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Sep 7, 2020

After the unexpected death of her mother in 2013, Shelby Forsythia became a “student of grief.” Consequently, she set out on a lifetime mission to explore the often misunderstood human experience of loss. Furthermore, through her books, podcast, and live events, Shelby helps grieving people reclaim their power and peace of mind after devastating loss. Also, Shelby is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, Reiki Level II Practitioner, and Intuitive Grief Guide. Finally, her work has been featured on Huffington Post, Bustle, and The Oprah Magazine.  


Episode Highlights:

  • First, Emily introduces Shelby and asks her about the process of writing her new book.
  • Shelby was laid off due to COVID and she explains why that made writing her book challenging 
  • If you’re suffering a loss due to death, Shelby’s new book Your Grief Your Way is for you.
  • Next Shelby shares an exercise that’s in her book about how to prepare for certain annual events that may involve grief emotions - for example Halloween.
  • Furthermore, Shelby says Your Grief Your Way is a simple guide to navigating life after the death of a loved one. 
  • Also, the book contains quotes about grief and short paragraphs about the quote.
  • In addition, she includes a practical tip to help you navigate your grief.   
  • Shelby has about 8 other books on grief in process!
  • Finally, learn why Shelby writes books on grief and a little about her writing process, including what she finds challenging. 
  • Finally, Shelby talks about her podcast as well as courses she offers on grief.


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