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January 2015



Welcome to the January issue of our Helping Parents Heal Newsletter!  

We are glad that you have found us.  This newsletter is a space that allows us to share our amazing children. We are all in this together.  We understand and we walk the same path. Thank you  for your compassion and for the constant support you provide.  Together, we will help each other heal!  


Once again, this month's newsletter is filled with stories of validation and spiritual growth.  We hope that it will bring some peace and comfort to you and your loved ones, especially during the Holiday Season.  Sending love, light and warm memories to each one of you as you navigate this bittersweet time.  You are not alone.

-Elizabeth Boisson, Co-Founder and President of Helping Parents Heal, Newsletter Editor and Affiliate Leader for Scottsdale/Phoenix.
Kim Camacho, Christine Hotchkiss and Catherine Camacho Spread Holiday Cheer at the second-annual Grieving Parent Get Together at Kim's home in Phoenix, December 13th.  All grieving parents are invited to attend.

Angel of Hope Garden Candle Lighting Ceremony
Each year, Hansen's Mortuaries of Scottsdale honors the 658 children who have plaques in the memorial Angel of Hope Garden.  On December 14th at 6:00 pm, hundreds of parents and siblings gathered as the name of each child was read.  It was a beautiful, uplifting ceremony of remembrance. 

Grief Support at Hansen with Dr Sandi Howlett: 
Grief is a normal response to loss.  Hansen’s offers continuing support for those who are grieving, those who love them, and to the community.  “Six Simple Weeks” is a small group program that includes support, conversation and exercises to offer insight into the grieving process.  It is open to newcomers for the first two sessions of each series.  “Six Simple Weeks” is facilitated by Dr. Sandi Howlett, Bereavement Specialist.
 
Whether your loss is recent or some time ago, please feel welcome to join our support group to sort out thoughts, feelings and help your healing process move forward.      
 
Hansen Mortuary at 8314 N. 7th Street:
The Six Simple Weeks grief support series on consecutive Tuesday afternoons – January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3 & 10 from 3:00 – 4:30PM. 
 
Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary and Memorial Park at 6500 East Bell Road :
The Six Simple Weeks grief support series will be on consecutive Wednesday evenings – January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4 & 11 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.  
 
New groups begin every other month throughout the year.
 
This program is offered at no cost.   To learn more or register, please contact Dr. Sandi Howlett at 480.502.2123.

Dr. Sandi Howlett and a view of Hansen's Mortuaries in Scottsdale

Psychic Medium Christine Salter
Our November meeting of Helping Parents Heal - Scottsdale was a great success- Psychic Medium, spiritual teacher and energy healer Christine Salter led a healing Guided Meditation and we then discussed the 10 most common signs that our loved ones send us during our group discussion.  Christine was wonderful and parents loved her.  She will be returning to host our  January and bring through validations and messages from our children who have passed.  
Psychic Medium Christine Salter
Some of the Parents who attended the November Meeting of Helping Parents Heal with Christine Salter

Our December 18th Meeting at Unity of Phoenix
Yoga Master Thaddeus Ferguson
We have invited a new speaker to our December 18th Meeting of Helping Parents Heal at Unity of Phoenix.  We will welcome Thaddeus Ferguson, a prayer chaplain at Unity of Phoenix who is also a Yoga instructor. He will be helping us with Yoga movements to heal grief. Cat/Cow will probably be the most active posture with the rest happening either on our backs or seated depending on our level of comfort. You can bring pillows and blankets if you'd like to get comfortable.  

The second half of our meeting we will be having a Holiday Get Together.  Please bring something sweet to share as well as a picture of your son or daughter.  As always, we request a $5 'love donation' for this meeting that will be split equally between our guest speaker and Unity of Phoenix.

Please RSVP on the 'events' tab if you would like to join us.


Parents Making a Difference-
The Daniel Jamen Bryant Creative Vision Award-Cindy Lee Bryant & her son Daniel -
The Bryant Family-Cindy, Daniel, Weldon and Andrea


Daniel Bryant was unique from the very beginning. Even before he held a camera in his hands, we knew that Daniel saw the world through creative, gentle, tender and inspired eyes. As a small inquisitive boy, he'd ask questions that allowed us a glimpse of the world according to Daniel. When he discovered photography, he was able, through pictures, to share more of the world through his eyes.

Daniel took up photography when he was a freshman at Centennial High School in Peoria, AZ with Ken Keene as his instructor. Little did we know where that would lead.  Daniel would take the same picture and it would be a piece of art. It was always an amazing thing to me that he could see the world in such a unique way. Photography allowed Daniel to share his vision.

Daniel was never without his camera. And the highlight of Daniel's photographic journey was his picture of the 2011 Haboob where his technical skills, his readiness and his passion for photography all came together.
Daniel's Award-Winning Photo
This amazing photo was featured as a three-page spread in the September 2012 issue of National Geographic. It was also used in a NASA brochure, a weather calendar, and was featured in MSN's photos for the year of 2012. He also won first place in Popular Photography Magazine's "Your Best Shot" for the cover of "People Magazine for Ipad." And recently it was published as a two-page spread in the June 2014 Reader's Digest's new "Photo of Lasting Interest" column.
Cindy Bryant presents the first Daniel Jamen Bryant Creative Vision Award to Fernando Gonzalez of Centennial.

We are proud to share Daniel's photographic images with the world and we know that Daniel is proud to share his passion for photography through the Daniel Jamen Bryant Creative Vision Award. I have now presented the award at Centennial High School two times. The recipient receives a Cannon Rebel T5i camera, a camera that Daniel would have been stoked to receive. Photography changed Daniel's life in so many positive ways and we hope that this award will do the same for a worthy student.
-Written by Daniel's proud Mom, Cindy


A Message from Psychic Medium Susanne Wilson
Susanne Wilson has been a strong supporter of Helping Parents Heal since it began almost 5 years ago.  Here, she shares a wonderful Guided Meditation that allows us to get in touch with our children.  


-Big hugs!  I have been honored to do hundreds, if not thousands of readings by phone and in person for grieving parents. Meditation is the #1 way that you can make a direct spiritual connection.
 
Your child is only a thought away, but meditation can be challenging.  Help is on the way!
 
I am pleased to make this special guided meditation available to parents for free, "Hereafter Now: Connect With Loved Ones in Spirit."
 
This best-selling meditation has been featured in books and at afterlife conferences with good results reported.  Please click here to receive a free meditation download.  


Many blessings,
Susanne Wilson

www.CarefreeMedium.com

Helpful, Healing Books

Walking in the Garden of Souls by George Anderson
I had the good fortune to be given this wonderful book by a friend who had also lost a son the year after I lost Morgan.  George Anderson has a beautiful style of writing with which he describes the amazing place where our children now reside.  This is a review of this work by Gail Hudson on Amazon.com:  
Someday we will return to a place of unfathomable beauty, where we live amongst all the beings we have ever loved, promises George Anderson author of Walking in the Garden of Souls. "It is a place we will see again only after our lifetime of struggle, hardship and hurt has earned us the reward of true and final peace." Our task is not to simply muddle through, waiting for our ticket to Eden, cautions Anderson. Rather, we must set out to create "a Garden on earth while we are here," meaning we must cultivate the same life we yearn for in the hereafter...
Anderson conveys messages from the departed to help us tend our garden. The advice ranges from how to plant hope in times of despair to how to water the seeds of compassion (it may start with placing money in a panhandler's palm)...Overall, this is a book with honorable intentions, helping us understand the purpose of life on Earth. 
I highly recommend George Anderson's heartwarming book.  

-Elizabeth Boisson

Affiliate Groups and their Facilitators (by alphabetical order):

Jennifer Amato Tom’s Creek, NJ
email:
jennifer0702@optonline.net  
After the passing of Jennifer's 2 year old son Joey, Jennifer found support from other bereaved parents. She is now finding healing in helping other bereaved parents learn to cope with their loss. Jennifer and Christine are co-hosts for Tom’s River.

Tina Babloski-Anderson Citrus County FL
email:
helpingparentsheal@yahoo.com  
Tina Babloski-Anderson is a grieving mother that has learned to laugh again since the loss of her son Paul G. Babloski on October 1st, 2009. Her efforts to find comfort have led her on a journey that has not only helped to heal herself, but to bring smiles on the faces of other grieving parents. Tina said, "There is no one here in Citrus County, Florida that could understand the loss of a child, except for another parent that has experienced the same pain. So, we formed a group that supports and celebrates each other’s children. We find that by supporting each other, we can learn to laugh again.

Elizabeth Boisson-Scottsdale, AZ
email: evboisson@yahoo.com

Since the passing of her son Morgan at the Base Camp of Mount Everest due to acute altitude sickness on a student trip to Tibet in October 2009, Elizabeth has held monthly parent meetings in Arizona. She founded both the Facebook site, ‘Parents United in Loss’ in February, 2010 and then partnered with Mark Ireland to co-found ‘Helping Parents Heal’ in February 2012.  She cherishes the opportunity to meet both parents and their children in spirit.

Kristen Brown-Sanders Pensacola, FL
email:
kristensanders@mcshi.com  
Kristen Brown-Sanders started The Next Step group in FL in January 2010 after her beloved daughter Sarah transitioned due to a distracted driver.  The Next Step linked in with Helping Parents Heal in 2012.

NEW GROUP - Lancy Carr-Washington DC
email: lncycrr@yahoo.com  

I have lived in Arizona since 1983. I met Karla Kay at Bikram yoga Tempe which I started doing shortly after Nathan passed away.  She told me about an event and I met Linda West, the first psychic exposure for me! It healed my heart a little and made me want to learn more. I also met Justine Schrimer at that meeting and she told me about HPH. The first meeting I knew this is what would work for me.  I have enjoyed all the support, love and hope that is shared at every meeting. I got a new job in DC in Dec 2013 and I now want to not only support this wonderful non-profit, as it has given me so much help in my grief, but to help others heal as well.

Nancy Courtmanche-Eureka, CA
email:
nancycougar@gmail.com
The loss of my son Robb, 29, has made me painfully aware of the need for parents to have a group setting that is safe and confidential. Healing occurs. Out of my loss I dedicated myself to service for others in volunteer Hospice patient care and grief support, as a Hospital Chaplain, and healing work.  This has prepared me to lead an HPH group now.

Janice Crowder-Torrez-Tucson, AZ
email: jcrowdertorrez@gmail.com

Wanting to honor her son’s spirit, courage, and the many gifts he left behind, Janice discovered Helping Parents Heal in Scottsdale, AZ.  Opening the door for other parents to grieve their loss, while offering support to small groups, Janice decided to start a chapter in Tucson where she resides and her son Anthony, aged 31, took his life. Janice is a MSN and certified in Meditation.

Lori Fina Jennings-Columbus, OH
email: 
lafj1@hotmail.com 
My son died at age 30 of a drug overdose. My surviving daughter has Down Syndrome. Life has blessed me with so many unique gifts & learning opportunities. I'd like to "be there" for people as my son was. My book, Liam's Lessons, was written with the help of my son shortly after he died. Practicing Isha Yoga has been my saving grace.

Sheryl Hill-Minneapolis, Minnesota
email:
sheryl.hill@me.com  
Tyler, my beautiful sixteen year old son, died a preventable death on a People to People Student Ambassador Trip to Japan in 2007. My most important achievements are being a mother, a wife, nonprofit endeavors with the Clear Cause Foundation (to keep American children and students safe on foreign soil) and perhaps my work as an author. I did not lose the ones I love who have passed. I know where they are.

Julia LaJoie-Washington DC
email:
JALAJMD@gmail.com  
I joined Helping Parents Heal in April of 2012 when I met Mark Ireland, Anne Puryear and Elizabeth Boisson at a conference in Phoenix, AZ on After Death Communication. There were many parents like myself who had lost a child and had discovered the healing that comes from ADC and other forms of spiritual growth. I am eager to join hands and hearts with other parents in the Baltimore - Washington area to grow our network and support each other in healing and spiritual growth.

Patti May- Ottawa, Ontario
email:
pattimay@rogers.com  
I am a mother of 3 wonderful children, married 30 years to their father.I lost my son Adam in 2006 in a tragic auto accident. Since losing my son I have had afterlife signs that have helped me.  I began to search for like-minded parents to share our experiences. I came across the wonderful group Helping Parents Heal and asked if I could start a group here in Canada.

Jessalyn Nash- Sonoma County, CA
email: pwrolove@sonic.net  

Jessalyn Nash, M.A. has facilitated groups for over 25 years and is involved in the restorative justice movement. After her beloved 21-year-old son, Trystan passed away, Jessalyn has dedicated herself to helping other grieving parents.

NEW GROUP - Glenda Pearson-Granger, IN
email:
glendia456@aol.com 
Glenda is a Reiki Master, Munay Ki practitioner, intuitive guide, Stephen's Minister, author and Certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist.  Reflected in her book, But Should The Angels Call For Him, she speaks of her personal loss through the death of her only child, Chad, and believes there is healing for everyone.

Maria Pe - San Diego
email: maria.i.pe@hotmail.com

Maria Pe, J.D., is the mother of Sean Robert and Kyle Joseph, her two sons who transitioned to the other side on June 21, 2011.  That day was the beginning of Maria’s profound spiritual journey to find out where her sons went and how she could continue to have a relationship with them.  Having been educated in Western culture and trained as an attorney, Maria was skeptical and had no idea where to turn for the information and answers she was seeking.  She was guided to a shamanic practitioner who taught her how to raise her consciousness and energy levels through meditation so that she could connect with her sons.  She began keeping a written journal of her experiences which culminated in her book, Journey To The Upper Realm:  How I Survived the Deaths of My Sons and Learned to Communicate With Them on the Other Side (free at www.seanandkyleimaginefund.com and in hard copy on Amazon).   By sharing and talking about her own experience, she hopes to help other bereaved parents.

Sheri Perl-New York, NY
email: sheriperl@gmail.com  

Sheri Perl Migdol is a spiritual healer, an interfaith minister, an author, lecturer and mother of 3 children, one deceased. Sheri is the founder of The Prayer Registry, a free service for all bereaved parents. www.sheriperl.com.

Christine Volpe-Tom’s Creek NJ
email:
cvolpe68@gmail.com  
After the passing of her 17 year old son, James, due to a vehicle accident Christine has spent countless hours helping other bereaved parents.  She is devoted to help other parents find tools to help them in their grief. Christine and Jennifer are co-hosts for Tom’s River.


NEW GROUP - Irene Vouvalides-Hilton Head, SC
email: ivouvalides@aol.com 

I lost my 24 year old daughter to esophageal - gastric cancer on February 17, 2013. She was my best friend, my only child. I have been on a spiritual quest since, reading constantly, writing about my life. I have had two sessions with George Anderson and had a phone session with Laurie Campbell. Having recently moved to South Carolina, I am very interested in connecting with other parents here. So happy to find and read Mark Ireland's books and have also taken great comfort in reading Dr Brian Weiss's books.


Laura Wilmot-Fall’s Church, VA
email:
laurawilmot@gmail.com  
A retired federal HR Director, Laura taught Mexican Folk dance to children and adults and performed Mariachi music with her family for several years.  She “connects up” to her son through meditation and prayer.

Please contact Elizabeth Boisson (evboisson@yahoo.com) if you would like to start an affiliate chapter in your area.

Sending love, peace and healing white light to you and to your beautiful children during this Holiday season.






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Stories of Validation -

I would like to open this month's Stories of Validation with a beautiful Facebook blog post that was written by George Anderson and pointed out to me by Susanne Wilson.  I teared up as I read it.  I hope that you find it as helpful, healing and uplifting as I do.
Psychic Medium George Anderson

 Every once in a while a client will come along and ask a question that makes me look back at my life of listening to the souls, and brings me to such an incredible place of understanding of not only bereavement, but of the very essence of faith and hope. I was asked a rather simple question: “What were the most beautiful words you’ve ever heard from the souls?” I had to think about it-- but the answer was spoken to me before I could even think of it, and it rang in my head and caused me to go backward through nearly 50 years of communication like an epic movie in the space of a few seconds. I realized the woman was still in front of me and waiting for an answer, so I told her--”They’re the three most simple words ever spoken.” 

No, not those words--“I love you” is far too easy. These three simple words are so profound and important to the souls that they have the power to change everything we thought about the loss of our loved ones and our need to find hope. I thought back to the hundreds and perhaps thousands of times they have been said by the souls, and how poignant and beautiful they really are. The words are these: 
“I was there.”

“I was there when you got the awful call. I was there when the police came to the door grim faced, and you felt as if all the air was punched out of you. I was there beside the wreck, and I was there when you found me. I was there when you were asked my name and age, and for a minute you couldn’t even think of my age. I was there when you had to identify me and I was there when you tried not to scream when they warned you to brace yourself."

“I was there when the seconds felt like hours, and I was there when people babbled incoherently about “God’s will.” I was there when you picked my favorite suit and I was there when you pulled out my prom dress. I was there when the funeral director knew he’d lost your attention, and I was there when the pastor tried to gather information for a eulogy. I was there when you couldn’t find the will to close my casket, and I was there when you had to say goodbye to my physical body.”

“I was there when everyone was gone and the house was so still. I was there when you watched the clock all night, and I was there when you saw the sun rise and wondered how you could continue living. I was there when nothing and nobody mattered to you anymore, and I was there when you bargained with God for just a small sign from me. I was there when you started finding your faith again, and I was there when you made the decision to continue living for me.”

“I was there the first time you laughed in spite of yourself. I was there when you went back to work, and saw a movie, and tended to the garden. I was there when you started reaching out to others in the same boat, and I was there when you wished me a happy birthday, or a happy anniversary, or even a happy Tuesday. I was even there the day you first realized you found hope, and the first time you could feel my hand on your heart.”

“I was there when you planted the tree, when you created the scholarship, and when you donated your time and money in my name. I was there when you pulled another mother, father, husband, wife, brother, sister or grandparent aside to tell them you understand and it will be ok in time. I was there when you found a way to continue my work, and I was there when you honored me with your service to others. I was there when you ran the marathon, when you graduated, when you married, and when you retired. No milestone went unnoticed by me because whether you knew it or not, I was there.”

“I’ll be there when it’s time for the portal to open for you, and I’ll be there when your body takes its last breath. I’ll be there to be the first person to smile at you and I’ll be there to explain that at long last, your journey is done. I’ll be there when you say goodbye to the earth, and I’ll be there to teach you how to be there for those you’ll leave behind. I’ll be there, because I’ve been there.”

As I’ve said many times over the years, we are loved well beyond our comprehension, and we are never alone on the earth when we have a loved one in the hereafter. The souls have always been there for us, and until the day we see them again in a world of joy, they will always be there.
-Psychic Medium George Anderson

Nita Erickson and her sons, Kyle and Ethan

Kyle and Ethan on Kyle's last Birthday
On the morning of April 10th 2010, we woke up to a normal Saturday morning, looking forward to the weekend. Ethan was still asleep in his room. We were just making coffee, and getting ready to feed the horses when my phone rang, it was my neighbor, asking me why there were two police cars in front of our house? We had no idea they were there as they had yet to make their presence known. 
 
At that moment I knew our lives would be forever changed! Being a retired law enforcement officer, I knew there was only one reason they were there; it was because of Kyle! Kyle had his own apartment by this time, and with Ethan still asleep safe and sound, I knew he was gone. I just put down the phone without answering her.  By this time, my husband Glenn was also aware of the police cars, and together we walked outside just as they were walking up. Many of our neighbors joined us. Glenn's words were" his motorcycle?" They said no and shuffled us in the house away from everyone. Kyle had been alone on his way from a friend’s house, when he over-corrected in his Ford Explorer, it rolled, and because he was not wearing his seat belt, he was ejected. He was air lifted to a level 3 trauma center, but he passed, never regaining consciousness.
 
The police officers handed me his phone and wallet. I screamed for Ethan who was walking out of his room and he said Mom your scaring me, and then he was told his brother was gone. 
 
Our neighbors had all come into the house; it was chaos. Our Pastor arrived, and we were off to the hospital to see Kyle. When we were finally taken into the chapel, we were just sitting there in shock, waiting for the Doctor to come in to tell us what had happened. After he left the social workers came in and they arranged for us to see Kyle before he was taken away.
 
About two weeks after that horrible day that forever changed our lives, Ethan came to me with an amazing revelation. I was in the living room and he came out of his bedroom and was visible upset.   He had been crying, and he said Mom, I have something to tell you. He said that day on the way to the hospital, Kyle was along side of us on this motorcycle. And when we got to the chapel, and we were all sitting inside, Kyle was standing in the doorway with his helmet in his hand. He said “Mom” and he had the saddest look on his face I have ever seen.
 
I didn't know what to say, I was stunned, amazed! If you knew our son Ethan, you would know that he would never have told me about seeing Kyle if it were not true. Ethan is very down-to earth and is not into that type of thing at all, which validates what he saw even more. I know with all my heart that Kyle was there, and was so sad to see us in such indescribable pain. At the same time, I know that Kyle shares our path as we continue to heal. 

-Kyle and Ethan's Proud Mom, Nita

Stephen Christopher and his Mom, Anne Puryear 

Sometimes we CAN hear and see our loved ones who have died. 
At dusk on a rainy Monday in March, in the woods across from our home, my 15-year-old son Stephen took his life.  He hanged himself from a tree, using knots he learned to tie in Boy Scouts that wouldn’t fail what he set out to do.  The family was devastated.  We believed in life after death and I had been able to hear and communicate with my guides and angels clearly for several years, with many evidential confirmations. But my grief was so overwhelming that I couldn’t hear them any more, much less contact Stephen.  I was almost finished with a four-year seminary program in the ministry, that even taught and believed in an active afterlife. 
 
I had a number of experiences that “seemed” to be Stephen.  I heard a voice from high up in the corner of my bedroom say, “Mom.”   One night I was meditating and asking for him to let me know he was there and a light bulb in the lamp next to me exploded.  The shattered glass fell gently in a pattern around the lamp – which only scared me.  Another night after meditation, alone in the same room, a hand that I know now was Stephen, was placed one finger at a time on my shoulder.  I would hear voices inside my head that weren’t my thoughts.  Friends as well as psychics I visited would sometimes seem to bring through information from Stephen that sounded like him, but I doubted it all.
 
I slept little, forced myself to take care of my three surviving children, and go back to work and classes.  I had read dozens of books where the dead communicated with the living, and even appeared at times.  Why couldn’t I hear and see my beloved son.
 
One day in May, while I was at work, I answered the phone and my eight-year-old daughter Debbie was almost screaming on the other end.  “Come home quick?  Come home quick, Mom!”  I told her I would leave right then and asked what had happened.  She said, “Mom, Stephen was here.  I saw him.  He had on his karate gi, standing behind the stove, cooking.  He looked at me and I looked at him.  He didn’t say anything.  Then he disappeared.  Come home quick!” 
 
I got in the car and raced home.  She met me at the door and I just held her close.  She was talking so fast I could barely understand her.  She told me again that she was sitting in the family room and looked up and saw Stephen standing behind the stove in the kitchen, dressed in his white karate gi.  He looked like he did when he used to cook his eggs, she said.  He looked at her and smiled and while she stared, he disappeared. 
 
I would question her many times and she told the story again and again in the exact same detail.  There was no way she could have made it up.  She was frightened, but she was also sure now that her big brother Stephen was OK, that he was alive and that dead didn’t mean he was gone.  She was still sad, but she was never so worried or fearful about his death after that.  She would tell the story often to everyone.  There was a definite healing and change in her.  She stopped being frightened if she happened to be in the house alone for awhile.
 
That experience from the youngest of Stephen’s siblings, helped all of us heal.  I began to be able to get quiet again and slowly learned to hear him and write down what he said.  Stephen would frequently create some physical phenomena to confirm his guidance.  He moved things, came in dreams, caused the doorbell to ring, dimmed the lights off and on when he wanted our attention.  Years later he even appeared to me, moving just like when he was alive, as I experimented with how to build a psychomanteum.  He would even contact our insurance agent, a very psychic friend who had given me accurate guidance over the years and tell her “My Mom has been so busy she hasn’t talked to me in a week.”  She would call me and tell me what he said, and it was always correct – a week, three days, 10 days. 
 
In the notes he left in a small notebook by the tree in the woods, he had written, “I need to write some books so keep the channel open.  I will let you know the truth.  I will use my spirits will to help others thru (sp) troubles.”   I didn’t know what that meant exactly, and if I had known at the time I probably wouldn’t have believed it.  As I began to hear him more clearly and filled journals with our communications and the evidence he brought through, he said we were going to write books together.  He said to call the first one Stephen Lives!  My Son Stephen, His Life, Suicide and Afterlife. 
 
I began organizing the communications into a manuscript.  We put it in book form and published it ourselves through New Paradigm Press, the publishing division of The Logos Center, the organization that my husband Herb and I had founded and incorporated in 1983.  We sold thousands of copies as we lectured around the country.  Stephen said, “Start telling people that Stephen Lives!  has four bids and is sold to a major publisher in New York.  I said, “I can’t do that; we don’t have any bids.”  He said, “Start telling people.  It will happen.”  I told Herb hesitantly at first, then others. In a few weeks, with almost no effort whatsoever on my part, there were four bids on our book by major publishers and it was bought and published by Simon & Schuster in New York City.  

On January 6, this year, I was fully awake and had an experience where I saw my Mother and Father who had died years ago, holding and petting our male toy poodle Beethoven, who had passed December 20 last year, and for whom we were still grieving.  My brother Dean who had died in October, last year, Stephen, Morgan (Elizabeth Boisson’s son) and several children of parents in Helping Parents Heal were there. I held Beethoven and petted him and all of us visited like it was the most normal thing in the world.  

Sometimes when we take time to be quiet and listen, we CAN hear and see our loved ones who have died.  

-Stephen's Proud Mom, Anne

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 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 evboisson@yahoo.com  (Due to space limitations, please be sure it is no longer than 1 page.) 

Also, if you have not yet done so, please send me your child's full name, Birthday and Angel Date so that I can add him or her to our list of children on our Facebook Site. We pay tribute to our children on their special dates with a favorite photo and a description of their lives.  Please send all information to Elizabeth at evboisson@yahoo.com


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Upcoming Group Meetings
Helping Parents Heal - Pensacola, hosted by Kristen Brown-Sanders, January 7th.  Please email Kristen for more information at kristensanders@mcshi.com or visit the event tab to sign up.Helping Parents Heal - Ottawa, December 4th.   Please RSVP on the events page.Helping Parents Heal - San Diego, hosted by Maria Pe.  Please email Maria at maria.i.pe@hotmail.com for more information.Helping Parents Heal - New Jersey, hosted by Jennifer Amato and Christine Volpe, December 18th.  Please visit the event page to sign up. January 15th-Please visit the event tab to sign up.  
Helping Parents Heal - AZ, hosted by Elizabeth Boisson, December 18th, with special guest Thaddeus Ferguson.  Please visit the event page to sign up. January 22nd, with special guest Christine Salter.  Please visit the event page to sign up. Helping Parents Heal - NYC, hosted by  Sheri Perl Migdol    Sheri will not be holding a December meeting.  Please email Sheri at sheriperl.gmail.com for more information.Helping Parents Heal - Eureka, CA, hosted by Nancy Courtmanche.  Please email Nancy at hphgriefgroup@gmail.com for more information.
New Group!  Granger, IN-Glenda Pearson  Please email Glenda 
glendia456@aol.com for more information.
New Group!  Hilton Head, SC-Irene Vouvalides Please contact Irene
ivouvalides@aol.com for more information.
New Group!  Washington, DC-Lancy Carr. Please contact Lancy 
lncycrr@yahoo.com for more information.




Mission statement of Helping Parents Heal:

Our mission is to help parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. We will go a step beyond other groups by allowing the open discussion of spiritual experiences and evidence for the afterlife, but in a non-dogmatic way. In other words, we will welcome everyone regardless of their religious (or non-religious) background and allow for a very open type of dialog.

-Mark Ireland, Co-Founder, Helping Parents Heal 














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