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Drawing Out Feelings with Marge Heegaard

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Drawing Out Feelings with Marge Heegaard

Marge_H_Book_458241508.jpgMarge_H_Book_2_559053488.jpgAnother remarkable connection and introduction was made through Michele Little of the Beautiful Dying Expo. Michele introduced Jane to Marge Heegaard. Marge has been a beacon of hope and education surrounding grief over the past thirty years. Marge has authored 20 books from When Someone Very Special Dies to Grief: A Natural Reaction to Loss. Marge’s journey with grief began after becoming a widow at a very young age. She became a certified Grief Counselor as well as an author and publisher. Find out what Marge believes is next, after this life experience on The Next Room!

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Marge__240412582.jpgMarge Eaton Heegaard, MA is a retired Licensed independent Clinical Social Worker and Registered Art Therapist. Author of over 20 books, she uses creativity to help adults and children understand and express feelings of grief from loss and change. Her books are used and recommended by doctors, educators, counselors, social workers, cClergy and other professionals. Heegaard's first book, WHEN SOMEONE VERY SPECIAL DIES, published in 1988, continues to sell more than 10,000 copies yearly in the US and around the world. She is considered to be the pioneer in developing therapy and support for adults and children to express feelings of grief using art. She has authored over 20 books on grief for children from family loss, and change.

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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.