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Gift’s From Nick with Conrad Leslie

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Gift’s From Nick with Conrad Leslie

nick_at_nice_1_406614296.jpgJane speaks with Conrad Leslie this week about the unfathomable pain he and his wife Paola experienced in losing their only child. Nicolas was 20 years old and a junior at UC Berkeley when he was accepted to attend an innovative study abroad program held in Nice, France. He was walking with a group of students that night along the Promenade Anglaise in Nice during the Bastille Day celebration. He was having the time of his life, strolling down the promenade and looking up at the fireworks when he was struck down from behind by a large white truck that was used as a weapon of mass destruction by the terrorist. As heart-wrenching j_for_Joy_938986081.jpgas this story is, it is still bathed in a warm feeling of joy. Nicolas is reaching out to Conrad and Paola, and they are listening. This show will leave you with a beautiful feeling of peace, belief and understanding that our loved ones are with us always. “Gifts From Nick” is a gift for each of us, this week on The Next Room.

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conradpaola_682981091.jpgConrad Leslie is an engineering consultant with over 30 years of experience managing environmental, geotechnical and oceanographic investigations   He lived a fairytale life in Del Mar, CA with his wife Paola and only child, Nicolas.  They shared wonderful adventures traveling with Nicolas to exotic locations to kitesurf, scuba dive, and surf.  On the summer of 2016, Nicolas, a third-year student at UC Berkeley, traveled to France, to participate on a study abroad program.  Their world turned upside down when on July 14, 2016, an ISIS inspired terrorist used a truck as a weapon of mass destruction to kill their only child and 85 other innocent victims.   Conrad and Paola suffered tremendously.  Their future as a couple was in question, but worst, they had lost the will to live.  However, thanks to amazing signs and messages that they continue to receive from Nicolas, their love for life, each other, and humanity has flourished.  Nicolas continues to be a big part of their life and he continues to show them the way forward.  These signs that Conrad calls “Gifts from Nick” have convinced them of a higher reality, a life after life.  Conrad and Paola have found healing in embracing love over hate.  Conrad is eager to share their story about love, forgiveness, and the joy in knowing that their beloved Nicolas continues to be by their side.



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.