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Qualified - Lessons in Loss

Qualified - Lessons in Loss

Former U.S. Navy podcaster and communications professional Michelle Heaton, now shares her personal story about the loss of her teenage son and her subsequent search to find empathy, insight and counsel for the unique pain she was experiencing.

Speaking with other bereaved parents who survived the pain and emerged stronger brought her comfort. She recalls a quote from a pastor years ago, "God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called." Now eight years later, Michelle knows the truth of that statement and is anxious to share the lessons she learned from her loss with other hurting people.

In each episode, Michelle interviews incredible guests who share their stories of overcoming loss; including death of loves ones, divorce, illness, aging, loneliness and estrangement, to inspire you and give you hope!

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Recent Episodes

The Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Impact of Grief

The Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Impact of Grief

May 12, 2023

Following the death of her dear friend, Marnie was surprised at the impact her grief would have on her physical health. Later, her father's sudden death also hit her hard emotionally and physically, but it didn't take her …

Parent of an addicted child shares the lessons he learned

Parent of an addicted child shares the lessons he learned

April 27, 2023

When Darryl first learned that his son Chase had a drug habit, he panicked. He didn't know how to respond to his son's behavioral changes, so he turned to an intervention team. Chase was admitted to a treatment facility, s…

What I learned after losing my son

What I learned after losing my son

April 11, 2023

On the 10 year anniversary of my son Sean's passing, I share the lessons I learned from the most devastating experience of my life. #lossofmyson #lessonsinloss #gratitude

What I learned about control and surrender after the loss of my son

What I learned about control and surrender after the loss of my son

March 31, 2023

At the age of 18, Beth's son Mitchell passed away from an undiagnosed illness. For the last five years of his life, she did everything in her power to help him return to health, only to realize it was out of her control. …

Sometimes I Cry in the Shower - A Father's Grief Journey

Sometimes I Cry in the Shower - A Father's Grief Journey

March 17, 2023

Following the death of his 16-year-old son and only child, Ron did everything he could to avoid facing the reality of his loss. Then one day, he was hit by a wave of emotions that he allowed himself to feel and as a result…

Engineer to Empath - How my wife's death transformed me

Engineer to Empath - How my wife's death transformed me

March 3, 2023

Working as an engineer at Hewlett Packard for many years, John was valued and compensated for his left brain skills. When his wife Pam died at 62, he experienced emotions he had never felt before and began to embrace empath…

Recent Blog Posts

In Love's Service

Only those “broken on the wheels of living” as Wilder so eloquently proclaims, can provide comfort to a bereaved parent, a grieving widow, or a newly-dia…

What do you stand for?

What do you stand for? What social problems or injustices bring you to your knees and if you could change anything about this world to make it better, wh…

How an Introvert Copes with Loss

How the death of my son motivated me to use my experience to help other people with my podcast about loss

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

 

2 Corinthians 1:3-4