An Interactive Community Platform Encouraging
the Transformation from Grief to Purpose

Grief is part of the human condition.

The empty place, the unbalanced disbelief, the questions about the meaning of life. And we grieve and experience the human pain.

Transforming grief into purpose is focusing on a way to feel full and find meaning in life instead of feeling deprived by loss.

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What we're offering

Compelling Content and Resources

We’ve done the hard work for you and have assembled a curated collection of lessons, stories, activities, and guides. Not only are we bringing you our unique voices and lessons learned, we’re integrating teachings from thought-leaders like the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Joe Dispenza, and Eckhart Tolle. You get easy access to these insights as well as “deep dive” opportunities to connect you personally to the content.

Become part of

A Supportive, Community Group

Stardust's Spiritual Alchemy community is a diverse, non-judgemental, and eclectic group. As a member, you’ll have the opportunity to build relationships and to nurture a sense of belonging. And, by having members-only access, you'll be able to use our closed Facebook group to its fullest potential: by initiating a safe and helpful forum for discussion and sharing stories and advice for others on the journey.

Our Four Themes

These concepts convey our approach in finding peace, happiness, and determination after grief. They represent the four weeks in every month.

Mindfulness & Metacognition

Metacognition (“thinking about your thinking”) when combined with mindfulness is about catching yourself in the midst of a thought and stopping to realize what’s going on.

Perception & Impermanence

Your perceptions filter your relationship to the world around you. If you turn our attention to the natural environment, you’ll realize that the only thing constant in nature is change.

Intention & Fulfillment

Intention is the starting point of every dream and fulfills all of your desires, whether for money, relationships, spiritual awakening, or love. Within every intention is the mechanism for its fulfillment.

Gratitude & Positivity

The emotional charge of gratitude is inherently positive and can bring about change in your emotional response to situations, in your personality, and in your world outlook!

A Trusted Leader

Laura Jean Palmer-Moloney

As a high school teacher, an academic professor (with two PhDs), a senior level research scientist who deployed with the Marines, and a systems-scientist consulting on water-food-energy challenges, I have held numerous leadership roles. Seeing myself more as a considerate and empathetic mentor than an all-knowing “sage on stage,” I’m at my best when helping others discover solutions to problems that have no clear answers. Having been a student of mind/body spirituality for more than 30 years, I also enjoy networking and bringing people together to find common ground. I see relationship building and effective communication as critical to the success of any endeavor.
I am the Executive Director and Board President of The Stardust-Startup Factory. With Camille and my husband Jim as co-creators, we moved unbelievable shock and sadness to purpose.
And I am determined to make a difference.

A Compassionate Guide

Camille Babington

I am an entrepreneur, undergraduate Geography student, and traveller. My experiences and surroundings never cease to inspire the empathy and open-mindedness that I bring into any work that I do. My developmental teenage years exposed me to several traumatic events that completely disintegrated and then redefined my mentality, perceptions, values, and goals. The realization that I, not my circumstances, affected my achievements brought me to become a resilient adult. I believe that love and purpose define the meaning of life and that grief, when handled well, can become a strong channel for that. I know that my young voice is an asset to this community because it brings insight and creativity from a different perspective.
I am the Executive Assistant, Marketing and Communications Officer, and Advisory Board Chair of The Stardust-Startup Factory. Co-founding and managing this non-profit organization remains the deepest connection to my grief to purpose journey. By helping others we can help ourselves.
Gina FaragoAuthor of The Yearning Tree: A Children’s Bereavement Resource

“After a series of significant losses in my family, I began a journey of learning about grief. I became a student on the subject, and then made it my personal ministry to reach out to others, because support and a compassionate ear are so important to the bereaved. Spiritual Alchemy provides that community—of people with shared experiences from all walks of life, encouraging one another and providing what we desperately seek for our futures . . . hope.”

Demi GarnerHealth and Wellness Guide, Yoga Wisdom & Wellness

“You are an inspiration and I so look forward to sharing this journey with you!”

Edward CopeDirector of Global Mission Support, Thermopylae Sciences + Technology

“You inspire others through relentless determination to be a difference maker in an uncaring world.”

Jerry FabyanicAuthor, Columnist, Radio Show Host

“I am blessed and honored to be part of Stardust’s Spiritual Alchemy community.”

The Invitation 5:47

In this first video, Jean outlines a few of the many ways in which grief can be brought about in our lives. She introduces the theme of ‘grief to purpose’ as a mechanism for rediscovery and self-healing.

My Story 3:57

Here, Jean recalls the events leading to the founding of The Stardust-Startup Factory, including her son’s death, her (and her loved ones’) immediate response, and what happened next.

The Transformation 5:27

This video explains the four stages of the ‘grief to purpose’ journey, using four simple metaphors. Which one do you most relate to, right now?

How It Works 6:13

The final video describes the four reasons you should purchase a membership, our weekly themes, some general guidelines, benefits you’ll receive as a member, and how to get started.

Affordable Pricing

100% of the cost of the membership goes to support The Stardust-Startup Factory’s micro-grant program and is recorded as a tax-deductible donation.

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Are you ready to transform?

The membership is open and ready to accept those who have emerged from the fog of grief and are genuinely interested in changing to a more purpose-focused life.
Before you sign up, make sure this is a good fit for you by reading our Purpose and Rules.
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