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The Grave Woman with Joel Simone Anthony

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The Grave Woman with Joel Simone Anthony

Recently while Jane attended a zoom call to discuss the next phase of The Beautiful Dying Expo, she met Joel. Jane was fascinated to find out that Joel Simone Anthony is a funeral director and grief practitioner, out of Atlanta Georgia. She knew immediately when she heard Joel speak of her passion for the death and dying industry that The Grave Woman had to come on the Next Room. Join Jane and Joel as they discuss death as a sacred and transformative part of our journey as human beings and what Joel feels is in The Next Room. Joel is a strong advocate and global educator and speaks from her heart about the continuing growth of her industry. Tune in to hear the Grave Woman connect on the Next Room with Jane!

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Joel_429945894.pngJoél Simone Anthony is a licensed funeral director and sacred grief practitioner in Atlanta, Georgia. She is originally from Beaufort, South Carolina, and was raised in the heart of Gullah and Geechee culture. Spirituality is a huge part of her life and professional approach which is deeply rooted in ancient wisdom passed down from community elders, generation to generation. During her decade of service in the funeral service industry, she fashioned her unique background and professional experiences into a caliber and style of care and comfort that guides countless families toward healing through the exploration of alternative practices designed to help navigate and heal them through their journey with grief.


About Jane Asher:

Jane Asher has always been a natural connector who has enjoyed a successful career in media and the music industry, most notably at major radio stations in San Diego and Santa Barbara. Several years ago, she stepped away from terrestrial radio when Empower Radio reached out and asked her to create a show about her passion. The Next Room podcast was born.

Demystifying death daily, she interviews professionals and practitioners from diverse backgrounds about death, dying, grief, beliefs and cultural traditions surrounding the journey we all must ultimately make. The show airs across 11 platforms and has connected her with extraordinary people throughout this community. The Next Room has recently become the official podcast of the Beautiful Dying Expo.

Jane is also passionate about being involved in mission work. She has been part of a team for over five years that has built homes in Tijuana for families in need through Lutheran Border Concerns. She has traveled to El Salvador to feed the homeless, Malaysia to help build a school on Borneo, and Armenia to work with women and children in the small village of Amre Taza. Most recently, she was on a humanitarian mission in the Dominican Republic. 

Her book, The Next Room is a story transcending space and time, of a relationship between mother and daughter that grew stronger through death. Written together, by initially enlisting interpretation through a psychic medium, The Next Room takes us on a daughter's journey through learning eternal life lessons on forgiveness, grief, grace, gratitude, and the limitless love of all, God.

Jane lives in San Diego with her husband, Tom. She is now answering her passion-filled purpose and writing daily alongside her puppy and muse, Mamba.