CONNECTED 009: Wild Sensitive Grieving with Lisa Nagel


In September of 2018, a day before I found out that my boyfriend had been cheating on me, I had booked myself an initial call with a woman called Lisa Nagel. I had found her the good ol fashioned way - through instagram. I virtually knew nothing about her except for the fact that she worked for a coach I respected in the trauma resolution world and she seemed to enjoy tarot cards. Obviously, that’s my type of human.

The call ended up being a bust because I was staying up in the mountains of the San Gabriel Valley where on Saturday mornings, wifi was optional.

Lisa was so accommodating with my unusual sense of chaos, while I thought she’d write me off as a flake of a potential client. Instead, she showed me incredible amount of compassion.

At the time, I had no idea that I was going to have to grieve my entire 3 year relationship with a man I was planning on marrying before the end of the year. Yet, I still signed myself up to inquire about signing up for her wild sensitive grieving program before the big reveal.

We joke in this interview, that like, what was I thinking I needed to grieve before the collapse happened?

I felt a little crazy hiring yet another support person. I already had my therapist and my trauma resolution practitioner along with all my other wellness peeps, so it felt excessive. At one point, I felt like I had a whole other job just going to my appointments. But honestly, hiring Lisa as my new coach was one of the best top 3 decisions of my life.

Working with her has actually lessened my need for support because I’ve met and connected with myself in ways I NEVER have through her guidance.

She is magic.

In this episode, we talk about Lisa’s own journey with grief, all cumulating when she got divorced at 24 years old. We talk about grief as an invitation, what it’s invited Lisa to and what it could be inviting you to do. She teaches us about holy truths surrounding grief - that you want to hear if you’re going through a hard time so that things can make more sense. We also talk about what grief feels like. Lisa gives us tips on how to navigate fresh heartbreak and loss and she tells us about the storm season and how to honor that you’re in it. She talks to us about processed and unprocessed grief and guides us on how to softly meet ourselves, perhaps for the very first time, after our world falls apart.

This human has meant so much on my path so I hope you love Lisa just as much as I do. And if you do, I highly recommend her work.

You can find her at

You can listen to the episode on iTunes or on the podcast page of my website.

PodcastEmily Aube