Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is remaking life.Anne Roiphe
Thus far, 2021 has not proven less stressful, divided, or angry. Nevertheless, I hold hope that compassion and cooperation will float to the top of our muddy waters, like the waterlily or lotus flower, and show that goodness and truth always triumph. We have much grieving to do as we continue to deal with multiple losses in the wake of our pandemic; particularly the loss of life and livelihood we continue to endure. We can come together to help each other navigate the difficult path of grief and, as bereaved Americans, call for a national day of mourning to acknowledge the losses we have, and continue to, suffer.
This year promises more from ANCarroll.com:
- My book Untangling Life After Loss is nearing the finish line and should be published early this year.
- I am returning to my love of crafting to offer handmade prayer shawls, condolence gifts, and ideas for how to memorialize loved ones through craft.
Thank you for your continued support. I wish all of you strength as you navigate your various grief paths. You are not alone. You are loved.
Please join me and others at the ANCarroll Facebook page (click here) to share your thoughts, read grief-related articles, find inspiration, and more.
What people are saying about Untangling Life After Loss: A Griever’s Guide to Creating a Self-Care Plan
“Dr. Alexandra Carroll shows us, that love, and fierce self-care, brings us back to life with more truth and authenticity after loss, with more clarity about what matters, and with the searing awareness that we will never be the same.”-Meggan Watterson, bestselling author of Mary Magdalene Revealed
Latest From the BLOG
At first, grief days may be a whirlwind of chaos and disbelief. Then they may settle into long stretches populated with questions like ,”What now?” Nights seem longer at first, endless even. One or the other may seem more daunting as you wonder how to get through another day or night without your loved one.Continue reading “Monday Meditation: Tomorrow was, Today is…”
I have long paired crafting with suffering. Crafting brings a meditative moment to life, helps reduce stress, and melts chaotic elements (if only for a short time). I have crocheted and knit for over twenty years and have had various iterations of craft shops. Now, my shop and my craft have a greater purpose: toContinue reading “Contemplative Craft”
Social opinions on grief are everywhere. They invade a grievers space from day one and snowball over time thanks to well-meaning (and not so well-meaning) grief supporters who aim to “fix” us and help us “get over” loss.
© ANCARROLL.COM, 2018-2021. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.