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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 Brian Smith

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 36 Ratings

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.

    Bridget Finklaire- The Bone Circle

    Bridget Finklaire- The Bone Circle

    Bridget Finklaire is an author and spiritual teacher. We had a wide-ranging discussion as she has a wealth of knowledge to share that comes from years of experience. She's a wealth of knowledge. I started with six pages of notes and we only got to about half of what I wanted to talk to her about in our hour together.

    Bridget is originally from the UK and lived in London for many years before moving to Cape Town, South Africa. She is a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, and healer, and used to work in London's Harley Street.

    Since 1995, Bridget has been on a journey of spiritual awakening. She's studied and taught many spiritual, metaphysical, and personal development teachings and explored different techniques – from meditation to yoga and from chanting to prayer. She currently facilitates a study group for The Book of Knowledge, The Keys of Enoch (r) by Dr. JJ Hurtak.

    In 2012, Bridget began coaching people to create their lives 'on purpose' - purposefully and according to their soul's purpose. In 2018, she pulled together three distinct areas of her expertise to create The Bone Circle - a unique, transformative, and life-changing program.

    Her novel "Red Dress" is available in July 2021. It's based on her life's work and has been compared to Eat, Pray, Love.  It incorporates many of her spiritual teachings into an entertaining package.

    Her 'why' is transformation. Her core message is 'love is the way.'

    ℹ️ https://www.bridgetfinklaire.com
    ℹ️https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Anthony Chene- In Front Of The Camera

    Anthony Chene- In Front Of The Camera

    Anthony Chene attended business school and began a career in finance before realizing that was not his life’s passion.
    After graduating in media journalism and audiovisual production, Anthony worked as a video reporter within companies, media agencies, and TV channels. 
    Now, Anthony works as a freelancer (DOP, director, or video reporter) for various clients, and develops his own projects (documentaries, video clips, fiction). Millions of people have watched his films on YouTube.
    I learned about Anthony from watching his interviews on his YouTube channel. Anthony creates beautiful films of interviews with Near-Death Experiences and documentaries that answer the deepest questions about life, who we are, and why we are here.
    I coaxed Anthony to come out from behind the camera and the microphone and to sit in the hot seat so his fans could get to know something about the man behind these life-changing works of art. I've been a fan of Anthony's for a couple of years. I hope this interview will help his fans know him a little better.
    Anthony is based in France, and travels on a regular basis for his productions.

    Find Anthony at his YouTube Channel or his website www.anthonychene.com
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dr. Vondie Lozano-Life Between Lives

    Dr. Vondie Lozano-Life Between Lives

    Dr. Lozano reached out to me to tell me about her work with using hypnosis for past life and life between life regressions. It's something I've always been curious about. So, we agreed that I would give it a try before having her on the program.

    Vondie is a Life Between Lives hypnotherapist. She’s also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and former Psychology Professor who’s been featured in Cosmopolitan, the Wall Street Journal, and on KABC Talk Radio.

    LBL hypnosis can help people connect with their soul's true identity and purpose. The hit movie, Soul, is about what souls do before they’re born. As a Life Between Lives® Hypnotherapist, Vondie helps people discover what their soul does after they die, before they’re born into a new life.

    Grief 2 Growth listeners mention the show for 10% off any single session with Dr. Lozano before the end of 2021.

    You can reach Dr. Lozano at:
    ℹ️ https://www.lovebetweenlives.com
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Rich Curtis- Change Your Story / Change Your Life

    Rich Curtis- Change Your Story / Change Your Life

    My work is largely about helping people change their perspectives. Rich's book "Change Your Story Change Your Life" is about that same thing. Taking the same set of facts and telling a story about it that is beneficial.

    Rich Curtis is, and always has been, a guide. For a decade as a raft and backpacking guide and now as a real estate entrepreneur, best-selling author, and success coach. Rich guides, coaches, writes and speaks to help entrepreneurs, CEOs, adventurers, and go-getters rewrite their stories, get unstuck and live their dreams. As a story expert, passionate student of neuroscience, positive psychology, and behavioral psychology, Rich believes in a world where people are invested in the process of being better tomorrow than they are today. His life’s work, including his book, Change Your Story Change Your Life, has been about helping people get there.

    Outside of work Rich is a dedicated father of two, husband, traveler, and outdoor adventurer.

    http://www.richcurtis.com/
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Allen Klein- Embracing Life After Loss

    Allen Klein- Embracing Life After Loss

    Comedian Jerry Lewis has said that Allen Klein is “a noble and vital force watching over the human condition.”

    Klein (aka “Mr. Jollytologist”® and Ambassador of Light) shows people how to use humor and positivity to deal with life’s not-so-funny stuff. He is an award-winning professional speaker, TEDx presenter, and author of The Healing Power of Humor, The AWE Factor, and Embracing Life After Loss.
    Klein is also a former hospice volunteer and Director of the Life-Death Transitions Institute in San Francisco.

    The book we discuss in this interview is "Embracing Life After Loss: A Gentle Guide for Growing Through Grief) and the five stages (not those stages) we go through to grow from grief to laughter.

    Find Allen at:
    ℹ️ https://www.allenklein.com


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Beth Cavenaugh- Some Light At The End

    Beth Cavenaugh- Some Light At The End

    Beth Cavenaugh RN, BSN is a certified hospice and palliative care nurse, Reiki practitioner, writer, and educator. Sliding into her 25th year as a nurse, Beth has spent the last 15 caring for hospice patients. Beth writes about end-of-life matters and published Some Light at the End, Your Bedside Guide to Peaceful Palliative and Hospice Care.

    Some of the topics we covered in this conversation include 


    the challenges of taking care of a hospice patientcan people be more accepting of death?the regret people can feel after taking care of their loved onehow people die and the varied ways and timeline that people die.what to expect at the end of lifehow to Manage Anxiety for the Hospice Patient and the Caregiverhow to take care of yourself when you are taking care of a hospice patient
     for more on Beth, visit:

    ℹ️ https://www.bethcavenaugh.com/
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Jwheck ,

Best Podcast on Grief

I love this podcast! Brian and the guests on the show bring so much knowledge and insight. This podcast is unique and the best I’ve found when it comes to grief and spirituality.

Author David Richman ,

A Guiding Light

Brian’s style is so unique - he’s a listener, he’s intuitive, he’s inquisitive, he’s connected and grounded, he’s open to bringing you along your own journey - and offering you a hand to join him on his. I was recently a guest on Brian’s podcast and the experience is still with me. Keep doing what you do, Brian. You’re helping so many…

Raven 1000 ,

Production Issues

Would give 5 stars for content but needs some production work to eliminate REALLY annoying background noises like episode 115 that made it difficult to listen to. If you’re using earbuds, it’s loud clanking in your head.

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