David J. Roberts, LMSW, became a parent who experienced the death of a child, when his daughter Jeannine died of cancer on 3/1/03 at the age of 18. He is a retired addiction professional and is an adjunct professor in the psychology department at Utica College in Utica, New York. Dave has presented workshops at national conferences of The Compassionate Friends since 2009 as well as for the Bereaved Parents of the USA. Dave was also the opening keynote speaker at the 2011 and 2015 national gatherings of the Bereaved Parents of the USA. Dave is a featured speaker, workshop facilitator and coach for Aspire Place, LLC (www.aspireplace.com) Mr. Roberts is a Huffington Post contributor and has contributed articles to other online grief sites as well as Recovering the Self Journal. One of Dave’s articles,” My Daughter is Never Far Away” can also be found in Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing and Loss. Excerpts from Dave’s article for The Open to Hope Foundation, called “The Broken Places”, were featured in the 2012 Paraclete Press DVD video, Grieving the Sudden Death of a Loved One. He has appeared as a guest on both the Open to Hope radio and television shows, and was part of a panel on 12/28/16 for the BBC Podcast “World Have Your Say”, with other grief experts, discussing the death of Carrie Fisher. For more information about Dave and his work, please visit www.bootsyandangel.com
May Cause Miracles Day 14 is a day of reflection for week 2. April recaps the assignments for the upcoming week.
May Cause Miracles Day 13: Today I commit to miraculous shifts. Forgiveness will be my guide.
The affirmation for listeners to bring into their day is very simple yet very powerful. I am love.
“When you are not experiencing miracles something has gone wrong.” Being a miracle worker is our natural state. Mary shares her journey into finding the path of Mindfulness and experiencing miracles in her life. She discusses perspectives and tools on how we can each shift our perspectives and beliefs to experience miracles everyday.
Today’s affirmation is about surrender. I am willing to let go of my self doubt. I surrender to love.