Related Resources

Links, blogs, readings, and other material of interest.

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Open to Hope

This online support group offers hope after loss, helping people cope with pain and find healing. The site especially concentrates on sharing inspirational stories of loss and love. This is where you will find my essays on the continuing after-death experiences of my friend “Chief,” what it’s like to make contact through a medium with someone who has passed, and what my own experience was like saying goodbye to the body of my beloved through healing touch. Look for my pieces under the Authors tab.

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Widow’s Walk with Sophia Dembling

One of my best friends and longtime colleague writes an intimate, insightful blog about loss for Psychology Today called Widow’s Walk, which she began after her husband’s sudden and unexpected death. These essays are precious jewels from the heart of a skilled writer who is also author of the acclaimed The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World. A member of my writers group, she helped hone the telling of my story in My Dead True Love as well as providing me a continuing lesson in the correct use of ellipses.

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Expanded Awareness Institute

I first met Scott M. Taylor, Ed.D., in the early 2000s when he was a trainer for my group at the Monroe Institute—one of those great “coincidences” that brought me into contact with an excellent spiritual teacher. A former Monroe executive director, he has spent decades in near-death and shared-death research, all ignited by his early and spontaneous shared-death encounter. He leads classes, makes presentations and has one of the most soothing voices I’ve ever heard. I most recently took an online series with him on bi-location—being present in two places at once.

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Cat Behavior Solutions

You knew there’s be a cat resource, didn’t you? My friend Molly DeVoss is a certified feline training and behavior specialist (with many more credentials) who is dedicated to keeping cats out of shelters for behavioral issues. Her podcasts — more than 200! — cover a variety of topics from litter-box issues to helping fearful cats. I have learned so much from Molly. website logo

David Kessler’s website. He is one of the most respected voices in the arena of grief and grief processing. His site includes so many resources, from books to grief groups.

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Monroe Institute

Monroe Institute website. The organization was founded by the late broadcast magnate, Robert Monroe, one of the first people to report on contemporary out-of-body travel after he found himself spontaneously going out of body in the mid-1960s. The institute continues research in consciousness and offers workshops for expanding consciousness

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Suzanne Giesemann

Website for the evidentiary medium and spiritual teacher who has helped me answer questions about what happens when we die. She is recognized on Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine’s 2022 list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People. I just call her the real deal.

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Hospice Nurse Julie

Julie McFadden is a hospice/palliative care nurse who developed a huge Instagram following (@HospiceNurseJulie) with her candid, personal posts about death and dying. This isn’t, strictly speaking, about what might await after we cross over the portal. Rather, it delivers intimate insight into the process of dying, including what to expect, what people see and report, and how to read the signs of dying and ease that passage. Her posts are so popular that she wrote book, Nothing to Fear, that’s an Amazon best-seller.

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The Shift Network

This organization focuses broadly on the transformation of the planet—no small goal, particularly during these challenging times. “Our vision is to empower a global network of evolutionary change agents through media, education and resources featuring leading wisdom keepers and visionaries,” according to the website. What I’ve found is a great source for credible presentations and information from thinkers of the highest order.

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Inner Sanctum Center

Eben Alexander, M.D., and Karen Newell are the anchors of this consciousness-raising website, which offers programs, courses and access points to exploring higher consciousness. He was a neurosurgeon whose life was changed by a near-death experience (Proof of Heaven). They co-authored Living in a Mindful Universe, and together they host a monthly live Q&A. Their guests read like a who’s who of folks who explore consciousness, from Raymond Moody to Suzanne Giesemann.

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Helping Parents Heal

A wonderful support and resource network for bereaved parents that allows discussion and exploration of spiritual experiences and afterlife evidence. Its Providers section is a good place to start if you are looking to find a legitimate, evidentiary medium.

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International Association for Near Death Studies

If you want to learn more about near-death (and after-death) experiences, this organization is a good place to start. It assembles videos, written accounts, publications, research, workshops, discussion groups, support for experiencers and more. From its website: “IANDS members from around the world have diverse views on many topics. As an organization, IANDS is neutral and does not align itself with any particular social, religious, or political ideology. We promote respectful dialogue.”