I not only explain why I believe NDEs are real, I share some of the universal secrets brought back by people who have had them.https://www.grief2growth.com/ndelessons Support the Show.🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
Unleashing the Transformative Power of Emotion Code Healing
Apr 23 2024
Unleashing the Transformative Power of Emotion Code Healing
Send me a Text MessageWelcome to another episode of Grief 2 Growth with your host, Brian Smith. Today, we explore the transformative power of self-healing and emotional release with Emotion Code practitioner, Jay Chanthlangsy. Discover how personal challenges can lead to profound insights and healing.Timestamps & Topics Covered - Introduction to the transformative perspective of life's challenges.- Meet Jay Chanthlangsy: A journey from tech to emotional healing.- Critical life events that shaped Jay's path in healing practices.- What is the Emotion Code? Understanding its role in emotional and physical healing.- Real-life impacts: Stories of transformation through Emotion Code.- Spiritual insights and the power of acceptance and open-mindedness.- Discussing the necessity of emotional expression and growth in men.Guest Bio:Jay Chanthlangsy is an Emotion Code practitioner whose personal experience with his daughter’s health challenges led him to discover the healing power of emotional release. His story is not just one of personal triumph but serves as a roadmap for those navigating their own trials.Learn More About Our Guest:Visit Jay’s website to dive deeper into Emotion Code healing and discover resources to start your healing journey: [Jay's Website](http://www.jaychanthalangsy.com)After listening to Jay’s insights on healing, what are your thoughts on Emotion Code? Have you experienced any form of energy healing? Please share your stories with us by leaving a comment below or visiting our community page.Discover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community You can send me a text by clicking the link at the top of the show notes. Use fanmail to:1.) Ask questions.2.) Suggest future guests/topics.3.) Provide feedbackCan't wait to hear from you! I've been studying Near Death Experiences for many years now. I am 100% convinced they are real. In this short, free ebook, I not only explain why I believe NDEs are real, I share some of the universal secrets brought back by people who have had them.https://www.grief2growth.com/ndelessons Support the Show.🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
From A Life Of Privilege To A Life Of Service
Apr 17 2024
From A Life Of Privilege To A Life Of Service
Send me a Text MessageWelcome to this transformative episode of **Grief 2 Growth**, where we delve into the profound mysteries of life, death, and what it means to truly live. Join host Brian Smith in conversation with Serge Beddington-Behrens, a man whose journey from privilege to spiritual enlightenment offers rich insights into the essence of personal growth and transformation.In This Episode, You’ll Learn About:- Serge’s Aristocratic Beginnings: How his early life in a world of wealth set the stage for his spiritual awakening.- Journey of Transformation: Serge's path from luxury to meaningful, spirit-centered living.- Spiritual Insights and Practices: Explore Serge’s integration of various spiritual teachings and how they shaped his life philosophy.- Future Predictions: Serge’s thoughts on the next 60 years for humanity and the importance of spiritual and societal shifts.- Storytelling and Spiritual Growth: The role of personal stories in understanding and navigating life’s challenges.- Keys to Contentment: Serge shares practical advice on living a fulfilling life beyond material success.Continue the ConversationDiscover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community You can send me a text by clicking the link at the top of the show notes. Use fanmail to:1.) Ask questions.2.) Suggest future guests/topics.3.) Provide feedbackCan't wait to hear from you! I've been studying Near Death Experiences for many years now. I am 100% convinced they are real. In this short, free ebook, I not only explain why I believe NDEs are real, I share some of the universal secrets brought back by people who have had them.https://www.grief2growth.com/ndelessons Support the Show.🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
🔒 Become Happier Without Changing A Thing
Apr 16 2024
🔒 Become Happier Without Changing A Thing
Subscriber-only episodeSend me a Text MessageJoin Brian Smith in a thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be truly satisfied with what we have. This episode delves into the complexities of happiness, satisfaction, and the unexpected joys of striving for achievements.What You'll Learn:1. The Real Meaning of Satisfaction: Understand satisfaction beyond the material—how our efforts and perceptions shape our happiness.2. The Pleasure of Achievement: Discover why working hard for something makes us more satisfied, using examples from video games to personal goals.3. Comparative Happiness: Discuss the pitfalls of comparing ourselves to others and how this impacts our sense of satisfaction.4. The Power of Gratitude: Learn how practicing gratitude can shift our perspective and increase our happiness without changing our circumstances.Featured Stories:- Video Game Achievements: Brian shares his experiences with video games like Mario Brothers and how overcoming challenges in gaming can parallel real-life satisfaction.- Personal Achievements: Hear about Brian's journey to owning his dream car, a BMW, and what it taught him about happiness and satisfaction.- Gratitude Practice: Insights into how gratitude affects our perception of what we have versus what we want.Call to Action:- Feedback & Discussion: What brings you satisfaction? Have you noticed how your desires shape your happiness? - Gratitude Challenge: This week, try noting three things you’re grateful for each day and observe how it impacts your outlook.Join the community at https://grief2growht.com/community to continue the discusssionDiscover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community 🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
She Channels Einstein's Message Of Peace
Apr 12 2024
She Channels Einstein's Message Of Peace
Send me a Text MessageIn this enlightening episode of "Grief to Growth," I sit down with Barbara With, an international peace activist, award-winning author, and psychic channel. Barbara shares her transformative journey and groundbreaking methods developed through her unique connection with Albert Einstein from the afterlife.Key Topics Discussed:Barbara's Path to Channeling:Early life influences.Transition from musician to psychic channel.The role of mentorship in her psychic development.Metaphysical Applications in Real-World Scenarios:How metaphysical concepts apply to dealing with grief and loss.Real-life examples from Barbara’s practice.Insights from Channeling Einstein:Profound messages and lessons from the afterlife.The impact of these insights on understanding life and death.Unified Field Theory and Its Implications:Exploration of the unified field theory as channeled from Einstein.The connection between science, consciousness, and compassion.Conflict Revolution:Introduction to Barbara’s method for resolving personal and external conflicts.Practical steps listeners can take to apply these concepts in their own lives.Integrating Science with Spirituality:Discussion on the importance of integrating spiritual insights with scientific understanding.Guest Bio:Barbara With is an international peace activist, award-winning author, and psychic channel known for her unique ability to communicate with Albert Einstein in the afterlife. Her work focuses on metaphysical sciences and their applications in real-world settings, promoting peace and understanding across global communities.Call to Action:Visit Barbara With’s website to learn more about her work and access resources. https://barbarawith.com/Join the conversation by sharing your thoughts and experiences on this topic in our online community at Discover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community You can send me a text by clicking the link at the top of the show notes. Use fanmail to:1.) Ask questions.2.) Suggest future guests/topics.3.) Provide feedbackCan't wait to hear from you! I've been studying Near Death Experiences for many years now. I am 100% convinced they are real. In this short, free ebook, I not only explain why I believe NDEs are real, I share some of the universal secrets brought back by people who have had them.https://www.grief2growth.com/ndelessons Support the Show.🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
Unveiling the Shadows of Human Trafficking with Alexandra Stevenson
Apr 5 2024
Unveiling the Shadows of Human Trafficking with Alexandra Stevenson
Send me a Text MessageIn this profoundly impactful episode of the Grief 2 Growth podcast, I sit down with Alexandra Stevenson, a beacon of hope and resilience in the dark world of human trafficking. Alexandra's journey from a childhood advocate to surviving the depths of being trafficked herself is nothing short of remarkable. Her candid storytelling and academic insights offer a unique perspective on the complexities of human trafficking, gender socialization, and the power of resilience.I want to hear from you! After listening to Alexandra's story and insights:What was your biggest takeaway? Please sound off in our community here: https://grief2growth.circle.so/c/podcast-chat/the-laughing-survivor-alexandra-stevensonSupportIf you or someone you know is in need of support, please reach out to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. For more resources and information on how to get involved in the fight against human trafficking, visit https://thelaughingsurvivor.comAbout Alexandra Stevenson:Alexandra Stevenson is the co-founder of Uprising in Wyoming and the creative force behind the Laughing Survivor. Her work spans advocacy, public speaking, and community empowerment, all aimed at combating human trafficking and supporting survivors. Discover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community You can send me a text by clicking the link at the top of the show notes. Use fanmail to:1.) Ask questions.2.) Suggest future guests/topics.3.) Provide feedbackCan't wait to hear from you! I've been studying Near Death Experiences for many years now. I am 100% convinced they are real. In this short, free ebook, I not only explain why I believe NDEs are real, I share some of the universal secrets brought back by people who have had them.https://www.grief2growth.com/ndelessons Support the Show.🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
Transforming Grief into Growth: James Brackin IV's Inspiring Journey
Mar 25 2024
Transforming Grief into Growth: James Brackin IV's Inspiring Journey
Send me a Text MessageJames Brackin is an impressive young man. At just 20 years old, he's been a life coach for three years. One might wonder what a 20-year-old can offer in terms of helping others navigate their lives (I did). After a few minutes of listening to James, I knew. This kid is an "old soul." In this profoundly moving episode of Grief 2 Growth, Brian Smith sits down with James Brackin IV, a remarkable individual who has turned his personal tragedies into triumphs. James shares his journey from experiencing significant losses at a young age to unlocking his potential as a coach and podcaster, inspiring others to overcome their limiting beliefs and embrace growth.In This Episode, You'll Learn:The impact of loss and how it can serve as a catalyst for personal transformation.Strategies for identifying and changing limiting beliefs that hold you back.The power of storytelling in overcoming life's greatest challenges.James's unique approach to interviewing guests that uncovers ongoing personal development, even among those who appear to have "made it."Featured Guest:James Brackin IV is a survivor of early life tragedies and a beacon of hope for many. As the You Can Too podcast host, James engages with thought leaders and change-makers, sharing insights that motivate listeners to expand their perspectives and pursue their own paths of growth.Connect with James:jamesbrackiniv on InstagramYou Can Too PodcastDiscover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community You can send me a text by clicking the link at the top of the show notes. Use fanmail to:1.) Ask questions.2.) Suggest future guests/topics.3.) Provide feedbackCan't wait to hear from you! I've been studying Near Death Experiences for many years now. I am 100% convinced they are real. In this short, free ebook, I not only explain why I believe NDEs are real, I share some of the universal secrets brought back by people who have had them.https://www.grief2growth.com/ndelessons Support the Show.🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
🔒 Navigating Language Sensitivity in Grief
Mar 20 2024
🔒 Navigating Language Sensitivity in Grief
Subscriber-only episodeSend me a Text MessageIn this heartfelt episode, Brian Smith delves into the intricate world of language sensitivity, exploring how words can heal, hurt, and transform our experiences, especially through grief. 🌱 With a focus on understanding and compassion, Brian shares personal insights and stories that reveal the evolving nature of language and its impact on those who are grieving.📚 From "committing suicide" to "dying by suicide," and the shift from "triggering" to "activating," discover why the words we choose matter and how they can offer comfort or cause pain. Brian, joined by insights from grief professionals, including lessons learned from David Kessler, opens up a vital conversation on being mindful and kind with our words.✨ Whether you've experienced loss or want to support someone who has, this episode sheds light on the importance of language in healing journeys. Join us in a safe space for reflection, understanding, and growth. Learn how to navigate conversations with sensitivity, grace, and a deeper awareness of the power of words.🔗 Dive deeper into the conversation and join our community at grief2growth.com/community. Let's explore together how to use language as a tool for connection and healing.👂 Listen, reflect, and share your thoughts. What words resonate with you? What language shifts have you made to support yourself or others in grief? Share your experiences and let's continue to learn and grow together.Discover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community 🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
🔒 Aging Gracefully: The Art Of Letting Go
Mar 15 2024
🔒 Aging Gracefully: The Art Of Letting Go
Subscriber-only episodeSend me a Text MessageIn this episode of "Grief 2 Growth," we explore the societal obsession with youth and the beauty of embracing aging as a natural, inevitable part of life. Inspired by public reactions to Sally Field's appearance and a thought-provoking social media discussion, our host, Brian, delves into personal reflections and broader cultural implications of our attitudes towards aging.What's Inside This Episode:- The Cultural Obsession with Youth: A deep dive into why society glorifies being young and fears the aging process.- Aging Gracefully: Insights on how accepting the natural changes in our bodies can lead to a more fulfilling and peaceful life.- The Beauty of Letting Go: Brian shares his journey of accepting aging, from embracing baldness to recognizing the beauty in every wrinkle.- Health and Aging: Tips on maintaining physical and mental health as we age, emphasizing the importance of active living and self-care.- Spirituality and Acceptance: How accepting physical aging can lead us to spiritual growth and a deeper understanding of our existence beyond the physical.Episode Highlights:- "Old is not an insult, and neither is granny."- "Letting go is not fighting reality. It's embracing it."- "Our bodies age for a reason – to remind us of the journey ahead and beyond."Discover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community 🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
How Mental Illness Impacts The Whole Family with Deborah Kasdan
Mar 13 2024
How Mental Illness Impacts The Whole Family with Deborah Kasdan
Send me a Text MessageWelcome to another episode of *Grief to Growth*, where we explore the multifaceted human experience, including the depths of grief and the peaks of transformation. In this episode, Brian Smith has an enlightening conversation with Deborah Kasdan, author of *Rollback the World: A Sister’s Memoir*. Deborah shares the profound and often misunderstood journey of mental illness through the lens of her family’s experience, specifically the life of her sister Rachel, who battled schizophrenia.**About Our Guest:**Deborah Kasdan is the author of *Rollback the World: A Sister’s Memoir*, a powerful exploration of her family's journey with mental illness. Her book not only tells her sister Rachel's story but also highlights the urgent need for societal change and understanding.Deborah Kasdan's Website (http://deborahkasdan.com)Join the Conversation:We'd love to hear your thoughts on today's episode. Visit us at to talk now: https://grief2growth.circle.so/c/podcast-chat/mental-illness-impact-on-the-familyDiscover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community You can send me a text by clicking the link at the top of the show notes. Use fanmail to:1.) Ask questions.2.) Suggest future guests/topics.3.) Provide feedbackCan't wait to hear from you! I've been studying Near Death Experiences for many years now. I am 100% convinced they are real. In this short, free ebook, I not only explain why I believe NDEs are real, I share some of the universal secrets brought back by people who have had them.https://www.grief2growth.com/ndelessons Support the Show.🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
🔒 Why Do Mediums Charge (So Much)?
Mar 5 2024
🔒 Why Do Mediums Charge (So Much)?
Subscriber-only episodeSend me a Text MessageIn today's episode, I address a common criticism of mediums charging for their services, sparked by a recent YouTube comment on my interview with medium Mark Ireland. While I agree that mediums shouldn't be expected to work for free, I wanted to dive deeper into the nuances around what mediums charge and why.I explain how mediumship is a craft that most invest considerable time and money into developing, much like learning an instrument. The exchange of money for a medium's services is a fair energetic exchange, similar to paying any other skilled professional.  I delve into the practical realities that most mediums can only do a few readings per day or week due to the mental and physical toll it takes. High hourly rates allow mediums to make a living wage given these natural limitations. I share an anecdote of a talented engineer-turned-medium who was criticized for charging a fair rate based on his training and opportunity cost.Ultimately, I advise seeking out a trusted medium, viewing it as a special once or twice a year investment in your healing and connection to loved ones. I encourage withholding judgment about a medium's fees without understanding their full circumstances.Join me for this nuanced take on the sensitive topic of mediums and money. I offer a refreshing, balanced perspective that I hope gives you much to contemplate. I shed light on the realities of this often misunderstood profession and service. Even if you disagree, I think you'll find it an interesting and thoughtful discussion!Discover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community 🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
Unleashing Your Limitless Potential with Ray Catania
Mar 4 2024
Unleashing Your Limitless Potential with Ray Catania
Send me a Text MessageEpisode Summary:In this inspiring episode of Grief 2 Growth, your host, Brian Smith, welcomes Ray Catania, an acclaimed author, metaphysical teacher, and coach. Ray shares his extraordinary journey from surviving a near-death experience to discovering the transformative power of the mind and the secrets of scientific spirituality. This episode is a deep dive into the art of personal growth, the steps to spiritual awakening, and harnessing the law of attraction.About Our Guest:Ray Catania is known for his groundbreaking work in metaphysics and spiritual awakening. Author of the Awakening series, Ray combines scientific theories with personal insights, empowering individuals to unlock their full potential. Learn more about Ray and his work at [Ray's Website](http://www.raycatania.com).In This Episode, You Will Learn:1. Ray's life-altering near-death experience and its impact on his life path.2. The principles of scientific spirituality and how they can lead to success.3. Practical steps to achieve spiritual awakening and personal growth.4. How to understand and harness the power of your mind.5. The dynamic interplay of the law of attraction and overcoming the egoic mind.Join the Conversation:We love to hear from our listeners! Join the Grief 2 Growth community to continue the discussion, share your thoughts, or ask questions: [grief2growth.com/community](http://grief2growth.com/community).Support the Podcast:If you found value in this episode, please consider supporting our podcast. Your contributions help us continue to provide impactful content. Visit [Support Grief 2 Growth](http://grief2growth.com/support).Subscribe & Review:If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform. Your feedback helps us reach more people seeking guidance on their personal growth journey.Discover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community You can send me a text by clicking the link at the top of the show notes. Use fanmail to:1.) Ask questions.2.) Suggest future guests/topics.3.) Provide feedbackCan't wait to hear from you! I've been studying Near Death Experiences for many years now. I am 100% convinced they are real. In this short, free ebook, I not only explain why I believe NDEs are real, I share some of the universal secrets brought back by people who have had them.https://www.grief2growth.com/ndelessons Support the Show.🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
Navigating Grief and the Afterlife with Mark Ireland
Feb 29 2024
Navigating Grief and the Afterlife with Mark Ireland
Send me a Text MessageIntroduction:In this episode of Grief to Growth, Brian Smith sits down with Mark Ireland, co-founder of Helping Parents Heal and author of "The Persistence of Souls." Mark shares his transformative journey through grief after the loss of his son, Brandon, and how it led him back to the spiritual path carved by his father, renowned psychic medium Richard Ireland.Key Points Discussed:- Mark Ireland's personal story of loss and how it redirected his path towards understanding and exploring the afterlife.- The profound impact and legacy of Mark's father, Richard Ireland, one of the world's most famous mediums.- Insights into the characteristics and nurturing nature of Mark's son, Brandon, and the circumstances surrounding his unexpected passing.- The distinction between mediumship and psychic abilities, as experienced through the Ireland family lineage.- The foundation and mission of Helping Parents Heal – offering support and hope to bereaved parents.- The Five Pillars of Healing that Mark advocates for navigating through grief.- An in-depth look into the rigorous process behind Mark's Medium Certification Program, aimed at ensuring authenticity and support for those seeking connections with the other side.Resources Mentioned:Helping Parents Heal (https://helpingparentsheal.org) – A non-profit organization dedicated to assisting bereaved parents.Mark Ireland's Website (http://markirelandauthor.com) – Learn more about Mark's work, books, and the Certified Medium Program.Certified Mediums List (http://certifiedmediums.com) – Find a tested and certified medium.Listener Feedback:Have you experienced signs or messages from loved ones who have passed? We invite you to share your stories and experiences with us. Your story could offer comfort and hope to others navigating their own paths through grief.Discover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community You can send me a text by clicking the link at the top of the show notes. Use fanmail to:1.) Ask questions.2.) Suggest future guests/topics.3.) Provide feedbackCan't wait to hear from you! I've been studying Near Death Experiences for many years now. I am 100% convinced they are real. In this short, free ebook, I not only explain why I believe NDEs are real, I share some of the universal secrets brought back by people who have had them.https://www.grief2growth.com/ndelessons Support the Show.🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support
🔒 🌟 The Beautiful Simple Complexity Of Being Human 🌟
Feb 20 2024
🔒 🌟 The Beautiful Simple Complexity Of Being Human 🌟
Subscriber-only episodeSend me a Text MessageIn this thought-provoking episode, we delve into the rich tapestry of the human experience, guided by reflections on personal identity, near-death experiences, and the societal constructs that shape our understanding of ourselves and others. Recorded during Black History Month, our discussion takes a deep dive into the concepts of race, gender, and spirituality, challenging listeners to reconsider what defines us.Highlights:- Journey Through History: Explore the personal and societal implications of race and identity against the backdrop of the Civil Rights era.- Beyond Physical Divisions: Insightful conversations with individuals who've transcended earthly bounds through near-death experiences, revealing a spiritual oneness that defies our physical differences.- Redefining Identity: A critical examination of the labels and roles imposed by society, and the quest for authentic self-acceptance.- Embracing Our Humanity: Reflections on the importance of acknowledging our differences while striving for a deeper understanding of our shared spiritual journey.Engage & Reflect:- How do your own experiences and identity shape your view of the world? - In what ways can we move beyond societal divisions to embrace a more unified understanding of humanity?Continue the Conversation- [Grief 2 Growth Community](http://grief2growth.com/community)Discover a unique online space dedicated to individuals navigating the complexities of grief. Our community offers a peaceful, supportive environment free from the distractions and negativity often found on places like Facebook. Connect with others who understand your journey and find solace in shared experiences.https://grief2growth.com/community 🧑🏿‍🤝‍🧑🏻 Join Facebook Group- Get Support and Education 👛 Subscribe to Grief 2 Growth Premium (bonus episodes)📰 Get A Free Gift📅 Book A Complimentary Discovery Call📈 Leave A ReviewThanks so much for your support