Episode 128: Laura Formentini — How a Random Act of Kindness Saved Her Life Following Her Son’s Suicide

by | Jan 11, 2022 | Interviews with Leaders, Popular | 0 comments

“I learned that recovery from this trauma of my son’s suicide began the minute I received a random act of kindness from the stranger.”

—Laura Formentini

Laura Formentini is a San Francisco-based author, nonprofit photographer, and activist who has worked with countless NGOs from around the world and with seemingly ordinary people who have accomplished the extraordinary.

In the summer of 2019, Laura’s life hit a turning point when her son died by suicide. She now shares her story on how a random act of kindness from a complete stranger has helped her to heal and how she is paying the stranger’s kindness forward with her book.

Connect with Laura
LauraFormentini.com
@AuthorLauraFormentini on Instagram

Timestamps
00:02:04 Welcome, Laura!
00:10:52 Traveling with a Purpose
00:18:18 A True Act of Kindness
00:28:11 Practicing Service Toward Others
00:33:16 “Twentyone Olive Trees”
00:42:23 An Endorsement from Deepak Chopra
00:45:50 Lessons in Resilience
00:50:06 The Thrill of Archeology
00:52:39 Resources Laura is Looking For
00:54:23 Laura’s Life-Changing Book
00:55:27 Laura’s Call to Action
00:56:16 Connect with Laura
00:57:01 Thank You, Laura!

Laura’s Life-Changing Book
“The Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer

Books Mentioned
“Twentyone Olive Trees” by Laura Formentini

Additional Resources
Malawi, Africa
Ethiopia: Countryside, farming & rural life
Transcendental Meditation
The Five Stages of Grief: An Examination of the Kubler-Ross Model
Deepak Chopra
The Marianne Williamson Podcast | Episode 28: Deepak Chopra – Love in Action
Merciful Redeemer Children’s Home
Emperor Nerva
Kiva
Plan International

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