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Welcome to the July 2021 issue of our Helping Parents Heal Newsletter!
Hello, Shining Light Parents! HAPPY JULY 4th! For all parents and siblings of children who have transitioned, we understand your journey and we walk the same path. We are grateful that you have found us. This newsletter is a space that allows us to share our amazing children. Thank you for your compassion and for the continued support you provide. Together, we will help each other heal!
With love and light,
-Elizabeth Boisson, President and Co-Founder of Helping Parents Heal, Newsletter Editor, Caring Listener and Phoenix/Scottsdale Affiliate Leader
Please visit our website, www.helpingparentsheal.org, to find out more, as well as to add your child's tribute, to sign up for our newsletter and to opt-in to support Helping Parents Heal through the Amazon Smiles program.
It's Finally Back! Our 2022 Helping Parents Heal Second Conference!
Our Helping Parents Heal Conference Chair, Irene Vouvalides, and I are thrilled to announce that we will soon be opening registration for our Second Helping Parents Heal Conference that will take place at the Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix AZ, from August 18th - 21st, 2022. The hotel is in the beautiful Valley of the Sun, just 18 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport and it includes a golf course, a lazy river, an interactive 2-mile hiking trail, gorgeous desert views, work out facilities, a night club, a shuttle to the 99-store upscale outlets nearby, and space for 1000 attendees. We can't wait to see each and every one of you! While we get details sorted out, please join our Conference Facebook page here! Also, thanks to the generosity of Susanne Wilson, the Carefree Medium, we will have some scholarship opportunities available for those who need them. We hope to see all of you there.
Amazing Apports! with Irene Vouvalides, Linda McCarthy & Allyson EdwardsClockwise from left: Irene and her daughter Carly, Sean McCarthy, Dylan Edwards, Alison's opal apport, Linda's listing apport, Irene's Angel apport
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an apport is: [French, literally, action of bringing, thing brought, from apporter to bring, from Latin apportare] : motion or production of an object by a spiritualist medium without apparent physical agency, also : the object so produced.
Three key members of our Helping Parents Heal team have had some incredible apport experiences and wanted to share them with you. Please tell us about your own apport for our August issue!
From Irene Vouvalides:
We moved into our house that we built in South Carolina in May of 2015. I woke on the morning of my birthday July 15, 2015 and found this tiny adorable Angel statue on my bedside table. I could not believe that a blond haired Angel with December written on it “appeared” overnight. My daughter Carly has shown me many signs that she is with me since her transition in 2013 and my Mom (in spirit) was born in December. I immediately woke my husband and asked him if he bought it for me. He looked at me with that deer in the headlight look and said 'no.'
I sent a picture of the Angel to family, friends and Carly’s friends asking if they had given this to me and I possibly didn’t remember? I posted on FB and to this day nearly six years later this is no explanation other than this being a gift from Heaven- an apport!
Remember, we packed our house in NJ and lived in a rental house in SC with most of our belongings in storage for a year while the house was being built. We were living in the new house over two months fully unpacked in space that had never been lived in before when this magically appeared on my birthday!
From Linda McCarthy:
I wanted to share my experience with apports and my son Sean. I lived in AZ and had just done a remodel thinking that would be my forever home. I went to the west coast of FL ( Lido key) where we have a condo, for vacation last year. A friend of mine drove me around and we ended up in Venice. I fell in love with the community, and thought I would see what houses were available just for fun. I drove into a beautiful community but the houses I looked at were gone within hours with cash buyers from out of state. I took my husband back just so he could see the community. The manager said "That house across the street just came back on the market". We walked over and fell in love with the location and privacy. We made an offer and it was accepted the next day. When I went home I knew we would have to put our home on the market, because I didn't want to be traveling across the country. My heart sank because Sean loved this house and his room was the casita. I kept asking him if I did the right thing.
When I had to clean out his room, I heard him say " Look in my luggage". I hadn't opened his luggage in years. When I did, there was a copy of the listing of the house we just bought in FL. !! I knew my husband had one copy, but the agent only had 3, because the house was sold the week before so she didn't make any more copies. I asked him why he put the listing in Sean's luggage. He opened his briefcase and there was his copy. That was Sean validating that he found the house for us, since no one knew it was back on the market only falling through the day before! He then told one of our HPH mediums that he was already swimming in the pool, overlooking the lake and golf course. Yes, it has a pool overlooking the lake and golf course. Clearly, he wanted a home by the ocean and found the perfect one for all of us.
From Allyson Edwards:
One of our most astounding and treasured signs came to us the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. I was in the shower and saw something small and white on the shower floor. I picked it up and could not believe my eyes . . . it was an oval-shaped, pearlescent white opal, about the size of a single Rice Krispie!
My mind tried to make sense of what I’d just found because I don’t own an opal! Even if I did, I’ve never worn my jewelry in the shower. Also,the only people living in this house are myself and my husband Mike and no one else has ever used this shower so I’m thinking, “How did this get here? Where did it come from? How did it not wash down the drain? But quickly, I also realized that the opal is Dylan’s birthstone (October) and maybe, just maybe, this was the ultimate sign. A gift out of nowhere from our son.
When I showed Mike, he was clearly stunned, then said that just the day before he had told Dylan it would be really cool if he could somehow provide us with irrefutable evidence of his continued spiritual journey and presence in our lives.
Later we read: “The white opal gemstone challenges us to begin an inner trip, diving into the depths of our being to discover unidentified and unthinkable secrets. By getting restored, revitalized and changed from this process, you will find a new lifestyle.” What a gift from our son.
Since then we have had many other signs, messages, and communication from Dylan . . . so much assurance that he is with us and sharing our lives, experiences and thoughts. But the opal is by far one of our most cherished and significant gifts, and a huge turning point in not only our healing but also our belief in the absolute existence of the “everlife.”
-Irene Vouvalides, HPH Board Member, Conference Chair, Helping Parents Heal - Hilton Head/Bluffton Affiliate Leader and admin for Chat Room with Irene and Kathy
-Linda McCarthy, former Head of the HPH Caring Listeners, Admin for our Facebook site
-Allyson Edwards, Wife of Mike Edwards, our Helping Fathers Heal Affiliate Leader
Our Helping Parents Heal Trailer!
Ana Molina with her son Armando, as well as Franky and JoseLuis
Once again, we want to remind you about our Helping Parents Heal Trailer for the Helping Parents Heal YouTube Channel. Craig McMahon, the producer of the Life to Afterlife Spirituality Series, kindly produced this beautiful short video for us, and many parents participated in the filming, including Irene Vouvalides, Brian and Tywana Smith, Jeff and Lynn Hollahan, Scott and Michelle Ziff, Laurie and Tom Savoie, Tony and Carol Allen, LeAnn Hull, Jason Durham, Suzanne and Ty Giesemann, Jeffery C Olsen, Deb and Rachel Behrendt, Lisa and Rick Wilcoxson, Anne and David Park, Chandra Ramamurthy, Manisha Akhauri, Anal Shah, Kim Courtney, Ernie and Kristine Jackson, Mabel and CJ Chan, Ana and Armando Molina and Elizabeth and Cyril Boisson.
LeAnn Hull spoke to our group on March 26th. Please click here to view her video. Carol Allen spoke to our group on April 4th. Please click here to view. Jeffery Olsen spoke to our group on May 2nd. Please click here to view. Jeff Hollahan spoke to our group on June 3rd. Please click here to view. Brian Smith spoke to our group on June 10th. Please click here to view. Irene Vouvalides spoke to our group on July 14th. Please click here to view. Jason Durham spoke to our group on July 31st. Please click here to view. Mabel and CK Chan spoke to our group on August 14th. Please click here to view. Kim Courtney spoke to our group on September 10th. Please click here to view. Ernie and Kristine Jackson spoke to our group on October 15th. Please click here to view. Suzanne Giesemann spoke to our group on December 22nd. Please click here to view. Laurie Savoie, who appears in the Trailer with her husband Tom, spoke to our Helping Parents Heal group by Zoom on January 6th. Please click here to view the Youtube video. Lisa Wilcoxson, who appears in the trailer with her husband Rick, spoke to our group on January 19th. Please click here to view the Youtube video. Plus Michelle Ziff, who appears in the video with her husband Scott, spoke to our group on February 11th! Please click here to view the YouTube video. Elizabeth Boisson was interviewed by Irene Weinberg of the 'Grief and ReBirth' Podcast on February 10th. Please click here to listen! Rick Wilcoxson presented to our group on March 29th, please click here to view! Jeffery Olsen will be presented to our group with his son Aiden on May 11th! Please click here to listen! And Ana Molina spoke to our group on June 29th. Please click here to listen!
We are very grateful to all of you for watching the Trailer and sharing on your FB profiles. In doing so, you help us get the word out about Helping Parents Heal. Please click here to view: https://youtu.be/0FFxRFkPqRU
Uplifting Validation Stories from Parents:
Christine Volpe's Validation from her son, Daniel, through Mark Anthony
Daniel Volpe, Mark Anthony
My child, Daniel, transitioned on July 4, 2020. After struggling with depression for over 10 years, he ended his pain on Independence Day.….then my pain began.
I desperately needed to connect with Daniel so after watching Mark Anthony’s gallery readings through HPH, I decided to reach out for my own personal reading….hoping and praying that Daniel would come through. And did he ever!
It started with strawberries. Who would have thought that strawberries would bring me to tears? Every night when I came home from the gym I would eat strawberries. Daniel would come downstairs and eat them with me. It was a standing joke that most of the time I didn’t wash them before eating them. During my reading with Mark, Daniel came through and again talked about my bad habit with strawberries. Even from the other side, he continues to tease me about it.
Mark received another message from Daniel about his headstone. I admit that I have been dreading finalizing the headstone. What mother wants to design a headstone for their child? It just makes everything seem more “final” and has caused a conflict between Daniel’s father and me. Through Mark, Daniel told me to “not get hung up on the headstone” and once it is finalized, I can then start the healing process. Just a few hours before my reading with Mark that very morning, my husband texted me again about the headstone. This validation was quite remarkable and incredibly timely.
Daniel then showed Mark precise measurements and blueprints. Daniel was leading us to his older brother who is an engineer and is still in the physical world. Daniel said “don’t get stuck on the cat”. This was a humorous comment because my oldest son lives in an apartment where pets are not allowed. However, his girlfriend wanted to move in with him – along with her cat - and this was causing an agonizing conflict between the two of them. The “cat” issue surfaced within the past few months but yet Daniel transitioned last July. Mark said that Daniel wanted me to know that he is still around and knows what is currently going on in our lives.
Mark asked me if I had any questions for Daniel. I did want to know if Daniel was turning the battery operated candle on and off. It was a candle I had bought in Daniel’s memory over the holidays and comes on by itself during various remarkable times. Mark said that yes, Daniel was “messing” with the candle but he was also messing with my cell phone. I started to tear up again. You see, since Daniel’s transition, the avatar on google maps changes from a blue arrow when I go to the cemetery but back to a red car when I go any place else. Daniel used to change the avatar on my phone when he was in the physical world. Now he is doing it across the veil.
And finally, Daniel showed Mark bluebirds. At the time it had no significance. But a few months later 3 baby bluebirds put on a show for me at the cemetery one day. I pulled up and within about 15 minutes 3 baby bluebirds flew out of the birdhouse and circled around Daniel’s tree and my car. They were chirping so loudly and flew so low and were basically doing laps around the tree and my car. This continued for at least 20 minutes. It was one of the most spectacular sights I have ever seen. The emotion that came over me was indescribable. Mark, thank you for helping me to connect with my child. There is no doubt it was Daniel sharing a very special moment with me.
-With love and gratitude, Christine Volpe, Daniel’s loving mom
Please click here to view the YouTube video of Mark Anthony's latest validations from June 9th!
Manisha Akauri's beautiful experienceManisha and her son Yash
Since September of last year I have started working professionally as a medium. So a gentleman came to me for a mediumship reading & this is our experience.
Our reading was on Monday & I have this man sitting in front of me. His mother who had passed to the spirit world in April came through immediately full of love, joy & laughter. Hmmm nothing different from my countless other readings where the spirit is happy to be back home.
But this man was crying & berating himself as he felt that he was too late to take her to the hospital & his mom was just smiling, laughing, jumping for joy. He was validating all the details for me & she very briefly touched on the fact that it was her time to go & kept on telling me to tell him - I am really really happy now.
His level of grief & her level of happiness were just not matching up & I asked her that there is more to your story & would you please share it with me.
That is when she showed me a young boy with her. I asked the son do you have a brother in the spirit world & he said yes! Of course the penny dropped immediately & I could totally understand her joy, happiness & laughter.
Our one hour reading went for almost 90 minutes & at the end of it he said thank you so much for connecting me with my mother & I told him, THANK YOU because you have no idea how much this has uplifted me.
Oh Elizabeth, her happiness & joy was so beautiful to experience. It made me so happy. This gave me so much hope & strength.
With so much love 🤗
Although Manisha is not a Provider for Helping Parents Heal, she is one of our wonderful Caring Listeners
Andrea Nicozisis' Validation from Christopher through Pauline Mason!
Christopher, Liv and Chevy, Chevy and his beautiful eyes, Pauline Mason
I am writing to let you know that Pauline Mason helped me so much on Thursday. I had just finished moving to another apartment and was exhausted. Pauline was able to connect to Christopher with excellence. I was so thrilled to hear from Christopher! Pauline spoke about his sister and her horse Chevy! Pauline Mason asked me who has a "Chevy" during the reading where Christopher came through. Chevy is my Daughter, Liv's, first horse and this was spot on. Liv bought him right after Chris transitioned. He has one blue eye which in folklore means that Chevy is half in the Spirit World and half in the physical world.😉💜
Pauline also spoke about Christopher's connection to the military. Chris gave such reverence to the Veterans. He gave to the Wounded Warriors and has many a friend(old and young) that are in our lives always. He also mentioned his connection with his sister and the lock of hair and trinkets from Christopher. Thank you Pauline for this wonderful surprise! And lots of love to my Helping Parents Heal group.
-With love and gratitude, Andrea Nicozisis
Please click here to view the YouTube video of Pauline Mason's latest validations from June 3rd!
Ana Molina's Validation from her sons (and family) through Mark Anthony!
Franky Alvarez, JoseLuis Espinoza and Mark Anthony
I had an incredible reading with Mark Anthony, truly INCREDIBLE! He gave me dates. He mentioned the term murder (which Jose was …). He referred to a name, and I could figure out the wowed ear name, and all of a sudden, it's the name of the defendant. He also brought out Franky passed, and he apologized that it was graphic. I couldn't tell exactly how he passed; all I knew was that Franky was poisoned with Fentanyl. Mark Anthony also precisely told me that there was one shot in the head and other shots, but one only hit him. Also, the word "murder" is the nickname for who shot Jose. Also, Mark brought the place in Peru where I was born and told me that my father sends me a golden light. He also mentioned so many other DETAILS! Like dates and numbers were exact! That blew my mind! Wow! I'm still in AWE! He even said my boys are incredible! 98% accurate!
Mark gave me dates, and he gave me facts! Even about my father who told me that he was smoking tobacco! And that is what my father used to smoke! A message about Jonas the whale! And he asked me: "what does the whale" mean to you? And I told him it always meant "immense" Mark answered that is their answer to you. They are aware of the immense LOVE Elizabeth Mark is incredible! He even told me he was tasting corn but making him vomit! I can't eat corn in any way. He received a message about my health; I need to take care of my health, and I need to walk more. There was a message about sweets! And…I LOVE sweets! I mean…. How can he know where I was born in the City of San Miguel? And that my mother and father were there!! I can just go on….
3/20 is the date of my mother's date of birth, 14 is the day of my birthday, 11/27 is the date of Jose's passing, and February is when Franky passed. He spoke of the metaphor of the whale, and he also mentioned LION. That's a metaphor that means greatness to me! He also told me about my mom's disease, passing from breast cancer. He told me that I had problems with my lungs! Something with breathing. In fact, I just had a procedure called Orethentesis due to liquid found in my lungs. I couldn't breathe right, and I usually was always short of breath. Mark said they know everything and are with you!! How incredible is that!! No one knows about this!
- With love and gratitude, Ana Molina, Affiliate Leader of Helping Parents Heal en Espagnol
Please click here to view the YouTube video of Mark Anthony's latest validations from June 9th!
Would you like to share a story of validation or healing with other Parents? We are all able to heal when we share personal stories about our children with others. Moreover, everyone benefits from the validations that we receive from our children. We love to hear about them! If you have a story that you would like to share about your child, please let us know and we will include it in a future newsletter. Please send it to Elizabeth Boisson at email@example.com (Due to space limitations, please be sure it is no longer than 500-600 words.)
A Huge THANK YOU to our Amazing Zoom Presenters!
We were grateful to welcome the following wonderful presenters:
Craig McMahon, Pauline Mason, Bill Guggenheim, Mark Anthony, Julie Ryan, Dmitry Gelfand, Rob Schwartz, Ana Molina and Christine Salter. Please check out their presentations on our YouTube Channel.
As well as to our Helping Parents Heal - Affiliates Presenters:
Daisy Moore, Christine Morgan, Ursula Barboza, Alison Maiden, Ann Clark, PhD, & Anna Marie Enea
Our Fabulous Upcoming Helping Parents Heal Presenters!Alaine Portner, Drew Cali, Tara Nash, Karen Anderson, Daniel John, Jamie Clark, Dr. Lucy Hone, Shelly Wilson, Michelle Clare, Martin Twycross, Dr. Christopher Kerr, Sue Fredericks, Amy Utsman, Marilyn Kapp, Lisa Wilcoxson, Stacey Cripps, Andrea Courey, Pauline Mason, Julie Ryan and Mark Anthony
Please be sure to watch our incredible lineup of upcoming speakers:
-Medium Alaine Portner on July 6th
-Psychic, Medium and Channel Drew Cali on July 7th
-Tara Nash, Producer of the Conscious Grief Series on July 8th
-Karen Anderson, Animal Communicator on July 8th
-Gallery Readings with Medium Daniel John on July 13th
-Medium Jamie Clark on July 15th
-Author of 'Resilient Grieving' Dr. Lucy Hone on July 20th
-Gallery Readings with Shelly Wilson, July 22nd
-Medium Michelle Clare on July 27th
-Spiritualist Teacher and Medium Martin Twycross on July 29th
-Dr. Christopher Kerr, author of 'Death is But a Dream', on August 5th
-Intuitive and Spiritual Coach Sue Fredericks on August 10th
-Gallery Readings with Amy Utsman on August 12th
-Medium Marilyn Kapp, author of 'Love is Greater Than Pain', on August 17th
-Medium and Shining Light Mom Lisa Wilcoxson on August 19th
-Gift of Spirit - Live Readings with Stacey Cripps on August 26th
-Sound Healing with Sound Healer Andrea Courey on August 31st
-Gallery Readings with Pauline Mason September 1st
-Julie Ryan, Psychic and Medical Intuitive on September 21st
-An Evening of Spirit Communication with Mark Anthony on November 9th
A Special Documentary Event on July 28th!
Movie Journey Down the Gila with Special Guest Moderator, Suzanne Giesemann
Please join us on July 28th at 8 pm EST by Zoom as we welcome Patrice Mutchnick, Jennifer Douglas, and Jennifer Mahl, for a zoom discussion-Wednesday, July 28th 8:00pm EST about their unique relationship, and the making of the film. Special guest moderator, Suzanne Geismann, will guide our discussion of the film, and offer insight into the journey we all can make from bereaved parent-into shining light parent. Please find out more by clicking here. Please see the trailer by clicking here.
Upcoming Affiliate Group Presenters:
Joe McQuillen, Petrea King, Dave Roberts and Patty Furino, Dominic Boag, Camille Dan and Daisy Moore.
-HPH - Buffalo with Joe McQuillen on July 14th
-HPH - Aus/NZ Moving Forward After Suicide with Petrea King on August 23rd
-HPH Book Club with Dave Roberts and Patty Furino on August 24th
-HPH - UK with Psychic Medium and Teacher Dominic Boag on August 31st
-HPH-Book Club with Camille Dan on September 15th
-HPH - Spiritual Tools for Grief Healing with Daisy Moore on November 6th
Please view our recent presenters on our YouTube Channel or on our Helping Parents Heal FB under 'videos', where all of the videos are available! Please also join our Facebook group here to sign up for the upcoming Zoom conference meetings. They can be attended by anyone, anywhere in the world with Internet service! They hope to see you there.
Dr. Mark Pitstick and Lynn Hollahan lead our 28 HPH Caring Listeners
The Caring Listeners By Alphabetical Order: Manisha Akhauri, David Alison, Carol Allen, Lisa Arnold, Claudia Ardelean, Elizabeth Boisson, Patti Brennan, Mabel Chan, Dolores Cruz, Pamela DeMars, Nancy Hejna, Point of Contact Lynn Hollahan, Jeff Hollahan, Lisa Laniewski, Paige Lee, Conrado Leslie, Paola Leslie, Joyce McLaughlin, Rosanne Norris, Janean Quigley, John Rooks, Laurie Savoie, Elly Sheykhet, Brian Smith, Tywana M. Smith, Suzi Smith, Irene Vouvalides and Lisa Wilcoxson of the Caring Listeners
Our twenty-eight wonderful volunteer Caring Listeners, led by Dr. Mark Pitstick and Lynn Hollahan, are willing to talk in person, by phone or by Zoom. They each are bereaved parents who are now shining brightly – most of the time – and want to help others. We have Spanish-Speaking, French-speaking, Italian-Speaking, Cantonese-Speaking, Romanian-Speaking, Russian-Speaking and Hindi-Speaking Caring Listeners as well. Now more than ever, please do not hesitate to call! Please click here to learn more!
Dr. Mark Pickstick, Author of 'SoulProof'Mark Pitstick and his book 'SoulProof'
Evolved Souls Don’t Need Long Earthly Lives
by Mark Pitstick, MA, DC
To all parents, I am very sorry about the death of your child’s human form. However, I’m glad you are learning how to heal and transform. Six key understandings to making that shift are:
Q: It's been five years since our daughter passed on. How can we be free of the sadness and pain that has haunted us since?
1. Over 99.9% of who and what your child “was” is still alive in the next phase of life. See articles #1 and 60 at SoulProof.com for a review of the scientific and clinical evidence.
2. Only his earthly body died. Everything else continues – the love, energy, sense of humor, memory, personality, energetic body, and much more. Really knowing this is a key to healing.
3. She is happy, peaceful, loving, and enthusiastic – and wants you to be that way now too.
4. You will see him when you pass on and can enjoy a different kind of relationship now. (To learn more about how you can do this, see article #9 Visit With ‘Departed’ Loved Ones Now)
5. You can choose to transmute your grief into a spiritually transformative experience that
powerfully improves your life and blesses others.
6. You can heal and increase the gifts from his life by lovingly serving others.
Bereaved parents understandably feel much pain, sadness, anger, guilt, and other lower energy emotions. No one could or should ever judge that. However, many parents have learned to emphasize #1 – 6 above and enjoy life again. They have journeyed – one step at a time – FROM bereaved parents TO shining light parents.
Shining light parents have sad feeling too at times, but they choose to focus – as much as possible – on appreciation for great times and memories, realization they will see their child again, and transformation by finding the silver linings. They resolve to make the world a better place in honor of their children by creating more meaning to their life and passing.
You can do the same. It’s not easy and it doesn’t happen overnight, but it is possible with small steps day by day. To learn more, see article #2 at SoulProof.com. Here are five action steps . . .
A: Thank you for this great question. I am honored to answer it on July 4th. Becoming free can be a gradual process with two steps forward and one back. However, focusing on certain truths can predictably accelerate your progress. My top recommendations are in the introduction to this article. Read or reread articles # 1, 9, 60, 82, and 84.
In addition, use the Facilitated ADC Technique. As a special gift, below is the digital version. I encourage you to use it on a regular basis to:
1. deepen your relationship with your child, and
2. really know that life and love are eternal.
Facilitated After-Death Communication Session
No matter where you live, today would be an excellent day to become freer from:
a. pain and sadness
b. spiritual amnesia
c. the illusion that you are a powerless victim in a cruel universe
Put all this to use and let me know what positive changes occur.
Hugs, love, blessings, remember, and let it shine!
PS - I mention my articles, radio shows, and products so you have information, strategies, and resources for healing and transformation. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot afford them, and we’ll send you a complimentary digital copy.
Disclaimer: This information is not designed to replace medical or psychological care. Dr. Pitstick’s recommendations are based on forty-eight years of training and experience in hospitals, pastoral counseling settings, mental health centers, and holistic health practice. Some of his statements are supported by clinical and scientific data while others are based on experiential evidence and his best current understandings.
Mark Pitstick, MA, DC is an author, counselor with a masters in clinical psychology, holistic chiropractic physician, frequent media guest, and workshop / webinar teacher. He also attended theology school, majoring in pastoral counseling, and trained in suicide prevention. Mark directs The SoulPhone Foundation, founded Greater Reality Living groups, and assists research for the SoulPhone Project. His mission is to help you know and show that – no matter what is happening to you or around you – this earthly experience is a totally safe, meaningful, and magnificent adventure amidst forever. To learn more, visit SoulProof.com.
Fellowship and Coincidences
Kristine and Ernie Jackson, Quinton
-Ernie Jackson is a Board Member of Helping Parents Heal, a Caring Listener and the proud father of Quinton. His two books, 'Quinton's Messages' and 'Quinton's Legacy,' are available at www.quintonsmessages.com. Ernie was interviewed by HPH on May 15th. Please watch his YouTube here. Ernie was also interviewed by HPH on October 15th. Please watch the YouTube here. This article was reprinted from the October, 2018 Helping Parents Heal newsletter.
Healing Books by Providers and Parents
Last week Mike Edwards from the Helping Parent's Heal affiliate group, Helping Father's Heal, reached out to me on messenger, inviting me to speak with the group on July 24th. On the same day, out of nowhere, a gentleman I met at Unity of Phoenix last year who interviewed me for his podcast sent me an animation. It was of a portion of that interview that impacted him the most. Wait… Also, on that same day, I met with a gentleman named Tom (for those that know me / remember what they heard or read, you may remember the name – Tom). It is no coincidence that all of this happened in one day! I think of our son, Quinton, often, but this day was a bit over the top; Quinton is Still Right Here, just like your children are Still Right Here. The challenge, of course, is to recognize those subtle or not-so-subtle signs.
During this week, I took a teammate to visit three properties we manage together, introduce her to physical assets, and visit with some of the tenants. We left the office at 7:30, and by 8:15, we were almost to the furthest properties. She is relatively new to the company and doesn't know "us." After introducing her to Quinton, because that is still what I do, we pulled up alongside a company truck driven by an individual I have written about before. I met with this man several months prior, just a couple of days after his step-daughter transitioned. For those that remember, it was a compelling meeting. So, to meet him on the road out in the middle of nowhere mere minutes after speaking of Quinton was, shall we say, significant! I honked, lowered my window, and waived to get his attention. We pulled over together and caught up; he indicated he was coming to see me later in the day but now didn't have to. I wrapped him in my arms just like the first time we met, letting him know "we" are always there for him and his partner. Again, not a coincidence that I speak of Quinton. Like magic, my friend is there to whom I had introduced Quinton when he needed an angle nearly a year prior.
Also, this week, our friend and my Brother Jason texted me one evening; Jason shared that I had at least one more challenge to face and also told me Quinton was with him. I was sitting on the couch with my lovely wife Kristine, watching Loki on the tube as this text conversation took place. My brother went on to describe how Quinton chose to reveal his physical appearance to him. I read what he shared with Kristine, and she beamed, saying, "I can see him looking just like that now," after twelve years since he transitioned (I often wonder what he would look like now). And if that isn't enough, just last night, Quinton came to Kristine while she slept and said, "Mom." Woke her out of a deep sleep, and she responded, "What"? She was grateful for his sign, given how busy she has been. We both are appreciative. While I can't tell you exactly what it means, I can say a lot is currently happening in our lives, so knowing he is with us is comforting.
I don't mind telling you, I struggle more and more with these columns. I have been speaking and writing for twelve years; I tire of hearing my voice say the same things and seeing the exact words being printed on the screen. I do neither for me, only for you. The message in the words, whether spoken or written, is sacred. Through the trials and tribulations and through our collective pain comes the epiphany I still desperately share with you. Damn it – "There is NO DEATH, only a TRANSITION" and "KNOW THERE IS MORE." Like it or not, you and me, our path exposes us to this original sacred truth known since the beginning and forgotten by most, only to be forced upon us now. And I will leave you with this, once you, as an individual, remember this sacred lesson, be prepared to share the knowledge born out of tragedy with another when called upon to do so. That sharing starts by just being present while another is in pain; be with them and listen, then share if they too need to know – There Is More.
We love you and are here for you along our shared sacred journeys of discovery.
I wish you all the best and feel free to contact me if you have questions. Dialogue is good. We are both teacher and student, each of us.
Helping Parents Heal has had the pleasure of interviewing many talented parents and providers who have written about their children and their journeys. Here are a few of the books from our recent Zoom meetings: Your Soul's Love by Robert Schwartz, Angelic Attendants by Julie Ryan, Wisdom of Souls by Ann Clark PhD, Evidence of Eternity by Mark Anthony, Hello From Heaven by Bill and Judy Guggenheim, and Together Forever by Anna Marie Enea
Please check them out on the Recommended Books pages of our website: www.helpingparentsheal.org.
Affiliate Updates -
In an effort to keep all of our wonderful parents safe during this Covid-19 pandemic, Helping Parents Heal now holds Zoom meetings, instead of in-person meetings. However, we have allowed Affiliate Leaders to start hosting in-person meetings in June 2021 if allowed by federal, state and local legislation. Please contact our Affiliate Director, Dawn Richards, if you would like more information about individual Affiliate Groups.
Some Affiliate Updates:
New Affiliate! Helping Parents Heal - Northern Virginia
Kathy and Andy MacMannis, Colleen Smith
Please join me in welcoming our new combined Affiliate group in Northern Virginia! All three of our leaders have been with us for some time, but the group will be even more healing now that they are working together!
Andy and Kathy MacMannis
Andy was raised in Billings, NY. He graduated from Penn State University in 1985. He was commissioned into the Marine Corps the same year. Andrew served as an Infantry Officer for 30 years retiring at the rank of Colonel. Kathy was raised in Mamaroneck, NY. In marrying Andrew, Kathy married into the extended Marine Corps family. This was the perfect fit for Kathy as it filled 2 passions she had, travel and helping others. This started what she called her job as a “Professional Volunteer”. They lived in many locations around the world. They were blessed with 3 beautiful and energetic boys, Conor (1993), Jack (1996) and Aiden (1998).
In March of 2013 their youngest, Aiden, died by suicide at the age of 15. Eight months later their oldest son, Conor, died in an accidental fall while attending Penn State University. This started a journey in not only the deepest grief and pain a parent can experience, but also an extraordinary awakening and enlightenment that came in the form of signs, messages and real-time communication. All of this has led them to know that Conor and Aiden continue this journey with them. They are still very present and together they have much work to do!
My name is Colleen and I am the mother to four children ages 26, 23, and 11-year-old twins. My oldest son Austin passed over August 28th, 2016. He had just finished the hardest part of medical school and was completing his specialty rotations; he planned to become a cardiologist. The “end” of his future life dreams and physical presence thrust me into the world of pain and grief. I was a psychotherapist, skilled at helping clients work through the pain and now here I was trying to find a way out of my own. Within days of Austin’s passing, I began to feel him, hear him, and get signs. He helped me survive the unthinkable. Together we are healing and we want to help others in their grief journey. His contact has been the single most powerful element in the healing process so we aim to create an environment where parents can nurture their awareness of their child’s contact. Our hope is as we highlight our children’s continued presence it will deepen our trust that love and the soul are eternal. Creating a Helping Parents Heal group in Northern Virginia is our way of serving spirit, our community, and grieving parents. I can be reached at 703-930-4333.
New Leader - Helping Parents Heal - Sedona
Jordan and Michele Tillery, André and Leslie Zuczak
Michele Tillery, who has been our San Luis Obispo Affiliate Leader for several years, has now moved to Sedona and will be joining Leslie as an Affiliate Leader. We are all so thrilled!
Our daughter, Jordan, transitioned 8/29/16. Jordan had a rare disease called Gastroparesis. Her stomach and intestines were paralyzed. She was 32, our only child. Days after her passing, she was communicating with me telepathically. She was moving things in our home!
After attending the HPH conference in 2018, we felt a shift! We knew one way to deal with the trauma, was to help other parents, like us. In 2020 doors magically opened for us to move to Sedona! We are delighted to join the Sedona HPH group as co-leaders.
Little did we know, that on March 18, 2017, our only child, our beloved son André, 15, ever curious, and fearless, had decided to try LSD for the first time with several of his friends. This experimentation quickly turned into a terrifying trip for André, one that ended with him falling from a 3rd-floor balcony, and consequently suffering massive brain trauma.
During the 3 days André remained in coma in the hospital, Jean-Marc was blessed with a profound spiritual experience, a download of information as it were, that made it absolutely and immediately clear that nothing could’ve prevented that tragic experience, as it had been planned and fully agreed upon, within a soul contract the three of us had created while still in spirit. Following this experience, were a steady series of messages from any open channel that André could find. These experiences brought us much comfort and further validation of his continuing loving presence in our lives.
We recently have moved to Sedona, AZ, and when we found out there wasn’t a HPH group in this community we felt a strong inner prompting, to start a local chapter. We both come from a strong spiritual/metaphysical background that significantly helped us cope with our tragic loss. We also both have an extensive background of study and practice in the healing arts.
We love our son with all our hearts and we could not be prouder of him in life and in heaven. His persistent efforts to communicate with us have been simply amazing and deeply touched and inspired our hearts! We know he will be attending our meetings and possibly coordinating efforts with the children of our group members on the other side!
Call or text Michele for more information~805-441-6280 or Email
Helping Parents Heal - Milwaukee!
Beth and Rick Olsen
In July of 1999 the Olsen family was involved in a car accident. A drunk driver ran through a red light at over 80 miles per hour on a Sunday afternoon and broad-sided the mini-van the family was in. Beth and Rick survived but their nine year old daughter Jessica and their seven year old son Joshua were killed. In a matter of moments the Olsen’s were childless.
Within days of the accident they began receiving messages from their children. The Olsen’s began a journey to find healing and understanding. The traditional paths of coping with grief and loss were not working. They found themselves being directed to ancient, energetic healing traditions. They journeyed to Peru on several occasions including for the turn of the century. They began to understand that their children were not gone. With that understanding came the healing and solace to move on with their lives.
Beth and Rick are both graduates of the Healing the Light Body School from the Four Winds Society.
Beth and Rick have administered grief and loss groups. They do individual and group counseling. They have spoken at seminars and lead retreats for grief, loss and shamanic healing.
Beth and Rick are co-authors of the book “We Never Left You”. The book is the story of their journey to find healing and understanding during the first year after the death of their children.
Beth and Rick currently have three children and live in Wisconsin. They have found meaning and purpose in their life and understand that things happen for a reason.
New Group! Helping Parents Heal - Davenport/Quad CitiesTerri Pardun
My name is Theresa (Terri) Pardun. First and foremost I’m the proud mama to 2 children, David and Molly. I’ve worked in the medical field as a PA-C RN for over 30 years, and now Grievance and PTSD Counselor as well. In February 2015 our lives forever changed. We were dealt the worst blow any parent can imagine. Our 22 year old son transitioned out of this world and onto his next journey. After all the sadness, devastation, anger, numbness , and disbelief I started going to Helping Parents Heal (as a dear friend suggested). I quickly found out that these are the kindest most amazing people. I found that my son never really left. That he is with us always and just because we don’t see our loved ones, it doesn’t mean they are not here. I had the most stunning, and surprising confirmation at a hospital from a nurse that was on her shift. Rest assured our babies are with us. And at Helping Patents Heal we celebrate that fact.
Helping Parents Heal - Binghamton FIRST IN-PERSON MEETING!The parents of Helping Parents Heal- Binghamton
Rosanne Norris, Kat and Robert Allen held their first in-person, socially-distanced meeting since the pandemic on June 12th and everyone had a wonderful time! We are so grateful to be getting back to normal in our affiliate groups!
Helping Parents Heal - San Diego FIRST IN-PERSON MEETING!The parents of Helping Parents Heal - San Diego
Dawn Richards, our San Diego Affiliate Leader, hosted her first face to face meeting since the pandemic on June 15th and everyone had a wonderful time. We have enormous gratitude for Dawn, the Affiliate Director, who works hard to manage all of our groups here in the United States and throughout the world!
Irene Vouvalides & Kathy MacMannis hold a Monthly Chat Room!
Irene Vouvalides and Linus, Kathy McMannis
Kathy MacMannis and I are co-hosting Chat With Irene and Kathy on the first Tuesday of the month at 4 PM EST. We have a topic of discussion every week and have wonderful, open, honest and poignant sessions with members of HPH from around the world. We have formed new friendships, gotten to know our children in spirit and each other and we welcome you to join us.
Sending much love, Irene and Kathy
Please join Irene Vouvalides and Kathy MacMannis every first Tuesday of the month at 1 pm PT/AZ, 2 pm Mountain, 3 pm Central and 4 pm EST for a wonderful opportunity to connect with other parents in her Chat Room. Please contact Irene here for the Zoom link!
Kathy MacMannis presented to Helping Parents Heal on August 17th. Please click here to view! And Irene Vouvalides presented to our group on July 14th, please click here to view!
Helping Fathers Heal
Mike and Dylan Edwards
Mike Edwards, the Affiliate Leader of Helping Fathers Heal, continues to hold weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 7 pm Central! Please contact Mike for more information and the Zoom link here.
Helping Parents Heal - Meditation Group
David, Davey and Allison Alison
Please join David and Allison Alison of the Helping Parents Heal Online Meditation Group, every third Wednesday of the month at 9 pm EST!
Allison and David are the parents of three amazing adult children: Jocelyn, Davey and Julia. Davey transitioned on July 20, 2016; he was involved in a solo car accident at the age of 24. This is documented along with their journey in David’s book Finding Davey. We felt Davey right away and knew he was not gone. We found out about HPH and it has helped us heal and connect with other patents. We enjoy talking about the signs we get from Davey and hearing about other parents’ experiences. Being a “Shining Light Parent” has helped us find meaning. Now with the HPH Meditation group, we would like to help others through positive energy and love with the help of our children on the other side. Please click here to learn more!
Shiome Healing Sessions with Judi Hancox
Judith Hancox, MSW, BCETS, has kindly given several healing sessions to parents, and she has done so on the first Monday of every month from 2 pm - 4 pm EST throughout the pandemic. Her next session is on September 13th. Please click here to RSVP and learn more! This session will be one week later due to Labor Day Weekend.
Board Members and Officers of Helping Parents Heal:
Elizabeth Boisson - President & Co-F0under/ email@example.com
Irene Vouvalides - Vice President and Conference Chair/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Ireland - Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board / email@example.com
Doryce Norwood / firstname.lastname@example.org
Ernie Jackson / email@example.com
Jason Durham - Chief Information Officer / firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Smith / email@example.com
Jeff Hollahan / firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Allen / email@example.com
Laurie Savoie-Secretary / Laurie6385@gmail.com
Affiliate Director: Dawn Richards / HPHALDirector@gmail.com
You can read the bios and see photos of each of the affiliate leaders on the Groups page of our website: www.helpingparentsheal.org.
The Amazon Smile Program - Help Us to Help More Parents!
Please designate Helping Parents Heal Inc as your preferred charity on the Amazon Smile program. This will allow 0.5% of eligible purchases on Amazon to help fund our 2020 conference.
Just log in, type in 'Amazon Smile' into the search bar at the top of the page, and then choose 'Helping Parents Heal Inc' as your preferred charity. Then, when you log on to Amazon, remember to do so at: smile.amazon.com. And THANK YOU!