Elmwood Park, New Jersey resident Teresa St. Frances would rather be called a "spiritual messenger" than a psychic medium.
The author of the 2016 book What Happens The Day After?: Messages From Adolescent Suicides says she knew she had a special gift at the age of four.
St. Frances sat down recently with WBGO News Director Doug Doyle to talk about her career, connecting with the "other side" and the teenage suicide epidemic.
St. Frances says throughout her more than 35-year professional career as a spiritual messenger she's helped thousands by providing loving, insightful messages from their heavenly family, friends, and pets. She holds personal and public readings.
"My purpose is to help those heal and understand that we are all interconnected and there's a far greater purpose than just what we see in front of us."
The breast cancer survivor, who has survived two serious car accidents, has worked on Wall Street and has owned a few businesses. St. Frances says she didn't choose her profession as a medium.
"Spirit chose me. I've done quite a few things in my life so I have a very strong background."
St. Frances has advice for the parents of teenagers who are facing so many challenges and pressures.
"We have to go back basics, basics in the way we raise our children. For example, not every child who plays a sport should get a trophy. They have to understand and learn how to deal with failure, how to deal with not being number one, how to deal with difficult situations so they can see their own inner strengths and aspects of their own personality. It doesn't matter how great your kid is, whether they're number one or two. It matters how they see themselves. It matters that we support them in a way that they can flourish and they can thrive versus this constant constant competition where you have to be number one."
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