Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is remaking life.

Anne Roiphe

It’s 2023…

I am thrilled to see 2022 go and 2023 begin. Yes, I know that the calendar is a construction and the change in numbers doesn’t necessarily mean any of the frustrations from the previous year have disappeared, but I like the notion of fresh starts. I’ve been gearing up for a mindset shift, and day one of a new year always seems to be a good place to begin for me. See my first post of the year below (A Year for Rest).

Among other things, I spent 2022 finishing my book on self-care for grievers. It’s with the publisher now and should be on shelves during the first half of 2023. I don’t have any productivity goals this year other than getting back to the blog. 2022 wore me out, and I need to make my plans slowly. But I’m still here and still learning the steps to my grief dance. Last year was a mosh pit; this year, I just want to learn a new dance and let grief take over for a minute. It’s smart enough to know what I need.

Ideas for the 2023 edition of ANCarroll.com:

  • My book Untangling Life After Loss will be published in the first half of 2023. Stay tuned for more information on the release date, giveaways, and more.
  • New content: meditations for the new year, articles, books, and gift guides.
  • More crafting thoughts, tutorials, and/or products.

Thank you for your continued support. I wish all of you strength as you navigate your grief path. Remember: 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

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