Ep 17 Pearls From Lisa’s Mom, Naomi (Patti) LaCroix

February 16, 2018

Lisa's mom Naomi was as strong as they come. She was a business woman, a mother and a survivor of a Japanese internment camp in Canada during and after World War II. Naomi was a great role model for Lisa, who is a phenomenal woman in her own right. 

Listen to Lisa recount stories of her mom and talk about what has been helping her through the grieving process. We also open up a more broad conversation about death and coping. 

Lisa is the host of Super Power U.  She interviews experts and everyday Rockstars to reveal the strengths, skills and mental models to activate your Inner Superhero at www.lisabl.com/podcast


Ep 16 Pearls From Julie’s Mom, Diane Ostrow

February 2, 2018

Julie is a dynamite lady who happens to have one of the greatest laughs I have ever heard. She lost her mom Diane 25 years ago, but has managed to hold on to some beautiful memories of her. Listen as Julie tells us about her mom and reflects on love, grief, compassion and you'll for sure want to hear what Julie thinks her mom's ghost outfit looks like.

To learn more about Julie or contact her (believe me, she is the kind of person you will want more of in your life): https://www.julieostrow.com/   

Please check out Julie's beautiful remembrance post about her mom: https://www.julieostrow.com/single-post/2017/02/21/A-Remembrance%E2%80%A6From-A-Motherless-Daughter 


No one should feel alone, joining the conversation on mental health

January 31, 2018

This is a short episode to about joining the conversation around mental health in honor of #BellLetsTalk Day January 31, 2018. So many people either suffer in silence themselves or they know someone who is afraid to seek help for mental health issues. The more people that join the conversation, the less stigma there will be on individuals who are dealing with mental health issues. 

If you need help, please look into resources in your area or if you are in need of immediate assistance dial 911. (US and Canada)

To learn more about Let's Talk Day and find more resources: https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/bell-lets-talk-day 

If you want to reach out to me, you can email me at pearlsfrommymom@gmail.com or join the private Pearls From My Mom facebook support group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/587769278096323/ 


Ep 15 Pearls From Lisa’s Mom, Gertraud (Ann)

January 19, 2018

Lisa's mom was an incredibly strong woman and loving mother. She came from Germany by herself and went on to become a successful business woman in the US. Lisa learned a lot from her mom and drew inspiration from her to start her own business. 

Lisa herself is an amazing woman, she is an organizing and productivity coach with her company Positively Productive Systems, LLC. Check her out on her website: https://positivelyproductive.com/

She is running a free program in February called Positively Grateful which sounds like it will be phenomenal. To sign up for her free Gratitude Series, go to:https://www.subscribepage.com/positively-grateful-series_Feb2018

I plan on having her back for a future episode about letting go and decluttering after losing a loved one so stay tuned to hear more from Lisa in the future.

A big thank you to you the listeners and a big thank you to Lisa for sharing to keep the memory alive...


Ep 14 Pearls From Nancy’s Mom, Bertha (Elizabeth)

January 12, 2018

Nancy is a super awesome woman who was lucky enough to have her mom around until she was 92 years old. Nancy tells us about what her mom was like and how her mom's wisdom is helping her live her best life.

I was introduced to Nancy by her son Alexander, who hosts a super cool podcast called The Podcaster's Life w/The Podcaster's Coach and you can check it out here: http://podcasterscoach.com/live-podcast/

I was actually a guest on his show so if you can't get enough of my voice, check it out. It was the first time I had ever done a live podcast which was a really cool experience: http://podcasterscoach.com/pearls-from-my-mom/

We also did a Micro Podcast Improv which Nancy references in this episode: https://www.spreaker.com/user/podcasterscoach/ep-43-boring

Last but not least, Alex is literally writing The Book on Podcasting which will publish soon and I have a couple of pages I have written for him on legacy in podcasting so check that out when it comes out!


EP 13 Pearls From Anne, my conversation with a psychic medium

January 5, 2018

In my conversations with people who have lost loved ones I have found that many of them have either gone to or are interested in seeing a psychic medium. Almost every single person I have interviewed so far has said they believe their mother visits them in one form or another, is it so crazy to think that they might use a living person to connect with us?

I have never been to a psychic medium, was curious about how it all worked, and thought I would find a psychic medium to see if they would have a chat with me to tell me all about it. Anne was nice enough to put herself out there and answer my questions. Originally I had planned to do a quick Q & A with her and play some other interviews with a couple of people who wanted to talk about their experiences with psychic mediums but I will release that in a follow up episode. 

If you want to learn more about Anne, you can visit her facebook page


And if you want to meet her in person in Wakefield,QC-check out this event on January 13th 

Tarot/Oracle Card Reading Event · Hosted by The Chrisalis

If you want to be a part of my follow up episode to share your experience with a psychic medium (positive, neutral or negative) please contact me at pearlsfrommymom@gmail.com 

If this episode wasn't your cup of tea, not to worry, I will be back next week with an interview with a sweet lady named Nancy telling me all about the pearls of wisdom she learned from her mom.


Ep 12 Pearls From Cierra’s Mom, with special guest Cierra Seay

November 3, 2017

Cierra lost her mom, Amy, 6 years ago and for a while she wasn't able to talk about it. I am so happy she is now because she sounds like she was an incredible woman. Listen as Cierra recounts some of her favorite pearls of wisdom and stories from her late mom. Also, learn what Kentucky Fried Chicken is called in Quebec and what item is left off of the menu here (side note: there are actually 2, mashed potatoes are also not on the menu in Quebec- which is upsetting).  

Cierra is passionate about empowering and inspiring college dropouts and has her own podcast on the subject, please check it out: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-college-dropout-podcast-4/the-college-dropout-podcast



Ep 11 Pearls From Anita’s Mom, Fenna Heidema

October 27, 2017

Anita Heidema joins me on this week's episode to talk about her mother, Fenna Heidema and how her death from a misdiagnosis of Lewy Body Demetia led her to start a foundation in her mother's name. Anita's story is beautiful and inspiring, have a listen and then share it with your friends. 


Please check out Anita's amazing work: http://anitaheidema.com/giving-back/ 


Ep 10 A Pearl From My Mom: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all

October 20, 2017

My mom said it to me, her mom said it to her, I say it to my kids, and you have probabaly been told this at some point in your life.

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. But does this principle still ring true in the internet-connected world in which we live today?

Curious about the origins of this phrase and what do a bunch of strangers I asked on facebook think about it? Listen to find out...


Ep 9 Pearls From Kelli’s mom, Dawn Timmons

October 13, 2017

Kelli doesn't have regrets about the way she left things with her mom 5 years ago, she does have some excellent advice for people going through grief. Join us as we chat about working with your mom at her Mexican restaurant and what it was like for her mom to seek cancer treatment in South Korea. 

Check out Kelli's insanely cool business website: https://www.thenandnowdoubletakes.com/

I know what I will be getting my family for Christmas this year...