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Breeshia Wade

Author, Buddhist end-of-life caregiver, and grief expert.



Our world needs to acknowledge and attend to Elemental Grief™.

When people think of the term “grief,” they think of past, concrete loss. But there’s a more pervasive form of grief called Elemental Grief™,  an innate, intangible form of grief that doesn’t stem from a past or concrete loss, but is tied to a subconscious awareness of inevitable future loss, or impermanence, which results in a form of grief recognized as “fear of loss”

Grief doesn’t require a precipitating event, just a subtle awareness of the present moment and how that might impact the future. It is connected to moments that have already passed, like a fight with our best friend, and to moments to come, like knowing we will lose someone close to us one day. Grief is knowing that we, too, will die. We  experience it at the height of our careers, within stable and healthy families, and while we’re in love because we are subconsciously aware of the reality of impermanence.

Grief is bigger than what’s already happened to us – it is connected to our fears, what we love, and who we aspire to become. It impacts our relationship with ourselves and one another, and our social location determines the amount of harm we inflict against others based on our inherent relationship to grief.

I’ve spent years guiding people through the transitions of birth and death, and today, it’s my honor and my calling to help people build lives rich in meaning and authenticity as they navigate their unique path to spiritual-being being.

Breeshia Wade

Kind words

Stephen Murphy

“Her talk at Stanford was uniquely rich and captivating and just what our community of artists, healers, and activists were seeking. As a speaker, she integrates her deep personal experience with broad academic and clinical education and training. I was so impressed that I asked her to co-facilitate a workshop with me on mindfulness and compassion. Breeshia is a leader who offers much needed insight into how our long-term relationships with grief offer powerful lessons about love and intimacy. “

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
Stanford University Lecturer, Health and Human Performance, School of Medicine Founder, Heartfulness Lab


“I attended Breeshia’s workshop at UC Berkeley and was so inspired. I appreciated her wisdom. As a fellow millennial and meditation practitioner, I understand it can feel isolating at times as we navigate through this journey called life. It got my brain thinking a lot. My heart beamed with joy. Thanks for re-lighting a candle in my journey.”

– Dr. Alisa
Founder of Calm Corner

Mike P

“The course articulately deconstructed power dynamics existing in different kinds of relationships. It also did a great job of succinctly but meaningfully outlining popular misconceptions of power and agency in a way that allowed me to reflect on my own personal and work relationships. I haven’t previously thought about powerlessness and helplessness as distinctively different concepts so putting clear vocabulary behind them helped me articulate thoughts that I previously struggled to process. I left the course with a greater sense of self-awareness and improved ability to reflect on my own experiences and relationships.”

Mike P
Facebook Employee