Loretta Brown welcomes Joe McQuillen to her program, Thursday, December 9th at 8 a.m. (repeats Monday at 6 a.m.).
Learn about Joe’s most recent book, We’re Not Done Yet Pop, by tuning into the interesting edition of The Original Loretta Brown Show.
Joe and his wife Sally have experienced the devastating loss of their son, Christopher. In this follow-up book, Joe continues to share his journey, a father-and-son tale, while simultaneously finding in-roads to connection and thriving on this ability to visit with his son on the other side at various ‘thin places.’ With Chris at his side, Joe takes us from his beloved son’s gravesite to his bedroom (now Joe’s office) in Winnetka, Illinois to the Florida Gulf beaches at night where Joe has found hope and affirmation of his son’s everlasting love through shared dialogues, to In Balance Ranch Academy in Arizona, where Chris was a shining star and a leader for troubled youth, and where he also found healing and the love of an American paint horse. Through their travels and visits to thin places, we learn about both men. Navigating the roads in his Jeep with a cigar, his trusty yellow lab, a Buffalo Bills folding chair in back, and a love of music and audio books which alternately pour from the speakers, Joe is the quintessential, hard-working guy’s-guy who loves golf and a good steak, who sometimes makes “an Irish exit,” and who also happens to have a heart bigger than life itself. Their story speaks directly to you, providing courage, strength, hope, and connectivity—all delivered with a healthy dose of McQuillen humor. The words within provide comfort and solace for all of us, reminding us life is precious, and that although we may go around only once, we can continue to find connection from both sides of the veil.
We’re Not Done Yet, Pop, is fresh follow-up to his first book, My Search for Christopher on the Other Side, Joe McQuillen continues to share his difficult journey in this father-and-son tale, We’re Not Done Yet, Pop: My Lessons from the Other Side, while simultaneously finding in-roads to connection and thriving on this ability to visit with his son on the other side at various ‘thin places.’
With Chris at his side, Joe takes us from his beloved son’s gravesite where a trusted friend might sometimes leave an empty Landshark bottle to his bedroom (now Joe’s office) in Winnetka, Illinois, to the Florida Gulf beaches at night where Joe has found hope and affirmation of his son’s everlasting love through shared dialogues, to In Balance Ranch Academy in Arizona, where Chris was a shining star and a leader for troubled youth, and where he also found healing and the love of an American paint horse.
Through their travels and visits to thin places, we learn about both Joe and his son. We learn that Christopher struggled while at a military school for a year, and that Joe recognized this and pulled him out. We learn that Joe is a devoted member of AA and that his son’s struggles (and the awareness that he suffered) continue to pain him, even from the other side, but these struggles also continue to teach him how to be a better man and a better dad.
Joe McQuillen, married and father of three children, one on the other side. Joe is the youngest of 10 children from an Irish-Catholic family. Although Joe has had two successful careers, he is at heart a blue-collar kid from Buffalo, NY. Starting as a salesman, he spent 25 years in the automobile business and worked his way up to executive manager and partner in a number of successful Chicago dealerships. After selling out in 2009, Joe began a second successful career as a mortgage broker.
Joe McQuillen, is many years sober and a member of AA, a fact that has, in his words, “helped me to get close to God and to carry me through the dark times after my boy’s crossing.” His journey has led him both to speak to teens with addiction & parents who have lost children and write this book. Joe is determined to turn his heartbreak into a narrative that will bring comfort and hope to all that hear his message.
Loretta Brown, owner of Reiki Oasis, has been practicing and teaching Reiki Energy Medicine, sound healing, intuitive Guidance, past life regression, meditation and psychic development since 1995. Born as a sensitive, Loretta always felt at home among the concepts of angels, spirits, fairies, energies, vibration, sound, music, devas, goddesses and God. However, it took years for her to understand not everyone had these gifts, and to figure out how to use them to help others navigate their lives in a more positive way. Now, she is dedicated to helping everyone discover their own gifts, resonate from the very center of their Being and live the joy-filled life they were meant to live. Loretta has traveled the world extensively, teaching and performing internationally, has studied with great spiritual teachers, and has spent years chanting, searching for truths, visiting sacred sites and learning the great mysteries. Her joy is sharing as a Teacher, Channel and Healer so you can renew, refresh, and re-member who you really are and why you are on the planet at this time. Loretta also offers Crystal Bowl Healing Concerts, Loretta offers in person one-on-one sessions, as well as workshops, skype and phone sessions. Find out more about her at www.reikioasis.com.