Maureen Herrera

Grief Coach

Helping you to recover your full potential

Wellness begins here.

You’ve found a place of transformation and healing…
from the inside out!

My Story

Hello, my name is Maureen Herrera, the founder of Soul Works and digging into the gritty world of the emotional and physical effects of loss. It is my life’s purpose and work. But it’s more than that; it’s my ministry; it’s my passion.


Someone once said, “We rise by lifting others.” As a certified grief and health coach, helping others heal from the inside out is my own continued grief recovery.

So here’s my story. In 1992 a drunk driver tragically killed my husband and two young sons. In an instant, I was left behind with a shattered heart, broken spirit and no clue as to my purpose and reason to live.

I loved my life and who wouldn’t – I was married to my high school sweetheart who embodied humility like no other. The beauty of his soul was apparent to everyone, heck … his mother used to say, “He was born smiling.” She was biased but, I like to believe he really did transcend human milestones.

Then there were my boys … To say that I loved being a mother is an understatement – those two young men were my superheroes in the making – each one developing their own unique and marvelous contribution to the world. Yes, they were messy, smelly, loud; but, also rife with incredible beauty and potential.

Grief Support Groups help people like this lady, who has her hand on a rainy window.With the family and friends long gone, when reality moved in, it was a living hell.

My first swing at acceptance hit like a sledgehammer. While sick with bronchitis, the only thing I craved was Albert’s compassion and solace through his presence and a simple cup of warm tea. That craving opened my eyes wide – ‘til death do us part happened, but more importantly, whether in sickness or health, I had no one looking after me. I needed to brew the tea. I was responsible for the whole enchilada of me including taking out every single bag of trash, bravely plunging into the deep end of my cesspool of grief and learning how to swim in the disgusting, scary mess.

So, here I am today ….

Needless to say, I know a thing or two about the process of moving from “Loss to Life.” It’s not easy, but it is achievable. Back then; the idea of today, being a person that can honestly own a sense of wholeness and vitality was hysterically laughable.


Are you ready for change and transformation?

  • Expand your mind.
  • Nurture your heart.
  • Develop your body.
  • Cultivate your soul.

– Matshona Dhliwayo

This ‘loss to life’ freebie helps you to take a look at where you are in your loss and what you need to focus on moving forward.