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


Dying to Have a Celebration of Life

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” - Maya Angelou The celebration of Life: Birthdays and Deathdays Most of you may have been in a place to be the joyful recipients of the celebratory “Happy Birthday”...

Blame Psychology: It’s YOU… YOU… YOU!!!!

“Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?  A terrible thing: no one to blame.” -Erica Jong As an intuitive and evocative life to dying coach, I must say that over the years my clients have shared their valuable experiences with me, and in of these...

Your Physical Self: BEing Conscious of BEing Human

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama Being a baby human, we find ourselves in a womb, our first home on earth.  Growing in a womb, we are touched all over by a “boundary,” called the “amniotic or...

Your Physical Self: What it Means to BE Human

“Learn how to see.  Realize that everything  connects to everything else.”   - Leonardo da Vinci Being in a physical body, as a human being, is a very remarkable concept. The question is what does it really mean to BE human? And what does it mean to be YOU BEing...

Grieving through the Five Stages of Death and Dying

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become the greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” -Rumi When we are facing the loss of someone we love, we go through many emotions. What is most...

What to Say to Someone Who is Dying

Knowing what to say to someone who is dying can be the most uplifting last words he will hear, this can also leave a positive impact on his loved ones.When someone is dying it’s so hard to treat them the same way as you used to. There’s a giant elephant in the room...

“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