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Weekly Video News and Self-Care While Grieving

Hello, all!

My apologies for not notifying you sooner. I’ve been struggling to write this post for a few weeks now. Rewriting, editing, rewriting it several times.

But, I can’t lie to you. Quite frankly, grief is exhausting; worry and life itself is exhausting for me right now…and has been for more than 2 years and 8 months.

As you know, I have produced four months of weekly videos as an experiment, and to learn about YouTube and to push myself to do something “less-than-perfect” in order to move forward in my life. It was also a promotional tool in the hopes of attracting paying clients for both my mediumship and job/life coaching services. Sadly, it hasn’t attracted one paying client.

Focus on the beauty.

Three+ Sundays ago, I had something urgent I needed to work on for both my son and myself, so I couldn’t do a video, and the next weekend? Well, with all the tragedies which are happening in the U.S., I just couldn’t pretend to be in a positive mood when I’ve been so upset.

I know, maybe now *is* the time to do a positive video when we need it the most but, my heart simply isn’t in it, and I’ve learned during this journey with grief, that I should pay attention to that.

Yes, I’ve pushed myself in doing many other things that needed to be done that I didn’t want to do, but this is different.

To complicate matters, my PTSD was triggered when I recently went to my neighbors to give them some things for their grandkids (I’m decluttering) and found out her husband had just suffered a stroke the day before. Or maybe it was two days?

My anxieties kicked in immediately so I’m not sure what I heard. He was standing at the door talking to me and I noticed a lot of subtle injuries, not just the use of his hand which he seemed to focus on, and I kept looking at his wife.

I recognized that look. That, “I’m so frightened, I don’t know what to do or say.” look. That, “Omg, is this really happening?” look. That, “Omg, I hope he *will* be okay, eventually.”

She knew. I could tell she knew his injuries were more than just the grip of his left hand. I offered them both healing wishes, didn’t ask too many questions, allowed them to tell me what they felt they wanted to tell me, then fled to my house and sobbed.

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In case you are new here, my beloved husband suffered a series of strokes before the doctors discovered the “untreatable, super aggressive cancer that had a +1 gene mutation” which led to his death in December 2016, (and, yes, his day of fatal diagnosis still haunts me today), but his symptoms/injuries from the strokes were not stereotypical as was the case in my neighbor’s experience.

Plus, my neighbors have insurance, he can still drive, and there’s no threat of him ever having a stroke again. Totally different scenario from my husband’s, but when I heard “stroke”, I freaked inside just as I do when I hear about someone’s cancer…which I did the week before from another neighbor!

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And then, the last few days, I realized what might be draining my motivation in getting these videos done: it’s August! With the 14th of every month marking my beloved’s passing, it’s rough but August is even rougher for me and my son.

You see, it’s not only my son’s birthday month but also my birthday month. We now only have each other to acknowledge and express our gratitude that we were born. The one person who loved/loves both of us unconditionally and passionately, is no longer physically present to wish us a “Happy Birthday!”, give us a hug and a kiss, and tell us how much he loves us. Hank’s physical absence, especially during special events, is palpable.

That’s why I think this month has been completely unproductive for me as far as the videos are concerned. And, probably why I’ve been struggling to write this post! I’ve been trying to figure out my total lack of motivation to do them.

Why am I struggling so?

So, I’m going to take the rest of August off from producing these videos. I had hoped to go back to my BlogTalkRadio radio show for the month of August but I can’t even bring myself to do that.

Healing is needed…and planning, while I continue searching for and applying for traditional jobs, locally and remotely.

If you get nothing else from this post, please realize that grieving is something no one “gets over”. It’s something you carry with you for the rest of your life; it simply evolves and you learn how to carry it (some days better than others).

So, be kind to those you know who are grieving even if it’s been years since their loss. And, if that person is you, be sure to practice self-care when things like this happen. Be kind to yourself, let go of some things you feel you *should* do but really don’t have to, and let yourself cry remembering that your tears are an expression of love.

I’ll let you know in September what my next step will be, and if I’m able to serve you as I had hoped to…connecting you to your loved ones on the Other Side and teaching you to recognize the signs they’re sending you, yourself.

Thank you for understanding. I’m sending you lots of love and light,

~Lisa

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Messages From The Other Side #17 – July 21, 2019

Hello, everyone!

For this week, I’m pulling again from Louise Hay’s Power Thought Card deck. I love the artwork so much!

The chosen card, “My life works beautifully.” reminds us that when things don’t seem to be working out, they actually are but, I admit, it can be difficult to believe.

Once again, remember to use that “what if” if you’re having trouble with your affirmations. Or, “why is…” preface to the statement can be helpful too. Both shift the energy from a doubtful frequency to a more positive frequency. Thanks for watching!

Love and light,

~Lisa

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Messages From The Other Side #15 – June 30, 2019

Hello, everyone!

The message for us for this week has to do with releasing fears and doubt. I’m using Louise Hay’s Power Thought cards, and mention a neat little mind trick from Radleigh Valentine that I’ve been using for just this thing! (Synchronicity abounds!)

In a world filled with anxiety these days, it’s nice to know you’re not alone and it’s nice to know a few ways to calm your mind so you can move forward in your life in a positive manner. It’s also nice to know how to ask for and receive signs from those on the Other Side.

Plus, there’s some news at the end of the video where I tell you how you can further support me, if you’d like. You’re already doing a great job of liking these posts/videos. I appreciate that! It lets me know you want me to continue to connect with you using videos. Thanks for watching!

Love and light,

~Lisa

P.S. Here is the url I mention in the video, so you’re not confused. https://ko-fi.com/LisaBahr All you really have to do, if you’d like to buy me a “cup of coffee”, is click on the green button in the right margin. Thanks!

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New Platform For Supporting Me.

Hello, everyone!

While my Sunday video is uploading to YouTube, I wanted to let you know about a new platform I’m trying which would allow you to show your appreciation for my content.

If any of my videos, (or even my past episodes of Messages From The Other Side on BlogTalkRadio have helped you in any way), and you’ve wanted to thank me in a tangible way, you can now go to my Ko-Fi page where you can choose to buy me a cup of coffee. (see button)—————–>

**whisper** (Ok, I don’t drink coffee, so I changed it to buying me a bag of chocolate chips. I have a spoonful in my oatmeal in the mornings, my one treat when I can afford it. :D)

Please know you don’t have to donate, I will continue to do these videos for you every week. However, if this works out, and I feel there’s a need for and appreciation for my services and products, I can see myself coming back to the radio in the weeks ahead. Honestly? I miss speaking with you! And, if funds improve, I will be able to have a full 60-minute show on BlogTalkRadio rather than a 30-minute show.

Thank you for liking my videos. It’s so nice to know you find them helpful. I really want to do more of them, perhaps, a series of helping you recognize signs from your loved ones? Or ways to recognize how you receive information? Lots of ideas! I may experiment and see which ones resonate with you then go from there. 🙂

Stay tuned for the notification for today’s video!

Sending lots of love and light your way,

~Lisa

 

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What is My Purpose?

Hello everyone!

You know, I’ve thought a lot about this question and the following post I wrote in 2013 entitled, What is The Purpose of Life?, these last 2-1/2 years, for so many reasons. I think I come back to it again and again because it offers me hope that through the fear and darkness we’re all living in these days, I know, deep in my heart, that lightness will prevail. And, when it does, won’t it be glorious?

Last August, I re-read my post, What is The Purpose of Life? through the eyes of a widow and I found some comfort in my own words.

Excerpt:

“There is so much wisdom to be gained from a negative experience but it can take some time for the wisdom to be recognized. Healing needs to take place before we can recognize it sometimes. Give yourself time to heal.”

Allowing myself the time to heal. That was the message that stood out for me then. Ten months later, I continue to push myself forward trying to rebuild my life, and “re-purpose” my life.

I still haven’t healed enough to realize why Hank left this physical world, and why now? But I know I’m farther along in my journey than 10 months ago, learning, growing, evolving into…this person who survived tragic loss and is still here. The wisdom will come, I’m sure, in time. And that brings me comfort.

For those of you who have ever asked this question or are trying to find your purpose, I hope you discover your own message, and perhaps some comfort, in the post as well.

It starts:

“Two weeks ago, Tony from NY asked: What is the purpose of life? Why are we here? I could also hear his concern about all the negative things that you see and read about and what kind of purpose those have, if any. I know he’s not alone, I know most, if not all of us, have these same questions and concerns throughout our lifetime so I wanted to expand upon my answer. Tony, I hope you’re listening.”

Continue reading: What is The Purpose of Life?

Love and light,

~Lisa

P.S. Tony was a caller to my radio show, Messages From The Other Side, and we had a wonderful conversation about his question, only to find out afterwards that the show hadn’t recorded! It was the only episode in more than three years of my show that didn’t record. Hmmm…

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The Differences (and Similarities) Between Psychics and Mediums

Hello, everyone!

I’d like to start blogging again on a regular basis so, to get myself into the swing of things, I’ll be posting either episodes of my radio show, Messages From The Other Side, or previous blog posts/newsletters for a few weeks while working on finding my new voice. Life is a process, isn’t it?

In this episode of Messages From The Other Side, I discuss the differences & similarities between Psychics & Mediums. PLUS, listen in as Abraham Lincoln & hot-buttered popcorn are referenced in the mini-reading. I may not know the significance of these two things, but the caller does! Great validations from Spirit. 💞

Also, this episode is unusual for a couple of reasons!

1) The caller is a man. Interestingly enough, it’s very rare for a man to call into my show (in three+ years, I believe I’ve had maybe 3 or 4 male callers). I love it when they do call, though, because it helps spread the word that it’s okay for men to be interested in this topic! (My husband was fascinated by my abilities, and also felt his own connection to the Divine over the years.) It’s okay for men to be spiritual. It’s okay for men to want to connect with their loved ones on the Other Side!

And, 2) I reference Abraham Lincoln and hot-buttered popcorn in this mini-reading. What? 😀 These two things may not mean anything to me but they carry significance to my caller, and that’s what counts! It’s not for me to interpret what I’m being shown or told by Spirit. It’s the caller’s/client’s interpretation that matters. Spirit is referring to themselves and their lives together, not mine.

Although, sometimes Spirit does have me tell a personal story which then usually relates directly or indirectly to my client. I love it when that happens so specifically!

Frankly, this is the most fun aspect of doing readings. All sorts of intriguing images, phrases, idiosyncrasies are given to me by Spirit and I love listening to how they validate Spirit’s interactions with my clients while they were here physically, as well as how they validate Spirit’s observations and interactions with them in the present from the Other Side!

Please relax and enjoy this October 2018 episode of  Messages From The Other Side episode.

Love and light,

~Lisa

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Special News About My Radio Show!

(To listen to the audio version of this post, PLEASE CLICK HERE.)

Hello everyone!

As you may know, if you follow me on Twitter, I had a bit of a panic this past week and had to take a breather for a couple of days to figure out a new game-plan for creating/publishing podcasts and blog posts.

(Interesting to note that my panic came the night before something HUGE happened in the U.S. & I wonder if I was actually picking up someone else’s panic? That sort of thing has happened to me before – picking up on the energy of world events before finding out about them.)

As you also may know, I am in dire financial straits since my husband passed away in December 2016. Therefore, it is critical I spend my time on projects which have a better chance of bringing in an income.

The brain fog that comes with grieving, especially in the early months/year has lifted, for the most part, but I still can’t multi-task as easily as I, once, could (yet), so I get easily overwhelmed. I know those of you who are grieving understand this challenge.

If all goes well with the basics I’m offering via Patreon, it will free up my worry to be able to do even more to help you (and me!) heal, and improve your intuition in order to create a more positive life moving forward.

Now, when I re-started my BlogTalkRadio show, Messages From The Other Side in October 2018, I mentioned I would produce/write/host the show for a month or two to see how it works out then decide whether or not to continue.

The major change is this:

*I have come to the decision to stop doing my weekly public podcasts, for now.I will, however, create monthly, special-invite, Patron-Only podcasts!

As I mentioned above, I must focus my energy on projects and content which have a better chance to bring in an income, and my public, live radio shows have never brought me paying clients.

Examples: I had my job coaching radio show for three years, helped 1000s of people (callers as well as live & archived listeners), create professional resumes, finetune their job search, network, interview, follow-up, get hired, negotiate their salary, (seriously, I wrote more than 30,000+ words–a book for all my episodes!) and all my time, efforts, research, writing, producing, coaching, didn’t bring me onepaying client.

Same thing happened with my mediumship radio show: I wrote/produced/hosted it for three years, teaching how to best connect with your loved ones on the Other Side, what blocks you may have and how to let go of them, etc, and gave away hundreds of mini-readings, and only got 1 paying client ($50, at the time). She was the host of a “supernatural” radio show where she wanted me to guest, so she felt the need to vet me…which is fine, I don’t mind that. She paid me for my services and I appreciated that.

So, I guested on her show. She thought it would be good exposure for me because she had a larger and longer-established audience, and it would, probably, bring in some much-needed paying clients for me. I agreed because I also had read that this was a good way to promote yourself. Well, I ended up providing TWO HOURS worth of free mini-readings for her callers. Result?  Appreciative callers but not ONE paying client in the days, weeks or months afterwards.

And, please, don’t get me wrong. I am always happy to help those grieving by connecting them to their loved ones but I need to pay my mortgage and eat! So, it seems that, for whatever reason, after a decade’s worth of providing my services for free (both my job coaching as well as my mediumship services), these sorts of promotions simply don’t work for me. They do not result in paying clients.

So, that must go.

*What I will do, though, is have a private, monthly podcast for Patrons only ($5/month Tier) where you will be able to call in (I’ll have a chat room open as well), and I’ll pick 1 or 2 callers to chat with: you can ask questions, share a story, and/or have a free mini-reading!

I need to focus my limited energy (due to grief) on my Patrons.

*I will continue to upload ad-free archived podcasts from my Messages FromThe Other Side radio show from 2013-2016 weekly! In the meantime, I will find a place to store these 100+ episodes for easier reference and access for my Patrons.

*I will also put out a weekly blog post (newsletter) for Patrons-only with helpful insights and guidance for you to connect with your loved ones on the Other Side, improve your own intuition, and help support you in your grieving process.

*Bonus (if I’m not overwhelmed because I really want to do this): I want to pull a motivational, inspirational, insightful card (either tarot or positive affirmations) a few times a week, and if it’s not too overwhelming for me, maybe have it daily. I think we can all use a beautiful piece of artwork + some positive energy these days on a daily basis. 🙂

I haven’t decided whether or not it’ll be a photo or a quick video. I think my batteries are out on my camera, so it may have to be a short video. I use these cards for myself and they are always insightful and bring beauty into my life, so I hope they will do the same for you. I’m being encouraged to do this, so we’ll see what messages come through for all of us!

I believe I’ll be able to do all of the above on a consistent basis. We’ll see how it goes for December (which is a very rough month for me as Hank passed away this month 2 years ago, so I ask for your patience, and thank you in advance. ❤

At the beginning of the year, we’ll see what worked and what didn’t, if I could keep up with everything, and we’ll go from there. I’d love for this to work out for all of us, supporting you through your grief, and supporting you on your own unique spiritual journey in creating a positive, joy-filled life.

I wish you peace, love and light during this holiday season.

~Lisa

 
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