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Grief 2 Growth Podcast

Grief 2 Growth Podcast

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.

Recent Episodes

Near Death Experiences

His NDE Made Him Wise Beyond His Years- Jacob Cooper

March 14, 2023

This is my second interview with Jacob Cooper. Jacob had a profound NDE at the tender age of three years old. That NDE not only gave him a return trip to where we all come from, it opened his intuition that keeps him connect…

Mediums And Communicators With The Afterlife

Nicky Alan- The Rise & Fall Of Britain's Best Psychic

March 7, 2023

I've had nearly 200 guests. None have made me laugh more than Nicky Alan. This is my second interview with Nicky. We talk about her latest book, her incredibly intuitively led life, and the reality of living with a chronic i…

Wisdom Teachers

The Magic of Surrender- Kute Blackson

Feb. 28, 2023

I had a fascinating conversation with Kute Blackson, a man with wisdom beyond his years. We learn about Kute's background, and what motivates him, and get some of his wisdom. Kute Blackson is a beloved inspirational speaker …

🔒 How The Death Of A Child Impacts A Couple's Relationship

Feb. 25, 2023

Subscriber-only episode First, let's bust that big myth. You know the one. Now that that's out of the way let's get real. What possible impact can we expect on your relationship? How can we make sure things don't go sideways…

Mindful Musings

🔒 When I Think Of Home

Feb. 22, 2023

Subscriber-only episode I prepared this talk to give on Sandra Champlain's Sunday Gathering. I've revised it just a bit and recorded it for you, my podcast friends. If you haven't heard it (or if you have) check out Stephani…

Mediums And Communicators With The Afterlife

Her Mediumship Heals Both Sides- Karen Docherty

Feb. 22, 2023

Typically, we think of a medium reading as healing for the sitter, the person who hires the medium. We don't often think of a reading as beneficial for the person in the spirit world. I had a fascinating conversation with Ka…

About the Host

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Brian D. Smith

Grief Guide | Life Coach | Consultant

Brian Smith is a certified life coach, a grief guide, and a small business consultant. Brian's mission is to help others by sharing lessons he has learned from decades of experience and study.

Brian became well acquainted with grief in 2015 after the sudden passing of his fifteen-year-old daughter Shayna. After Shayna's passing, Brian felt his life was over. He had to learn to survive for the sake of his wife, Tywana, and their daughter, Kayla. Brian has studied the nature of life and death and how to progress through grief.

In his grief work, Brian provides a safe space where you can safely share what you are experiencing. Brian shares techniques that he discovered and developed after his devastating loss. Perhaps most importantly, he can help you understand that death is not goodbye and that your relationship with your loved one can continue. His understanding is not a religious-based belief, but a position arrived at based on reason and evidence.

Shortly after Shayna transitioned, Brian discovered Helping Parents Heal, a non-profit peer-to-peer support group for parents of children who have passed. Brian volunteers with Helping Parents Heal and is a leader of the Helping Parents Heal Online group. Brian has worked with hundreds of parents who have lost children. Brian is a member of the Board for Helping Parents Heal. He volunteers for the SoulPhone foundation.

Brian is on the board of the SoulPhone Foundation and Helping Parents Heal. Brian is the author of "Grief 2 Growth: Planted. Not Buried." He is the host of the Grief 2 Growth podcast. You can find Brian at www.grief2growth.com.