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Grief 2 Growth

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Grief 2 Growth examines how the greatest tragedies of life often are opportunities for the most advancement. Planted, not buried is the motto of Grief 2 Growth. Unless a seed is planted, it remains full of unrealized potential. But, once that seed is planted, it can bring forth much fruit. Brian is a grief survivor. After the sudden and tragic passing of his fifteen-year-old daughter in 2015, he became inspired to live his life to the fullest to honor her and make her proud. Grief 2 Growth presents guests who have overcome tragedies and share how they have survived those tragedies. Afterlife experts are often featured. Brian also hosts healers and experts in grief through both education and experience inspire us each to be the best we can be. Brian shares insights he has learned with the hope they will help you on your journey.

Grief 2 Growth examines how the greatest tragedies of life often are opportunities for the most advancement. Planted, not buried is the motto of Grief 2 Growth. Unless a seed is planted, it remains full of unrealized potential. But, once that seed is planted, it can bring forth much fruit. Brian is a grief survivor. After the sudden and tragic passing of his fifteen-year-old daughter in 2015, he became inspired to live his life to the fullest to honor her and make her proud. Grief 2 Growth presents guests who have overcome tragedies and share how they have survived those tragedies. Afterlife experts are often featured. Brian also hosts healers and experts in grief through both education and experience inspire us each to be the best we can be. Brian shares insights he has learned with the hope they will help you on your journey.

Location:

United States

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Grief 2 Growth examines how the greatest tragedies of life often are opportunities for the most advancement. Planted, not buried is the motto of Grief 2 Growth. Unless a seed is planted, it remains full of unrealized potential. But, once that seed is planted, it can bring forth much fruit. Brian is a grief survivor. After the sudden and tragic passing of his fifteen-year-old daughter in 2015, he became inspired to live his life to the fullest to honor her and make her proud. Grief 2 Growth presents guests who have overcome tragedies and share how they have survived those tragedies. Afterlife experts are often featured. Brian also hosts healers and experts in grief through both education and experience inspire us each to be the best we can be. Brian shares insights he has learned with the hope they will help you on your journey.

Language:

English

Contact:

513.858.9000


Episodes

I Feel Sad Today. And That's OK.

1/13/2022
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 not only a time to celebrate someone coming into our lives, we celebrate the fact they have made another trip around the sun. The birthday of someone who has passed from this realm is missing half of that celebration. Today, I feel sad. And, that's OK. I'd like to ask you for...

Duration:00:11:09

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

12/27/2021
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 Penny said we choose to have tragedies in our lives. This makes no sense. Why would anyone choose to be less than 100% happy all the time, if given the choice? Natalie Sudman's NDE has also prompted a lot of discussion about Natalie choosing to come back to Earth with serious injuries. There are reasons. Listen to find out why I believe we do...

Duration:00:09:28

How To Care For Content Creators

12/20/2021
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 can content creators make it easy for consumers to support them? In this episode, I give simple tips for both and it doesn't always involve an exchange of money. I'd like to ask you for three favors. You can do one, two, or all three. 1.) Make sure to subscribe to the...

Duration:00:15:42

Crystal Partney-Scattering Hope After My Sister's Suicide

12/7/2021
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 faith and caused her to wrestle with guilt. It ultimately led to Crystal forming two businesses to help others deal with these same things. Crystal Partney is an author, speaker, suicide grief coach, and founder of Scattering Hope and Owl & Thistle. She is also the host of the upcoming You Are Loved Podcast. The day before her 32nd birthday in...

Duration:00:49:19

Kristine Carlson- Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

11/30/2021
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 global success of The Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff book series she co-authored with her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson. Her latest book, Heartbroken Open, a life-changing memoir, has become a Lifetime Television biopic starring Heather Locklear. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff:...

Duration:00:49:11

Michele Benyo- She Helps Children Grow From Their Grief

11/18/2021
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 Specialist®, an early childhood parent coach, and the founder of Good Grief Parenting. After her 6-year-old son died of cancer, her 3-year-old daughter said, “Mommy, half of me is gone.” This heartbreaking statement defined Michele’s life purpose. Her mission is twofold: to...

Duration:00:59:36

Jerry Hyde- The Most Dangerous Therapist In The World

11/9/2021
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 of drugs in spiritual development, and much more. Jerry is a self-described: MENTOR, BESTSELLING AUTHOR, FILMMAKER, PODCASTER, PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATOR, DENIM FREAK, COFFEE FIEND, and PROVOCATEUR. Jerry is the author of: BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF BLADESVILLE, DREAMACHINE, PLAY FROM YOUR FUCKING HEART, THE BOOK OF SIN, and the FORTHCOMING EMPATHY...

Duration:01:09:24

Shelley F. Knight- Good Grief- Making Positive Changes

11/2/2021
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 worked as a nurse for decades and uses that experience along with her intuition to help others make positive changes, even around the subject of grief and death. Shelley passionately shares her years of clinical, spiritual, and holistic experience in her books, podcast, coaching...

Duration:00:56:03

Her NDE With Her Newborn Baby Saved Her Life

10/26/2021
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 the event. And, we learn where Alba is today, after having had the experience. 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 near-death experience that changed her life. It was, in actuality, a...

Duration:00:53:54

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

10/14/2021
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 near-death experience that changed her life. It was, in actuality, a shared death experience, as you will learn when you hear her story. I’ve broken this very special episode into three parts. In parts 1 and 2, I get out of the way and let Alba tell her story as she recalls it....

Duration:00:41:07

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

10/12/2021
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 learn when you hear her story. This is one of the most profound NDEs I have heard. I’ve broken this very special episode into three parts. In parts 1 and 2, I get out of the way and let Alba tell her story as she recalls it. It might be a bit confusing in parts because the...

Duration:00:53:06

Adam Rabinovitch- Connecting Our Paths Eternally

10/7/2021
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 healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child. I have worked with COPE to provide support to grieving families. They are a valuable resource. Adam was previously Executive Director of Giving Open Access to Learning, Inc. (GOAL)...

Duration:00:30:45

Sandra Champlain- We Don't Die

9/28/2021
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 started podcasting. Sandra was a lifelong skeptic about the afterlife. But, she also feared death. Her investigative and skeptical mind led her to delve deeply into afterlife studies to know for herself what is true and what is not. Sandra not only studies the afterlife, she's hands-on trying things like Electronic Voice Phenomenon, channel, mental...

Duration:01:12:22

Dr. Betty Kovacs- Consciousness Is All There Is

9/21/2021
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 consciousness her whole life. This was greatly accelerated when, within a three-year period, her mother, her son, and then her husband were killed in three separate automobile accidents. While she had studied shamanism before her son’s accident, she and her husband actually...

Duration:01:16:14

Dr. Boyd Purcell- Christianity Without Insanity

9/14/2021
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 that some of us suffered at the hands of toxic theology. I hope it helps someone who listens. If you know someone it could help, please share. In this episode, Dr. Purcell and I discuss how similar our childhoods were due to the teaching that God made us imperfect and we were deserving of eternal torment for that reason. We both struggled for...

Duration:00:59:46

Barby Ingle- From Wheels to Heals

9/7/2021
Barby Ingle is a best-selling author, reality personality, and lives with multiple rare and chronic diseases; reflex sympathetic dystrophy(RSD), migralepsy, PALB2-var, endometriosis, and other pain disorders. Barby is a chronic pain educator, patient advocate, and president of the International Pain Foundation. She is also a motivational speaker and best-selling author on pain topics. Barby knows grief from the loss of loved ones in her life as well, both her parents, and her grandparents...

Duration:01:15:57

Leslie Davis- You Can't Eat Love

8/31/2021
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 mother decades before. Leslie learned how to name and honor the emotions that she had kept shoving down. It was not until she began to confront the emotions, especially the grief that she was able to set aside her 'drug of choice' - food. Her least favorite phrase as it relates...

Duration:01:01:56

Reid Peterson- Grief Refuge

8/24/2021
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 unique app for your smartphone. Reid's biological father died in 2006 and his stepfather died in 2016. After losing both father figures in his life, he sought support through community grief counseling and support groups. After realizing comfort and solace could be provided to...

Duration:01:00:59

Frances Key- The Team- Advanced Concepts

8/17/2021
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 spiritual insights to her. She considers the true authors of the books to be her mother, Teddy Key, and the spiritual team she rejoined after she died. If you've listened to me for any length of time, you are aware I am obsessed with these books. I first interviewed Frankie in May...

Duration:01:06:17

Rebecca Valla- When Soul Plans Get Tough

8/10/2021
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 focus on difficult life situations. Are they planned? If so, why would we do that?! The topic of this episode was inspired by the origin of Dr. Valla's work, which is working with disabled children. Why would a person choose to have a disabled child? Why would someone choose to come to this planet disabled? Rebecca is a Psychiatrist, has been...

Duration:01:07:38