IANDS Stellar Speaker Series

Being trained as an energy practitioner and clairvoyant from the age of 4 set the stage for one of the world’s foremost authorities on the science and verification of the effectiveness of energy practitioners for certification purposes. This woman’s life journey would fill an encyclopedia… it is a talk you won’t want to miss and do it live to have your questions answered. From auras to stem cells, Dr. Connor, has explored the depth and breadth of human existence…

Walking the Path of Energy Science and Mysticism
with Melinda H. Connor, D.D., Ph.D., AMP, FAM

Join Melinda as she shares an incredible life journey of scientific and academic accomplishments that are almost too extraordinary to be believable. That is not to say that the path was easy as it is also testimony to the spiritual components that reinforced her reality. The blending of science and ethereal practices led to development of theory, techniques to evaluate that theory and the rewards of a life devoted to building a greater understanding of how science and spirituality can contribute to enhancing the potential for having meaningful lives as humans.

Some of Dr. Connor’s books…

Some of Dr Connor's books...

Biography:

 

Dr. Melinda H. Connor, D.D., PH.D., AMP, FAM is a born clairvoyant and she describes having intact past-life memories.  Her initial training in the energies came from within her family beginning at the age of 4. Founder of the Resonance Modulation school of energy practices which has over 300 graduates world wide, Dr. Connor holds degrees from Harvard University, Wellesley College, University of San Francisco, American Military University, California Coast University and University of Arizona. Dr. Connor was a National Institutes of Health T-32 post doctoral fellow and received her training as a research scientist at the University of Arizona in the Program in Integrative Medicine under Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Iris Bell. She is the former director of the Optimal Healing Research Program at the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health at the University of Arizona, directed by Dr. Gary E. Schwartz and founded the Earth Songs Holistic Consulting group in 2008 focused on alternative health care research.

Ordained as a Buddhist Priest, Dr. Connor has trained as a clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, drama therapist, massage therapist and in over thirty different styles of energy healing. A professor with appointments at multiple universities, Dr. Connor is board certified and a fellow of the American Alternative Medicine Association. As chair, of the National Alliance of Energy Practitioners founded in 2018, she is supporting the work of licensing energy practitioners across the country. Dr. Connor is the founder of the Resonance Modulation ™ training program and has written ten books. She has a private practice in Arizona and continues to present her research work at conferences around the world.

And some research papers of interest…

Prospective Empirical Test Suite for Energy Practitioners

Activate Stem Cells – facts sheet

Greater Reality Living Series

The second of 10 independent, interactive sessions in The Greater Reality Living series with Dr. Mark Pitstick. Today’s session is dealing with a contemplative technique for having a Life Review. This technique can deepen your awareness about greater reality living.

Greater Reality Living Series with Mark Pitstick, MA, DC
Saturday, September 26 at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT)

The Life Review Technique

This is the second of 10 independent interactive & presentation-oriented sessions…

SHORT DESCRIPTION

If you were to pass on today, what would your life review be like?  Would it be a work of art, or not so much?  Find out in this session so you can improve and make amends.  This technique can deepen your awareness about greater reality living.  You can share this technique, and a daily mini-version of it, with young people in your life and discuss afterwards.  Note: the webinar fee includes unlimited access to the video recording of this session (access to the video is available even if the live event is missed).

LONGER DESCRIPTION

This technique was originally developed by Ken Ring, PhD, early director of IANDS and professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut.  Author of Lessons from the Light and other books, he has worked with many people who had near-death experiences (NDE).  In his research, Dr. Ring found that the life-review was one of the most impactful aspects of NDEs.

Further, he found that you do not have to nearly die to benefit from a life-review.  Visualizing it during a deeply relaxed state can infer powerful positive changes.   Dr. Ring, now retired, gave me his permission to continue this aspect of his work.

The Life Review Technique is a life-transformative approach that uses deep relaxation and visual imagery to simulate dying and the subsequent life-review.  Processing that experience can produce very real changes that shape your life for the better now.  Using this technique can deepen your awareness of greater reality living and how you choose to live during your earthly visit.  You can share this technique, and a daily mini-version of it, with young people in your life and discuss afterwards.

A life-review can be a potent reminder about what is most important in life.  It can help you focus on your priorities and the purposes you had for choosing this earth-experience at this time.  The life review is not punitive; it is a great opportunity to learn valuable lessons that stay with you through eternity.  This feedback helps you do better the next time you are in a similar situation.

Using this technique can deepen your awareness about greater reality living and applying information from Greater Reality Living (co-authored by Mark and Gary E. Schwartz PhD).  You also can share this technique with young people in your life and discuss afterwards.

The Big Picture of Life – co-authored by Mark, Dr. Schwartz, and Katta Mapes MA, MEd – is a version of Greater Reality Living written for ages 10 -16 or so.  After this webinar, you will be better prepared to discuss this topic and this book with young people in your life.

If you are truly sorry for inappropriate actions in the past, those can be erased and reformatted in the way you could have acted (not should have, for there is no outside judgment here).  The life-review technique can help you more deeply realize your interconnectedness with all life and why the Golden Rule makes obvious sense.

You also can enjoy a “mini-LRT” each night when you go to bed.  Simply review your day with self-praise for your positive thoughts/words/deeds.  Then consider the ways that you could have done better and visualize yourself doing so the next time around.   Feel for ways that you can make amends or improve and resolve to do so.

Dr. Pitstick has used deep relaxation and visual imagery techniques with thousands of persons in private sessions and groups since earning his clinical psychology masters’ degree in 1980.  During the actual technique during this webinar, your audio and video will be blocked so you can relax in the privacy of your home during this group experience.

Recommendations Before the Session

  • Be rested since the induction techniques used are very conducive to sleep.
  • If possible, sit up instead of lying down during the session.
  • Eat a light, healthy meal beforehand so you aren’t hungry or have low blood sugar.
  • Avoid excess caffeine or sugar for 48 hours.
  • Avoid using alcohol or recreational drugs for at least three days beforehand.
  • Get as relaxed as possible before the experience.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that will not bind as you sit still for 45 minutes.
  • Bring lip salve to prevent dry lips during the open-mouth breathing.
  • Drink water and use the bathroom just before your session.
  • Turn off all phones, pagers, or other potentially interrupting devices

Recommendations After the Session

  • Enjoy some quiet time to internalize your lessons, insights, and inner peace.
  • Be careful and really focus if you drive soon afterwards.
  • Keep a journal to note any additional insights that arrive in dream or waking states.

Disclaimer: This session is not designed to replace medical or psychological care.  Your participation is voluntary; you should stop if you feel uncomfortable at any time.  If you have a history of significant mental illness, obtain permission from your doctor or therapist before using this technique.

The Big Picture of Life Discussion Group

Join Katta Mapes for this discussion group to learn more about the big picture of life for you and for the young people in your life. Fourth Tuesdays of the month. The next session will be Tuesday, September 29 – 5 pm PDT (8 pm EDT) for a minimum of 4 more sessions and beyond based on audience response.

With Katta Mapes ….

The Big Picture of Life” themed IANDS Sharing Group (ISGO) online:

The IANDS family embraces parents, grandparents and others who have loved ones who are young people – children and teens.

Just like you, they often wonder about life and beyond.

Written by Katta Mapes MA, MEd Mark Pitstick M.A., D.C and Gary Schwartz PhD, “The Big Picture of Life” offers a guide to help young people learn some answers about these big questions. It is beautifully illustrated by Maiah Pardo.

 

Join Katta Mapes for this discussion group to learn more about the big picture of life for you and for the young people in your life.

Fourth Tuesdays of the month starting on August 25 – 8 pm EST; 5 pm PST for 5 sessions

Have your questions been answered? Even so, how do you answer if someone you know and care about asks these questions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography:

Katta Mapes M.A., M.Ed.

‘I love life, learning and laughter.’

 Katta is a Consultant, Trainer and Writer in Tucson, AZ. Her services include classes, workshops and individual sessions on a broad range of psychospiritual topics and issues.  Currently she is forming classes and support groups for psychic kids, teens and their parents with a Super Sensitive Sixth Sense.

As a retired bilingual school guidance counselor and spiritual explorer she brings decades of experience in helping children, youth and adults.  Her books, ‘Stop! Think! Choose! Building Emotional Intelligence in Young People’ and ‘A Manual for Teacher Training in Interpersonal Peacemaking’ are now out of print and are only available from the author.

After over three decades of working with adults, children and teens from various countries, she initiated a psychospiritual entrepreneurship endeavor: Creating Conscious Connections L.L.C.  Her goal is to promote social and emotional well-being for all.  Her signature programs are available in English and Spanish.

  • Creating Conscious Connections ~ Connect with the Divine Source of your being for the benefit of all

~ Reach In and connect with yourself

~ Reach Out and connect with others

~ Reach Up and connect with the Divine

  • The Skills Skool Series

Classes, workshops and private sessions for learning life skills that lead to success in both the Little and Big Picture of Life for children, youth, adults and families. She also offers training and consultation for school personnel in various aspects of social-emotional learning.

Contact her at:  Katta.Connect@gmail.com  (Hablo español)

Christian Theme NDE/STE Discussion Group

Individuals often report having a being they identify as Jesus in their near-death or related spiritual experiences. This group is intended to provide a safe, validating opportunity to share individual experiences. This is not a forum to debate or deny another person’s experiences. All are welcome for the mission of loving and respecting individual experiences and differences of interpretation from religious themed experiences.

Title: A sharing group for those in, or from, a Christian community who have had, or are interested in, near-death or similar experiences.

Purpose: To provide a safe environment for those in, or from, such a community to hear and share these extraordinary experiences.

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you struggling to integrate your experience and your religion? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. We will share our experiences and struggles and joys and dreams. We come from many different Christian traditions and will therefore hold a variety of views, so we commit to respecting all perspectives and seeing Christ in each other. This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. With open hearts we can discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among and within us. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who feel called to join us.

About the facilitator

The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has been an Episcopal Priest for 25 years and has professionally counseled many people who’ve had NDE’s and STE’s. She herself has had a number of Spiritually Transformative Experiences beginning at age 6. Stephanie is drawn to the bright overlap between matter and spirit, and how life in this reality is intertwined with the transcendent. She feels called to act as a translator to a world that is often blind to the astonishing wonder of All That Is, and help facilitate the processing of those who have been touched by the extraordinary. Stephanie has led retreats, spoken at Boston IANDS gatherings, and been interviewed for the Leap from Within podcast. While grounded in the Christian tradition, Stephanie welcomes insight both from within organized religions and beyond. You can learn more at Grannypriest.com.

Greater Reality Living Series

Much scientific and clinical evidence now clearly shows that life continues after bodily death in the greater reality –  the totality of life that isn’t perceived by human senses.  How might this great news, nine related benefits, and the L.I.V.E.S. formula affect the way you live and treat others and our planet?  This event fee includes a digital copy of The Greater Reality book by myself and Gary E. Schwartz PhD.

Greater Reality Living Series with Mark Pitstick, MA, DC
August 29 at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT)

This is the first of 10 independent interactive & presentation-oriented sessions…

Greater Reality Living – series launch (introduces series and includes a bonus gift).

SHORT DESCRIPTION

Much scientific and clinical evidence now clearly shows that life continues after bodily death in the greater reality –  the totality of life that isn’t perceived by human senses.  How might this great news, nine related benefits, and the L.I.V.E.S. formula affect the way you live and treat others and our planet?  This series launch session fee includes a digital copy of The Greater Reality book by myself and Gary E. Schwartz PhD.

LONGER DESCRIPTION – Overview of Series Topics 

The greater reality is all that actually exists. The vast majority of it cannot be perceived by your five senses, but is nonetheless very real.  It is a scientific fact that your senses, as amazing as they are, detect less than one percent of reality.

Because so much of reality escapes the senses, you likely have viewed life as though through a tiny pinhole and then wondered why things don’t make sense.  Many benefits accompany deeply knowing the contemporary evidence about the nature of reality.  University-based, controlled, replicated, and multicentered research reported in peer-reviewed scientific journals now makes it very clear . . .

Life continues after bodily death.

(Please take a moment and let that great news settle in.)  This life-transformative news will be officially announced in early 2021 after completion of multicenter studies at six universities and institutes, publication of The SoulPhone Experiments book, and publication of a seminal paper in a prestigious scientific journal.  To learn more, visit SoulPhone Update.

In addition to the great news about life after bodily death, much scientific, clinical, and experiential evidence provides a high degree of certainty that you and everyone else . . .

  1. do not really ‘lose’ loved ones after their earthly bodies perish since you can reunite with them when you change worlds.
  1. can enjoy a continued, but different, relationship with them now.
  1. are an integral part of Source Energy / the Light now.
  2. receive assistance and guidance from sources variously described as angels, guides, master teachers, and higher energies.
  3. can have many different and, perhaps, simultaneous life experiences.
  1. can create the greatest life you have envisioned.
  1. are interconnected with other people, animals, nature, and all of life.
  1. have special purposes for experiencing being on this planet at this time.
  2. have a pre-birth plan … “Did  my soul REALLY plan all this?”.
  3. can develop an awareness of past-life traumas that when understood facilitate release of issues carried over into this life.

None of the above is apparent when you rely on just your five senses.  All of the above can assist having a more joyful, peaceful, and meaningful human experience.  That’s why it’s so important to learn more about the greater reality AND deeply internalize this great news.

The term greater reality living describes how you might choose to live as you expand your awareness about the totality of life.  How will you live and treat others – and yourself – when you really know that the benefits listed above are quite probably true?

We pose this question because we do not pretend to know what this will mean for you.  You and all people are unique and have special reasons for being just as you are in this exact moment.  The book Greater Reality Living can help you formulate your best answers.  My book The Big Picture of Life – co-authored by Dr. Schwartz and Katta Mapes MA, MEd – is a version of Greater Reality Living written for ages 10 -16 or so.  After this webinar, you will be better prepared to discuss this topic and The Big Picture of Life book with young people in your life.

Living in more evolved ways is easier when you have a support system of kindred spirits who are also on the path of love, enlightenment, self-growth, and service to others.  We encourage you to expand your circle of loving, open-minded, and service-oriented people.  This is one benefit of online and local Greater Reality Living Groups.

Many people have expressed their desire to regularly meet with a group of such people.  They want a nonjudgmental, safe, inclusive, and respectful place where they can share their personal spiritually transformative experiences and discuss important topics.  Five keys to greater reality living – the L.I.V.E.S. formula – will also be discussed in this webinar.  

Life continues after bodily death.  That has now been definitively demonstrated scientifically!

I hope you join us to learn more about the evidence behind this statement and the benefits listed above.  Knowing all that, and applying the L.I.V.E.S. strategies for greater reality living over time, can improve every aspect of your earthly experience.

Disclaimer: This session is not designed to replace medical or psychological care.  Your participation is voluntary; you should stop if you feel uncomfortable at any time.  

The Big Picture of Life Discussion Group

Join Katta Mapes for this discussion group to learn more about the big picture of life for you and for the young people in your life. Fourth Tuesdays of the month starting on August 25 – 8 pm EST; 5 pm PST for a minimum of 5 sessions and beyond based on audience response.

With Katta Mapes ….

The Big Picture of Life” themed IANDS Sharing Group (ISGO) online:

The IANDS family embraces parents, grandparents and others who have loved ones who are young people – children and teens.

Just like you, they often wonder about life and beyond.

Written by Katta Mapes MA, MEd Mark Pitstick M.A., D.C and Gary Schwartz PhD, “The Big Picture of Life” offers a guide to help young people learn some answers about these big questions. It is beautifully illustrated by Maiah Pardo.

 

Join Katta Mapes for this discussion group to learn more about the big picture of life for you and for the young people in your life.

Fourth Tuesdays of the month starting on August 25 – 8 pm EST; 5 pm PST for 5 sessions

Have your questions been answered? Even so, how do you answer if someone you know and care about asks these questions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biography:

Katta Mapes M.A., M.Ed.

‘I love life, learning and laughter.’

 Katta is a Consultant, Trainer and Writer in Tucson, AZ. Her services include classes, workshops and individual sessions on a broad range of psychospiritual topics and issues.  Currently she is forming classes and support groups for psychic kids, teens and their parents with a Super Sensitive Sixth Sense.

As a retired bilingual school guidance counselor and spiritual explorer she brings decades of experience in helping children, youth and adults.  Her books, ‘Stop! Think! Choose! Building Emotional Intelligence in Young People’ and ‘A Manual for Teacher Training in Interpersonal Peacemaking’ are now out of print and are only available from the author.

After over three decades of working with adults, children and teens from various countries, she initiated a psychospiritual entrepreneurship endeavor: Creating Conscious Connections L.L.C.  Her goal is to promote social and emotional well-being for all.  Her signature programs are available in English and Spanish.

  • Creating Conscious Connections ~ Connect with the Divine Source of your being for the benefit of all

~ Reach In and connect with yourself

~ Reach Out and connect with others

~ Reach Up and connect with the Divine

  • The Skills Skool Series

Classes, workshops and private sessions for learning life skills that lead to success in both the Little and Big Picture of Life for children, youth, adults and families. She also offers training and consultation for school personnel in various aspects of social-emotional learning.

Contact her at:  Katta.Connect@gmail.com  (Hablo español)

Christian Theme NDE/STE Discussion Group

Individuals often report having a being they identify as Jesus in their near-death or related spiritual experiences. This group is intended to provide a safe, validating opportunity to share individual experiences. This is not a forum to debate or deny another person’s experiences. All are welcome for the mission of loving and respecting individual experiences and differences of interpretation from religious themed experiences.

Title: A sharing group for those in, or from, a Christian community who have had, or are interested in, near-death or similar experiences.

Purpose: To provide a safe environment for those in, or from, such a community to hear and share these extraordinary experiences.

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you struggling to integrate your experience and your religion? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. We will share our experiences and struggles and joys and dreams. We come from many different Christian traditions and will therefore hold a variety of views, so we commit to respecting all perspectives and seeing Christ in each other. This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. With open hearts we can discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among and within us. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who feel called to join us.

About the facilitator

The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has been an Episcopal Priest for 25 years and has professionally counseled many people who’ve had NDE’s and STE’s. She herself has had a number of Spiritually Transformative Experiences beginning at age 6. Stephanie is drawn to the bright overlap between matter and spirit, and how life in this reality is intertwined with the transcendent. She feels called to act as a translator to a world that is often blind to the astonishing wonder of All That Is, and help facilitate the processing of those who have been touched by the extraordinary. Stephanie has led retreats, spoken at Boston IANDS gatherings, and been interviewed for the Leap from Within podcast. While grounded in the Christian tradition, Stephanie welcomes insight both from within organized religions and beyond. You can learn more at Grannypriest.com.

Christian Theme NDE/STE Discussion Group

Individuals often report having a being they identify as Jesus in their near-death or related spiritual experiences. This group is intended to provide a safe, validating opportunity to share individual experiences. This is not a forum to debate or deny another person’s experiences. All are welcome for the mission of loving and respecting individual experiences and differences of interpretation from religious themed experiences.

Title: A sharing group for those in, or from, a Christian community who have had, or are interested in, near-death or similar experiences.

Purpose: To provide a safe environment for those in, or from, such a community to hear and share these extraordinary experiences.

Are you a Christian who wonders how or if your NDE or other Spiritually Transformative Experience aligns with your faith? Are you struggling to integrate your experience and your religion? Come explore these questions with others having similar concerns. We will share our experiences and struggles and joys and dreams. We come from many different Christian traditions and will therefore hold a variety of views, so we commit to respecting all perspectives and seeing Christ in each other. This is a safe place of non-judgment. There is also no proselytizing. With open hearts we can discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among and within us. While this Sharing Session contains Christian content, it is open to all who feel called to join us.

About the facilitator

The Rev. Stephanie Chase Bradbury has been an Episcopal Priest for 25 years and has professionally counseled many people who’ve had NDE’s and STE’s. She herself has had a number of Spiritually Transformative Experiences beginning at age 6. Stephanie is drawn to the bright overlap between matter and spirit, and how life in this reality is intertwined with the transcendent. She feels called to act as a translator to a world that is often blind to the astonishing wonder of All That Is, and help facilitate the processing of those who have been touched by the extraordinary. Stephanie has led retreats, spoken at Boston IANDS gatherings, and been interviewed for the Leap from Within podcast. While grounded in the Christian tradition, Stephanie welcomes insight both from within organized religions and beyond. You can learn more at Grannypriest.com.

IANDS Stellar Speakers Series

The most popular events at IANDS conferences are traditionally experiencer panels. This Stellar Speaker Series event features a panel of three women that have had shared-death experiences with a loved one… a father, a husband, and a brother. The panel facilitator is IANDS President, Janice Holden, Ed.D.

Shared-Death Experiencers Panel with …
Janet Tarantino, Lisa Jones, and Paula Lenz
June 20, 2020 at 10:00 am PDT | 1:00 pm EDT
Panel Facilitator: IANDS President, Janice Holden, Ed.D.

Janet Tarantino:

Janet spent 5 years caring for her parents as they progressed towards end-of-this-life (EOL). With both of their agreements that she might share their experiences as part of her studies of EOL, NDE and other STEs, she was able to capture her father’s last few breaths on a video camera. Later, upon reviewing the last of the three videos taken during his final moments, she observed his spiritual essence leaving his body on the recording.

Lisa Jones:

Lisa’s husband was diagnosed with cancer when their children were aged 1 and 3. A 7-year struggle ensued until his death. At the moment of his passing, Lisa was sleeping in one of the children’s bedrooms while her husband’s brother and friend were on death-watch with him. Lisa felt transported to heaven by angels where a host of spirits were waiting for the arrival of her husband. As the door for his expected arrival there opened, Lisa was awakened by the friend saying that her husband had just taken his last breath. Lisa’s counts this experience as transformational for her life, beliefs and the emerging use of her spiritual gifts.

Paula Lenz:

In 1983, a recurring dream Paula had proved to be a precognitive warning. The sudden, shocking loss of her brother, Don, that year would come close to completely destroying Paula. She did not know, however, that his death would result in strange occurrences and outreach from him for the rest of her life. Three days after Don’s funeral, Paula had an out-of-body experience with her brother’s spirit while she was driving. The result was a visit to “infinity” and a change in her consciousness. Paula recounts stories about her brother from her family as well as from Don’s closest friends, painting a picture of a beloved brother, son, and friend. She hopes her story will provide comfort to those who have experienced the loss of someone they love deeply.

Websites and books:

Janet Tarantino:
“Dying to See: Revelations About God, Jesus, Our Pathways, and The Nature of the Soul”
Lisa jones:
www.millionairemedium.com
“Art of Living Happy: After the Loss of a Loved One: A Real-Life Awakening”
Paula Lenz:
www.paulalenzauthor.com
“Driving Into Infinity: Living With My Brother’s Spirit”

IANDS Stellar Speakers Series

Helping Parents Heal is a worldwide support group for families of children who have passed. Unlike most other bereavement groups, we believe that it is possible to heal and that our children in spirit are our biggest cheerleaders because they are still right here with us… Elizabeth V Boisson, is President & Co-Founder of Helping Parents Heal, assisted by Morgan, her son, passed at age 21 at an Mt. Everest base camp (the featured picture was retrieved from his cell phone by Elizabeth).

Love Lives Forever… with Elizabeth Boisson
President and Co-Founder of Helping Parents Heal
June 6, 2020 at 10:00 am PDT | 1:00 pm EDT

Mission Statement:

Helping Parents Heal is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting bereaved parents to become Shining Light Parents by providing support and resources to aid in the healing process. We go a step beyond other groups by allowing the open discussion of spiritual experiences and evidence for the afterlife, in a non-dogmatic way. Affiliate groups welcome everyone regardless of religious (or non-religious) background and allow for open dialog.

SHORT BIO:

Elizabeth Boisson is the President and Co-Founder of Helping Parents Heal. She has four beautiful children, two of whom are in spirit: Chelsea who passed when she was two days old, and Morgan who transitioned at almost 21 years old at the Base Camp of Mount Everest in Tibet while on a university exchange program with 13 other students. She also has two wonderful daughters: Alix, 27, who is pursuing a PhD in Public Health at the Gillings School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Christine, 24, who just graduated with a Masters Degree in Art History from University College London.

On October 20, 2009, while Morgan was undergoing CPR on Mount Everest, Elizabeth asked his then roommate to put his phone up to Morgan’s ear. While she spoke to her son, she felt him hug her from the inside. It was at that moment that she realized that love lives forever. A week later, Elizabeth started Parents United in Loss and began having monthly parent meetings in Arizona. Three years later, Elizabeth joined forced with Mark Ireland and formed the nonprofit Helping Parents Heal, which currently has over 100 affiliate groups and almost 14,000 members throughout the US, Canada, the United Kingdom and India.

Elizabeth spent several years in New Dehli, India while in high school and college and then lived for 15 years in France while studying and then starting a family. She did both her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as at the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier, France. She taught at both universities in the Language Departments. She is also a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga for healing grief.