About Lana

About Lana Paul

It is my hope to inspire others to recover from loss so they can live a fuller life. I am a fellow griever showing support as a teacher and as an unbiased listener. It is my hope to shine a light with encouragement and hope. Humor is another way to experience the light within grief. If you have a funny memory you want to share along your journey, I would love to hear

Certifications and Education

Artist of the Spirit graduate October 2017
Certified spiritual, energetic and life coach
The Grief Recovery Institute
Certified grief recovery specialist October 2015

Lana's Story

I would love to share a little about my life.  In my childhood, I experienced emotional and physical neglect and some abuse.  At the time, my parents were neither one capable of nurturing and loving me the way I could receive love.  I grew up feeling unloved and invisible.  Throughout this time, I learned to be an amazing caretaker of everyone else in the world but not to myself.  My parents divorced during my teenaged years and from the incredible pain I felt, I vowed to never marry.   I carried this unfinished business and pain of my childhood into my adult life, into my relationships, and into my marriage. 

The Grief Recovery Institute taught me the tool of recovering from the many losses that I had experienced in my life, to * the emotional. 

It was the first time in my life, I felt truly seen and heard.  It had been what I had been craving my entire life. 

I was able to become complete with my mom and dad from childhood and also complete with the loss I felt when they each died.  I was able to uncover beliefs I had learned early in life that were no longer serving me in my adult life.  The relief I felt after completing my first loss was nothing short of magical…

My dad has been my greatest teacher in my life through his life and through his death.  During the final months of his life, the months where he was dying, I experienced a new level of connection, a new level of vulnerability.  It was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.  Of course it was painful, the worst pain I had felt up to that point in my life.  He was as real as I had ever experienced him.  This was 1996 and I knew then, that at some point, I wanted to support the dying and their families. 

Fast forward to 2018, two of my amazing teachers taught a Death and Dying Workshop.  I could hardly wait to attend.  I remember the moment the light-bulb went off for me.  They suggested that we should live each day as if we might die tomorrow.  And further described three items to talk about with the person facing death, and that is to ask if they have any unfinished business.  Do they have any regrets?  Do they need to forgive anyone? And do they need to apologize to anyone.

I felt I had come full circle from supporting my dying dad in 1996 to 2018 and realized that the Grief Recovery Method that I already felt passionately about allows individuals to become complete with their losses and to live their lives as if they could die tomorrow.  Why do we need to wait until we are facing death to start living?  Why not start now?

about the grief recovery method®

Are you suffering from a broken heart?

Did a death, divorce, or the end of a romantic relationship cause it? Or was it caused by any of the forty other losses that a person might experience such as moving, pet loss, or a change in finances?

I’m not going to tell you, “We know how you feel,” because I don’t. Neither does anyone else. What I will do is provide a safe environment where you will be given specific tools to help you recover from loss and ultimately lead a happier life.

The Grief Recovery Method® is a once-a-week face-to-face meeting that gives you the tools, space, and support to work through and release the pain of a major life loss. The program lasts seven to twelve weeks, depending on the size of your program.

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