“Celebrate your heart and your spirit. Celebrate your life while you live it even when it’s hard to do. Celebrate the best of you. Celebrate!”
– Andy Warhol
What People Are Saying
“Shelley, is first and foremost, loving, honest, highly trained, funny, and puts every ounce of herself into whatever she does. She creates a positive space, a safe space, a nonjudgmental space, and is extremely gifted… at life. She focuses on what counts in a person’s life, and helps make that reality even better for them. She knows how to give, and she is learning how to receive. She is adorable and so easy to love!! She is extremely gifted (again)! She uses the vast array of challenges and life experiences she has experienced in many different realms, from shamanic, to deep religious study, to practical solutions, to the highest spiritual intuitions, therefore making her an eclectic and powerful woman. She puts 150% of herself in everything she does, and she is so very WISE, WISE, WISE!
– Diana F, Medium, Violet Flame
“My experience of healing with Shelley, my most precious One, is that she shines the light of unconditional love and nonjudgment into every moment, shining a beam of light on the illusion that is causing the pain and suffering, which then lovingly brings the awareness, truth and the solution.:::))))”
– Christinea J, Healer, Graphic Designer
“Shelley wakes people up with a very gentle manner—so that they believe a new perspective—and new life—is possible for them. Gentle, in that she proves that very small changes can make a very big difference—so they can get out of their inertia, and go for what they want—what their soul desires.”
– Mimi D, Speaker, Writing Coach
“Shelley make me laugh! She is present, with the heart of the “other” and she connects deeply I feel almost like an I and Thou (Buber) experience.”
– Lynda L, MA, MFT
“The Twilight Brigade training is forever embedded in my being. The training healed my “Soul,” and I thank her for allowing me to bring my brokenness for mending through the various exercises and the ultimate power of love.Thank you! I tell everyone I come in contact that are in my similar condition or just broken about her powerful healing workshop/training. I hope they are open to an incredible healing that is enduring and special.
Thank you for loving me and introducing me to lovers of healing. I love you and pray for your continual call to heal. Forever grateful!”
– Porchia J, Graduate of The Twilight Brigade Training
“I always said, “Shelley is my angel.” I think that came in handy when my father was passing. She is a natural caregiver and helped my family through, what we thought would be the most horrible event in our lives. But, with her guidance and thoughtfulness, we shared, as we say, “A miracle in the making.” My father was surrounded by love, and Shelley was the conduit helping spread that love throughout my whole family.
We had members of the family coming and going to visit and witnessed this to be an amazing journey for all of us. There was a personalized video of my dad including everyone he had known, along with all the tunes my dad loved. It played continuously. It was a special time, even with the ups and the downs. We are very appreciative for having Shelley help create, working with our family members, the most incredible atmosphere. I am truly blessed to have experienced something that I thought would be terrible, but was pleasantly surprised at what really happened, “A Miracle.”
– Judy K, Baker, Grandmother
“Shelley Silver Whizin is more than my dear friend and Health Advocate. She is my Super Star Guardian Angel! From the day, I was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer January 11, 2011, after having taken care of Gene, my beautiful husband of 44 years, Shelley stepped in and took the role of best friend, soul sister, life coach, health advocate, champion, and healer. I knew that I could trust her with my life and my death, and that really says something about Shelley. And I trusted that she would put much regard into whatever she would do.
When both Gene and I were bed ridden, many people would call me to see how I was, but it was taxing to tell the same story over and over, so Shelley created “Toni’s Healing Village”, an e-mail list and active communication of my friends, to share what was going on without taxing my energy. She would arrange for meals to be brought in, drivers for massive doctor’s appointments, and any kind of shout out of Love I might need during these trying times.
She has driven me, stayed with me, and taken notes for every Doctor I met with. She treats my Cancer as a Life Journey- a great adventure, keeping me calm and centered… She’s a combination of a great Producer, Healer, Yogi, and the sister/best friend I always dreamed of, but never had.
On Valentine’s Day when Shelley picked me up for my surgery, she brought a huge package to my house. I opened it up and it was filled with surprise after surprise- a beautiful stained glass heart, candles, yummy treats, a poem she wrote for me and my husband, Gene, and so much more. By the time I went into the operating room, I was so calm and filled with confidence and love, any fear had vanished and I had the positive, winning attitude one needs to come out of this a winner.
On my first day of Chemo, there she was sitting right next to me, making me laugh, reminding me to breathe, asking questions of my technician so I would understand everything that was going on. That day, Shelley brought me a great big purple bag, which she called Toni’s “Chemo TREAT bag’- she filled it with calming CD’s she had created for me, a portable CD player, and the most gorgeous faux mink blanket in case I got cold during treatment. At home, she had filled my fridge with the most wondrous and healthy foods from Trader Joe’s, so I didn’t have to worry about a thing.
Shelley prepares her unbelievable homemade soups for us each week as well. I guess I have to say, with Shelley nearby, it’s like Christmas every day. Even with cancer! I feel it would be blessing of all time for the world if Shelley created a book, so that everyone could have a blueprint for their family, their friend, their love’s time of need… A Caregiver from the Angels like Shelley.”
– Toni B, Writer, Actor, Performer, Singer, RIP
“When I think of Shelley, the first thing that happens is I am filled with gratitude for how she has cared for Gene and Toni B, during the most challenging times of their lives. She has shown by example how one person can make a difference in another’s life with patience, kindness and speaking her truth.
The second thing I think of is her immense courage. Sharing her life story with the AFL family was so brave! She shared so many “prickly” personal details of her amazing life, and in doing so, she not only helped “unload her own load’, but also encouraged others to be brave about sharing their lives, as well. Life is not for sissies, and a sissy she ain’t! She is fierce and mighty!!
The third thing I think of when I think of Shelley is how much she loves her daughter. Every time she mentions her, her entire being lights up from the inside, and she warms others with the love she feels for her.
Love is the Light of the world, and she is a BEACON!!! (AND a ‘genie’!!!)”
– Pamela C, Singer, Actress, Performer
“These are the words that come to mind when I think of Shelley: Joy, Caring, Invitation to be engaged with life. Living fully, Lovingly, Infectious, Authentic, Joy, Silly, Live now, Live well.”
“It was so wonderful being in her weekend training; it helped me grow in many ways. I really appreciate her and her warmth, humor, and big-hearted wisdom. I thank her for her inspiration to go on this path.”
– Annette B, Reiki and Massage Therapist
Wow!!! This Twilight Brigade experience was a spiritual cleansing for my soul. Plus, I’ve learned that I need to take care of myself before I can truly take care of others. This was a major insight for me, since I’ve always put myself last. Now, I feel great and I’m on my way to better health! I found Shelley to be a naturally gifted trainer who is loving, sincere, and dedicated. Her beautiful energy, wisdom, and humor is so deliciously captivating. Shelley is an amazing person and a true blessing! Get ready for a deep, powerful, and profound experience!
– Lisa Martini, Twilight Brigade Volunteer Assistant
“Shelley Whizin has awakened my soul. She taught me the meaning of being conscious, made me think about who I am and who I want to become. I now know the difference between a good life and a great life, why settle for good when you can experience great. By that I mean, experience as much of life as you can, there are so many great experiences out there just waiting to be enjoyed, go for it. By being conscious it has reduced the amount of stress I allow into my life, I am enjoying life and as many new experiences being conscious offers me, not worrying about the small stuff that can creep into my brain and mess with who I am. I know there are problems and pain that will show up in my life but I know that I will always learn something new from Shelley and I know that will keep my thinking positive. We are all conscious but are we conscious always. She has taught me a lot about life and death and how to celebrate both with love and joy. Thank You Shelley.
ps. this is who I have become and I’m loving every new experience.”
– Sam H, Restaurateur
“I believe Shelley Whizin is the Florence Nightingale of our times, and a nurse of the universe. Shelley is caring, loving, nurturing, and most of all allows one to grieve with dignity and support. She shows compassion and respect and was there during the most crucial time. During the last weeks of my father’s illness, Shelley was sensitive, sincere and feeling-full, as well as empathic and understanding toward me. She helped me deal with the stress and pain with courage and hope and at the same time was insightful to the experience of my loss.”
– Andrea S, Advertising Executive
“Shelley, it’s with deep gratitude that I write to you. You arrived upon the Family, immediately caring and helping us make it through what was the lowest point for us all. Your compassion and understanding help unite our family and showed us how to honor our father not only in his last days, but also in his passing.
Shelley, you truly were the calm in our storm. Not only did you help comfort all around you, but also took care of all the details and needs for our family. Two small words don’t seem enough to express my gratitude but with all my heart and soul. Thank you.”
– Alec S
“Shelley Whizin is a luminary that shares her compassion and care with others, with the intention of healing the experience with love. Through her personal experiences of escorting people’s spirit through their final transition, Shelley has learned the most important thing of all, honoring the natural cycle of life. It is with this deep respect for the dying process, that Shelley empowers others to honor themselves, their loved ones, and the experience of a lifetime.”
-Doreen Rivera, Creator of The Bodyful© Mind.
“Shelley Whizin’s unique personality brings human warmth and love into a fearful environment. Few of us have been taught how to respond around those we love and care for during the emotional and stressful time of losing a loved one. Her sense of calmness and compassion for all involved is a needed addition when loved ones are nearing their final days.”
– Jerry F, Commercial Real Estate Investor