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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to the January issue of our Helping Parents Heal Newsletter!
Hello, Shining Light Parents!
We are grateful 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!
For those of you in the Phoenix area, please be sure to join me as I welcome Jeff Hollahan, Shining Light Dad and Board Member of Helping Parents Heal, to the January meeting of Helping Parents Heal Scottsdale/Phoenix on January 19th from 1-3 pm at Unity of Phoenix. Please click here for more information!
With love and light,
-Elizabeth Boisson, President and Co-Founder of Helping Parents Heal, Newsletter Editor 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.
Our Online Store is Now Available!
We have exciting news! After a few glitches that have now been ironed out, our HPH Online Store is now available!
Many parents have asked us about how to order Helping Parents Heal clothing, magnets, ball caps, notebooks and mugs. Co-Founder Mark Ireland has been hard at work creating an Online Store. Please click the link below to view the available merchandise!
Shirts, t-shirts and baseball caps are available in a variety of colors, including our signature green, blue and white, as well as grey and black.
We hope that you will find everything you need, but we are also happy to consider suggestions! Please let us know.
Click here to be taken to the store!
Movies that Heal:Free for Amazon Prime Members
Life to Afterlife: Mom, Can You Hear Me?
If you haven't had a chance to watch Craig McMahon's first documentary from the series, Life to Afterlife, please be sure to do so! It features 17 members of Helping Parents Heal and we truly appreciate your reviews, which allow the documentary to move higher in the rankings on Amazon and to reach more parents. It is currently ranked #39 of 4000 documentaries on Amazon. Please click here to view and/or review.
Life to Afterlife: I Died, Now What?
This second documentary by Craig features many experts from the Afterlife community, including several who have worked with Helping Parents Heal; Michelle Clare, Jamie Clark, Suzanne Giesemann, Maureen Hancock, John Holland, Isabella Johnson, Rob Schwartz, James Van Praagh, and Susanne Wilson. We know that you will find the information that it contains to be helpful and uplifting. It is currently ranked #7 of 4000 documentaries on Amazon. Please click here to view and/or review.
Our Second Helping Parents Heal Conference, April 16-19, 2020, in Charleston, SC!
Our 2020 Conference Banner (thank you, Jason Durham!)
As you all know, our wonderful Conference Director, Irene Vouvalides, is still hard at work planning our Second Helping Parents Heal Conference in Charleston, SC, which will be from April 16-19, 2020! We are now sold out, but Irene is keeping a waiting list. Please contact her at Irene@helpingparentsheal.org to be added to the list!
Featured speakers include Suzanne Giesemann, Susanne Wilson, Dr. Eben Alexander, Jeffery Olsen, Dr. Jeffrey O’Driscoll, Raymond Moody, Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley, David Kessler, Dr. Mary Neal, Mark Anthony, Mitch Carmody, Dr. Mark Pitstick, Rick and Beth Olsen, Jake Samoyedny, Tina Powers, Maureen Hancock, Jamie Clark, Christine Salter, David Router, Sara Ruble, Beth D'Angelo, Nicole Reilly, Debra Martin, Melinda Kushner, Judith Hancox, Kim Griffin, Kat Baillie, Michelle Clare, and Fara Gibson and Sandy 'Soulsister' Thorpe, as well as Mark Ireland, Ernie Jackson, Brain Smith, LeAnn Hull, Colleen Smith and Elizabeth Boisson. You can learn more about the conference by clicking here!
The Caring ListenersLinda McCarthy, Ernie Jackson, Glenda Pearson, Suzi Smith, Tracy Soussi, Lisa Laniewski, Tywana Smith, Brian Smith, David Alison, Jeff Hollahan, Lynn Hollahan and Suzanne Klokkenga of the Caring Listeners
Twelve wonderful Caring Listeners, created by Dr. Mark Pitstick and led by Linda McCarthy, are willing to talk in person, by phone, or on a video-conference call like Skype or Zoom. They each are bereaved parents who are now shining brightly – most of the time – and want to help others. Please click here to learn more!
Dr. 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:
1. Over 99% of who and what your child is still alive in another phase of forever.
2. Only his earthly body died. Everything else continues – all the love, energy, humor,
personality, memory, energetic/subtle body, and much more. (See article #2
When a Child Changes Worlds at SoulProof.com) Really knowing this helps
you journey from a bereaved to shining light parent/family member.
3. She is happy, peaceful, and enthusiastic – and wants you to be that way now.
4. You will see her when you pass on and can enjoy relationships with her now. (To learn
more, 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
Many parents have realized this great news and are living happy and fulfilling lives again. You can do the same. It’s not easy and doesn’t happen overnight, but it is possible with small steps day by day. Here are five action steps . . .
- Attend local and online Helping Parents Heal meetings
- Contact The Caring Listeners to talk at no charge.
- Read free Articles for Healing & Transforming at SoulProof.com and take action steps.
- Listen to the free Radio Shows at SoulProof.com and our answers to life’s toughest questions, including “Why do children die?”
- Lean on others as needed. Later, when you are doing better, you can help others.
Q: My daughter Susan passed on three years ago. Sometimes I have wonderful dreams that we are visiting each other. At other times, I can briefly glimpse her out of the corner of my eye. I know she is alive and in contact with me, but how I become more aware of her? - Ruth
A: You’re off to a great start, Ruth and you are correct! Susan is very much alive and lets you know she is near. Those vivid dreams that leave you feeling more peaceful may actually be interdimensional visits. That fleeting glimpse might well be seeing her before your overly analytical brain concludes that it’s not possible. Congratulations for asking a very important question: ‘How can I become more aware of her?’
Fortunately, there is a wonderful way to quiet your judgmental brain and better perceive your beloved daughter. I created the Facilitated After-Death Communication (FADC) technique, a special way to enjoy visits with loved ones who have crossed over. Deep relaxation/hypnosis in this technique helps you become more calm and clear. It also helps quiet the judging brain that thinks the only life that exists is what the conventional five senses can detect. For optimal results, do this session in a quiet setting where you won’t be disturbed. Afterward, feel free to share with trusted family and friends.
After an FADC session, many bereaved parents and family members have described talking telepathically, feeling their child hold their hand and other very meaningful interactions. You can very likely enjoy this too. (Most people experience a visit the first time while others require some practice.)
I’ll conduct a group FADC session on Sunday, April 19th at the Helping Parents Heal Conference. If you can’t attend, you can use this technique at home with my audio product Facilitated ADC Technique. To learn more about this topic, see article #9: Visit with ‘Departed’ Loved Ones Now at SoulProof.com.
Hugs, love, and blessings,
Note: I mention my products so you know all the information/strategies needed for healing and transformation. Let me know if you truly cannot afford them and we’ll send digital copies.
Disclaimer: This information is not designed to replace medical or psychological care. Dr. Pitstick’s recommendations are based on forty-five 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 empirical 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 attended theology school, majoring in pastoral counseling, and trained in suicide prevention. Mark directs The SoulPhone Foundation and founded Greater Reality Living groups. His mission is to help you know and show that – no matter what is happening to you or around you – your earthly experience is a totally safe, meaningful, and magnificent adventure amidst forever. To learn more, visit SoulProof.com.
Irene Vouvalides was Interviewed by Suzanne Giesemann!
Irene and Tony Vouvalides
Please be sure to listen to this interview by Suzanne Giesemann, Messenger of Hope, of Irene Vouvalides, Director of our upcoming conference, Affiliate Leader of Hilton Head/Bluffton and Vice President of Helping Parents Heal, as well as Shining Light Parent. To access the interview, please click here.
Fellowship and Coincidences
Ernie and Kristine Jackson
Fellowship – Kheftsiyah’s story
I am on the Helping Parents Heal list of Caring listeners and when I do receive a call or an e-mail, I am honored to be of service. Recently Shkehlaht Yisrael from Tanzania, Africa contacted me to discuss the transition of her fifteen-year-old daughter, Kheftsiyah, nearly a year ago. When we spoke and in our subsequent conversations, she shared that she just desired to speak with a likeminded individual. As you can see below, shared with her permission, she is one of us; she gets it and it is a privilege to walk with her and all of you.
Yes – “Kheftsiyah is here…with us.”
If someone had told me at the beginning of this journey that our beloved daughter would have ascended at 15 years of age, I never would have believed it. She is such a vibrant, loving caring and talented, young woman. It just did not make any sense when it happened. Some days it still does not make any sense…
It is almost at the year celebration of our Kheftsiyah’s ascension, a day that will certainly be remembered. I will never forget her asking me if she was going to die after a spider had bitten her. I looked at her in utter amazement that she would even be thinking about dying at the age of 15. I, of course, told her she was not going to die and went to work to give her all manner of treatments to make sure that the toxins exited her body as soon as possible. You see, I am a lightworker and deal with health so I did what I do. During her drinking one of the mixes I had made, she looked at me and said, “I don’t want to die…” and I reassured her she was not going to die.
A couple of days later a friend brought us some fresh peanuts and we partook of them. The next day my husband, my youngest son and Kheftsiyah all fell ill. It just seemed like a bad case of the flu, even though we rarely get sick. So I dealt with it as such. In four days my husband recovered, but the children were still ill. So we kept giving them fluids and monitoring them. They seemed to be getting somewhat better. Then 26 November Kheftsiyah asked me if I could lay down with her, not a strange request, in and of itself, but it felt strange. The next day we decided we needed to make a determination if we needed to get her checked out. I took her to the bathroom and she asked me for some water. She took two sips and then she was gone. I tried CPR for what seemed like forever. In the meantime, I waited for my husband to return, as he was away. The whole process was so quick because of where we live. We laid her physical form to rest before the passing of 24 hours. The next day I had to take my son to the hospital so I was unable to grieve for Kheftsiyah as I was worried about him.
Then my son told me he had spoken with his sister, Kheftsiyah. I wasn’t shocked, but I was surprised. Then my older son told me that Kheftsiyah told him to tell me that if she ascended to tell me that she loved me very much. She told him this about three months before she ascended. I can hear her in the breeze. I often hear her calling me. I see glimpses of her walking by our room. I see her favorite animal, giraffes, on a regular basis. Whenever I think of her something related to her appears almost magically. My oracle cards tell me that she is fine. I think about her all the time.
I was thinking about her just recently when we were on safari. It was dusk and we were headed back to the room when we had to come to a screeching halt as a huge giraffe slowly meandered across the road. She looked me directly in my face. Then came the tears….. of joy. My Kheftsiyah is here…with us…
-Written by Kheftsiyah's Mom, Shkehlaht Yisrael
Kheftsiyah and her Giraffe
Helping Parents Heal, celebrates the visits from our children and in large part, prepares you to recognize their visits if you haven’t done so already.
I wish you all the best and feel free to contact me if you have questions. Dialogue is good. Each of us is both teacher and student.
God Bless and Namaste, Ernie-Quinton’s Dad
-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.
Affiliate Updates -
Helping Parents Heal - Austin
Daisy Dongieux, our former HPH Austin Co-Affiliate Leader
Please send white light and healing to our beautiful friend Daisy Dongieux, who is fighting a courageous battle with cancer and who is now hospitalized for pneumonia. She is such a bright light and we are so grateful to her for all she has done in inspiring those who read her story, and all that she and Becky Yatsu have done to help parents heal. We love you, Daisy, get well soon.
New Group! Helping Parents Heal - West Side/Peoria
Ernie and Kristine Jackson
Please join me in welcoming our two newest affiliate leaders who are also Caring Listeners; Ernie is also a Board Member and the author of a monthly column in our newsletter.
They will start holding meetings at their home in Peoria, AZ on January 15th and I know that they will be amazing.
More about Ernie and Kristine:
In 2009, when Ernie and Kristine’s son, Quinton transitioned in an accident and immediately demonstrated that “he still is”, their view of a lifetime changed forever! Ernie's books, 'Quinton’s Messages' and 'Quinton’s Legacy', share this divine knowledge. Ernie and Kristine are both Caring Listeners for Helping Parents Heal, Ernie is an HPH Board Member, and he also writes a monthly column in the Helping Parents Heal Newsletter. Please read more about Ernie and Kristine on their website, www.quintonsmessages.com.
Ernie and Kristine will be holding meetings on the third Wednesday of every month, from 6 - 8 pm.
-Written by our new HPH West Side/Peoria Affiliate Leaders, Kristine and Ernie Jackson
New Group! Helping Parents Heal - Fredericksburg
Kathy and Andy MacMannis
Please join me in welcoming our newest affiliate leaders, Kathy Fitzgibbons MacMannis and Andrew MacMannis of Fredericksburg, VA. We are grateful that you have joined us and we look forward to having you both as part of our team!
More about Kathy and Andy:
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!
-Written by our new HPH Fredericksburg Affiliate Leaders, Kathy and Andrew MacMannis
Helping Parents Heal - Kingston
Scott and Teresa Lally
We are sad to announce that Teresa and Scott Lally will be stepping down from Helping Parents Heal - Kingston and we appreciate all that they have done to guide the group over the past almost two years. Please join me in thanking them for their hard work and compassion. We are very grateful for all you have done to help parents heal!
Helping Parents Heal - Online
Beth West, Tywana and Brian Smith and Tracy Soussi, our Wonderful Online Affiliate Leaders at our First Conference
Our wonderful lineup of upcoming Online Speakers:
Caroline Chang and Britta Grubin
-Caroline Chang/Kyle's Mom- Producer & Host Awake 2 Oneness Radio on January 15th
-Britta Grubin, Spiritual Medium and Psychic, on February 7th
The Online Group welcomed Melinda Kushner on December 16thMelinda Kushner
The Amazing Melinda Fazzolare-Kushner answered our questions about our children in the Spirit world. 12/16/2019. Melinda will be at the HPH Conference in 2020! You can click here to view his video.
On January 6th, the Online Group welcomed Troy Griffin
Troy Griffin, Psychic Medium, Clairvoyant, Psychic Investigator
My apologies, I forgot to start the recording at the beginning - Please watch Troy Griffin - 1/6/2020. www.psychicmediumtroy.com. Please click here to watch.
-Tracy Soussi, our Helping Parents Heal - Online Co-Affiliate Leader
Please be sure to join our online 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.
Helping Parents Heal - Cave Creek
Carol Allen and the Parents of Helping Parents Heal - Cave Creek
Absolutely wonderful meeting in Cave Creek on January 3rd! Another large crowd but we ALL missed our amazing Elizabeth Veney Boisson, who is on vacation in St Lucia! The meetings just get better and better! Four new parents joined us tonight but in addition to tears, they also had some laughs. We all shared lots of validation stories.
After hearing so many speak, one of our new moms who claims she hasn’t had any signs realized she did get a sign from her son! It was so awesome when she spoke up and said something like “I was wondering what that hummingbird was doing when it just kept fluttering around me”. 😂😂❤️❤️We are all here to help support each other! I love you all!
-Written by Carol Allen, our Helping Parents Heal - Cave Creek Affiliate Leader
Helping Parents Heal - Minneapolis/St Paul
Hello dear friends, for our December meeting, the HPH Minneapolis/St. Paul group met at Lynn and Roger’s home. We each brought a dozen of our child/grandchild’s favorite Christmas cookies and an appetizer to share. We then were each given a candle to light and talk about the meaning behind our choices of food in honor of our children and anything else that we felt compelled to say, finishing by putting our candles In a bowl of sand that lit up the room! It was lovely!
A member of our group whom we call our resident artist, designed and created a spirit animal and had a card to give for each of us!
We then introduced our memory board to the group and went around and talked about our photos.
As usual, the room was crowded as our kids were there in spirit and we all left with our hearts full💗
-Written by our Helping Parents Heal - Minneapolis St Paul Co-Affiliate Leader, Pamela DeMars
Helping Parents Heal - Flagstaff
Janean Bentley Quigley and the Parents of HPH - Flagstaff
Flagstaff HPH met on December 8th. We made candles for international light a candle day for a child in spirit.
-Written by Janean Quigley, Affiliate Leader of Helping Parents Heal - Flagstaff
Helping Parents Heal - Leesburg
Diane Morano, Jay Morano, Bobby Wright, Pam Wright, and Colleen Smith
The Bells of Remembrance Project was begun by The Franciscan Center and is an interactive bell ringing memorial. The project was begun in the days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the bells were taken to the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown CT after the shooting there as a memorial for the children, teachers, and staff. Eighteen bells, ranging in weight from 5000 lbs to 125 lbs are suspended from steel frames and permanently mounted onto trailers. The bells are rung manually by the memorial attendees. Our Leesburg HPH parents each rang a bell after saying their child’s name. It was a beautiful and moving evening.
-Written by Colleen Smith, Affiliate Leader of Helping Parents Heal - Leesburg
Helping Parents Heal - Binghamton
Rosanne Groover Norris
My heart is so full tonight. My second meeting went so well. We had 16 show up tonight and a local medium came to give a group reading for her first time and did amazing. She read everyone and sent them home feeling so bolstered. And so many thank you’s for starting the HPH group ( not my idea). I can never thank you enough Elizabeth Veney Boisson and Mark Ireland for what you have done for the parents of the world. 💜
-Written by Rosanne Norris, Affiliate Leader of Helping Parents Heal - Binghamton
Helping Parents Heal - Palm Desert
Intuitive Medium Geof Jowett
We had our third meeting in December. It was great, full of peace and joy. We had a medium, Geof Jowett, who share various techniques of contacting and feeling the presence of our love ones. We shared one of our child’s favorite Christmas gifts. As we went around the circle, We each share our child’s favorite clothing, then favorite color, then favorite food, then favorite song and etc. I think it allowed us to feel our child’s presence. We shared peace and heartfelt joy. We shared love and comfort for the holiday season. Thank you for Helping Parents Heal. There was great healing.
-Written by our Helping Parents Heal - Palm Desert Affiliate Leader, Vickie Ruff
Helping Parents Heal - Pittsburg
Evidential Medium Isabella Johnson
At our December meeting, we had wonderful Isabella Johnson actually come to the house and do readings for each of us. She was so sweet. And so amazing! We tried to pay her, but she wouldn’t take it. So we will donate it to HPH! 170$ was raised! Thank you so much, Isabella!
Then at our January meeting, we had quite the experience! We had a local therapist who does past life regressions. Joe Turiano. It was so amazing! He shed so much light on our past lives. And his past lives and proof of it! It was so educational and I scheduled an appt with Joe to get my past life done! Thank you, Joe!
-Written by Tracee Slagel, our Helping Parents Heal, Pittsburg Co-Affiliate Leader
Helping Parents Heal - Coldwater
On December 9th, we had our December meeting. Usually, in December, another group I belong to makes grave blankets for the cemetery. It occurred to me that those who cremate might not have a cemetery place to decorate, so I decided to thin out my craft closet and offer table centerpieces to our group instead. (It’s like a miniature version of a grave blanket).
We had 20 show up for our meeting. (One grandpa even came alone because his wife was sick!) Six families were new this year, some were as recent as October. We didn’t have a “formal” meeting but just chatted and got acquainted again while creating beauty in our sorrow.
All the parents LOVED this and want to make it an annual event. I either get donations or buy stuff on clearance after Christmas for the next year...so they are reasonably inexpensive.
What a fabulous night! Here are the centerpieces.
-Written by our HPH Coldwater Affiliate Leader, Louise Crist
Helping Parents Heal - Scottsdale Book Club
Lynn and Jeff Hollahan, Lucille Masko and the Parents of HPH Scottsdale Book Club
We had a wonderful Bookclub gathering last night. Fourteen people came out on a rainy night with their child’s favorite food for our potluck dinner. We made luminaries with our children’s names which we huddled together outside out of the rain. Lucille Masko came and read from her beautiful book of poems about her 9-year-old daughter who passed away in a sledding accident. She was gracious enough to bring a copy of her book for each of us. We closed out our evening with a book exchange then all gathered together for a heartfelt candle lighting ceremony.
-Written by our HPH Scottsdale Book Club Affiliate Leader, Lynn Hollahan
Helping Parents Heal - San Diego
The San Diego December Potluck
Thank you, everyone, for all you’ve done this year, in your support for our group and the aloha you share with our members 💖
We celebrated December with a potluck. It was a time to light the candles for our children and relax with fine fellowship and good gusto. Three of our dads even came! Naturally, they sat by the food 😁
I feel blessed to know each and every one of you 💗🌺🙏
-Written by our Helping Parents Heal San Diego Affiliate Leader, Dawn Richards
Helping Parents Heal - Tampa
The Parents of Helping Parents Heal, Tampa with Marlene Stovall
The Gift of Connection…As we all know far too well, the holidays can be a painful challenge for parents struggling with their child’s passing. Gathering with a group of fellow parents and hearing readings with a medium can help ease that pain, even when it is not your child who comes through; for this year’s December gathering, Tampa’s Helping Parents Heal group was extraordinarily fortunate to have three mediums giving readings, allowing more children the opportunity to come through and connect with their parents.
The meeting was held at the festively decorated home of co-leader Amy Diehl and her husband Paul. This year, our guest Medium Marlene Stovall - who did readings in tandem with Suzanne Giesemann at last year’s holiday meeting - brought with her two experienced mediums, Donna Elchin, and Sharon Jones to join her in bringing through beautiful messages for our assembled parents. Thirty-two folks, including Tampa Affiliate Co-Leaders Cathy Zimmerman and Marla Grant and Pinellas Affiliate Leader, Laura Grimme McCullough, attended and with three mediums taking turns doing readings, they were able to bring through 12 children including one little boy whose mother isn’t a member and wasn’t at the event but is the friend of a parent in our group who was there. This reading was later validated to be completely accurate by the grateful mom. What a great testament to the ability of our kids in spirit to find a way to get through to us however they can! There was so much healing that night and the energy was still high even as everyone finally dispersed for the evening. We are so grateful to Marlene, Donna, and Sharon for sharing their gifts and abilities to bring comfort and solace to our family of HPH parents during what can be an incredibly difficult time of year.
-Written by our Helping Parents Heal - Tampa Co-Affiliate Leader, Marla Grant
Helping Parents Heal - Portland
Amy and Marc Adams
HPH Portland hosted its 4th meeting on December 19th with 15 beautifully open souls in attendance. We were blessed with readings from evidential medium Joshua John and boy did we hear some evidence! Joshua John channeled the spirit of many loved ones for almost 2 hours. Joshua John is a local medium who found his gift in his early twenties. Knowing many of these parents from our local Compassionate Friends group we had a good sense of their children in spirit. It was enjoyable for us to hear JJ describe their children as we have heard their parents describe them. How powerful to be in a group supporting and loving each other and our beautiful children. This was our first meeting with a medium as our guest. The strength of connection for all of us was a gift. A gift from the universe.
-Written by our Helping Parents Heal - Portland Co-Affiliate Leader, Marc Adams
Helping Parents Heal - Shining Light Moms' Boxing
Samantha with Shining Light Moms
The Phoenix group of Shining Light Moms Boxing with Samantha Cordi at her Jabz Boxing Studio is going strong. This class is free and no prior experience is necessary! We had a fun little group with Sue and Carol in December! They both did great! Please join us on January 26th by clicking here. :)
-Samantha Cordi, our HPH Shining Light Moms Boxing Affiliate Leader
Helping Parents Heal - Hilton Head
The Parents of our Helping Parents Heal - Hilton Head/Bluffton Affiliate Group
Happy New Year everyone!
Our last meeting of the year was held on December 8th where we had a holiday pot luck brunch and made angel ornaments. We are looking forward to 2020 and our upcoming conference. Peace to everyone as we begin another year!
With love, Irene
-Written by our Helping Parents Heal - Hilton/Bluffton Affiliate Leader, Irene Vouvalides
Helping Parents Heal - Nashville/Brentwood
The Parents of HPH Nashville/Brentwood
The Nashville/Brentwood group had our fellowship night activity seven days before Christmas. We played Christmas Trivia, shared cookies, memories and made ornaments with a special message inside our ornament for our child in spirit. The love and peaceful joy was shared by all in the room. It was healing....
-Written by our HPH Nashville/Brentwood Affiliate Leader, Maggie Spaulding
Helping Parents Heal - Mississippi Gulf Coast
Donna Tasker and her Grandkids
We had our fourth meeting in December and are still working to establish ourselves. We had 3 new members attend. We watched David Kessler’s video on Grief and the Holidays. Lots of good dialogue.
-Written by our Helping Parents Heal - Mississippi Gulf Coast Affiliate Leader, Donna Tasker
Helping Parents Heal - Houston
Denise Ramon, Intuitive Medium
The HPH-Houston Affiliate had a wonderful Holiday meeting with guest medium Denise Ramon giving mini-readings via Zoom.
-Written by our Houston HPH Affiliate Leader, Pamela Hidinger
Helping Parents Heal - Tucson
Sandra Hassel and the parents of Helping Parents Heal - Tucson
On December 13th, we had a most wonderful meeting at the lovely home of one of our members. It was a small gathering of 6 Shining Light Parents. The meeting began with introductions and a short meditation, followed by each of us sharing a funny special memory of our child. Then, our most gracious hostess invited us to a most delicious dinner. We all proceeded to share stories about our children and ourselves as we created a personalized picture frame with our child’s portrait.
Tonight was an evening where we all laughed, felt moments of joy and comfort.
Feeling grateful!! 💜💜💜 💜💜💜
-Written by our Helping Parents Heal Tucson Co-Affiliate Leader, Sandra Hassel
Helping Parents Heal - Phoenix/ScottsdaleKelly Greene presents to 40 parents in Phoenix at our December meeting
A Healing afternoon for Helping Parents Heal - Phoenix/Scottsdale in December at Unity of Phoenix with Kelly Greene of Prana Reiki and her Sound Bowl Healing, as well as 5 wonderful Reiki Healers who spent time healing each of us as Kelly played the Sound Bowls and the Gong. We are so grateful to Samantha Cordi Ford for bringing Kelly to Helping Parents Heal!
-Love and light, Elizabeth Boisson, Affiliate Leader of Phoenix/Scottsdale
Helping Parents Heal - Madison
Mary Bertun and Chas, Tava Wilson and Christina
We had a great online meeting last Tuesday evening, December 10th with 19 participants. During introductions we shared what we were doing for the holidays and ideas on how to honor our children. We enjoyed information and demonstrations of divining rods (thanks Jenny!) as well as pendulums (thanks Rhonda Andrews!). Leader Tava Wilson created a meeting summary document as well as notes from a 2018 pendulum class. These are available in the Files area on our affiliate Facebook site (Helping Parents Heal Madison WI), as is the video recording of our meeting. 💕
-Written by our Helping Parents Heal - Madison Co-Affiliate Leader, Mary Bertun
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Treasurer: Theresa Wettstein/ email@example.com
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Admin: Celia Edwards / email@example.com
Affiliate Directors: Dawn Richards and Mary Bertun / HPHALDirector@gmail.com
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