Redefining Grief with Herdyne Mercier, LCSW
Patrice Washington - Redefining Wealth

Patrice Washington - Redefining Wealth

March 2, 2021

Patrice Washington - Redefining Wealth

Episode Introduction

This is a special episode of the Redefining Grief Podcast. Our guest today is my dearest friend and personal business coach, Patrice Washington. She is a professional finance expert, America's money Maven turned holistic lifestyle innovator, award-winning author, and host of the Redefining Wealth podcast. She has used her podcast to teach millions of people that wealth is much more than money and not materialistic things. And I'm one of those individuals that she has taught that to.

If passion is about what energizes you, and purpose is what defines how you serve others. Why are money, influence, prestige, and notoriety not important things to consider in life? Patrice explains why she doesn't think there is anything wrong with considering them essential.

She also explains what the truth about her journey has been for her. She believes God is calling her to teach the women that she serves that this journey doesn't have to have all this stress, struggle, and strife, that if we are indeed in alignment, there are so many things that we will be attracted to. She believes the Lord is teaching her how to be still.

Patrice has, for years, tried to earn her family's love. She has always wanted to earn their affection. Growing up feeling really ugly about her appearance, she felt really unloved and
unworthy, was teased in school for all the things, and always thought that she needed to earn love, so she became addicted to achievement.

This brought her to get a real estate license at 19 and become a broker at 21, and though all this sounds great on paper, they were not done from a place of just being purpose-driven. It wasn't until she started therapy at 22 and started to work through those things she began to dig into her purpose. There was a lot of unlearning and undoing, healing, and forgiveness, and it took her to reach a point of stillness and forgive everyone who never even asked for it.

Patrice says, if you don't heal, whatever the grief and the trauma is, there's no separating, that. If things linger unresolved, there's no active healing going on. They are going to deal with you. And it is better to be proactive in dealing with them than reactive.

Patrice also talks about the importance of showing up confidently in whatever you do. She explains how you start feeling very differently about yourself by sharing how she could forgive others and live a better life that way.

As she rightly shares today, at a certain point, as your purpose starts to evolve, you realize that every opportunity that comes is not for you. Listen in to experience the magnitude of Patrice's words for yourself!

About Our Guest
Patrice Washington is a professional finance expert, America's money Maven turned holistic lifestyle innovator, award winning author, and host of the Redefining Wealth podcast.
She shares with her listeners on the podcast, the many stories, principles, and practical examples, based on her six pillars of wealth. She guides you step by step through the
process to create a life of peace, purpose, and prosperity. Patrice’s thoughts on wealth and purpose are truly unparalleled and is wisdom that needs to be shared.

Episode Quotes
● “I want the women I serve to understand and then that's why I say we chase purpose, not money.” - Patrice [9:56]
● “I realized that at a certain point, as your purpose starts to evolve, every opportunity that comes is not for you.” - Patrice [14:09]
● “In order for us to get to a place where we are actively healing, we have to commit to being uncomfortable.“ - Herdyne [19:30]
● “I believe that I'm learning to truly detach from what the world would see as, quote, unquote, success.” - Patrice [20:08]
● “Just because you learn how to surrender something on one level, doesn't mean you've learned how to surrender in other areas of your life ”- Patrice [22:53]
● “If there are things that are lingering, unresolved, there's no active healing going on. They are going to deal with you. And I'd rather be proactive in dealing with them than reactive”- Patrice [33:40]

Redefining Grief Pearls of Wisdom, P.O.W., Questions
● What have you learned about yourself since redefining your grief journey? [50:02]

Keep defining wealth for yourself.

● If today was your last day on earth, and you were granted five words or less? What would it be? [50:36]

Since redefining the grief in my life, there was nothing wrong with me to begin with.

● During your hard times, what's that one song that just gets you through? [52:20]

Speak to my heart by Donnie McClurkin

Episode Time-Stamps

● [09:31] - Patrice shares why she does what she does
● [12:21] - The importance of being still
● [13:28] - What purpose really means to her
● [20:08] - Learning to detach from the world
● [24:27] - Why faith, obedience, and trust are your key driving factors
● [31:23] - Patrice shares her backstory with us and how it all started

Reference Links
● YouTube link to Patrice’s favorite song:
1. Speak to my heart by Donnie McClurkin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud-YSDFTboQ

● Book:
1. Redefining Wealth for Yourself by Patrice Washington

Connect with Patrice

● Website: https://patricewashington.com/

● LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/patricecunninghamwashington

● Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/seekwisdompcw

● Facebook: http://facebook.com/SeekWisdomPCW

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Valerie Johnson-Reed:Triumph Over Tragedy

Valerie Johnson-Reed:Triumph Over Tragedy

February 23, 2021

Valerie Johnson-Reed: Triumph Over Tragedy 

Episode Introduction

What if you learned someday that your name symbolized what you will go through and how you will handle life? Some learnings could be just as incredible. Often, we have to not say anything at all, for it is not about saying something; it is about being there.

Join me on this episode of the Redefining Grief podcast as I interview a mindful and strong woman and my dear friend, Valerie Johnson-Reed. Valerie's moving journey in life is a ray of sunshine for anyone who wishes to declutter from the infinite hardships in life and feel heard.

Her journey through grief started when her only sibling, her brother, passed away after suddenly being diagnosed with a tumor on his back that left him paralyzed from the waist down and then from there, ending up having a blood clot traveled to the lungs. And then her mother, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer before her brother passed away, died. Giving her very little time to recover, life threw upon her another mishap. After celebrating 15 years of marriage with her husband, he was diagnosed with a rare form of soft tissue cancer. He passed away in the October of 2012.

The compounding loss left Valerie with a surreal feeling, and she didn't know how to get things done. It took a lot of God's grace and mercy and angels watching over her, she says, that she was able to get me where she is today. She also makes us understand why sometimes, you're not emotionally available to grieve during the service because you have the pressure of just making sure that everything goes right for your loved one. When her husband passed away, she had her children to look after and give strength to, and breaking down in front of them was never an option for her. She battled through it alone until finally making the move to ask for help.

Valerie recollects all that played the hardest for her. She was used to her husband getting things done for her, and his absence left her tormented. She knew not where to start and how to do all that he had been doing for her all this time. She shares how the strongest connection with God gave her the strength to endure the most challenging times and keep moving.

Voicing your emotions and speaking the truth is crucial to your journey to recovery. There is always someone who needs to hear what you have to deliver. Sometimes, you don't need to save those who grieve. You just have to be there to listen. Listen in and learn how Valerie's learnings could pave the way for your healing too!

About Our Guest

Valerie Johnson-Reed is a mother, author and motivational speaker. She started with Strong To The Finish Motivational Speaking, to create a positive place to talk about the hardness that life can bring. Realizing she needed to share her story with the others to give them hope, she wrote three books, ’ Through Micah's Eyes’, ‘Grieving under God's Grace’, and ‘Stay Strong, Finish Strong’. Having known grief and its immeasurable depth, Valerie’s words are invaluable wisdom to overcome life challenges and still emerge out of them victorious.

Episode Quotes

● “I remember certain things about the service, but I don't remember truly engaging in the service.” - Valerie [10:34]

● “They are in the business of making sure the funeral and the service goes right. And they're not in the business of emotionally being vulnerable, to be present, to grieve.” - Herdyne [13:13]

● “Once I started talking about it, I started feeling better. And then other people started coming saying you know what, I know somebody that needs to hear this.“ - Valerie [19:31]

● “When you go through what your life situations, having what we call grief, no matter what that grief may be, you empower yourself and you educate yourself.” - Herdyne [20:37]

● “Sometimes we have to not say anything at all. It's not about saying something, it's about being there. “ - Valerie [22:14]

● “People cannot support us when they are emotionally unavailable, because supporting us sometimes mean for them that they have to deal with the reality of the truth that is currently happening.” - Herdyne [26:30]

Redefining Grief Pearls of Wisdom, P.O.W., Questions

● What have you learned about yourself since redefining your grief journey? [42:30]

I have learned that there are times when I do need help. And then, I need to ask.

● If today was your last day on earth, and you were granted five words or less? What would it be? [43:36]

Enjoy life. Live. Be present.

● During your hard times, what's that one song that just gets you through? [45:02]

Breathing to me oh Lord by Fred Hammond and one by Marvin Sapp, ‘Not the time, Not the place’.

Episode Time-Stamps

● [05:11] - Valerie shares her grief journey with us

● [14:47] - How did the healing process look like for Valerie?

● [18:53] - Learn why the truth anchor is real

● [21:14] - Educating oneself on what to say

● [29:10] - You’re not alone

● [31:27] - What it was like putting the pieces back together and the emotional part of it

Reference Links

● YouTube link to Valerie’s favorite songs:

1. Breathe Into Me Oh Lord by Fred Hammond:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXiK1-84RHs

2. Not the time, Not the place by Marvin Sapp:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7WwmCNkJMk

● Books by Valerie:

1. Through Micah's Eyes

2. Grieving under God's Grace

3. Stay Strong, Finish Strong!

Connect with Valerie

● Website: https://strongtothefinishmotivationals.com/

● Email: strongtothefinish4@gmail.com

● Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strongtothe/

● Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/strongtothefinishmotivational/

This episode is brought to you by our supportive, informative, and complimentary Grief

Crusader Community. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GriefCrusader

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Latrese Kabuya: Overcoming The Odds

Latrese Kabuya: Overcoming The Odds

February 16, 2021

Latrese Kabuya: Overcoming The Odds

 

Episode Introduction

 

Any pain that you bury inside would keep resurfacing until you deal with it the way you're supposed to. Do you wish to come out of all that is eating up your mental space?

Whatever it is that you're going through right now emotionally,  I want to tell you that you're going to feel pumped and ready to overcome it. Get ready to tackle it with confidence and grace as my guest today shows you how she did it right.

 

Join me on this episode of the Redefining Grief podcast as I speak with the powerful Latrese Kabuya, who shares how she's had to actively get to a place where she had to tell the truth to overcome the pain she was burdened with. Learn about the moving journey Latrese had in life and how truth and faith had her come out of the many challenges she was hit with, in life.

 

It wouldn't be difficult to realize that Latrese was overwhelmed with the challenges that came her way. Years back, Latrese had lost her oldest child, oldest sister, had faced a rough divorce, and was a single mother. Added to this, she was looked upon for her body figure and had also faced molestation. She felt disconnected from God, her belief system was shattered. When things like "If you cry, that means you don't have faith in God", "God took her because he needed an angel", "You're tough, you'll be okay" burdened her even more.

 

She did not grieve; until 20 years later, when she cried herself out through the misery— Latrese recollects how this started her healing process. When you don't face it, it keeps manifesting in very stressful ways. She put her faith in God only to realize she was blessed. However hard life could get, he had his presence over her and loved her no matter what. Latrese also shares how she made her way out of her divorce from her ex-husband and how eventually, she found love in her husband today.

 

Connecting strongly with God not only helped her heal herself but had her discover and redefine herself in unimaginable ways. She got the strength to endure and never quit. When she changed her mindset about her purpose, her value increased.

 

Sometimes, what you require is to pause and introspect. If Latrese could find her purpose in life, it was because she faced and told the truth. The Truth anchor is real. Listen in and learn how this conversation could resonate with you too!

 

About Our Guest

Latrese Kabuya is a recognized empowerment speaker, coach, makeup artist, beauty consultant, and media personality. She is the Founder of Let's Get P.R.E.T.T.Y.™, a company dedicated to bringing in a complete lineup of cruelty-free makeup, and It's All About You™, an Empowerment Seminar for young girls. Latrese’s primary passion for uplifting and encouraging others is achieved through her empowerment coaching. Her motivational speaking is frequently sought-after and featured on her Monday Motivation radio segment, Men and Women’s Wellness seminars, editorials for The RealKC & SheKC Lifestyle, beauty clinics, and more. Her journey not only moves anyone listening but also inspires them to make the best out of the gift of life!

 

Episode Quotes

 

  • “If you don't deal with it, it's gonna manifest, it's gonna keep coming up.” - Latrese [11:09]
  • “Oftentimes, I really do believe that we get so caught up in the business of life, in the business of what people told us how we should heal, that we don't even realize that we're being stagnant emotionally.” - Herdyne [12:43]
  • “I allow myself I give myself permission to deal with the emotion that is attached to it.” - Latrese [15:13]
  • “When I started getting a hold of the Word of God and it started resonating in my spirit, that's how I started healing from the inside out. “ - Latrese [25:28]
  • “What's so interesting about my past is because I always dealt with insecurities and issues and self-esteem. But I was this makeup artist, you know. And so I was always making people pretty on the outside. “ Latrese [21:07]

 

Redefining Grief Pearls of Wisdom, P.O.W., Questions

 

  • What have you learned about yourself since redefining your grief journey? [37:36]

 

That I'm powerful, that I have value and purpose. And that I am an overcomer. I went against all odds.

 

 

  • If today was your last day on earth, and you were granted five words or less? What would it be? [38:04]

 

Live your life on purpose.

 

  • During your hard times, what's that one song that just gets you through? [38:44]

The Story I’ll Tell by Maverick City. Because it's talking about overcoming. It's talking about who God is in your life.

 

Episode Time-Stamps

 

  • [08:33] - Latrese’s thoughts on overcoming challenges
  • [15:59] - How did healing from the inside out, look like for Latrese
  • [19:33] - Dealing with divorce and how she came out of it
  • [23:34] - About Latrese’s company
  • [24:56] - How faith had her heal and redefine herself
  • [29:08] - Latrese talks about knowing her husband

 

 

Reference Links

 

Connect with Latrese

  • Website: https://www.latresekabuya.com/
  • Email: info@latresekabuya.com
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tresekabuya/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tresekabuya/

 

This episode is brought to you by our supportive, informative, and complimentary Grief Crusader Community. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GriefCrusader

 

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Whitney West: Grieving The Life You Had

Whitney West: Grieving The Life You Had

February 9, 2021

Whitney West: Grieving The Life You Had

 

Episode Introduction

Sometimes, life gets awfully messy and unpredictable en route to reaching your goals. Recentering yourself and accepting the changes that you are to undergo could be overwhelming. But remember, those are the times that actually trick you into discovering what you are truly capable of!

Have you been wanting to battle your way out through challenges to living the life you have always wanted to? The keys to your happiness and fulfillment often lie in your insides. Take a moment to listen in to this insightful conversation today with the incredibly inspiring Whitney West, who shares her powerful journey of finding light in the darkest times of her illness and discusses how truth and acceptance are her ultimate superpowers!

 

About Our Guest

Whitney West is a success strategist, coach, speaker, and the face of her brand The Whitney West. Her mission is to help chronically ill women strategize ways to redesign their lives and successfully overcome obstacles that prevent them from living abundantly despite their diagnoses.

She offers one on one coaching, group coaching, and speaking and has also created a community for black women with chronic illnesses on Facebook called Sistas with Chronic Illnesses. This community is a safe space for black women to discuss the struggles they go through with their chronic illnesses that are unique to our population.

 

Episode Summary

  • Whitney West was diagnosed with a rare chronic illness that depleted her body of the required oxygen levels severely. She was alone, frustrated, and depressed. Managing her everyday work was inexplicably draining, both physically and mentally.
  • She shares how she was fortunate to have found a good listener in her doctor, who helped her realize, accept and face the challenges that came her way.
  • Whitney shares how she stepped on to relearning herself and how the death of her close friend who was battling a chronic illness herself, changed her in deeper ways. Whitney’s friend passed away doing what she really loved to. She realized that there is no perfect time to do what you have to do.
  • We learn the importance of advocating for yourself by asking for help when you actually require it.

 

Episode Quotes

  • “People do not understand that their healing is in their hands, the moment they have an awareness of what is going on.”- Herdyne
  • “Anytime you ignore something, you're gonna run right into it.”- Whitney
  • “I didn't want to be stagnant. I didn't want to stay the same.”- Whitney
  • “I strongly believe if you really want to get to a place where you're at restoration, where you feel hold, and you feel like you can, whatever you face, you can move forward in faith, you first got to tell the truth.”- Herdyne
  • “What comes with truth is freedom. Freedom for you to be yourself, freedom for you to show up. And freedom to realize who was really in your corner.”- Herdyne
  • “It's harder to convince somebody that they can live a life of abundance and happiness if they haven't even begun to get on that journey.”- Whitney

 

Redefining Grief Pearls of Wisdom, P.O.W., Questions

  • What have you learned about yourself since redefining the grief? [43:04]

That I am resilient. I always can find the light. It's like no matter how dark things get, I'll always bounce back.

  • If today was your last day on earth, and you have the opportunity to say five words or less, what would those words be? [44:04]

Life is generous.  It's just like the sky is beautiful today. Despite everything else, those small moments and just being thankful for having experienced such beautiful things, I would just say life is just life.

  • During your dark times, was there a song that got you through? If so, what is that song? [45:33]

I Love The Lord by Whitney Houston. That song is very touching for me.

 

Episode Time-Stamps

  • [04:54]- Whitney shares her journey
  • [14:25]- Google searches gave no solid information about her illness
  • [19:35]- Grieving the old Whitney and accepting changes
  • [34:00]- Asking for help and being honest
  • [35:57]- On allowing herself to mourn and then driving the purposeful living
  • [38:39]- Whitney shares what her group is about

 

Connect with Whitney

 

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Ebony Tutora: Pain into Purpose
Faith Anchor: The Prayer

Faith Anchor: The Prayer

January 26, 2021

Do you find it hard to communicate with your creator? Do you not know what to say? Maybe you are at a place in your heartbreak that the prayers of others are providing you strength. In today's episode, Herdyne will be praying for The Grief Crusader Community. 

 

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Healing Requires Action
New Year, Same Grief: Take Action Today.

New Year, Same Grief: Take Action Today.

January 12, 2021

New Year, Same Grief: Take Action.

 

I’m back. Well Rested. Ready to serve.

Season 2. 

As we begin 2021, I want you to answer these 3 questions. Do you find yourself emotionally stuck in a grief cycle? Are you wondering what can I do to start the healing process? Are you tired of suffering alone?

Give yourself the opportunity to answer the questions truthfully so you can make time to honor your grief by healing. In today's episode, Herdyne will be providing 3 tips to go from talking about healing to actively doing the work of healing. 

 

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Sean Rodgers: Men Cry Too

Sean Rodgers: Men Cry Too

June 30, 2020

Have you ever dealt with the loss of a loved one? Has it changed you drastically? Has it altered your life completely? In today’s episode of the Redefining Grief podcast, we have Sean Rodgers with us who walks us through his grief journey and how it has changed his life forever.

Sean tells us about how losing his grandfather, who was the primary father figure that he had in life, changed his life forever. He talks about his struggle with grief, how he was unable to process his emotions and how that was messing with his life throughout until he finally stopped and realized that it’s okay to cry, it’s okay to hurt and that grief is indeed, okay to feel. Sean is doing great things today, helping people find their path to purpose and he credits is all back to the realization that dawned upon his while he was grieving.

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Main Takeaways:

Deal with it. Stop running away from it. - Sean Rodgers

Learn how to cry. - Sean Rodgers

You’re missing out on your purpose because you’re hurting. - Sean Rodgers

Restoration is that place that tells you god has chosen peace for you. - Herdyne Mercier

If it wasn’t for god, I wouldn’t be standing right here, right now. - Sean Rodgers

We don’t know what walk a person is walking. - Sean Rodgers

 

Redefining Grief P.O.W Questions:

  1. What have you learned about yourself since redefining grief in your life?

I’m dynamic and not scared of what God has planned for me, no more. I am dynamic.

 

(2) If today was your last day and you had five words or less to say, what would they be?

Learn to love yourself first.

 

(3) During your dark days, which song keeps you going?

911 - Kirk Franklin ft. TD Jakes

 

Find Out More About Sean Rodgers:

Instagram: @r.steadfastlove

Website: www.responsemm.com

 

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Paul Mompremier: From Boy To A Man

Paul Mompremier: From Boy To A Man

June 23, 2020

Episode Notes

In today’s episode of the Redefining Grief podcast, we have Paul Mompremier with us who walks us through his struggles of growing up with a father that hasn’t always been the most supportive. He also talks about his books and tells us his key mantra in life.

Paul is an author, a model, and truly an intellectually inspiring person. He talks about his past experiences in the podcast and also sheds light on how this will affect his parenting style in the future. We’ll be getting to know about his latest book ‘The Gentlemen Code’ in this episode too. This episode is a reflection upon his struggles in life and how he hustled hard enough to overcome them.

 

Main Takeaways:

Grief is a natural emotion that we have to any loss.- Herdyne Mercier

Life is this delicate balance of embracing the good times and the bad times, the happy times and those times that are sad. - Herdyne Mercier

Prayer is that intimate time with your creator. - Herdyne Mercier

Our story is already written, we just have to hear it from the people that came before us. -Paul Mompremier

Being persistent in everything that you do, will get you to your goal. - Paul Mompremier

Who you marry is big because they’re gonna stretch you to better. - Herdyne Mercier

Prayer, patience, and persistence is key. - Paul Mompremier

 

Redefining Grief Pearls of Wisdom (P.O.W) Questions:

  1. What have you learned about yourself since redefining grief in your life?

The biggest thing that people need to do is realize that whatever is holding you back, you need to let it go.

 

(2) If today was your last day and you had five words or less to say, what would they be?

Prayer, Patience, Persistence is Key.

 

(3) During your dark days, which song keeps you going?

Great Man - Kevin Gates

 

Link to song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shWNgr0ifrs

 

 

Find Out More About Paul Mompremier:

Books:

  • Prince Motivation: How a Boy Became a Man Without Guidance
  • The Gentlemen Code

Instagram: @iampaulmompremier

Link to books.

https://www.amazon.com/Gentlemen-Code-Prospect-Not-Suspect/dp/B089J4CFKK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=156TC9KJBV3PU&dchild=1&keywords=paul+mompremier&qid=1592903596&sprefix=paul+mom%2Caps%2C171&sr=8-1Recommended Resources

  • To learn more about Redefining Grief: http://herdynemercier.com
  • To advertise on the podcast: herdyne@mercierwellness.com
  • For questions about booking or sponsoring the podcast: info@mercierwellness.com
  • To schedule a consultation: https://calendly.com/mercier-wellness/consultation or http://herdynemercier.com/contact-me/
  • To check out all our past episodes: http://herdynemercier.com/#podcast

Social Media

  • Podcast Hashtag: #RedefiningGrief #HerdyneMercier #MercierWellness #Grief
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herdynemercier/
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Episode Introduction:

In today’s episode of the Redefining Grief podcast, we have Paul Mompremier with us who walks us through his struggles of growing up with a father that hasn’t always been the most supportive. He also talks about his books, and tell us his key mantra in life.

 

 

 

 

 

Episode Summary:

Paul is an author, a model and truly an intellectually inspiring person. He talks about his past experiences in the podcast and also sheds light on how this will affect his parenting style in the future. We’ll be getting to know about his latest book ‘The Gentlemen Code’ in this episode too. This episode is a reflection upon his struggles in life and how he hustled hard enough to overcome them.

 

 

 

 

Main Takeaways:

 

Grief is a natural emotion that we have to any loss.- Herdyne Mercier

 

Life is this delicate balance of embracing the good times and the bad times, the happy times and those times that are sad. - Herdyne Mercier

 

Prayer is that intimate time with your creator. - Herdyne Mercier

 

Our story is already written, we just have to hear it from the people that came before us. -Paul Mompremier

 

Being persistent in everything that you do, will get you to your goal. - Paul Mompremier

 

Who you marry is big because they’re gonna stretch your to better. - Herdyne Mercier

 

Prayer, patience, and persistence is key. - Paul Mompremier

 

Redefining Grief P.O.W Questions:

  1. What have you learned about yourself since redefining grief in your life?

The biggest thing that people need to do is realize that whatever is holding you back, you need to let it go.

 

(2) If today was your last day and you had five words or less to say, what would they be?

Prayer, Patience, Persistence is Key.

 

(3) During your dark days, which song keeps you going?

Great Man - Kevin Gates

 

Link to song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shWNgr0ifrs

 

Find Out More About Paul Mompremier:

Books:

  • Prince Motivation: How a Boy Became a Man Without Guidance
  • The Gentlemen Code

Instagram: @iampaulmompremier

Link to books.

https://www.amazon.com/Gentlemen-Code-Prospect-Not-Suspect/dp/B089J4CFKK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=156TC9KJBV3PU&dchild=1&keywords=paul+mompremier&qid=1592903596&sprefix=paul+mom%2Caps%2C171&sr=8-1 Recommended Resources

  • To learn more about Redefining Grief: http://herdynemercier.com
  • To advertise on the podcast: herdyne@mercierwellness.com
  • For questions about booking or sponsoring the podcast: info@mercierwellness.com
  • To schedule a consultation: https://calendly.com/mercier-wellness/consultation or http://herdynemercier.com/contact-me/
  • To check out all our past episodes: http://herdynemercier.com/#podcast

Social Media

  • Podcast Hashtag: #RedefiningGrief #HerdyneMercier #MercierWellness #Grief
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herdynemercier/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/HERDYNEMERCIER
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/herdynemercierlcsw
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/herdyne
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/herdyne-mercier-lcsw-chief-grief-crusader-6050aa72/
  • Online Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MercierWellness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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