Death and Tough Times: How Do You Manage? And my friend Matthew’s last days…

50000448_502531910271780_2744856183750787072_nRecently two friends died, and the tougher and more unexpected loss was my acquaintance of nearly 15 years, Matthew. We started teaching writing at CU-Boulder around the same time. When he started his cancer journey–a tricky brain tumor that nearly took his eye–a little more than two years ago, I wanted to support him. I did ceremony quite often and sent him pictures at times of the altar I’d created for him, I helped coordinate two fundraisers, I mailed him a card every few weeks, I reached out and asked How are you really doing?

About two weeks ago, at 47, he died. His last words to me in a message a week before he died were “love to you.”

We weren’t the closest friends, but social media and efforts I mentioned above kept us connected. Supporting other friends with cancer, I wanted to be a consistent force of love in his life, unafraid to reach out.

Death is cumulative. You notice that, right? Someone or a dear animal in your life dies, and you’re reminded of those you’ve lost before and your own mortality and this delicate life we often take for granted.

I won’t lie: It hit me quite hard. I drummed and drummed and did ceremony when I got the news that Saturday night, and I cried hard. I offered and then was asked to help with his memorial here in Colorado and am humbled and honored to create and lead ceremony for our academia-related, friends-of-Matthew circle.

What do you do in extra-tough times?
There’s not a perfect, fit-for-everyone approach, but I do know this: We need to use our tools. The tools that have spiritual, emotional, physical and mental grounding. The tools that remind of us something bigger. The tools that are incorporated into daily practices and HABITS.

2019-06-02 23.09.05We need solid self-care practices. Do you let your car run out of gas regularly? How about that cell phone battery? Do you make sure it’s charged? My latest video in my Because My Health Depends On It series, Self-Care Is Not Optional, is only five minutes and here.

What beliefs and rituals can help you start to shift? May I support you? You got this.
I HAVE A LOVELY, SUPPORTIVE OFFERING RIGHT NOW that you may want to consider. It’s called The “5” Challenge. Click here to learn more.
Rooting for you. Grateful for you. Keep on.

with love, light and gratitude,

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© 2019 Erika M. Schreck. All rights reserved.

Whatever Your Relation-sitch, Love Is Always Available

Hello, dear ones. No matter what your relation-sitch, you got this. With February as an overall LOVE month and heart health month, please feel and choose and receive extra love… *every* day. A super-quick video, which is actually an excerpt from a video I recorded today (on this VERY WINDY day here in Boulder, CO!) for my Spiritual Warrior Tribe. Love is always there for you. Really, really. ENJOY and spread the love!

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Because Your (My) Health Depends On It

What happens when you add “… because my health depends on it” after your intentions and affirmations? You help prioritize and prove what’s important. Enjoy Video #2 in my #BecauseMyHealthDependsOnIt series.


I’m starting a movement, a series… in a time when we’re not always “making the time” or prioritizing our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health, we need to shift our mindset to “I’m doing ___ today, even if I’m super busy because my health depends on it.” You brush your teeth because your health depends on it. What else?

You are worthy. Your health on all levels is important.

Want some rock-star support and cheerleading on your journey? I have lots of ways I love supporting people. Learn more at my website here. And click here to learn more about my eight-week supported journeys here–even for the super-busy people!

Ease and Light and Health on your journey,

Erika M. Schreck | Reiki Master | Tarot Reader | Shamanic Practitioner | Spiritual Warrior Advocate™ | Numerologist

Click on the following image to enjoy the first video (only 40 seconds) in this series:


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When Things Go Wrong, Get Strong

Isn’t it super frustrating when things aren’t going your way? Have you ever felt confused by your “bad luck,” even when you feel like you’re doing the right things? Remember that while we can’t control all of our experiences, we can control our responses, or at least first have our “human” reaction (ex. anger, sadness), and decrease our suffering time. How the heck do we do that?!

Put yourself–get yourself–in the best place possible for whatever is next. Strengthen yourself physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally, and you’re going to feel better. And stronger. And ready. 

Enjoy my three-minute video to get inspired and get strong(er): Click here or below on the image.


© 2018 Erika M. Schreck. All rights reserved.

I’d Love to Support You and Your Grief Journey

Grief is often an uncomfortable topic in our discussions with others. Not only is it difficult to lose a loved one, but feeling adequately supported during times of loss can also be challenging and disappointing. 

Are you ready to carry your grief differently? Are you needing some tools for more ease in managing your experience with grief and loss? Whether you’ve lost a loved one who was human or animal, grief is a cumulative experience. so your current pain is often not only a recent or enduring primary loss but also a trigger for previous losses.

Through Thursday, June 28, 2018, I’m offering a significantly special price for this generous eight-week journey of support, exploration, healing and reinvention. Save $225 now; increased pricing as of June 29. Click here.

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Click here to learn more about this offering. Each week of this eight-week program, you will receive an e-mailing with content that introduces a path of easing grief–mindset, practices and approaches that allow you to transform your grief on spiritual and emotional levels. Each week we will also have some type of formal check-in, and we mix it up: phone or video call, e-mail, or in-person or video (Zoom) or phone session, in order to see how you’re doing and to provide feedback, reflection and guidance.

© 2018  Erika M. Schreck  |  All rights reserved.


Four Steps to Heal Past, Body and Self-Esteem | Seven-Part Healing Journey

We’re in a bit of a funkalicious time–the current astrology, change of seasons and other factors seem to be creating an interesting mix of extra sensitivity and emotions-that-need-our-attention. I want to give you a little love and support.

Enjoy this not-quite-four-minutes video to learn more about healing your past, body and self-esteem with four helpful steps:

  1. Let go of whatever is blocking you and causing suffering.
  2. Identify your sacred space and most helpful tools, practices and support for healing.
  3. Reclaim your power.
  4. Maintain your practices and self-care to put yourself in the best place possible to manage any new challenges or old stuff visiting.


This video is part of series added to typical monthly content for my Spiritual Warrior Tribe membership site. I decided to share this seven-part series publicly!

This week I’m providing a FREE Full Moon (Blue Moon!) Ceremony, as well as the other six parts to this Seven-Week Healing Series–brief, helpful videos to offer you some extra love and support at this time. Be sure to subscribe to my channel, so you get all of these goodies.

As long as you’re at my YouTube channel, please Subscribe, so you don’t miss a thing. Here’s my official channel welcome…

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I’d be honored to and would love to support you!

Originally created for Spiritual Warrior Transformation: Seven-Week Healing Journey
March-April 2018 Members-Only Material
Week Three: Four Steps to Heal Past, Body and Self-Esteem
Membership Site for Spiritual Practices and Life Support

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What is a Spiritual Warrior?

What is a Spiritual Warrior? I’ve been using this reference a lot more lately.

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Enjoy the brief video (special surprise appearance by my dog Tobias) and learn more about my Spiritual Warrior offerings at

1. Walking the Spiritual Warrior Paths of Transformation: An Eight-Week Journey |… | lovely mix of tools including the Seven Directions, chakras, shamanic journeying, reiki, meditation, writing-a-new-story | available as group or private experience


2. Spiritual Warrior Tribe | membership site with new material each month and in-between |

I’d love to support you on your journey. 
Erika M. Schreck |

© 2018 Erika M. Schreck. All rights reserved.