A Conversation with Cheryl Christopher on her book, “The Portrait of Grief.”

Cheryl’s entrepreneurial spirit flourished in photography, modeling and fashion. She launched a successful international bridal line, Christopher and LaLou. Cheryl, along with her husband, has always been involved in community and ministry. Along with others, she brought Young Life to Southeast Texas and launched a bible study for unchurched women called Wellspring. Life and family forever changed with the death of two of her sons and one grandson. Her life is shared with her husband, Gary Christopher, two children, and seven grandchildren. Her days are now filled with doing the things she loves: cooking, writing, painting and speaking with others who grieve significant loss.

A conversation with author Jean Keegan Daily on her book, “Reflections of a season soul.”

Jean has extensive experience counseling individuals, couples, and families through issues of loss, grief, chronic pain and disease, trauma, anxiety, stress, and depression, communication and relationship problems, and transitional phases of life. Jean had been a Hospice nurse for years in patients’ homes. She feels especially grateful for the blessed opportunity to have served those special patients and their families during such a sensitive transitional time.   


Jean’s training also includes national certifications as a practitioner in Holistic Nursing, Imago Relationship Therapy for singles, couples and families, and Reiki Healing Mastership. She also is trained in the utilization of relaxation and meditation techniques, interactive guided imagery and visualization, the One Brain Stress Defusion System, interpersonal communication skills, spiritual introspection, and other integrative healing modalities. Throughout the years Jean has developed and taught classes and courses on the above named topics as well as on subjects of puberty and healthy self esteem for adolescents. Also, Jean held the positions of Integrative Therapy Nurse and Community Health Educator Nurse for Women’s Health at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Hamilton.


Jean Daly combines her knowledge of complimentary/integrative therapies with traditional medical practices to offer a true holistic perspective to the process of healing and to the maintenance of health and wellness. She is passionate about her work and enjoys being able to assist those who wish to reach a more authentic level of physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual well-being.


Author Marcus Engel on presence as a cornerstone for caregiving

Marcus has authored four books and is currently at work on a fifth. He holds a B.S. in sociology from Missouri State University and a M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in the city of New York. 


In 2017, Marcus was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches pre-meds the art of “being with.”  


Marcus lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Marvelyne, and his Seeing Eye dog, Elliott. He is, in his words, a social media junkie and loves to connect with healthcare professionals nationwide. All social media information can be found at www.MarcusEngel.com. 




A Conversation with Jose Hernandez on surviving death

Jose is the co-founder of Inner Immersion, LLC, an organization teaching a breakthrough mindfulness modality. Together with his wife and partner, Anastasia Hernandez, he has recently co-founded Immersive Arts, a collaborative of art, design and medical professionals working with hospitals and other healthcare organizations to offer calming, comforting and healing experiences for patients, families and staff in these settings while providing the platform for further research into art’s impact on health outcomes. 

A Conversation with Jennifer O’Brien about her book “The Hospice Doctor’s Widow.”

After years of caring for people with serious illness as a physician, Jennifer’s husband, Bob Lehmberg, was diagnosed with a stage IV, metastatic cancer. But caregiving for the man who had made a 40-year career of caregiving as a physician was not easy. When Jennifer’s husband was diagnosed and later after he died, she turned to what had brought her comfort for years—art journaling. She documented and depicted the raw, honest, beautiful and exhausting reality of caregiving through collage, tableaus, notes and observations.  She included much of the wisdom and perspective she learned from her husband in his years as a physician. 

Here is the link to the book

A Conversation with Dr. Gretchen Kubacky on grief


  • CMHIMP Certified mental health integrative medicine provider 
  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Ryokan College, Los Angeles, CA
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Ryokan College, Los Angeles, CA
  • B.A., Studio Art, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

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