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How I Can Help
A wise person said, “It’s a beautiful thing when career and passion come together.” Following my passion is what lead me to the development of my website, “Wellness”, where as a guide, I am blessed to be able to help my tribe become their most vibrant selves.
You might be wondering how three of my passions: Grief Recovery, healthy eating, and bodywork come together. The answer is quite simple – Body, Mind, and Spirit.
Hello, my name is Maureen Herrera, the founder of Soul Works and digging into the gritty world of the emotional and physical effects of loss is my life purpose. But it’s more than my life’s work; it’s my ministry; it’s my passion.
Someone once said, “We rise by lifting others.” As a certified grief and health coach, helping others heal from the inside out is my own continued grief recovery.
So here’s my story. In 1992 a drunk driver tragically killed my husband and two young sons. In an instant, I was left behind with a shattered heart, broken spirit and no clue as to my purpose and reason to live.
I loved my life and who wouldn’t – I was married to my high school sweetheart who embodied humility like no other. The beauty of his soul was apparent to everyone, heck … his mother used to say, “He was born smiling.” She was biased; I like to believe he really did transcend human milestones.
Then there were my boys … To say that I loved being a mother is an understatement – those two young men were my superheroes in the making – each one developing their own unique and marvelous contribution to the world. Yes, they were messy, smelly, loud; but, also rife with incredible beauty and potential.
With the family and friends long gone, when reality moved in, was a living hell.
My first swing at acceptance hit like a sledgehammer. While sick with bronchitis, the only thing I craved was Albert’s compassion and solace through his presence and a simple cup of warm tea. That craving opened my eyes wide – ‘til death do us part happened, but more importantly, whether in sickness or health, I had no one looking after me. I needed to brew the tea. I was responsible for the whole enchilada of me including taking out every single bag of trash bravely plungin into the deep end of my grief cesspool and learning how to swim in the disgusting, scary mess.
So, here I am today ….
Needless to say, I know a thing or two about process of moving from “Loss to Life.” It’s not easy, but achievable. Back then; the idea of today, being a person that can honestly own a sense of wholeness and vitality was hysterically laughable.
So, let’s talk about you …
You’re probably thinking, “I don’t have an unresolved grief in my life, at least nothing like that!” But… I like to joke like the milk ads… “Got Grief?” The answer is, YES, you do. We all do to some degree. Here’s why:
There is one thing we have in common and that is loss.
As human beings none of us can avoid loss: lost possessions, stature, divorce, health, relationship, youth, affection, and safety. Then there are the emotions you might feel: anger, blame, shame, jealousy or depression. These are all rooted in unresolved loss.
As a collective, don’t we tend to qualify some loss and grief as acceptable yes others are deemed silly? On average, aren’t we pretty tight lipped in our expression of sadness? We’re all walking around acting and pretending to feel “Great!”
If you’ve got one shot at this thing called life, aren’t the
emotional and physical effects of loss worth exploring?
That’s why I am so passionate about my mission – to guide humanity in the loss – to – life process, to heal and transform from the inside out.
You are worth it.
As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, Holistic Health Coach, and Reiki Master, I serve as a guide towards finding one’s personal reservoir of healing, regenerative ability, and power. Whether the goal is to heal a digestive disorder, depleted energy stores, foggy thinking, or to find peace from grief recovery, trauma, or emotions rooted in grief such as hopelessness, fear, anger or control. Your wholeness matters. You matter!
Are you ready for change and transformation? Expand your mind. Nurture your heart. Develop your body. Cultivate your soul. – Matshona Dhliwayo