Heather Stang is a thanatologist and author of “Mindfulness & Grief: With Guided Meditations to Calm Your Mind & Restore Your Spirit,” developed from her eight-week course, which uses mindfulness meditation, yoga and journaling to help people who are grieving cope with loss, manage stress and cultivate post-traumatic growth.
Heather discovered yoga and mindfulness while she was the CEO of a web development company and diagnosed with a stress-related illness. These contemplative practices inspired her to live a life in service to others, and she became a suicide/crisis hotline call specialist in honor of her uncle who died by suicide when Heather was a child. Heather has led workshops for organizations including TAPS, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the Association of Death Education and Counseling. She is the founder of the Frederick Meditation Center in Maryland where she has a private practice and offers guided meditations.