Welcome to your new EverAfter

My name is Bethany Ward, and I am a Spiritual Director, Death Care Provider and Evidential Medium. No matter your age or stage of life, I help you live with intention. A New EverAfter is the complete expression of this work.

A New EverAfter believes that true and lasting transformation occurs within the interplay of wisdom and wonder. It is centered on personal development, spiritual exploration, and the search for meaning. A Continuum of Companionship allows me to walk alongside you with each step of your story's unfolding. Here, you are encouraged to engage with the art and practice of one-on-one Spiritual Direction, receive guidance with end-of-life care, reconnect to passed loved ones through evidential mediumship, and to directly experience the numerous benefits of inspired living.

A New EverAfter sees your life journey as a sacred story. I desire to help you enrich, reframe, and celebrate that narrative. No matter how you choose to explore your story, together, we will examine a new type of EverAfter, one that exalts the process and not the destination. This EverAfter is not about a perception of a happy ending but about redefining your present and rediscovering who you indeed are, mindfully, holistically, and practically.


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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

With uncertainty, faith

It seems that everyone intuited something was about to shift. Yet, we were all ill-prepared for how. In the months leading up to the coronavirus pandemic, I companioned persons within Spiritual Direction who felt restless, uneasy and wanting to push foward with change. I noticed this in my own ... VIEW POST

Learning to move with Spirit

A New EverAfter began with the desire to serve the local community as a wellness cooperative dedicated to restoring wholeness and inspiring hearts. My business launched with filled notebooks carefully stacked in my home office, keepers of scribbled ideas, strategies, and objectives. I had so ... 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