Welcome to your new EverAfter

There are times in your life when you might ask: What do I do when my world falls apart? Where can I find peace in the midst of uncertainty? Who can I turn to for guidance?

A New EverAfter understands the feeling of being lost in the woods, disillusioned and wanting more out of life. You have a desire to deepen your life experience but may lack the direction to do so.

Imagine if you could find clear guidance to make sense of your life's journey and have the tools that you need to step off of a circular path and into an illumined life. My name is Bethany Ward and I help you to foster a deeper sense of connection with, and find meaning within, the everyday life.

A New EverAfter believes that you deserve to be contented and fulfilled no matter what you have previously faced. It is centered on the joy of spiritual discovery while providing you with the skills you need to confidently create the next chapter of your life.

This EverAfter is not about a perception of a happy ending but about redefining your present and rediscovering who you truly are: mindfully, holistically, and practically.


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A Worthy Path

I have walked the footbridge at Allardale Park hundreds of times now. At one end, you are in the cool thickness of the tall pines. The other, the sun warms the tall prairie grasses. This abrupt change of landscape experienced by just a few short steps always illuminates how much of life is lived in ... VIEW POST

and then, the bend

Where we now find ourselves, as a society and as individuals, was not anticipated. In the midst of this pandemic, some are experiencing unimaginable struggles, while some, thriving. Whatever our circumstance, we did not expect to be here. We are in the midst of monumental change and we are all ... VIEW POST

Tending the Holy: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Direction

This sermon was delivered to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron by Spiritual Director Bethany Ward in June of 2018 To introduce you to the art and practice of Spiritual Direction--or any concept attempting to capture the human spirit, really--it helps to begin with a story. The story I am ... VIEW POST

Looking for God? Look Lower

This essay by Spiritual Director Bethany Ward was published in Braided Way Magazine: Faces and Voices of Spiritual Practice in October of 2018 I’ve encountered so many people who desperately want to lead spiritually fulfilling lives who have no idea how. People often seek out my work in an attempt ... VIEW POST