Embracing the Schmidts of life dealing with grief.

I know your heart is breaking.   I'm here to listen to your grief story and offer you gentle guidance through it.  We can work together to weave your broken heart back together, scars and all.

Life can turn you upside down and inside out...


I thought life had tossed the worst at me when I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. In that one moment everything changed from having to leave a career I loved to just getting through the day-to-day. 

Fast forward a few years and life was turned upside down once again with the diagnosis of my husband's incurable stomach cancer.  His death from this horrible sickness came nine months later. My 27-year-old son received a diagnosis with stage 4 pancreatic cancer barely three months later.

So, my friend, I am here to support you in your struggles, whether you are grieving, managing a lifelong disease, or acting as a caregiver.

I have been there!

Life isn't always easy, but it is always worth living...


I know it is easy to want to give up, to pull the covers over your head and hide from what life has tossed in your lap, but that is not living.

You don't get the best life has to offer when you are hiding, and you sure can't find a reason to giggle.

Let me help you come out of hiding, help you face the challenges of living with grief, and be there by your side as you rediscover the reasons to giggle (and even laugh out loud!) in your life!

The journey is worth it! 

Are you ready to...

  • Face the challenges ahead of you? 
  • Identify what is most meaningful to you?
  • Relearn how to live your best life, despite it all?

Through online course work and one-on-one coaching I am here to help you sort through all the "schmidts" in life and build on all that is wonderful.

I am here to help you embrace the "schmidts" in life.

I am in tears because I finally feel like I have hope again!

Amanda M.

Nicole guided me in finding my true meaning and self.  

Tori S.

Letters to my husband... 

When the weight of my husband's diagnosis and death became "too much" to bear, I turned to writing. Through these letters, along with a lot of tears and laughter, I discovered a deeper love than I knew existed for my husband and myself, and I realized there was a lot of good left in life.

https://nicolegvb.podbean.com/e/stop-dragging-my-heart-around/ Dear Grief, Every time I hear the song “Stop Dragging My Heart Around” by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty, I

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https://nicolegvb.podbean.com/e/is-it-really-you/ Dear Mitch, There are a couple of things I wish I had done while you were still alive and at

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https://nicolegvb.podbean.com/e/kissing-hand/ Dear Mitch, My heart exploded into a million pieces when you died. As I continue grieving, I think my heart

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Let's Work together... 

If the time is right to come out of hiding, and face the challenges of living with grief and embrace the "schmidts" in life - Let's chat! 

Get in touch...

Email me at Nicole@livingthroughtheschmidts.com

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