Phil Mikan hosts
Barbara J Hopkinson on
January 8, 2014 min)

Phil Mikan hosts author, Barbara J Hopkinson, regarding her book “A Butterfly’s Journey… Healing Grief After the Loss of a Child.” her belief in the afterlife and her ongoing relationship
with her older deceased son, Brent.

The discussion includes her background and skepticism, how she came to her current beliefs and some of the sbns she has received from her son – directly to her and through others.  

Barbara founded a local MA chapter of The Compassionate Friends more than ten years ago, to support families after losing a child.  She  then expanded her support with her book and her virtual support program, which she offers on a national level.


Barbara Hopkinson was born in Maine, raised in Massachusetts, and lived several years in New Jersey. A Butterfly’s Journey is her first full-length book, after publishing blogs, articles, and book reviews in the business world. She retired after a successful career in technology sales, including ten years as an IBM executive. One of her passions is travel, having visited more than 40 countries so far. She is a multiple bereaved parent, which inspired her to write about her journey to help others. She founded and continues to lead a local chapter of The Compassionate Friends, an international organization whose mission is to support family after the loss of a child. Barbara has a happy family life with her second husband, James Hopkinson, her remaining son Brad and three adult stepchildren Melanie, Matthew, and Christopher.

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Contact Barbara for a FREE 30-minute “Return-to-Life” Conversation to accelerate healing:
email: [email protected]    or   call 617-410-6309

or Order the book “A Butterfly’s Journey… Healing Grief After the Loss of a Child”



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