17 – 27 JANUARY 2024

This virtual, 11 day online event brings together 23 speakers and authors in the field of grief to provide you with many diverse and practical tools you can use in your personal grief journey.

Join us FREE!

Your hosts Sadie Beyl and Emily Thiroux Threatt are thrilled to announce the 4th From Mourning to Light online grief summit.

This free event takes place from 17 – 27 Jan 2024 and explores the magic that happens when someone you love dies. Sadie and Emily have interviewed 23 diverse speakers and authors so that you can (from the comfort of your own home) learn from a diverse selection of people who have been where you are now and they can’t wait to share the wisdom they’ve gained from their experiences with you.

How it works:

WHAT: Two, 30 minute interviews will be sent to your inbox every day for 11 consecutive days

WHEN: 17 – 27 January 2024

HOW LONG: The interviews will be available to view for the duration of the event. At the end of the event you will have the opportunity to catch up on, or re-watch them, until the end of January.

This summit consists of informal conversations that demonstrate the multiple and diverse ways people are able to rebuild their lives in meaningful and unique ways after having experienced the death of their loved ones.

Meet your hosts:

Sadie Beyl is the founder of the From Mourning to Light online grief summits. This is the fourth event. Sadie was a professional architect who ran a small practice in Cape Town with her architect husband, Paul Beyl. After Paul died in a motorcycle accident in 2019, Sadie sold her car, packed a suitcase and moved to Italy. Besides the From Mourning to Light grief summits, Sadie is a spiritual grief guide who assists those in grief with her 10 Week Transformation Workshop, meditation, mindfulness, Angel card readings and past life regression sessions.

Emily Thiroux Threatt is an award winning author of the books, Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief: A Comprehensive Guide to Reclaiming and Cultivating Joy and Carrying on in the Face of Loss, The Grief and Happiness Handbook: A Supportive Guide to Help you Reclaim your Life After Grieving. She has also created The Grief and Happiness Cards, each card is carefully crafted with a gentle and supportive message.

In addition to writing her book to provide comfort and support to people dealing with grief and loss, she also founded the Grief and Happiness Alliance which meets weekly on Zoom to write together and do happiness practices all at no charge. She is the host of the Grief and Happiness weekly podcast. And she is a Happy For No Reason certified trainer. Emily has much experience in the grieving process including for the death of two husbands and has learned to face life with love, optimism, and joy.


Featured Speakers:

Reverend Richard Carlini

Reverend Richard Carlini is an ordained Unity minister and currently serves the Unity congregation in Davis, CA.  He is also the senior minister of an alternative ministry, Transform Myself Inc., A Unity Ministry. Richard was the co-host of The Healing Power of Grief on Unity Online Radio. He teaches Ministry at the End-of-Life at Unity Seminary. Richard has facilitated many virtual Death Cafes and Dialogues on Death and Dying. He has been a registered nurse for over 45 years, 25 of them in hospice and palliative care.



Reverand Rachel Hollander 

Reverand Rachel Hollander is a speaker, teacher, writer, performer, podcaster, singer/song-writer, officiate, and performance interpreter. Her music and message have been shared from Cleveland to New York City, San Francisco to Boise, Idaho, and – for many years – in Anchorage, Alaska. Rev Rachel was ordained as an InterFaith/InterSpiritual minister in 2009 and received her Masters Degree in Theological and Pastoral Studies in 2022. Her first book, “From There to Here: an insider’s guide to navigating the darkness” was published in 2021.


Dr. Eban Alexander 

Eben Alexander, MD, was an academic neurosurgeon for over 25 years, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School in Boston. In 2008, he experienced a transcendental Near-Death Experience (NDE) during a week-long coma from an inexplicable brain infection that completely transformed his worldview. A pioneering scientist and modern thought leader in the emerging science that acknowledges the primacy of consciousness in the universe, he is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Proof of Heaven, The Map of Heaven and Living in a Mindful Universe.


Kute Blackson  

Kute Blackson is a beloved inspirational speaker and transformational teacher. He speaks at countless events he organizes around the world as well as at outside events including A-Fest, YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), and EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization). He is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, a select group of one hundred of the world’s foremost authorities in the personal development industry. Winner of the 2019 Unity New Thought Walden Award, Blackson is widely considered a next generation leader in the field of personal development. His mission is simple: To awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live authentically and fulfill their true life’s purpose.

Blair Kaplan Venables 

Blair Kaplan Venables is a grief and resilience expert and the Founder of The Global Resilience Project. Her expertise has been featured in media outlets, including Forbes, CBC Radio, Entrepreneur, and Thrive Global. USA Today listed Blair as one of the top 10 conscious female leaders and empowers others to be resilient on stages around the world. In early 2024, a new show that will be airing on Apple TV+ called ‘MyStory’ will showcase Blair’s life story. She is the host of the Radical Resilience podcast, a motivational speaker and bestselling author. In her free time, you can find Blair writing, traveling the world and helping people strengthen their resilience muscles.

Marci Shimoff 

Marci Shimoff is a #1 NY Times bestselling author, a world-renowned transformational teacher, and an expert on happiness, success and unconditional love. Her NY Times bestselling books Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason and six titles in the Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul series have sold more than 16 million copies. She’s also a featured teacher in The Secret. She currently hosts a podcast called Living in the Miracle Zone and leads a global online program called Your Year of Miracles to help people live more miraculous lives.


Amy Dawson 

Amy Dawson is the mother of three amazing adult children; two walk on Earth, and one is dancing in Heaven. Amy and her husband, Bill, divide their time between Florida and New Jersey. Before retiring, Amy was a Reading Specialist for 33 years and holds advanced degrees in Education; she is a certified Grief Coach. Amy founded My Wind Phone, created in honor of and inspired by her daughter Emily, who died at 25 on April 2, 2020. Exceptional, caring individuals have designed and installed beautiful versions of wind phones, sacred spaces for people to reflect and heal their grief. It is a place where those who grieve can continue and deepen their connection to the people they love on the other side. Amy’s mission is to spread awareness of Wind Phones and their history. The website provides a locator tool connecting grievers with a Wind Phone closest to them. This mission is where she chooses to channel her grief; Amy believes it is a calling that Emily guided her to. Let the wind take your words to those you love who have walked ahead.


Jane Asher 

Author and podcast host of The Next Room, Jane Asher takes you on a soulful journey to explore and embrace the bigger picture surrounding life on earth…and what follows. She speaks with authors, friends, transition specialists and other experts about death, dying, grieving, beliefs, afterlife, and cultural traditions surrounding this journey we all must ultimately take. So, what is next, after life on this plane? Jane is curious and will connect you with others that wish to dive deeper into our beliefs about the next chapter.


Dana Neiger 

Dana is the proud Cofounder of HIVE Talent Acquisition Firm, located in Atlanta, GA, the HR Consulting firm. Her recruiting experience covers a wide range of industries such as accounting and finance, construction, engineering, light industrial and warehousing, sales and marketing, with a specialty in legal recruiting. Her human resources consulting background includes, JEDI, training, payroll, sponsorship, HRIS, networking, social media and branding.

Dana is a graduate of the private women’s college, Agnes Scott, located in Decatur, Georgia. She returns to campus multiple times a year to support their Summit program by volunteering for HR panels, LinkedIn seminars, interview preparation and other human resources related needs.


Tracee Dunblazier

Tracee Dunblazier GC-C, a Los Angeles based empath, shaman, and 32-time award-winning author has spent decades living an alchemical life working with transformative grief as a guide. She was born multi-spirited, with a profound innate awareness of the spirit-world and deep compassion for all who hurt. Her national and international award-winning GoTracee Publishing creates spiritual tools that have become game-changers for those who suffer. Dunblazier is a charismatic keynote speaker and enjoys podcasting from her CHAT-Cast and Be A Slayer platforms and currently serves as President of the Coalition of Visionary Resources, the trade organization for the Mind, Body, Spirit Industry.


Allen Klein

Allen Klein is a Jollytologist® and “Ambassador of Light” who shows people worldwide how to use humor and positivity to deal with life’s not-so-funny stuff. He is a TEDx presenter on the power of intention and the author of over 30-plus books including the best-selling book,The Healing Power of Humor, as well as Embracing Life After Loss, and The Awe Factor, which called “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2020”


Sandy Walden

An author and Master Grief coach, she describes herself as a generally very happy, optimistic person and that all of that was challenged when her youngest son, Mike took his own life in December of 2010. This devastating loss could not mean the end, and so, she turned her focus to grief healing as a way to remember and honor her son as a beloved member of her family. Always. As a result of her own personal journey, Sandy guides people from that place of Survivor to Life Thriver.


Sandy Champlain

Sandra Champlain is the author of the #1 international best selling book “We Don’t Die – A Skeptic’s Discovery of Life After Death” and host of “We Don’t Die Radio” and “Shades of the Afterlife” with nearly 600 combined episodes. She organizes online medium classes, courses, demonstrations and the non-denominational weekly “Sunday Gathering.” Sandra is a highly respected author, speaker, entrepreneur who is committed to make a difference in the lives of others.


Robin Stegall

Robin Stegall is a certified Master Grief Coach who works with individuals, groups, and specializes in working with teenagers. She offers safe, and confidential coaching in person, through phone calls, and Zoom. Her education/experience ranges from being a certified Master Grief Coach and experience in dealing with many layers of personal grief. Those layers include losing her adult son, both parents, miscarriage, and other life struggles.


Lisa Wilcoxson

Lisa Wilcoxson is a spiritual evidential medium and psychic, known for delivering detailed evidence and stunning connection in readings. Having overcome great trauma herself, as both her children have ascended to heaven, she compassionately provides undeniable proof that the bonds of love are unbreakable, there is no death, and our lives are forever intertwined. Lisa is a blind tested/certified medium, and is published in Camille Dan’s Anthology, Gathering at the Doorway. She is a recommended mediumship provider and active volunteer for the international group Helping Parents Heal, Inc., working as a co-affiliate leader of two groups, one for parents of children with special needs who have crossed and the other for parents who have lost all their children or their only child, and a Caring Listener. Visit Lisa online at


Chris Cirak

Chris Cirak is an inner performance coach with over 20 years of experience in tech and business. He believes in simple, practical self-improvement, and helping others heal through accessible, common-sense solutions.Cirak offers clear teachings on mindfulness, aimed at helping people react less and enjoy life more. Chris offers a groundbreaking mindfulness program that gets you out of your head and into your life. InnerPerformance™ Coaching offers practical methods for tangible results in your work and personal life—clarity, productivity, and fulfillment. Purpose brings positive transformations. Happiness uplifts others. Clear thinking leads to better choices and outcomes. He provides all kinds of sessions, from private to group, online and offline. With an endorsed certification from the World Yoga Alliance, he also works as a retreat facilitator for Eckhart Tolle. Outside of coaching, you can find him podcasting, enjoying nature, playing tennis, and listening to music. Currently, he lives in Bali, Indonesia. Connect with him online at or on social media at @chriscirak.


Frances Rae Key

Frances Rae Key is a songwriter, an author of fiction and non-fiction books and a script writer. Shortly after her mother passed away in 2010, Frances had a profound series of communications with her that resulted in four volumes of spiritual insights about existence on the Other Side and better ways to understand and live our life’s true purpose here on Earth. The primary message behind these books is: “You are not alone. You’re not even functioning as one person. Nobody is. For you are a member of a Team, a spiritual Team as close to you as breathing.”


John Polo

John Polo is a widower, step-dad, keynote speaker, best-selling author and international coach. From grief to dating, self-growth and everything in between, John offers a style that is powerful, authentic and also – very unique. John is the author of 4 books and has worked with clients on coaching sessions.


Sheela Jaganathan

Sheela Jaganathan is an Inner Wellbeing Coach specialising in past life and current life regression therapy based in Munich, Germany. Since 2012, Sheela has been practising mind-and-heart based therapy modalities to help seekers find clarity and closure to life challenges in a comfortable way. She is a professional member of Earth Association for Regression Therapy (EARTh) based in Holland and Spiritual Regression Therapy Association (SRTA) U.K. Sheela is also a research assistant at US-based Shared Crossing Project dedicated to positively transforming relationships to death and dying through education and raising awareness about shared crossings and their healing benefits.


Bevin Farrand

In 2019, after an unexpected loss just 5 days after she returned from a whirlwind trip to France with her husband, Bevin Farrand founded the Take the DAMN Chance movement. Her DAMN framework has inspired thousands to connect with the people that they love, do the “crazy thing” that makes all the difference and, when given a choice, to take the damn chance. Additionally, she is a coach that supports women in achieving their goals, even after going through deeply challenging experiences.


Rachel Tenpenny McGonigle

Rachel calls herself The Grief Gal. She’s a grief expert and life-after-loss coach. Helping people end the pain of grief is her passion. After her baby girls died, she promised them that she would learn how to heal her heart and share what she learned with everyone who wanted to heal too. After more than 15 years of learning, healing, and living after loss, she’s making good on her promise.


Paige W Lee

Paige Lee is an author, grief educator, spiritual teacher, healer, and the co-founder of Transcending Grief. Her life was forever changed by grief and loss. Her 23-year-old son Bryan transitioned to Spirit in 2008, but he did not die in vain. He left behind him a legacy of love and compassion that continues to touch the lives of millions around the world. Paige and Bryan work together now, with him in spirit and her in physical, to help others transcend the pain of their grief.

Paige is passionate about helping people through difficult times and loves seeing them grow and blossom into their true selves. She believes nothing is more vital than the human spirit and works hard to help people find their inner strength when they feel they have none left. She does this through the many classes she teaches, online grief circles and healing circles, in-person healing retreats, guided meditations, written articles, and books. As an accomplished Intuitive, Paige also channels beautiful messages from those in Spirit related to the many challenges of grief.

Her compassion and understanding of grief allow her to connect with grieving people of all ages and all types of grief. Combined with her raw vulnerability and friendly and fun attitude, she provides ease and comfort for her students to be present and confident in their learning.

Irene Weinberg

Irene Weinberg is a public speaker, author, and host of the popular podcast Grief and Rebirth: Finding the Joy in Life. Two months before, during and just after her husband died next to her in a tragic car accident, Irene received profound messages that led to a spiritual awakening and her book They Serve Bagels in Heaven. Having learned to pay attention when seemingly “out of the blue” messages dropped into her head, one day Irene suddenly heard the word “podcast” and so began the next part of her soul purpose.  The mission of Grief and Rebirth: Finding the Joy in Life Podcast, which is touching and helping people all over the world, is to educate, enlighten, and provide healing choices through interviews with grief and trauma specialists, healers, mediums, and people who have inspiring stories of healing, transformation, and rebirth to share.  Both the book and the podcast persuade people to see how each life matters, encouraging healing that contributes to fully engaged living with love and kindness at its core.

Join us on 17 – 27 January 2024


The From Mourning to Light online grief summits are founded by Sadie Beyl, hosted by Sadie Beyl and Emily Thiroux Threatt and proudly presented in association with The Grief and Happiness Alliance.


What people are saying about From Mourning to Light:


I am so proud of you. The series looks amazing and is super professional. I am grateful that you included me.
Jane Asher


Hi Sadie,
I’ve watched all 6 interviews so far. I want you to know that I think you’re an excellent interviewer!
Hope you are enjoying the Summit. Thank you for hosting this wonderful program!
Reid Peterson, MA
Grief Refuge, LLC


I am so grateful for all of the speakers that you presented and sharing your own story. My husband of 44 years passed away Oct 29,2021 and some days I still feel like I wonder if I can go on and live again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart !
Kathy L

Sadie Beyl is a professional architect who ran a small practice in Cape Town with her architect husband, Paul Beyl. After Paul died in a motorcycle accident in 2019, Sadie camped out in her friend’s spare room for several months while she tried to piece her life together after the tragic, sudden death of her husband. She then made some dramatic decisions, she sold her car, packed a suitcase and moved to Italy.

She is now on a mission to help people with grief awareness. With over two and a half decades of experience, Sadie is a masterful guide in the realms of meditation, mindfulness, Reiki, breathwork, and an array of spiritual practices. Her profound insights serve to guide individuals as they navigate the overwhelming emotions of grief, to find their path to healing and renewal with her personalised “10 Week Transformation Course”.

Sadie is the esteemed host of the renowned summits, including From Mourning to Light and she is currently in the exciting stages of crafting her fourth summit, co-hosted with Emily Thiroux Threatt in association with the “Grief and Happiness Alliance”, set to premiere on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

Social Media:

Sadie has a Facebook Page by the same name: How to Let the Light in When You’re Grieving

and a Facebook group called: Grief – From Mourning to Light.