Grief and Rebirth 42: Vanessa Laughlin – Founder of Banister Advisors, a professional services firm that helps clients gracefully navigate life’s most overwhelming challenges, including bereavement after major loss.

Show notes: Is there a better way to handle often overwhelming end of life challenges?  You will sigh with relief when you hear all the ways Vanessa and Banister Advisors provide a bridge to healing by helping with end of life needs for both the dying loved one and the family.  And they even help to “turn down the heat” on conflicted relationships at this difficult and sensitive time!


  • How Banister Advisors creates a plan for people’s needs while taking into consideration their financial constraints.
  • How “matchmaking” is the company’s secret sauce.
  • How Banister Advisors provides a balance of technology and psychotherapy/social work.
  • How the company “pulls the boulders off” when things get too overwhelming.


  • What is your “classic sandwich generation” story which illustrates your services?
  • What is future mapping and how does it help survivors during the grief process?
  • How is this company “a Sherpa” to carrying the load of loss and grief?




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By | 2019-08-17T14:20:54-07:00 May 9th, 2019|Podcast, Press & Media, What's New|1 Comment

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Irene Weinberg
Irene Weinberg, the creator, and host of the podcast Grief and Rebirth: Finding the Joy in Life and has a large following stemming from her experiences in both spiritual and healing genres. She created Grief and Rebirth to illumine the amazing insights and wisdom gleaned from speaking with grief and trauma specialists, gifted mediums who bring us comfort and validation when they communicate with our deceased loved ones, talented healers who help heal our myriad issues in countless ways and incredible people who have learned how to thrive in spite of daunting challenges, inspiring each of us to also be all that we can be. Some of her guests have included Internationally famous mediums Thomas John, Suzane Northrop, and Lee VanZyl, Broadway singer, actor, writer Frankie Keane, Energy Healer Judy Becker, Past Life Expert Nancy Canning, and many more. Irene is also the author of the 5-star reviewed book They Serve Bagels In Heaven, a compelling, spiritual love story that begins with the profound spiritual awakening Irene experienced when her husband Saul died next to her in a tragic car accident. Irene is a highly sought-after public speaker whose spirited lectures have inspired and motivated audiences at conferences and spiritual get-togethers, as well as bookstores nationwide.

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    molly May 18, 2019 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful reflection on the experiences that motivate us to change the way people overcome challenges. I am so inspired by Vanessa’s vision and passion.
    Can’t wait to recommend Bannister to friends or family.

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