Donna Miesbach

Donna Miesbach is an award-winning author, having received the 2013 Silver Nautilus Award for her book, From Grief to Joy, A Journey Back to Life & Living, in which she tells the moving story of her recovery from the loss of her husband and both parents in a short period of time. Other awards include being named “Inspirational Poet of the Year” by The Poet Magazine in 1985, and their “Editor’s Choice Award” in 1990.

Donna’s program, Tools for Teens, A Course in Life Skills for People on the Growing Edge, was endorsed by the Chopra Center and has found wide acceptance in both the U.S. and abroad. Her book, Trails of Stardust, Poems of Inspiration and Insight, was published in 2003. She is a featured author in Wise Women Speak, 20 Ways to Turn Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones. She also co-authored Coaching for a Bigger Win, A Playbook for Coaches, with Greg Roeszler.

Donna’s inspirational poems and articles have reached around the globe through such publications as Unity Magazine, Daily Word, Ideals, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II, and the Cup of Comfort book series.

Ms Miesbach has studied with Dr. Deepak Chopra for almost 20 years and is one of the Chopra Center’s certified meditation and yoga instructors. She achieved the level of Quantum Explorer in Remote Viewing after training with Dr. David Morehouse, and has studied with Roger Gabriel both in the United States and in India. Donna has also completed the advanced level of intensive training in Sound Healing with Jonathan Goldman and is a member of the Sound Healers Association.

In addition to her writing and teaching, Donna is currently the in-house author for Playmakers Mentoring Foundation, and acts as the Administrative Assistant to their Executive Director.

ABOUT “FROM GRIEF TO JOY” - Donna’s story is an elegant illustration of how to recognize that, despite how it may seem, the world around you is not coming apart; it is just the turbulence that is necessary to project you into the next level of life. Do not be afraid of what this life brings you. Use it, and know that in the realm of uncertainty, your destiny is found. Donna walks this path. She has experienced it first hand, and her message is a powerful communication inspired by practice. Upon finishing this book, you will know more than you imagined possible about the power of life, faith, love and compassion. (From the Foreword by Dr. David Morehouse, Founder of Remote Viewing Technologies, and author of Psychic Spy.)

You Can’t Think Your Way Out of Grief No Comments

I find it difficult to believe that I was 40 years old before I found out that I had a choice in how I thought and how I felt. Up until then, if “A” happened, I automatically did “B.” Yes, I was living on automatic. Then one day a friend of mine said, “You know, you have a choice. You don’t have to get angry when she does that.” Wow! Talk about a light going on! I’d just never thought about it that way. Since then I’ve learned that what we experience in life is actually what we are thinking and feeling about what happens around us. If we can control – or at least change – how we respond…

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Tuning in to Your Body When You’re Grieving No Comments

We all have an inner guide, and oftentimes it speaks to us through the signals the body sends us – signals of comfort or discomfort. Author Tom Robbins calls those signals “yuk” and “yum.” So how does that work? For example, say you’re driving down the street and you aren’t sure which way to go. Listen to your body! Or if you’re in the grocery store and you can’t decide between this product or that one. Listen to your body! As we practice following that signal on the little things, we develop a trust…

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Where To Go From Here: Recovering From A Loss No Comments

Even though I’d heard the expression, “Whenever a door closes, a window always opens,” I didn’t see how that could apply to my life after losing my husband, but it did. Then, not long after my husband died, I lost both of my parents, too. I was just feeling so lost, with no sense of direction. Not knowing what else to do, I started asking, “What do You want me to do now?” The first door that opened was the opportunity to study with Dr. Deepak Chopra and other highly recognized teachers…

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Grieving for the Oklahoma Tornado Victims No Comments

The shock of major events, such as the Oklahoma tornado or the Boston bombing, can be overwhelming, even when we are miles away from the event. The anger, shock, grief we feel for our fellow humans rock our boat like great waves on the ocean. Those waves are actually huge emotional energy surges, and they well up within us because we don’t know how to wrap ourselves around what has happened. The event is just too big to comprehend. Dr. Deepak Chopra suggests that at such times you focus your attention…

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The Body Never Lies! No Comments

When I lost my husband so suddenly, I just kept going. That was what I thought I was supposed to do, so just like the bunny in that battery ad, I shifted into high gear and I didn’t stop. Of course, doing that didn’t give me the time I needed to process what had happened. Neither did it allow me to take care of my body properly, and my body was really asking for help. All the unresolved stress I was feeling was impacting my body in serious ways. Then one day, when I was about at the point of collapse, I had to choose between going home and going to bed or staying…

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Spirit Lifters for Tough Times No Comments

One of the most important things you can do when you are experiencing grief is to take care of yourself. Nurturing yourself allows your healing to truly begin. Here are some things you can do to make life a little easier when the going gets rough. 1. Make sure you get plenty of rest. 2. Eat nourishing food, not only so you can have the stamina you need, but so your body can have the energy it needs to process the stress you are experiencing. 3. Get some exercise, even if that only means going for a walk. Exercise gets those spirit-lifting endorphins going…

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Finding the Gift that Adversity Brings No Comments

As unwelcome as adversity may be, it does shape and define us in ways that nothing else can. Life does have a way of presenting us with what we most need to learn when we most need to learn it. While these “lessons” may not come in a form we would welcome, almost always they prove to be our most important teachers. The good news is that nothing is ever wasted. All things do come bearing a gift, whether it seems like it at the time or not. It may take a while to find that gift, but it is there. And why is it there? Because life is always conspiring to bring the best that is possible into…

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