Embracing Perspectives and a Sad Announcement

Jun 06, 2023 5:16 pm


Hello ,

I hope this email finds you well. Today, I want to reflect on the importance of perspectives and share a bittersweet announcement with you.

Life is a journey that continuously challenges us to embrace different perspectives. It is through these diverse viewpoints that we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us. We learn, grow, and evolve as we open our hearts and minds to new experiences and alternative ways of thinking.

However, amidst the ebb and flow of life, there are moments that shake us to our core. It is with a heavy heart that I must share the sad news that Shelley's beloved husband, Kevin, passed away this weekend. The loss of someone dear brings a profound sense of grief and sorrow, reminding us of the fragility and fleeting nature of life.

In this difficult time, we recognize the importance of coming together as a community to offer support, love, and understanding. Shelley is a strong and resilient person, but the grieving process will undoubtedly be challenging for her.

Your kindness and compassion during this time would mean the world to her.

As we navigate this chapter of profound loss, let us also hold on to the lessons we have learned about embracing new perspectives. Life's challenges remind us of the need to cherish the present moment, appreciate our loved ones, and extend empathy to those around us.

I kindly request that you keep Shelley and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this period of grieving. Your support, whether through kind words or gestures, will undoubtedly provide comfort during this difficult time.

Please feel free to reach out to Shelley by replying to this email if you would like to offer your condolences or support. Your presence in her life, even from a distance, can be a source of solace and strength.

Thank you for your understanding and compassion. Let us continue to support and uplift one another as we navigate the highs and lows of life's journey.


Kevin was 61 years old. He was known for fighting for the rights of the men and women he worked with at Southwest Airlines. He was generous, supportive, and loving, and he will be deeply missed.

Embracing New Perspectives: A Gateway to Personal Growth and Empathy

by Shelley Carney

My daughter and niece, Alicia and Daniela, sit in the living room with me and ask questions about their fathers, who are brothers, and what they were like in high school.

Then we get into a deeper subject.

“How do you deal with dying and death?”

Their father/uncle, my husband, is dying of cancer and it is a difficult time for our family.

I know we are energetic beings, and energy never goes away, it only transforms. That’s science. So I believe the energetic being will leave the body and go back to the dimension where we came from before we were born.

Most human beings cannot perceive this other dimension, like the way we cannot see the entire spectrum of light waves or hear the entire spectrum of sound waves.

We also have to examine our perspective of death. 

During our lives, we have a family member or friend who is contributing to and supporting us. 

When they pass on, there is an empty space and we have to take up the slack ourselves or find others to take on the role they filled.

There is also a lot of paperwork and unplanned expenses involved.

That means we are feeling negative emotions about their passing, such as frustration, sadness, or fear.

Obviously, it is the living people left behind who form the social norms of what is good or bad. 

To us, life is good, and death is bad.

But it’s not about me. This is his journey.

Removing myself from the equation, I assume it must be better to pass on than to remain here on Earth suffering in pain.

In the end, we get to choose how we view death and dying. We can focus on the empty space or we can focus on the person’s transition to a better place and be happy for them.

When we marry, we promise to stay together until death. Because we know everybody will die. We just don’t like to think about the reality of being left behind.

I like to think that my husband is going on a trip. This is my opportunity to help him get ready for the trip while I prepare myself for his absence. 

It requires opening my mind to a new perspective.

In a world that is constantly evolving, it is essential to cultivate an open mind and embrace new perspectives. 

Open-mindedness is the willingness to consider alternative viewpoints and be receptive to diverse experiences and ideas. By being open to new perspectives, we not only enrich our own lives but also foster empathy, understanding, and personal growth.

In last week’s episode, we explored the significance of being open-minded and how it can positively impact our lives.

Click here to read the rest of Shelley's informative article on our blog.

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4 pm MST, Wednesday, June 7, 2023. Garage Prospecting with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis. Premier.


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4 pm MST, Thursday, June 8, 2023. Our Story Your Story with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis. Premier.


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On this episode of Our Story Your Story, Shelley Carney takes a look at one of the shorter chapters in the 'A Gypsy's Kiss' treasure hunt adventure, explaining that even a smaller chapter can hold valuable lessons. 

She's joined by Toby Younis, who discusses the importance of good sportsmanship and shares his own experiences with playing and coaching sports. They offer advice on seeking guidance from mentors and the importance of changing perspectives when necessary.

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