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Linda Schreyer Interviews Elaine Mansfield

Linda Schreyer Interviews Elaine Mansfield



Tears and Tequila Author, Linda Schreyer, talks with Elaine Mansfield about the many things they have in common- grief, living in the country, spiritual paths, the power of ritual after the death of a loved one, and more.

Elaine Mansfield is an author and hospice bereavement workshop leader. Her memoir, Leaning Into Love: A Spiritual Journey Through Grief, captures the heart–from the extraordinary closeness of Elaine’s marriage to how she and her husband Vic transform their struggle with cancer and despair into a conscious relationship with mortality. After Vic’s death, Elaine leans into her ongoing love as grief leads her through emotional and spiritual depths on a journey into her new life.

Elaine writes with an intimate connection to nature and a spiritual perspective that reflects over forty years as a student of philosophy, Jungian psychology, mythology, and meditation. She and her husband, Vic, became students of the Dalai Lama on his first US visit in 1979. Six weeks before his death, Vic taught with the Dalai Lama in a science and religion colloquium. Elaine lives on 71 acres of woods, fields, and sunset views bordering the Finger Lakes National Forest in upstate New York where she moved with her family in 1972.

For more information on Elaine, please visit her website:

1 thought on “Linda Schreyer Interviews Elaine Mansfield”

  1. Dear Linda,
    I just listened to our interview for the first time. I loved our enthusiastic meeting of hearts and minds and our shared interests in spirituality from a broad perspective. Thank you so much for inviting me to speak with you and talk about grief, ritual, and healing. I look forward to meeting you in LA some day.
    With gratitude, Elaine


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