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Episode 213

Featuring Susan Hannifin-MacNab

SOARING SPIRIT–A Riveting Story from Great Loss to Deep Purpose

Today’s episode will captivate you and deliver great insight, perspective, gratitude, and inspiration. It’s the story of my friend Susan Hannifin-MacNab. She shares how she wrote a book on healing to help her overcome the tragic death of her surfer/professor/bagpiper husband Brent and how she was suddenly thrust into being a single-Mom of her then 5-year-old child.

This conversation goes deep and is full of courage, wisdom, faith, and value. I believe it will inspire you to live your best life and reinforce not taking a single day for granted. Specifically, Susan and I discuss:

– Susan’s “perfect” life in the suburbs to suddenly widowed with a five-year-old.

– How fitness saved Susan and how she was able to rebuild her life and restore her faith eventually.

– What would Jacob say to his father now if he could talk to him?

– Her book is called “A2Z Healing Toolbox: A Practical Guide for Navigating Grief and Trauma with Intention” and some of the 26 different tools in the book.

– Resilience: Are we born with it, or is it learned?

-Post Traumatic Growth – The five areas of growth: O.A.S.I.S.

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About Susan Hannifin-MacNab:

Susan Hannifin-MacNab, MSW, PPSC is a social worker, educator, and author who holds a Master’s in Social Work, a Bachelor’s in Education, and credentials as a teacher and school social worker. After the sudden death of her surfer-professor-bagpiper husband when their son was 5 years old, Susan founded A2Z Healing Toolbox®, a heart-based business that assists the bereaved in healing with intention. She facilitates conference workshops, professional development training, psycho-educational healing retreats, and keynote speaking presentations internationally. Susan’s five-time award-winning book, A to Z Healing Toolbox: A Practical Guide for Navigating Grief and Trauma with Intention, is used by mental health practitioners and bereaved communities worldwide. Susan also serves as the Programs and Education Manager for Soaring Spirits International. a non-profit organization that provides programming, conferences, support, and hope to the global widowed community.

Follow Susan and get her book today:


A2Z Healing Toolbox – http://www.a2zhealingtoolbox.com/

Soaring Spirits International – https://soaringspirits.org/



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