Mitch Carmody, GSP, CCPis a writer, artist, grief educator and a nationally recognized motivational speaker has his own YouTube channel known as MrHeartlight. He is the author of several books, and hosts his own Radio Show “Grief Chat”. He is a Grief Facilitator for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (T.A.P.S) of military loss, member of The Association of Death Education and Counseling (A.D.E.C.) and has served on the National Board of Directors for The Compassionate Friends, the largest grief support organization in the world.
His foundational philosophy is proactive living and proactive grieving. Meeting challenges full on, being all in. Whether experiencing a loss or meeting the challenges of success and personal fulfillment. Knowing who you are and operate is being vulnerable to oneself; to recognize and own your strengths and weakness. This builds resilience when engaged in all of life’s matters. Capitalize on your strengths, admit your short comings. Being honest and appropriately transparent garners respect.
After losing his twin sister in an accident in 1985 and then his son to cancer in 1987 Mitch has dedicated his life to serving the bereaved in any way he can. He has conducted both national and regional workshops for The Compassionate Friends, BPUSA, hospice/health care providers, social workers and clergy across the country for over 20 years. His philosophy of Proactive Grieving® and the S.T.A.I.R.S. ® model of grief processing are changing the way America grieves.
In grief we stand on the edge of a deep darkness, at times afraid to take that next step into a void and an unatural abyss of despair we find ourselves in thrust into.
We may find our faith is tested, - faith is knowing, a knowing that we shall find something firm to stand on to, or we will be taught how to fly; faith is hope in action, that is proactive grieving.
We substantiate our loved ones life, by the way we live ours.” - MC
We live in one sphere of existence, our loved ones whom have died in another -but with faith, the desire and undying love we can connect at the seam where our worlds meet.
Our loved ones' body may die and our dreams for them may die, but the spirit of who they how does not.
We have a synergy at the soul level and together we can provide an avenue for their legacy and that of our healing.
They can continue to be an active part of this world through those who love them the most.