A blogsite by Shelley Whizin, Founder of the Soul Diving Institute

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You have found your way to LoveLifeandBeyond.com, because somehow the subject of life and living, death and dying have come up in your thoughts or experiences. You could be that occasional thinker who is just curious, or maybe you’d like to know how to be with someone who is dying in a way that brings a sense of calm and peace. You might be someone who just found out that you have a life limiting illness yourself, and need some guidance on what to do now, how to approach your life, how to create a medical and personal support team, or how to create a funeral, memorial or celebration of life service. Whatever the reason, whomever it is for, I am glad you decided to visit. I thank you for taking time to look through the site. I sincerely hope you walk away with something that eases your way with a sense of grace by your side.  Feel free to contact me for any questions or concerns you may have.

My life’s passion and mandate is to gently, lovingly teach, support and guide individuals and their families through the living and dying experience of a loved one. My mission is to help you navigate through the fears, the sadness, the grief, the overwhelm, and the heartbreak of losing a loved one, or yourself, and all the emotions involved in the life to dying process to find a sense of solace within.”

– Shelley Whizin Founder, Soul Diving Institute, Professional Life and Death Teacher and Guide, Certified Death Midwife, Ordained Minister, Certified National Trainer for The Twilight Brigade, Speaker

Shelley Whizin


Green Burials: Trend or Here to Stay?

BY SHELLEY WHIZIN "All the body wants to do biologically is decompose.Once you die, it's 'Let me out here!I'm ready to shoot my atoms back into the universe!'" -Caitlin Doughty, Founder of The Order of the Good Death Humans have been burying one other in a variety of...

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The Loss of a Son or Daughter: How to Cope with the Grief

There’s no pain like that which a parent feels when they lose a child. It’s an indescribable pain caused by something completely unnatural. No parent wants to outlive their child. But at times, illnesses and accidents take us by surprise. How can a parent cope with...

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A Perspective on Understanding Disenfranchised Grief

"It takes a special and rare courage to acknowledge and adequately mourn when the grief is not socially recognized." -Kenneth Doka   Introduction When we lose someone, it is natural to grieve and mourn, but it's important to understand what grief means.  People...

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Using Memorial Tattoos When Remembering a Loved One

"God could not be everywhere and so he made mothers." -Jewish Proverbs Introduction Remembering someone we love can be expressed in many different ways.  In this article, we are going to talk about memorial tattooing, an artform that has been in existence for over...

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“If we wish to die well, we must learn how to live well: Hoping for a peaceful death we must cultivate peace in our mind, and in our way of life.” — The Dalai Lama