Episode 18

18. Turning Grief into Purpose with Teacher turned Author, Kera Sanchez

Published on: 8th August, 2023

On this week's episode of Confidence Counsel, we sit down with Kera Sanchez, author of Legacy Letters, Leave Love for Those Who Remain, who shares the story of how the gut-wrenching sudden death of her mom sparked an idea and a new found purpose to help others going through the same thing.

  • 01:30 Intro and overview of the episode
  • 5:35 Kera introduces herself
  • 08:20 Kera describes the premise behind Legacy Letters
  • 11:00 Thoughts on life and purpose after loss
  • 14:10 The crazy story about Kera's mom's death
  • 26:30 Kera's grief analogy
  • 28:45 The inspiration and purpose starts flowing
  • 31:30 Examples of prompts in the book
  • 34:30 The significance of legacy
  • 36:30 The motivation behind Kera's griefy instagram account
  • 41:30 Signs from loved ones
  • 45:40 The advice Kera would give to her past self

Kera's Bio

Kera is a mom of two, and a high school teacher turned griefy content and resource creator after the unexpected death of her mom. Since her mom’s passing, she quickly realized the importance of leaving behind a piece of your heart and created Legacy Letters guided journal so users can leave behind love, advice and support to their loved ones. She also creates content on instagram to inspire grievers to be open and honest about their grief, and shares dark humor around the process of living day to day with grief. 

Connect with Kera:

Purchase a copy of Legacy Letters on Amazon (affiliate link)

Website www.legacylettersjournal.com

IG: @Legacylettersjournal

Email legacylettersjournal@gmail.com

Connect with Monica

IG: @confidence.counsel

Email: monica@confidencecounsel.com

Website: Coming Soon!

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Confidence Counsel
Embrace your most authentic self and take bold action toward your dream life!
This show is designed for ambitious women, who despite having a great life, just KNOW that they’re destined for more. Whether you aren’t sure what that next level is- or you have an idea, but the vision feels out of reach- this podcast is for you!

Each week Monica Burkoth, a successful trial lawyer, mom, life coach and wife, will lead honest and inspiring conversations with experts, entrepreneurs, authors and spiritual teachers on topics such as personal development, career, mindfulness, spirituality, health, family, and more. This show will provide you with actionable steps to help you feel more confident, motivated and inspired to embrace your authentic self, get out of your comfort zone, and take bold action toward your dream life.

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Monica Burkoth

Monica Burkoth is a successful trial attorney who lives in Chicago with her husband and two children. For the past ten years, Monica has dedicated her professional career to the law. For years, she has been been recognized by multiple publications as an "Emerging Lawyer" , "Rising Star" and "One to Watch". In 2022, Monica was named one of the top forty attorneys under the age of 40, a very prestigious recognition among the legal community.

After becoming a mom in 2020, Monica became inspired to find a way to channel her career success into life success. In addition to working full-time as a trial lawyer and being a mom of a 2 and 1 year old, Monica founded this podcast as a way to connect, inspire and motivate other women to live their best lives. This podcast combines Monica's passions for storytelling, self development, modern spirituality and female empowerment.