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Shelley Buck & Kathy Curtis – Love & Loss: Cathartic Writing, Living Your Light, and Talking Through Grief as Healing Tools

A deeply beautiful and insightful conversation on love and loss with mother, storyteller and artist, Shelley Buck, and her lifelong friend, healing artist and writer, Kathy Curtis. Please join us as we discuss:

  • their insights on friendship and the gift of writing a healing book together
  • their philosophies on grief, loss, healing strategies, and “living your light”
  • their book Leave Your Light On: The Musical Mantra Left Behind by an Illuminating Spirit
  • Shelley’s son, Ryder Buck, and his wisdom and light shared through his journal entries and music
  • and so much more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also catch soundbites of our insightful interview on YouTube.


Shelley Buck

“Shelley Buck was born into a creative family in the Midwest and moved to California after college to follow her dream of working for Disney. It was there she met and fell in love with her husband, Chris, who worked in animation. After they married and had their first child, Ryder, she stayed home to be a full-time mom to him and the two brothers who followed.

She is a storyteller and artist, which she expresses through her original jewelry at ShelRae Designs. When Ryder was diagnosed with cancer and the
journey went to unimaginable places, she poured her heart into writing their story. Her lessons in parenting through these tribulations, combined with the power of Ryder’s larger-than-life spirit, offer profound messages for living in the light.”

Kathy Curtis

“Kathy Curtis moved into Shelley’s neighborhood when they were both 12 years old and an instant, lifelong friendship took root. She has worked as a healing artist and writer since 1991. Her programs support the transformation of grief, illness, and
emotional barriers through creative expression. She is the author of Invisible Ink, a memoir about her own journey through grief. The unique writing process that brought her so much healing has since become a successful program, online and at various venues in the Midwest.

Kathy’s intimate connection to the Buck family, combined with her writing and healing background, made her the perfect person to partner with Shelley on the creation of this book.”

Ryder Buck

“Ryder Buck lived a short but charmed life on the west coast, where he practiced yoga, fell in and out of love, and formed an indie band, Ryder Buck & the Breakers,
that made waves all across the LA area. After a 9-month battle with cancer, Ryder
emerged disease-free and fearlessly followed his dreams of changing people’s lives
through his music. When tragedy met him on a dark highway, the light he had so
fiercely protected throughout his life became limitless. His words and songs continue to carry that light forward. Ryder received the Flame of Hope Award (posthumously) from a local cancer facility where he and his band played for cancer survivors.”

** Visit the book website: https://www.leaveyourlightonbook.com/

** Download Ryder’s inspirational music: ‎Leave Your Light On by Ryder Buck on Apple Music https://music.apple.com/us/album/leave-your-light-on/1045120973?i=1045120980



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Book Launch Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unicornshadows

Katherine Hughes, JD, MSW, LICSW – “Understanding Childhood Trauma and Your Family”

Grateful for the opportunity to learn from Katherine Hughes, clinical social worker and attorney with over 20 years of experience working in juvenile court mental health clinics with youth and their families. Please join as we discuss:

  • the “Understanding Childhood Trauma and Your Family” brochure she created
  • trauma-informed resources for parents and caregivers
  • her experience with trauma-impacted children and families
  • adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) science
  • and more!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on Pandora, iTunesBlubrrySpotify, Deezer, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Podbean, and more, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.


“Katherine Hughes, JD, MSW, LICSW is a clinical social worker and attorney with over 20 years of experience working in juvenile court mental health clinics with youth and their families.  She has also practiced law as a legal services attorney, representing women leaving violent relationships.  She is passionate about connecting parents and caregivers with information and resources about childhood trauma so that traumatized children, and their families, receive the help and support that they need to heal, grow and thrive.  She lives near Boston, Massachusetts and can be reached at hughesk.pctr@gmail.com.

Katherine gathered volunteers from the Boston University School of Public Health, the Boston University School of Social Work, the Child Trauma Training Center at UMass Medical School, the Parent/Professional Advocacy League, and two parent focus groups, to create the pamphlet, “Understanding Childhood Trauma and Your Family.”  It was recently redesigned and translated into eight languages by the Family Resource Centers of Massachusetts and can be found at their website:  https://www.frcma.org/about/trauma-and-resilience-resources-and-training


Learn more about Kathleen and her mission at https://www.frcma.org/about/trauma-and-resilience-resources-and-training



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Book Launch Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unicornshadows/

Alison Morris – Full Potential Parenting

I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to sit down with Alison Morris of Full Potential Parenting to discuss her work with parents where she offers support solutions for challenging behaviors in children, along with her philosophies on adverse childhood experiences, trauma, Emotional Freedom Technique, and more. Join us for a brief EFT session at the end of the interview!

Welcome to The Healing Place Podcast! I am your host, Teri Wellbrock. You can listen in on iTunesBlubrrySpotify, or directly on my website at www.teriwellbrock.com/podcasts/. You can also watch our insightful interview on YouTube.


“Alison Morris is a certified, accredited “trauma mama!” As the single adoptive mom of a child with attachment and developmental trauma challenges, Alison started looking for answers, and one of the answers she found was Emotional Freedom Techniques, otherwise known as EFT or Tapping. Alison created Full Potential Parenting to help other parents of children with emotional and behavioral challenges understand what’s really going on with their children and what’s going on for them. Through the Full Potential Parenting Summit and the Full Potential Parenting Show, she interviews providers, doctors, therapists, and parents about non-pharmaceutical approaches to healing, and she offers individual coaching and group tapping classes so parents can make friends with their own emotions, and thereby provide a safe and compassionate space for their children to express their big feelings.”

Learn more about Alison and her mission at:

Peace to you all!

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Book Launch Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unicornshadows/

George Siegal – Award-Winning “License to Parent” Film

Welcome everyone!

Today Teri is joined by George Siegal, producer of the award-winning film, “License to Parent” and founder of the non-profit film production company, Move the World Films, Inc.

You can watch the trailer for this powerful film at License to Parent and follow this link for more information on Move the World Films.

Move the World Films:

Our mission is to tackle those issues in society which damage children, the elderly, and the environment, and to offer clear solutions that will improve people’s lives.

Improving the world one film at a time.

What are your thoughts on this taboo subject of parenting?



Paulette Tomasson – Psychotherapist/Counselor

Hello Healing Place Podcast Listeners!

Teri is so excited to welcome the brilliant and beautiful Paulette Tomasson via a Skype interview. Paulette discusses her vast therapy modalities from experiential to equine therapy and so much more. We discuss trauma, resilience/drive to survive, the blossoming of self-reflective men overcoming their sex addictions, internet pornography, critical need for parental controls on all devices, and embracing/celebrating our “note in the symphony”!

You can read more and connect with Paulette at http://www.paulettetomasson.com/psychotherapist-/-counsellor/

Peace to you all,


Michelle – Parenting a Child with Anxiety

Greetings Podcast Peeps!

This week, Teri is excited to have her beautiful friend, Michelle, joining her to discuss “parenting a child with anxiety”. Please tune in as Michelle shares her insights and wisdom on this important topic.

Peace to you all!

Teri . . . and Michelle

Jen P. – Parenting & Trauma

Lauren and Teri welcome our knowledgeable guest host and parenting-specialist/therapist . . . Jen P.

Thank you for joining us to discuss parenting and trauma!


Teri & Lauren