October 2014

October 24: Altoona, Pennsylvania, Hollidaysburg Veterans home. Sponsered by Asera Care, contact Wendy Faust at 814-941-2900 for more information.

October 25: DuBois, Pennsylvania, AseraCare, 231 Allegheny Blvd., Brookville PA 15825. Call 814-913-1430 for more information.

November 2014

November 1: Saint Petersburg, Florida., Soul Injury Ceremony. Saint Petersburg Marriott Clearwater, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, Fl., 33716. Call Pat at 727-385-8471 for information and to register (limited to the first 50 registrants).

November 3: St Petersburg, Eckerd College, Academy of Senior Professionals at 9:45, Deborah will speak on Aging and Chronic Illness; Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born to Fulfil.

November 4 & 5: Brevard County, 25th Annual Long Term Care Symposium with Brevard County Medical Directors Association. Deborah Grassman will present, “Wounded Warriors: Their Last Battle.” For information contact; Joan Blake at 321-752-2549 or

November 11: Charleston, West Virginia. HPNA Charleston Chapter

November 13: McDonagh, GA.

November 14: Fort Benning, Georgia. Fort Benning Infantry Museum, 1775 Legacy Way, Columbus, Ga.

November 20: Colombia, Missouri. Easterseals sponsored Caregiver Support Workshop.

November 24: Dallas, Texas. Save a Soldier Event sponsored by WYSH Welcome Your Soldier Home Non-Profit. Contact; Estephania La Baron at 512.535.8885.

January 2015

January 19 – 26: Palo Alto, California

February 2015

February 27: Bethlehem, PA. Annual Psychology and Spirituality Lectures.

March 2015

March 10: Tidewell Hospice, Sarasota, Florida

March 17, 18 & 19: Lincoln, Nebraska.


Book Circles: Consider Starting One

What do churches, civic groups, book clubs, community associations, and prisons have in common? They have used Deborah’s book, The Hero Within, Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born To Fulfill, as a guide for creating and achieving pervasive, personal peace. Deborah provides clear, practical, and meaningful perspectives based on the hospice care she provided to more than 10,000 dying people: “Everything I know about living, I learned from the dying.” These insights are shared in simple, powerful ways that not only provide insight, but tools for personal growth and healing:

-“I keep this book at my bedside now and reference it frequently.”

-“I wish I would have known about this book years ago. It would have saved me a lot of heartache.”

-“Sharing the concepts within a community was simply awesome.”

Sharing stories in a small community of trustworthy people, remind us that we belong to one another and that we can help each other. Stories connect us to each other and ourselves. Don’t miss this opportunity for new vistas that will awaken your interior hero. Contact us and we will help you start an 8-week Book Circle. Deborah will even join you via phone for one of them!


Education. Compelling workshops presented in unusual and engaging ways on intriguing topics: Aging, Personal Healing, Veteran issues, Self-Care, Chronic Illness, End-of-Life care, Spiritual Growth, PTSD, Forgiveness, Good Grief

Low-cost Retreats. 1,2,or 3-days in your city or ours (Tampa). Topics include: Personal Growth and Healing, Forgiveness, Aging.

Fallen Comrades Ceremonies. We will help your community organize, plan, and implement a ceremony for combat veterans which helps them lay down any burdens of unmourned grief or unforgiven guilt they may still be carrying. The gaping hole in our society from the aftermath of war can be healed!

Book Circles for Personal Growth.Utilizing the book, The Hero Within: Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born to Fulfill, we will help you grow small communities of people who want to cultivate pervasive personal peace.

Book Circles for Veterans. Utilizing the book, Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and Their Families, you can become an agent of healing for our nation’s heroes by hosting a book circles for veterans and their families.

Free web-based Materials, Tools, Resources, and Blogs.

We offer these services with our Opus Peace prayer: Cultivate in me, oh God, the willingness to re-own and re-home scattered pieces of myself so that I might be restored to Your wholeness. Grow in me the honesty, humility, and courage to release my fears of who I am and who I am not. Fuel me with your Grace. Amen