"...Rachel is [young] and cool. And she talks about grief, and dying and death. And this is the first incredible thing about her work. Those themes are kept like secrets in societal conversations. Let alone among young and cool people. But she does it. And she does it in such a competent, compassionate, confident, assertive way.
But the other incredible thing is how she mixes that competence, that integrated knowledge, with lightness, with humor. A type of humor that is always respectful and compassionate. She has all of my endorsement and support. This woman is a star. A shining star."
- Hiroko Demichelis, Trauma Expert, Positive Psychology Master & Co-founder @ Moment Meditation
"The raw power channeled by Rachel and evoked through her work is as stunning as it is rare. Truly she was called to guide others not simply through grief -- but to make and hold space for, to discover and to process, to recognize and accept, to release and to heal -- all by, for, and with grief and loss. Despite believing I was prepared, her workshop caught me completely off-guard in the best way, simultaneously filling me up and emptying me out.
Every human deserves what Rachel has to offer this world, what she has to offer you. She is a masterful guide trailblazing the human spirit in a cultural territory that, clearly, demands to be reclaimed and embraced for us to truly and completely live. Rachel will show you how to find the thing inside you that you were taught to bury."
- Ashley Thompson, Civil Engineer Officer @ United States Air Force, Certified Sexual Assault Advocate + Crisis Responder, and Harvard Graduate
"Rachel came into my life when my mom only had a few more weeks to live. Since then, Rachel has become one of my rocks when my grief is triggered by a new 'oh-right-my-mom-isn’t-here' experience and becomes overwhelming. Rachel just gets it.
I am now part of her Grief Support Group, and recently finished up her From Grief to Grace retreat. I cannot say enough good things about the retreat and how Rachel approached the weekend...After the retreat, I felt like I had taken a step forward which seemed impossible previously. Rachel gave us real tools and exercises to use whenever we are in that overwhelming moment of 'stuckness'. I would strongly encourage anyone who is feeling stuck, confused, or aimless after a loved one’s death to work with her."
Mia Pears, Urban Planner
"I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Rachel. Her capacity to create space for others allows for the nuances and complexities of loss to be explored in ways that I could not have anticipated. She holds up a proverbial mirror that allows her participants to see themselves in each other, while still honouring the individual experience. She acts as a guide through the process of mapping one's grief.
Rachel is also really fucking funny which only serves to add more humanity to this intimate practice. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
- Genevieve Hume, Harvard Graduate + Co-Founder @ Loaded Bow and Hume Atelier
"I was going through a breakup and was experiencing the most intense grief of my life. Not knowing how to navigate through certain emotions and feelings [was] leading [to] me making some 'not so great' decisions. Rachel is an amazing listener, and gave me the space to clear my head. And after all the blubbering was said and done, Rachel carefully helped me navigate through some tough emotional walls and help me visually re-organize my feelings in a constructive way.
I felt a serious sense of relief after just one session with Rachel, and came out of it with some great practices to work on. I would definitely recommend Rachel to anyone in need of some clarity on the grieving process, and really anything :) "
- Keighty Gallagher, Founder @ Tight Club Athletics
"Rachel's work in this space is extremely inspiring and I've personally found it incredibly helpful. I've been a diligent follower of loss&found from it's inception and the articles and videos have been of great assistance to me on a wide range of issues related to grief and loss. Rachel approaches this difficult space with a super sharp, intelligent and modern approach that is grounded in spirituality and compassion - I am so thankful that Rachel is doing this work, it's truly a very important niche that needs filling. Get it girl!"
- Daniel Gelfer, Strategy @ Google Hong Kong
"I'm always on the hunt for the most powerful voices in town, who can tell a story from the gut and keep a room in the palm of their hand...Rachel came recommended by a number of contacts, namely for her work in the grief space and her dynamic personality. At the event Rachel quieted a full venue of 20 - 40 something city-dwellers, people leaned into the stage to hear her next word as she shared her powerful story of losing her mother, and bringing in larger themes of her work. Multiple people came up to me after the event asking how to connect with her and her work, everyone in the room could feel her radical openness, understanding of story and real desire to impact community. I'm on the edge of my seat to see what she is up to next."
- Lizzy Karp, Co-Founder @ RainCity Chronicles + Record Club, and Marketing Communications Manager @ TELUS