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Aug. 15, 2019

AREI Global Gathering Meeting- Does Suffering Lead to Growth?- Ep. 17


What an honor! Wendy Zammit asked me to present my book to the AREI (Afterlife Research & Education Institute) Global Gathering. The topic of the week was to address the question "Does suffering lead to growth?" Wendy had read my book and asked me if I'd like to talk about it.

In case you don't know Wendy and Victor Zammit, they are co-founders of AREI and pioneers in the afterlife studies field. 

The episode begins with a short presentation of my story and an overview of the book. Then, we have a conversation about the topic.

Shoutout to Susanne Wilson, an amazing medium. You'll have to listen to the beginning of the episode to find out why. All I can say is "Wow", Susanne.

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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.