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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
    • 4.8 • 44 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.

    Christine Karlson- Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

    Christine Karlson- Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

    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: The Kristine Carlson Story had its premiere on the network on October 16, 2021.
     
    With over 30 million books in print, Carlson has emerged as a leading mindfulness expert and transformational guide who has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including The Today Show, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2010, she was awarded the Kennedy Laureate Award by John F. Kennedy University alongside the iconic chef Alice Waters and CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

    In addition to her books Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love, and Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms, Carlson’s other titles include An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love (a tribute to her husband), and her seminal self-help book for leading readers out of the pain of loss and into a new future — From Heartbreak to Wholeness: The Hero’s Journey to Joy.

    Through her beloved women’s retreats, including her signature What Now? program, Carlson serves as a guide for women navigating transition and change of all kinds — showing them how to live their most vibrant, joyous, and fulfilling life in their next chapter.

    Through her popular podcast Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Live the Big Stuff, Carlson’s depth, realness, and ever-present humor shine through each memorable episode. Her popular video-based, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff Happiness Training Courses (on Dontsweat.com) teach people how to find inspiration and direction right in the midst of life’s uncertainties — helping individuals around the world to move from overwhelming anxiety to an abiding optimism and trust in life. These courses feature exclusive video footage of her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson.

    She is on the advisory board of Modern Widows Club and on the Global Leadership Council of Challenge Day.

    Carlson has two daughters and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves to exercise – boot camp fitness classes, yoga or hiking. She also is an inspirational speaker and leads women’s retreats all over the world. Her mission is to show people that it is possible to love your life again after profound loss and major change — and to discover that more laughter, love, and happiness await you.

    You can find Kristine at:
    KristineCarlson.com and dontsweat.com
    I'd like to ask you for three favors. You can do one, two, or all three.1.) Make sure to subscribe to the podcast through your favorite podcast app, so that you don't miss an episode.2.) Please rate the podcast at ratethispodcast.com/grief2growth3.) If you'd like to support me financially, go to grief2growth.com/tipjar
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    • 49 min
    Michele Benyo- She Helps Children Grow From Their Grief

    Michele Benyo- She Helps Children Grow From Their Grief

    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 help parents through the unimaginable challenges of parenting while grieving the death of a child, and to help parents meet the unique needs of a child who has lost a sibling in the early childhood years.

    The desire of Michele’s heart is to see families live forward after loss toward a future bright with possibilities and even joy.

    ℹ️ https://www.goodgriefparenting.com

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    • 59 min
    Jerry Hyde- The Most Dangerous Therapist In The World

    Jerry Hyde- The Most Dangerous Therapist In The World

    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 F*****G HEART, THE BOOK OF SIN,  and the FORTHCOMING EMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL 

    A shadow therapist with 25 years of clinical experience, Hyde rejects many of the conventionally held views of the mainstream psychotherapy world.

    He works with couples and individuals and leads the largest men’s group practice in the UK.

    An outspoken advocate of shamanic plant medicines he believes for some people a combination of deep psychotherapeutic work and psychedelic entheogens to be the most powerful way of bringing about real, lasting, and positive transformation.
    Find Jerry at:
    www.jerryhyde.co.uk

    www.makemeaman.com
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Shelley F. Knight- Good Grief- Making Positive Changes

    Shelley F. Knight- Good Grief- Making Positive Changes

    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 program, newsletter, YouTube, and social media work.

    Shelley F. Knight is the author of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Book (November 2018) and Good Grief – The A to Z Approach of Modern day Grief Healing (24th September 2021), and host of the award-winning mental health show, Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Podcast

    You can find Shelley at:

    https://www.shelleyfknight.com
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    • 56 min
    Her NDE With Her Newborn Baby Saved Her Life

    Her NDE With Her Newborn Baby Saved Her Life

    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 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. It might be a bit confusing in parts because the story doesn’t begin on the night her daughter was delivered in an emergency situation, it begins years earlier. In part 3, I ask Alba to go into more detail and we discuss the lessons from her absolutely amazing experience.

    In her experience, Alba learned:
    * Forgiveness is absolutely essential for our soul’s well-being
    * Souls have no age
    * Humans are all flawed equally and differently,
    * A life can have profound meaning no matter how short the time here on Earth
    * Something prepares us for the tough lessons we’re about to encounter if we pay attention
    * Tragedy is less of a punishment and more of an opportunity

    Her book tells the story about healing after the loss of her child, PROOF OF ETERNITY by Alba Monn. It is intended to give hope to everyone who has lost a loved one, especially their own child. It's available on Amazon as an ebook.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/grief2growth)

    • 53 min
    Alba Monn- Her NDE With Her Daughter Saved Her Life- Part 2

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

    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. It might be a bit confusing in parts because the story doesn’t begin on the night her daughter was delivered in an emergency situation, it begins years earlier. In part 3, I ask Alba to go into more detail and we discuss the lessons from her absolutely amazing experience.

    In her experience, Alba learned:
    * Forgiveness is absolutely essential for our soul’s well-being
    * Souls have no age
    * Humans are all flawed equally and differently,
    * A life can have profound meaning no matter how short the time here on Earth
    * Something prepares us for the tough lessons we’re about to encounter, if we pay attention
    * Tragedy is less of a punishment and more of an opportunity

    Her book tells the story about healing after the loss of her child, PROOF OF ETERNITY by Alba Monn. It is intended to give hope to everyone who has lost a loved one, especially their own child. It's available at Amazon as an ebook.




    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/grief2growth)

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

BrianWestChest ,

Great podcast

Brian’s podcasts and book have been a lifeline for me. He is gifted 💜

Adam Rabinovitch ,

Thank you Brian and Grief 2 Growth

Thank you Brian and Grief 2 Growth for creating and sustaining incredibly valuable resources and connections for so many people and families who are grieving - and for those that care about them. Keep it up!

Lynnie Ellis ,

This podcast is a touchstone

This podcast is a touchstone for anyone walking through grief or needing to remember that LOVE never dies! I am so inspired and grateful for Brian, his masterful interviews, and the hope and LIFE shared in this podcast! Deeply grateful.

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