Donna Miesbach

Donna Miesbach

I have been on a spiritual path all my life. I was first introduced to meditation when I was seventeen. I knew this was an important tool, but I wanted to go deeper than that particular method allowed, so my search began. I attended workshops and classes, read books and tried every form of meditation I could find, to no avail. Then in 1994, my life changed dramatically. My husband died very suddenly. Soon after that, I lost both parents, too. They say when the student is ready, the teacher appears. This student was certainly ready. About a year after my husband’s sudden death, I learned about Dr. Deepak Chopra and his teachings. It was like finding the light at the end of the tunnel. I took meditation training from Dr. Chopra and began attending his courses. They fed my deep roots and made such a difference in my life that I committed to being certified both in meditation and yoga so I could share these wonderful practices with others. I have studied with Deepak and also Roger Gabriel both here and in India. I also studied sound healing with Jonathan Goldman, and remote viewing with Dr. David Morehouse, having completed all five levels of his training. As my teaching became established, doors began opening that allowed me to teach meditation to at risk youth. Then another door opened and I found myself working with Playmakers Mentoring Foundation, a Sacramento-based outreach. Together with their Executive Director, we wrote a book and then opened a chapter here in Omaha. In addition to my work with Playmakers, I continue to teach meditation in the Omaha NE area, offering both private and group instruction. I also hold group meditations and programs five times a year, and speak to groups on various aspects of spirituality upon request.   It has been an amazing journey, one I never could have anticipated. I didn’t know it then, but I know now that it is possible to get to the other side of grief, and that is what my book, “From Grief to Joy, A Journey Back to Life & Living,” is all about.

Articles:

You Are Never Lost: Surviving Multiple Losses

A little over twenty years ago, my life changed dramatically. I lost my husband, my father, and my mother in less than seven years. I didn’t know it at the […]

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Accepting What We Cannot Change

There is no question about it – accepting the loss of loved one can be one of our most difficult challenges, and yet acceptance is part of the answer we […]

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If You’re Stuck in Grief, Be Patient

As I am sure you already know, the sense of separation when loved ones die can be very painful. What we may not yet have realized is that just because […]

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Donna Miesbach: Finding a Spiritual Path

In this episode of the Open to Hope Show, Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley interviewed Donna Miesbach, who has been on a lifelong spiritual path. She has studied with some […]

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God Wants Us to Grow and Evolve in Our Grief

The sense of separation when a loved one dies can be very painful. What we may not yet have realized is that just because you can’t see your loved ones […]

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Nourish Yourself, One Day at a Time

It is so easy to feel overwhelmed after the loss of a loved one. Routines have changed. Responsibilities have changed. Everything seems so different, and while it is true that […]

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Finding a Larger Meaning: Suffering Can Open Us Up

Challenge is a necessary part of life. And no one is exempt. That includes people like author-teacher extraordinaire Jean Houston. Being “famous” didn’t allow her to opt out of the […]

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Unending Love: Death Does Not End the Relationship

One of the things that makes it so difficult to adjust after losing a loved one is the absence of their physical presence, and while there is no denying that […]

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A Dozen Bereavement Tips for Getting Through the Holidays

Years ago, when my minister told me the holidays are difficult for a lot of people, I didn’t have a clue what she was talking about. Why on earth would […]

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Accepting What We Cannot Change

Life is very much a continual weaning process. We come into the world dependent on other people, but over the course of time we are forced more and more to […]

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