Navigating Grief, Loss & Healing with John OnwuchekwaWealth Within Reach

Navigating Grief, Loss & Healing with John Onwuchekwa

TW: This episode discusses topics related to death and grieving.

Today, I am joined a by former pastor and a friend, John Onwuchekwa, to discuss the overlooked signs that you may need further healing from grief and share practical steps you can take today to start processing your emotions.

John and I explore how grief impacts life in often unrecognized ways, from emotional turmoil to routine changes. John also sheds light on the diverse forms of grief and the unique challenges they present. This conversation is about recognizing and navigating grief while discovering the transformative power of purpose and generosity. Tune in to this episode and you'll gain practical tools to process grief and be inspired to rethink wealth and well-being.


  • John’s personal experience of grieving a loved one
  • Grief as a universal human emotion
  • The impact of grief on one’s life
  • Various forms of grief and its challenges
  • The importance of financial planning for grieving families
  • Grief within the black community and its effect on the wealth gap
  • On prioritizing quality of life over material possessions
  • John’s book – We Go On: Finding Purpose in All of Life’s Sorrows
  • The joy of generosity and its difference from the joy of acquisition


“If you drink black [coffee], there are sweetnesses on the back end, but only found if you lean into the bitterness, then you'll be able to notice the subtle sweetness. Grief is the same way.” – John Onwuchekwa

“The best way to process your grief is to write work on the hamstring of patience, cultivating that virtue. And the way you cultivate virtue is through telling stories.” – John Onwuchekwa


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