Grief 2 Growth

Grief 2 Growth
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 p…

Daniel John- Are Christian Faith and Mediumship Compatible?- Ep. 86
Aug 11 • 67 min
Daniel and I discuss how he became a medium and how he uses his gift to help people heal
Dr. Karen Wyatt- 7 Lessons for Living from the Dying- Ep. 85
Aug 4 • 62 min
We discuss the valuable lessons Dr. Wyatt learned after becoming a hospice doctor
Chris Kito- Near Death Experience and Integration- Ep. 84
Jul 28 • 63 min
Chris Kito had an NDE at the age of 24 years old as the result of a severe food allergy. Chris talks about the years since integrating this experience
Lisa Jones- Growth from a Shared Death Experience- Ep. 83
Jul 21 • 54 min
Lisa Jones was transformed by a Shared Death Experience and now spends her time helping others be their best selves.
Martha Handler- Winter of The Wolf- Ep.82
Jul 14 • 53 min
Martha discusses her book Winter of the Wolf, spirituality, suicide, finding our inner strength and more
Miami Knight- Shining Light Mom- Gun Violence Prevention Advocate- Ep. 81
Jul 7 • 68 min
Conversation with a Shining Light Mom who is a gun violence prevention advocate and much more!
Karen Thomas- Back From the Light- Ep. 80
Jun 30 • 68 min
Karen’s father passed away when she was just 7 years old. 25 years later, she had a NDE while her children were about the same age.
IANDS 2020 Live Online Conference
Jun 24 • 1 min
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 will be available for all…
David Ditchfield- NDE After Effects- Extraordinary Transformation- Ep. 79
Jun 23 • 64 min
David Ditchfield was dragged under a moving train and survived. Not only did he survive, he came back with uncanny abilities.
Kimberly Clark Sharp- NDE- We’re Not In Kansas Anymore- Ep. 78
Jun 16 • 80 min
Kim’s fascinating journey after a NDE in her youth to her life changing work today
Michelle Freed- Remote Viewing & Hypnosis to Improve Your Life- Ep. 77
Jun 9 • 59 min
Michelle talks about how remote viewing can be used to improve your life
Robin Landsong- Her NDEs and Her Life’s Work as a Healer- Ep. 76
Jun 2 • 62 min
Robin shares her childhood Near Death Experiences and how they led to her life’s work as a healer
Jonathon Aslay- What The Heck Is Self Love Anyway?- Ep. 74
May 26 • 70 min
Jonathon shares how the death of his 18 year old son Connor launched him on a journey of self-discovery
Robert Perry- A Course In Miracles Spiritual Path- Ep. 73
May 19 • 51 min
Robert and I discuss what “the Course” says about God, reincarnation, judgement, the purpose of life, etc.
Is There Purpose For Your Pain? Bonus Episode
May 18 • 19 min
What if we got the Creation story all wrong? What if there is a purpose to our pain?
Donna Seebo- How Life Experiences Shape Us- Ep. 72
May 12 • 60 min
Donna discusses wisdom gained from her life experiences and how we can all learn from ours.
Rebecca Valla, MD - Healing Your Inner Child Through Self-Love- Ep. 71
May 5 • 61 min
Rebecca shares how we can heal our inner child, spiritually, through Self-Love
Judi Hancox- 10 Tips for Maintaining Your Health in a Crisis (or anytime)- Ep. 70
Apr 28 • 93 min
Judith Hancox, therapist and healer gives us simple tips to stay healthy and centered.
Donna Seebo Show Appearance- Special Episode- Ep. 73
Apr 24 • 32 min
I was a guest on The Donna Seebo radio program. If you want to hear me interviewed, here is your chance.
Nancy Van Alphen- Amazing Spiritually Transformative Experiences- Ep. 69
Apr 21 • 72 min
Nancy discusses the amazing spiritually transformative experiences that led to her book and her life’s mission.
Sue Pighini- NDE Experiencer and Transformation Life Coach- Ep. 68
Apr 14 • 58 min
Sue talks about how life is all about change, often prompted by tragic events and how this relates to her three near death experiences
Tony Woody- Spiritually Transformative Experiences and Their Lessons- Ep. 67
Apr 7 • 67 min
Tony Woody discusses several amazing Spiritually Transformative Experiences and their lessons.
Mary Terhune- How We Awaken In Crisis- Ep. 66
Apr 1 • 62 min
Mary Terhune discusses how crisis can be the catalyst for spiritual awakening
Embracing Uncertainty- Episode 65
Mar 31 • 15 min
Can we actually learn to appreciate uncertainty?
Ali Norell- Shining Light Mother & Author of The Truth Inside- Ep. 64
Mar 24 • 75 min
Shining Light Mother, and Spiritual Medium Ali Norell joins me to discuss her daughter, Romy
We Are All Grieving Now- Ep. 63
Mar 22 • 15 min
The coronavirus has us all in grief in one form or another. Here are some ways to deal with it.
Some Good News About the Coronavirus- Ep. 62
Mar 20 • 20 min
There are many reasons to be hopeful in our war on Coronavirus 19
Kim LaCapria- Professional Skeptic, Atheist, and Afterlife “Believer”- Ep.61
Mar 17 • 65 min
Kim is a professional skeptic, atheist, and afterlife “believer”. We discuss her journey from Materialist to her current understanding.
Fear versus Panic- One is good. The Other is Not- Ep. 60
Mar 13 • 10 min
What we should and should not be doing.
Isabella Johnson- Soul Planning Tragedy- Ep. 59
Mar 10 • 54 min
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 pure channel for those in Spirit…
The Corona Virus- Is it Time to Panic?- Ep. 58
Mar 7 • 12 min
My thoughts on the rapidly spreading Corona virus. Should we panic? What are the lessons we can take from it?
Conrad Leslie- Bereaved Father to Shining Light Father- Ep. 57
Mar 3 • 73 min
The mission statement of Helping Parents Heal is: Sharing the Journey from Bereaved to Shining Light Parent. Conrad and Paolo Leslie embody this journey. Their beautiful only son Nicolas was murdered by a terrorist in Nice, France on July 14,…
A Night At The Opera- Bonus Ep. 56
Feb 27 • 8 min
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 perspective has changed.
Marion Dampier-Jeans- The Evolution of Physical Mediumship- Ep. 55
Feb 25 • 63 min
Marion discusses her study of ancient ways like shamanism, sitting with Leslie Flint, and modern physical mediumship
Rebecca Austill-Claussen- How My Brother’s Death Woke Up My Life- Ep. 54
Feb 18 • 61 min
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 with me her amazing life. When Becky’s brother David passed away, it opened her up spiritually in a way…
Sarah Brassard- Making Self-Care Your Sacred Priority Ep. 53
Feb 11 • 44 min
Sarah Brassard empowers people to perform the self care as a sacred practice
Alleviating the Guilt Associated with Grief- Ep. 52
Feb 7 • 15 min
Alleviating the guilt associated with grief
Ellen Whealton NDE Experiencer and Wellness Music Therapist- Ep. 51
Feb 4 • 56 min
Ellen discusses her NDE at the age of 12 that set her life’s direction
Black History Month- Why It Matters- Ep. 50
Feb 3 • 8 min
Why I celebrate black history month
Lynn K. Russell- What The NDE Teaches You About Yourself- Ep. 49
Jan 28 • 56 min
*** 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 creator of the database, the…
Jeremiah Camara- Religion, Race & America- Ep. 48
Jan 24 • 73 min
Jeremiah Camara sits down with Terri Daniel and me to discuss his views on race, religion and America
Raymond O’Brien- NDE After Effects Expert- Ep. 47
Jan 21 • 64 min
Raymond discusses about his multiple NDEs, his spiritual “seeing”, and NDE after effects
Mary Terhune- Self-Realization of Our Divine Nature- Ep. 46
Jan 14 • 56 min
Mary discusses her book and her life experiences that have led to her self-realization.
Shayna’s 20th Birthday- Happy Birthday, Baby. Ep. 45
Jan 13 • 19 min
My early morning thoughts on my baby’s 20th birthday
Medium Kat Baillie- The Power of Prayer- Ep. 44
Jan 7 • 64 min
Kat discusses her experience of prayer, from a non-religious perspective
Reflections On A Legacy- Ep 43
Jan 3 • 14 min
Reflections on leaving a legacy
Nell Rose Foreman- Shining Light Mother and Resiliency Mind Coach- Ep. 42
Dec 30, 2019 • 68 min
Nell Rose Foreman discusses life lessons learned from her son Jack who passed away at 23 years old
Day 1645- Christmas 2019- Ep. 41
Dec 25, 2019 • 10 min
Christmas morning musings
Seeking Home(ostasis)- Ep. 40 (Bonus)
Dec 24, 2019 • 19 min
Musings on seeking homeostasis
Reverend Peter Panagore- NDE Experiences and Myth/Metaphor in Religion- Ep. 39
Dec 23, 2019 • 56 min
Reverend Panagore discusses his near death experiences and what they have taught him about religion
Lee Witting- Host of NDE Radio and NDE Experiencer- Ep. 38
Dec 17, 2019 • 59 min
Lee Witting discusses his near death experience and his
Judith Hancox- Grief & Trauma Specialist- Ep. 37
Dec 10, 2019 • 65 min
Judi joins me to discuss her propriety method to heal from trauma and grief
Fan Appreciation Day With Brian- Bonus Episode
Dec 6, 2019 • 8 min
Five minutes (or so) to thank you, the listeners and supporters
Kelvin Chin- Overcoming The Fear of Death- Ep. 36
Dec 3, 2019 • 63 min
We discuss Overcoming The Fear of Death and Kelvin’s expertise on Life After Life
Marcus Lang- NDE experiencer, Physical Medium, Spirit Communicator- Ep. 35
Nov 26, 2019 • 51 min
Marcus Lang, physical medium, discusses his experiences with Spirit
How To Manage the Holiday Season and Feel Good About It- Bonus Episode
Nov 19, 2019 • 8 min
How to manage the holiday season and feel good about it.
Kat Baillie- What To Expect from Mediumship- Ep. 34
Nov 19, 2019 • 75 min
Kat Baillie discusses mediumship
Diana Blum- Beautiful Sad Grief- Ep. 33
Nov 12, 2019 • 52 min
Diana experienced the death of her husband, Mark, ,17 years ago. She has been on a spiritual journey since and offers us a CD of her music about her experience- Beautiful Sad Grief
Heidi Craig- Affirmations and Gratitude- Bonus Episode
Nov 8, 2019 • 34 min
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. We touched on her book of affirmations and the importance of gratitude in our lives- things that can make…
Heidi Craig’s Near Death Experience and the Life Lessons She Came Back With- Ep. 32
Nov 5, 2019 • 52 min
Heidi talks about her challenging life, her NDE, and the three main lessons she learned from it.
P.M.H. Atwater- The Forever Angels- Ep. 31
Oct 29, 2019 • 65 min
We discuss P.M.H.’s latest book “The Forever Angels”, the first of its kind study of the lifelong effects of NDEs on children
Why Did She Leave Me?- Bonus AMA Episode
Oct 28, 2019 • 9 min
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 was prompted by the reports from…
P.M.H. Atwater- Dying To Know You- The Proof of God In the Near Death Experience- Ep. 30
Oct 22, 2019 • 73 min
Part two of a series with P.M.H. Atwater. We discuss her book Dying to Know You, the Proof of God in the Near Death Experience
Penny Wittbrodt- Near Death Experiencer, Wife, Grandmother & Mother- Ep. 29
Oct 17, 2019 • 70 min
Penny Wittbrodt has died numerous times and had multiple Near Death Experiences. She discusses what she has learned from those experiences
P.M.H. Awater- Near Death Experience x 3, NDE Researcher Extraordinaire- Ep. 28
Oct 15, 2019 • 72 min
I’ve never had so much fun in an interview. P.M.H. is the expert when it comes to Near Death Experiences having had multiple NDEs herself and researching several thousand.
Joanna Bartlett - Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist- Ep. 27
Oct 11, 2019 • 57 min
Joanna is an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist. She can help you begin recovery in just a few sessions.
Debra Diamond- Death Doula, Author & Medium- Ep. 26
Oct 8, 2019 • 58 min
Debra Diamond shares her latest book, Diary of A Death Doula, which is a unique perspective given that the is also a gifted medium and psychi
Chris Batts- The Life and Times of a Suicide Near Death Experiencer- Ep. 25
Oct 1, 2019 • 33 min
Chris has had an adventure filled life for a young man. He talks about his challenges which led to his suicide attempt, which led to his life-changing experience with God
What Is Mediumship? Why Are Mediums So Vague? Why Are Mediums Inaccurate?- Bonus Episode
Sep 30, 2019 • 22 min
My take on mediumship based on dozens of readings and years of study. What it is and what it isn’t.
Tricia Barker- NDE experiencer, Teacher, Angel Communicator- Ep. 23
Sep 24, 2019 • 48 min
Tricia discusses her NDE that happened as a sophomore in college and how she has been divinely guided in her life since then.
Lindsay McKinnon- Life Coach, Shining Light Parent, and Healer- Ep. 22
Sep 17, 2019 • 51 min
Lindsay is a Shining Light Parent of two boys in spirit. She has dedicated her life since their passing to healing herself and others.
Reverend Bill McDonald- Spiritual Warrior- Ep. 21
Sep 13, 2019 • 99 min
Reverend Bill McDonald has led a fascinating life. He has had several Near Death Experiences dating back to childhood. He is spiritual seeker and warrior
Barbara Karnes- End of Life Educator and Hospice Nurse- Ep. 20
Sep 5, 2019 • 54 min
Barbara Karnes is an experience hospice nurse, going back to the days before most of us knew what hospice is.
Special Guest Bridgett Tulloh- Meditation- Yes or No?- Ep. 19
Aug 22, 2019 • 54 min
Bridgett Tulloh is a life coach, business coach, and the host of the podcast “The Truth About Living.” We talk about meditation in this episode
Irene Vouvalides- Shining Light Parent and Vice President of Helping Parents Heal- Ep. 18
Aug 20, 2019 • 54 min
Irene is the mother of Carly Hughes, a child who has transitioned. Irene is also the chair of the Helping Parents Heal Conference and HPH Vice President
AREI Global Gathering Meeting- Does Suffering Lead to Growth?- Ep. 17
Aug 15, 2019 • 57 min
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?” Wendy had read my book and asked me if I’d…
Daniel John- Evidential Medium, Reiki Man- Ep. 16
Aug 13, 2019 • 61 min
Daniel is an extraordinary medium who discovered his talent naturally. We discuss his journey from tradition religion to spirituality as well as his work as a healer.
Grief and God- When Religion Does More Harm Than Healing- Ep. 15
Aug 9, 2019 • 78 min
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, and bereavement. Terri and I have…
What Did I Do To Cause Her to Die?- Ep. 14
Aug 8, 2019 • 8 min
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.
Ingrid Honkala- A Brightly Guided Life- Ep. 13
Aug 6, 2019 • 84 min
Ingrid has had multiple Near Death Experience and has been divinely guided since childhood.
Natalie Sudman- The Application of Impossible Things- Near Death Experiencer- Ep. 12
Jul 30, 2019 • 52 min
Natalie Sudman had an NDE in Iraq in 2007. Her book “The Application of Impossible Things” is a must read as far as I’m concerned.
Michelle Stein- Shining Light Parent and Spiritual Conquistador- Ep. 11
Jul 23, 2019 • 68 min
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
Jul 16, 2019 • 66 min
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.
The Dreaded “M” Word- Ep. 9
Jul 13, 2019 • 17 min
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 you doing it right?
Daniel John- Certified Evidential Medium and Reiki Master- Ep. 8
Jul 9, 2019 • 55 min
Daniel and I discuss how his mediumship developed and his healing work.
(Not) Just Another Day- Ep. 7
Jul 5, 2019 • 7 min
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.
Mark Earlix- Internationally known Healer, Intuitive, and Gnostic Priest- Ep. 6
Jul 2, 2019 • 61 min
Mark Earlix is an internationally known healer, intuitive, author, and ordained priest
Elizabeth Boisson- Founder of Helping Parents Heal- Ep. 5
Jun 25, 2019 • 64 min
Elizabeth Boisson is the founder of Helping Parents Heal, an international organization dedicated to helping parents after the loss of a child.
The Roles Of Illness & Death- Ep. 4
Jun 20, 2019 • 14 min
I was thinking about healing. Why do some people receive miraculous healing and others do not?
Michelle Clare NDE Experiencer, Psychic Medium & Intuitive Life Coach
Jun 18, 2019 • 58 min
Michelle Clare is a three time Near Death Experiencer, a certified evidential medium, and an intuitive life coach.
Peter Panagore- Why I Stay- Ep. 2
Jun 14, 2019 • 34 min
Peter Panagore has a frank talk about why he chooses to stay on Earth after two glimpses into Heaven
That Awkward Episode Where Your Host Is The Guest- Ep. 1
Jun 12, 2019 • 20 min
A little of my history and my vision for the podcast.
Grief 2 Growth Trailer
Jun 3, 2019 • 1 min
A one minute introduction to Grief 2 Growth with Brian Smith.