26 episodes

The mission of this podcast is to explore all area sof grief by educating through stories and experiences. This podcast is for grievers and those wanting to learn how to support grievers.

Redefining Grief with Herdyne Mercier, LCSW Herdyne Mercier, LCSW

    • Mental Health

The mission of this podcast is to explore all area sof grief by educating through stories and experiences. This podcast is for grievers and those wanting to learn how to support grievers.

    Sean Rodgers: Men Cry Too

    Sean Rodgers: Men Cry Too

    Have you ever dealt with the loss of a loved one? Has it changed you drastically? Has it altered your life completely? In today’s episode of the Redefining Grief podcast, we have Sean Rodgers with us who walks us through his grief journey and how it has changed his life forever.Sean tells us about how losing his grandfather, who was the primary father figure that he had in life, changed his life forever. He talks about his struggle with grief, how he was unable to process his emotions and how that was messing with his life throughout until he finally stopped and realized that it’s okay to cry, it’s okay to hurt and that grief is indeed, okay to feel. Sean is doing great things today, helping people find their path to purpose and he credits is all back to the realization that dawned upon his while he was grieving.This episode is brought to you by our complimentary Grief Crusaders community. Want to share your grief journey in a safe space with people from all over the world? Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/GriefCrusader and JOIN NOW!  Main Takeaways:Deal with it. Stop running away from it. - Sean RodgersLearn how to cry. - Sean RodgersYou’re missing out on your purpose because you’re hurting. - Sean RodgersRestoration is that place that tells you god has chosen peace for you. - Herdyne MercierIf it wasn’t for god, I wouldn’t be standing right here, right now. - Sean RodgersWe don’t know what walk a person is walking. - Sean Rodgers Redefining Grief P.O.W Questions:What have you learned about yourself since redefining grief in your life?I’m dynamic and not scared of what God has planned for me, no more. I am dynamic. (2) If today was your last day and you had five words or less to say, what would they be?Learn to love yourself first. (3) During your dark days, which song keeps you going?911 - Kirk Franklin ft. TD Jakes Find Out More About Sean Rodgers:Instagram: @r.steadfastloveWebsite: www.responsemm.com Recommended Resources To learn more about Redefining Grief: http://herdynemercier.comTo advertise on the podcast: herdyne@mercierwellness.comFor questions about booking or sponsoring the podcast: info@mercierwellness.com To schedule a consultation: https://calendly.com/mercier-wellness/consultation or http://herdynemercier.com/contact-me/To check out all our past episodes: http://herdynemercier.com/#podcast Social MediaPodcast Hashtag: #RedefiningGrief #HerdyneMercier #MercierWellness #Grief Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herdynemercier/Twitter: https://twitter.com/HERDYNEMERCIERFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/herdynemercierlcswYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/herdyneLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/herdyne-mercier-lcsw-chief-grief-crusader-6050aa72/Online Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MercierWellness         

    • 53 min
    Paul Mompremier: From Boy To A Man

    Paul Mompremier: From Boy To A Man

    Episode NotesIn today’s episode of the Redefining Grief podcast, we have Paul Mompremier with us who walks us through his struggles of growing up with a father that hasn’t always been the most supportive. He also talks about his books and tells us his key mantra in life.Paul is an author, a model, and truly an intellectually inspiring person. He talks about his past experiences in the podcast and also sheds light on how this will affect his parenting style in the future. We’ll be getting to know about his latest book ‘The Gentlemen Code’ in this episode too. This episode is a reflection upon his struggles in life and how he hustled hard enough to overcome them. Main Takeaways:Grief is a natural emotion that we have to any loss.- Herdyne MercierLife is this delicate balance of embracing the good times and the bad times, the happy times and those times that are sad. - Herdyne MercierPrayer is that intimate time with your creator. - Herdyne MercierOur story is already written, we just have to hear it from the people that came before us. -Paul Mompremier Being persistent in everything that you do, will get you to your goal. - Paul Mompremier Who you marry is big because they’re gonna stretch you to better. - Herdyne MercierPrayer, patience, and persistence is key. - Paul Mompremier Redefining Grief Pearls of Wisdom (P.O.W) Questions:What have you learned about yourself since redefining grief in your life?The biggest thing that people need to do is realize that whatever is holding you back, you need to let it go.  (2) If today was your last day and you had five words or less to say, what would they be?Prayer, Patience, Persistence is Key. (3) During your dark days, which song keeps you going? Great Man - Kevin Gates Link to song:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shWNgr0ifrs  Find Out More About Paul Mompremier:Books: Prince Motivation: How a Boy Became a Man Without GuidanceThe Gentlemen CodeInstagram: @iampaulmompremierLink to books. https://www.amazon.com/Gentlemen-Code-Prospect-Not-Suspect/dp/B089J4CFKK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=156TC9KJBV3PU&dchild=1&keywords=paul+mompremier&qid=1592903596&sprefix=paul+mom%2Caps%2C171&sr=8-1Recommended Resources To learn more about Redefining Grief: http://herdynemercier.comTo advertise on the podcast: herdyne@mercierwellness.comFor questions about booking or sponsoring the podcast: info@mercierwellness.com To schedule a consultation: https://calendly.com/mercier-wellness/consultation or http://herdynemercier.com/contact-me/To check out all our past episodes: http://herdynemercier.com/#podcast Social MediaPodcast Hashtag: #RedefiningGrief #HerdyneMercier #MercierWellness #Grief Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herdynemercier/Twitter: https://twitter.com/HERDYNEMERCIERFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/herdynemercierlcswYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/herdyneLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/herdyne-mercier-lcsw-chief-grief-crusader-6050aa72/Online Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MercierWellness      EEpisode Introduction:In today’s episode of the Redefining Grief podcast, we have Paul Mompremier with us who walks us through his struggles of growing up with a father that hasn’t always been the most supportive. He also talks about his books, and tell us his key mantra in life.     Episode Summary:Paul is an author, a model and truly an intellectually inspiring person. He talks about his past experiences in the podcast and also sheds light on how this will affect his parenting style in the future. We’ll be getting to know about his latest book ‘The Gentlemen Code’ in this episode too. This episode is a reflection upon his struggles in life and how he hustled hard enough to overcome them.    Main Takeaways: Grief is a natural emotion that we have to any loss.- Herdyne Mercier Life is this delicate balance of embracing the good times and the bad times

    • 40 min
    Jay Cameron: Fatherless Fathering

    Jay Cameron: Fatherless Fathering

    Do you miss or wish you had a relationship with your father? Do you find it emotionally draining to even process the emotions of thinking about your absent father? In today's episode, Herdyne has a real open and honest chat with Jay Cameron. Jay shares his emotional truth about his father that shook him emotionally for years and then he said enough was enough. Jay also shares how dealing with the pain was the key to healing. The philosophy of Jay Cameron has been developed over the years by a unique blend of life experiences. Jay was raised in a single-parent household in the multicultural southwest section of Washington, DC, and attended private and public schools.  This upbringing proved to be beneficial for Jay as he gained a deep appreciation for people of all different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.Jay Cameron has always had ideas that seem to be “outside of the box.” But this is right in step with his personality and vision. Jay’s passion is to help others reach their maximum potential. He uses every talent, skill, and gift he has to serve others. Refusing to be one-dimensional or constrained by convention, his diversified approach has allowed him to serve the needs of the community in multiple capacities.Despite the many hats that he wears, Jay is most proud to be a husband and father of four children. He currently resides in the suburbs of Washington, DC.To learn more about this modern-day renaissance man, click the icons below.ENTREPRENEURSPEAKERMARKETINGBROADCASTINGPRODUCTIONSAUTHORGIVING BACKMAXIMUM IMPACT ENTREPRENEURWhen Jay Cameron was nine years old, he decided that he wanted to become an entrepreneur. This manifested at age eleven when he asked his grandparents if he could take a course in small engine repair so that he could start his own business. Although that business never developed because of financial constraints, Jay did take the course, and his entrepreneurial spirit was born.As an adult, Jay has always been eager to try new things. Whether it was selling watermelons out of a U-Haul truck, rehabbing houses, or promoting a concert, Jay was determined to develop as a businessman.Over the years, Jay has launched several businesses thus fulfilling his childhood vision of becoming an entrepreneur. He has served as a project manager for major state-sponsored contracts. As a real estate investor, he has restored homes in disrepair and made them available for rent or resale. Jay has also served as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies and a variety of other businesses and organizations.Recommended ResourcesTo learn more about Redefining Grief: http://herdynemercier.comTo advertise on the podcast: herdyne@mercierwellness.comFor questions about booking or sponsoring the podcast: info@mercierwellness.comTo schedule a consultation: https://calendly.com/mercier-wellness/consultation orhttp://herdynemercier.com/contact-me/   To check out all our past episodes: http://herdynemercier.com/#podcast Social MediaPodcast Hashtag: #RedefiningGrief    #TheChiefGriefCrusader    #HerdyneMercier   #MercierWellness    #Grief  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herdynemercier/Twitter: https://twitter.com/HERDYNEMERCIERFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/herdynemercierlcswYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/herdyneLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/herdyne-mercier-lcsw-chief-grief-crusader-6050aa72/Online Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MercierWellness 

    • 37 min
    Gerald Washington: The Come Back

    Gerald Washington: The Come Back

      With a longstanding history of taking brands and businesses to the next level of success, Gerald’s leadership, innovation, and business acumen leave only two words to describe him: Empire Builder. Today he’s building a family empire that includes several multi-unit real estate holdings, a transportation company, brand management division, and now transformation arm via his speaking, coaching programs, and new book, Don’t Just Start a Business, Build an Empire. Washington’s latest venture takes him off his Hollywood Hiatus and back into the amazing world of entertainment and television productions. With the launch of Driveway Productions his Atlanta based production company, a renewed sense of purpose, a laser focus, and a commitment to providing programming that will not only be entertaining but will tell the types of powerful, culture-driven, complex, perspective-based, impactful stories so many viewers are craving. Gerald’s passion for business and entrepreneurship started in his youth. In high school, he launched a profitable 5-figure candy business. While attending college, he founded a marketing company that promoted national concert tours and counted major brands such as Coca-Cola among its clients. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Advanced Economics with a minor in Psychology from Occidental College, he launched a boutique real estate company with his then-girlfriend, and future wife, Patrice. Within a few years, Gerald had built a multi-million dollar real estate empire. With several successful million-dollar companies under his belt in his early twenties, Gerald took a huge financial hit during the economic downturn of the late 2000s and lost the majority of his businesses. Determined to rebuild his portfolio and surpass his previous success, Gerald bounced back stronger and wiser than ever. Stay tuned. Gerald Washington is the ultimate empire builder, but he’s just getting started...  Recommended ResourcesTo learn more about Redefining Grief: http://herdynemercier.comTo advertise on the podcast: herdyne@mercierwellness.comFor questions about booking or sponsoring the podcast: info@mercierwellness.comTo schedule a consultation: https://calendly.com/mercier-wellness/consultation orhttp://herdynemercier.com/contact-me/   To check out all our past episodes: http://herdynemercier.com/#podcast Social MediaPodcast Hashtag: #RedefiningGrief    #TheChiefGriefCrusader    #HerdyneMercier   #MercierWellness    #Grief  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herdynemercier/Twitter: https://twitter.com/HERDYNEMERCIERFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/herdynemercierlcswYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/herdyneLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/herdyne-mercier-lcsw-chief-grief-crusader-6050aa72/Online Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MercierWellness 

    • 43 min
    Darren Bennett: Covid, Crisis, and Christ

    Darren Bennett: Covid, Crisis, and Christ

    Presenting Men Have Emotions To Series. Do you find yourself feeling lost, hopeless, discourage, and simply point questioning God? In today's episode, Herdyne has a raw and honest heart to heal chat with Darren Bennett. Darren is the brother to the amazing Sheriff's Deputy Shannon Bennett. They are honoring his life in a loving chat about love, forgiveness, and hope. Darren teaches us the power of how turning toward Christ will help you navigate crises and grief caused by the crisis. Pastor Darren Bennett has been part of the Calvary family since 2010. He and his wife Christine have five beautiful children, Destinee 23, Robert 21, Darionna 17, Darriale 15, and Jael 13. God called Darren and his family to plant a church in North Miami, and after much prayer and confirmation, the couple opened their hands and let God lead the way. God spoke specifically to Darren when our church taught through a series on Jonah emphasizing God’s heart for the city. Darren and his family reside in North Miami Dade so they understand the unique opportunity they have to infuse the message of the gospel to a very culturally diverse demographic.Calvary Chapel North Miami, one of our latest regional campuses, launched on Sunday, April 14, 2019.Having started as a Bible study in the home of Campus Pastor Darren Bennett, this new campus is a vital part of Vision 2023 as we seek to bring the hope and transformative power of the gospel to the North Miami community.Campus Pastor Darren Bennett and his wife Christine invite you to attend a church service, community outreach, or local Bible study.​Recommended ResourcesTo learn more about Redefining Grief: http://herdynemercier.comTo advertise on the podcast: herdyne@mercierwellness.comFor questions about booking or sponsoring the podcast: info@mercierwellness.comTo schedule a consultation: https://calendly.com/mercier-wellness/consultation orhttp://herdynemercier.com/contact-me/   To check out all our past episodes: http://herdynemercier.com/#podcast Social MediaPodcast Hashtag: #RedefiningGrief    #TheChiefGriefCrusader    #HerdyneMercier   #MercierWellness    #Grief  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herdynemercier/Twitter: https://twitter.com/HERDYNEMERCIERFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/herdynemercierlcswYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/herdyneLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/herdyne-mercier-lcsw-chief-grief-crusader-6050aa72/Online Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MercierWellness 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Faith Dickens: When Plans Change

    Faith Dickens: When Plans Change

    Have you ever questioned when will you get married? Do you find yourself in a cycle of back-to-back family or friends death? In this episode, Herdyne and Faith have a genuine heart to heal chat about her journey of grief. Faith Dickens is a certified counselor, author, speaker, and Chief Executive Officer of Live Again Counseling Services. Live Again Counseling Services was created to assist people in processing grief, pain, trauma, relationship challenges, and disappointment. Faith is experienced and trained to help people overcome adverse lifechanging events. She was born and raised in South Florida where she currently resides with her family. Faith is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University with certifications from the North American Association of Counselors and Columbia University’s Center for Complicated Grief. Although, we will have ups and downs throughout the course of life.Having a counselor to walk you through the most difficult times in life make a tremendous difference. Allow Faith to counsel you in this thing called "Life". She takes pleasure in navigating people through the dark tunnels of relationship issues, grief, trauma, and self-improvement into the bright avenue of hope. Faith’s heart desire is to see people become completely whole while living out their purposed destiny. Recommended ResourcesTo learn more about Redefining Grief: http://herdynemercier.comTo advertise on the podcast: herdyne@mercierwellness.comFor questions about booking or sponsoring the podcast: info@mercierwellness.comTo schedule a consultation: https://calendly.com/mercier-wellness/consultation orhttp://herdynemercier.com/contact-me/   To check out all our past episodes: http://herdynemercier.com/#podcast Social MediaPodcast Hashtag: #RedefiningGrief    #TheChiefGriefCrusader    #HerdyneMercier   #MercierWellness    #Grief  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herdynemercier/Twitter: https://twitter.com/HERDYNEMERCIERFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/herdynemercierlcswYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/herdyneLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/herdyne-mercier-lcsw-chief-grief-crusader-6050aa72/Online Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MercierWellness 

    • 1 hr 10 min

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