Grief With Grace

Lori Latimer

Grief. It’s almost a taboo word in Western society. And yet, it’s a universal human experience and comes in many forms: the loss of a marriage or job, when a cherished friend (human or pet), an aunt or uncle, sibling, Mom or Dad cross the Veil. But if your child takes his or her last breath before you do, you’re thrown into a world that’s unimaginable and indescribable. If you’re a Mom that has a child in Spirit, this podcast is for you. With Grace, hope, a little tough love, and even some wit and humor along the way, this podcast will honor where you are. Join me, Lori Latimer, Intuitive Soul Navigator, as my guests and I share insights, tools, and techniques to assist you on your grief journey. Every Tuesday, we’ll journey into all the dark places of grief, shining a light on them so you can integrate them rather than avoid them. The Grief With Grace podcast will inspire you to find Moments Of Joy In the Everyday so you can continue to live your life after the unimaginable has happened, and in doing so, honor your precious child’s life and legacy.
Healing Through Poetry After 9/11 - Part 1 with Andrea Carter Brown
Andrea Carter Brown and her husband, Tom, lived one block from the World Trade Center on that fateful day, September 11, 2001. In part 1 of our conversation, she takes us through some of her experiences of that day and the days and months that followed. Andrea is a natural story teller who will draw you in with her words and stories, and you'll feel as if you're with her on her journey. Here's some of what we talked about:What her life was like pre 9/11Her journey from bookkeeper to poetThe questions she asked herself that led her to writingThe inspiration she found from 19th century pianist, Clara Schumann,  the decision to write Clara’s biography - and why she never finished itHow a poetry reading shifted her lifeHer haunting recap of that fateful morning from her perspective just one block awayHow she learned about the terror attack on the World Trade CenterWhat her intuition told her about the Tower - and what she didThe initial aspect of her griefHer sole motivation for many decisions she made that dayWhere her husband would have been that morning, if he hadn’t had a meeting in another part of New YorkWhat life was like in NYC the first weeks and months after 9/11The health effects she experienced within two weeks of the attacksWhat going back to live in her apartment was likeThe memories - and what’s beneath the memoriesMy experience of going to NYC in 2009 and being at Ground ZeroThe losses her small hometown in NJ (across the river) from Manhattan experienced on 9/11The memorial her hometown created - and what it’s made ofWhy she hasn’t returned to Ground Zero since leaving New York - and why she chose not to participate in the 10th anniversary commemorationWhat she believes is part of the mourning experienceThe beautiful way she describes what it was like to live in Battery Park before 9/11 - and why living there was the best of both worldsWhy allowing is such an important part of the healing processHow poetry helped her preserve her experienceWhy it took her so long to write her book, September 12What’s happened since the book came out that she didn’t anticipateWhat she's been asked by generations who weren’t alive on that dayWhat it took her a long time to realize she was mourningHow the loss of her neighborhood haunts herBe sure to listen to the next episode for the conclusion of our interview. Be sure to get a copy of her book, September 12.You can find more about Andrea and a sample of her writings on her website.
43 mins
A Different Approach to GratitudeDoorways and Sacred Alchemy with Raina Irene
My guest this week is a beautiful Soul with a fascinating story. Raina Irene is a Heart, Soul & Spirit practitioner with a son in Spirit. Their journey together is documented in her book, Because of Josiah. Listen in as we talk about:The effect dreams have had on her lifeHer son, Josiah’s, journey through the circus, Disneyland, and his cancer diagnosisHow Josiah evolved from being the Orange County yuppie to a hippie on a healing journeyThe power of words and why Josiah chose the words he used about cancer very intentionallyThe unexpected way Josiah left this lifeThe “doorway” Josiah showed Raina after he left this lifeHow Raina sees the way we leave this worldThe peace she found from stepping out of the story of Josiah’s passingHow the loss of her sister (and then her brother) impacted her lifeWhat she learned about grief - and rising - from her mother’s journeyWhy she knew she had to “find” Josiah after he left this lifeHow she became the teacher for her familyWhat her mother focused on after the loss of Raina’s sister and brotherFinding laughter and joy after the loss of JosiahHow she created her Sacred Alchemy card deckThe cards Raina and I each pulled from her deck for the listenersA reframe on the thought that someone “did something to us”What she’s learned since Josiah left this worldYou can get a copy of Raina’s book on Amazon (it’s available in paperback and on Kindle).You can connect with Raina through her website.My Black Friday offer is available through midnight ET on November 30th. Click here to receive a Soul Specialization reading as well as a complete Chakra Analysis.
Nov 16 2021
56 mins
Navigating the Seasons Of Life… and GriefWhat Are You Reaching For?Beautifully Broken with Melissa Oatman
This was a fun interview, but one where we also went very deep. I did some business coaching with Melissa about a year ago after finding her podcast. Melissa is a beautiful Soul with a different type of grief journey. She’s a Mom who went through a divorce a few years ago which is a grief journey of its own. Then, a couple of years ago, her former husband, her children’s father, left this life of his own choosing. Listen in as Melissa explains how she got that news, where she was, who was with her at the time, and so much more, including:How Melissa's childhood led to issues with codependency and people pleasingHow her divorce led to her first awakeningHow a breakup from a subsequent relationship led to her second awakeningHer path from being a teacher, to becoming a Reiki practitioner, writing a book and starting a podcastHow she’s helping her children navigate the death of their fatherThe physical changes that happen in our brain when we experience traumaHow she initially tried to hide her grief from her children after their father’s death - and what she later realized about thatHow learning to “stuff” our feelings in childhood can affect us into adulthoodSomething that makes grief so difficult - and what’s required in the processWhy grace is so important on your grief journeyWhy Melissa used laughter in her book, Beautifully BrokenHow I used “Sex and the City” to heal after my divorceThe various ways guilt affects our griefWhy you don’t want to “ugly cry” at a drag showWhat it means to “Awaken Your Inner Awesomeness”You can find Melissa on Instagram or on her website.
Oct 26 2021
49 mins
Chelsea Jewel On Karmic Astrology, Grief & Healing
I had the pleasure of meeting Chelsea Jewel online a few months ago, and when we realized we live close to each other in Atlanta, we met for coffee on a rainy afternoon late this summer. Chelsea is absolutely delightful and has so much wisdom and insight to offer through her own journey. She is an Intuitive & Karmic Astrologer, a Spiritual Life Coach, and an Intuitive Mentor to people who are looking to unlock their own intuitive gifts. Her mission is to raise the level of consciousness on the planet by helping others re-awaken to their own potential and by serving as a supportive and friendly guide for those embarking on their own journeys of self-discovery, healing, and soulful evolution. Chelsea's work has been featured in Bustle, Romper, Authority Magazine, and more.Chelsea’s journey from corporate America to karmic astrologyThe ego deaths that began her spiritual awakeningA question people are beginning to ask themselves that shifts everythingThe ego deaths that began her spiritual awakeningA question people are beginning to ask themselves that shifts everythingWhy your Sun sign is just a tiny piece of the information available in your overall astrology chartWhich “language” you’re learning when you learn astrologyHow learning astrology is like a healing journeyWhat houses in your chart representWhat an empty house indicatesWhat your Rising Sign, Sun and Moon represent in your chart, and in your lifeHow karmic astrology is different from what most of us think astrology is - and how it can give us insight into our past lives, what our Soul came here to learn and to heal, and so much moreThe most important points on a chart Chelsea looks at related to karmic astrologyHow we can use astrology to look at, and move through, trauma and griefHow the elements of air, fire, water and earth in the signs of the Zodiac affect how we express, and experience, griefWhy it’s important to understand the charts of people around us as well as our own chartWhere our charts show potential challenges in lifeWhere to look in your chart for how you uniquely need to healWhich planet represents healingA brief summary of each of the 12 Zodiac signsSign up for Chelsea’s free Journey Through the Zodiac Masterclass on the Light and Shadow sides of each sign hereFind Chelsea on IG or on her beautiful website here
Oct 19 2021
1 hr 1 min
What Moving Taught Me About HealingFinding Meaning - My Interview with Shelby RoseNavigating Your Grief During A Global TragedyWhat's Your Edge?Q&A On Grief, Healing, Ascension & More!Scott Howard and the Illusion of Life
Music can uplift us. It can comfort us. It can bring tears of joy and tears of sadness. It’s connected to some of our most cherished and profound memories. And, it can help us heal.Scott Howard left corporate America to write, produce and sing a unique form of music using the frequency of 432 Hz, which is the frequency for healing. Little did he know that a few short years later, that music would help him on his own healing journey when his 29-year old son unexpectedly went to Spirit.From his paranormal experiences to the healing potential of music at the correct frequency, join Scott and me for a fascinating conversation where we talked about:The photographic evidence he received 3 days after his son went to SpiritHis awakeningThe things he saw on the “trip” he took - without any drugsWhat he saw in the cloudsHis journey from corporate America to creating a new genre of musicWhy we must raise our frequency right nowHow the switch to 440 Hz music by the Germans in WWII affected (and continues to affect) humanityWhat happens to digital pictures that doesn’t happen with filmHow the Angel numbers he sees has changedHow he writes his musicWhy he believes we’re all masters of survivalWhat he does with his runaway thoughts (we all have them!)What happens when the Angels realize you’re listening to themWhat scared him when he saw three beings standing up in the SunWhat he believes his Soul mission isHow frequency helps the brain healHis clothing line - and the surprise incorporated into each pieceWhy it’s so important to be careful with the words you use and what you signHis experience with the Blue Kachina in Utah in 2021 when the world was shut downScott gifted us by playing a beautiful song, Illusions of Life, on the episode. Please support Scott and his music by  going to www.ScottHowardMusic.com to see the photos he talks about throughout the episode and to and experience his beautiful music! You can also find him on Instagram.
Aug 10 2021
54 mins
Tapping Into the Energies Of the Lion's Gate Portal & the New Moon In LeoWhen It's Hard To Forgive
Aug 3 2021
27 mins
Aligning Masculine & Feminine Energies For HealingHealing With the Full Moon In AquariusDo You Love Yourself Enough To Heal?Are You Still Wearing A Mask?Using the Energies Of the New Moon In Cancer For Healing