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Morning the loss of Debbie Ford

Monday, February 18, 2013

I am so sad to announce the passing of my dear Debbie Ford. I have learned SO MUCH from this angel. She has changed my life. I am so sad but glad her suffering has ended. She fought her cancer for several years. I LOVE YOU DEBBIE!!!


This is from her sister and website:

Debbie Ford - Defying Gravity

Dear Friends,

My beautiful, brilliant and very brave sister Debbie made her transition last night into the waiting arms of her ancestors and guardian angels.

She told Brian and me that she was tired and ready to go. She had accomplished her mission, even though she would have liked more time with her son Beau, her family, her devoted Julie, her gazillion friends and many beloved co-workers and community members.

Debbie wasn’t just my little sister. She was my friend, teacher, biggest supporter, and sometimes unmanageable client. (She was always stubborn which served her well these past two and half years when she defied the odds of cancer. I'll never forget the day one doctor told her in September 2010 to get her affairs in order because she was ready for hospice. She told him to F-off, that there was no way she was dying.)

If I had to choose just one word to describe her I would say that first and foremost Debbie was a seeker.

In her teens and twenties she was seeking excitement, parties, wild adventure and of course shopping.

In her thirties she began seeking to understand the mind, body, spirit connection in order to heal herself of addiction.

She was simultaneously committed to discovering her own spirituality while gaining a college degree in transpersonal psychology as she sought more and more understanding of herself, the divine, and the world. Debbie also earned two honorary doctorate degrees for her contributions to the field.

From her forties and beyond, she devoted herself to teaching and sharing her own powerful process of healing while always seeking new, deeper paths to wholeness.

Debbie innovated groundbreaking work around the human shadow and grew into her role as a teacher, sharing her insightful shadow work through her many books, lectures, workshops, coaching programs, TV and radio shows, and even a movie -- helping hundreds of thousands around the world transform their pain into “their best life.” Debbie helped so many people go beyond their limited perspective of themselves and reconnect to the love, joy, and peace of their true selves.

Her legacy and work will live on through the programs she developed and through her loving and devoted staff at The Ford Institute for Transformational Training.

Debbie was also a giver. Her generosity is legendary and one of her proudest accomplishments was assisting Beau with his Bar Mitzvah project to build a school in rural Uganda. Through her Collective Heart Foundation in partnership with the Just Like My Child Foundation, several important programs to help women and children are now thriving including a Girl Power project. You can support this by visiting

If you would like to post your memories and stories about Debbie, prayers for Debbie, or messages for the family, you can do so later today at



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SILVERANGEL6 2/19/2013 7:39PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Debbie....

Hugs to you Jetta....

Peace, love & Oneness
Sylv xx

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MARTY728 2/19/2013 10:37AM


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ASILLA 2/19/2013 4:14AM

    Thoughts and prayers with you and the rest of her family and friends. She's a beautiful soul.


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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 2/19/2013 1:24AM

    I remembering seeing her on Super Soul Sunday with Oprah and thought what a wonderful amazing human being. She was a great thinker and teacher, she will be missed. I'm so sorry for the loss of your amazing friend.

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JIBBIE49 2/19/2013 12:44AM

    I've never heard of her before, but sorry for her loss. emoticon When my son, Nathan was having his four round of chemotherapy four years ago when he had Testicular Cancer, they wanted to put him in one of the private rooms and he told the doctor " you go in there when you are dying, and I'm not going in there." His last Cat Scan was "clear" so we are happy that he remains healthy, but cancer is a terrible illness.

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ANATASHIKI 2/19/2013 12:17AM

    sorry for your temporary loss emoticon

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ITSALWAYSABTME 2/18/2013 10:36PM

    I am so sorry for your loss

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KELLIEBEAN 2/18/2013 9:36PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. That was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman. Thank you for sharing!

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KEKEIKO 2/18/2013 8:57PM

    emoticon Sorry for the loss of your friend. emoticon

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IYA_EKUNDAYO 2/18/2013 8:07PM

    I am so sorry for your loss.


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MYRTLE811 2/18/2013 8:02PM

  God Bless you and I was so moved by your giving such a personal account of your sister and your friend. I feel much the same way about my sisters; they are there for you always. She and you are both remarkable women. My deepest sympathy to you as I can tell how much you will miss her; she has gone on to a greater reward and will probably continue to help others just as she did on this earth.

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