Sierra Boggess sits down for a conversation with Rita Berglund around the Light Lesson of SURRENDER.
Sierra Boggess sits down with Brad Berglund for a conversation around the Light Lesson of INTEGRITY and how we can integrate broken pieces into beautiful mosaics.
The Transformative Journey of Pilgrimage with Brad & Rita Berglund

by  on May 12, 2023



My story

A significant part of my life experience began in 1989 when our family faced the diagnosis of our four-year old son, Brandon, with malignant brain cancer. Through the years of his struggle we were touched by many amazing individuals who taught us the reality of love, suffering and non-judgmental compassion. A part of the journey was shared with Katy Tartakoff and The Children’s Legacy which resulted in the publication of “An Alphabet about Kids with Cancer.” In 2018, parts of my story were shared in a very short digital story that I created with friends, Pip Hardy and Tony Sumner in Cambridge, Great Britain. They run a wonderful website called “Patient Voices”. The digital story is 7 minutes long. To view, click here.
The Gift of Hopelessness

I was interviewed in 2020 by Marlena Fiol in her podcast series. To hear this hour long interview, click here.
Finding the Courage to Embrace Life After a Son’s Death

In addition, our experiences led my husband Brad and me to begin leading retreats and pilgrimages. Would you like to know more about Pilgrimage? Go to:

Training and Qualifications

I received my MA in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University in 2003 and am a licensed Psychotherapist with the State of Colorado. My license number is #5063. I served as adjunct faculty in the Graduate Programs at Naropa University, at Iliff School of Theology and The Benet Hill Spiritual Formation Program. In addition to being a certified Gestalt practitioner, I am trained as a Prepare/Enrich counselor through Life Innovations which focuses on couples counseling.

"You can grow strong on your own. You can even prevail on your own. But you cannot become human on your own."

– Frederick Bruechner