Erica McKenzie

Erica McKenzie – A Biography



Ridiculed as a pre-teen for her appearance, Erica turned to bulimia and diet pills as a means to fit in with the other girls. All she wanted was to be liked and accepted by her classmates. College was worse and she turned to the Class IV narcotic, Phentermine. While the pills gave her the endurance to be everything to everyone, Erica barely slept or ate. She kept her diet pill secret from her family, but the drug took its toll on her health. Her nine year addiction was killing her. Her heart palpitations and difficulty breathing ended one day in the middle of a conversation when she collapsed to the floor unconscious.

Erica McKenzie, BSN, RN,  is an active member of the National League for Nursing, American Nurses Association, the National Hospice and Palliative Organization and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, a global not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process through education on biomedical sciences, breaking technologies, and anti-aging issues.  She is an NDE and Orb phenomenon experiencer.  Following her NDE in 2002, she has dedicated her life to researching in the areas of NDE  and Orb phenomenon, medical health and wellness, advocacy for the patients who had a Near-death experience, sharing the NDE experience with terminal patients and offer NDE information to grief and bereavement policies and practices in hopes to improve quality of advocacy for individuals, families, and communities during the many phases of life’s journey.  She has been involved in hospice where she had the opportunity to share her NDE with her patients and began to grow an ADC relationship with many of them.  She has the gift of seeing, hearing and feeling spirit and is able to receive messages for others to help people embrace their uniqueness and aid in their healing.  She has spent the past eleven years dedicated to delivering those messages.

 See Erica’s NDE account here.

Erica has created a web site dedicated dedicated to sharing the knowledge she gained from her NDE.  She created a short video, “Lessons from Heaven” (see link below), with Producer/director Peter Shockey and Virginia Hummel.  This story will eventually be more complete, and will be paralleled by other NDE stories and commentaries from researchers that resembles the format of Shockey’s previous classic film, “Life After Life,” which he created with Dr. Raymond Moody.  To view this video click on the link below or view it on her web site.  She is currently working on her book about her NDE.

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