ABOUT ALEXANDRA CARROLL
Alex grew up in the Greater Boston area and lived in Washington DC on and off for about 10 years before moving to Vermont in 2017. She is a former professor of religion and peace studies, and has taught courses in Christianity, Buddhism, world religions, peace and conflict resolution, and ethics at St. Michael’s College, George Washington University, Catholic University, and Marymount University.
She holds a Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies with a focus on how religious/spiritual psychological thought helps people heal from trauma and suffering. Since her mother’s unexpected death in March 2015, she turned her research toward grief and the grieving process. Her mission is to share her experience of living-in-grief and investigate the culture of grief to normalize conversations about death, dying, and grieving.
When not writing, Alex spends time with her adorable baby daughter. And in her slices of free time, she crochets, plays curling, reads thrillers, watches old movies, or gets ridiculous with her husband.
ABOUT THIS BLOG
This blog is a journey, or “spiritual travelogue,” through grief and adapting to life after the death of Alex’s mother. Here, Alex shares her experiences of grief (the good, bad, and ugly) with others who are walking the same path, and offers suggestions for how grief supporters can remain compassionate in their support of grieving friends and family. Her mission is to make conversations about a common, yet unpleasant, subject more comfortable.
Alex’s grief travelogue includes meditations, reflections and lessons she learned, suggestions for how to move through your grief journey one day at a time, and resources (books, articles, films, and professional services) that may offer a foundation on which to build your post-loss life.
Please contact Alex with questions she might help you answer, observations you have about your own experiences, or to share stories of your experiences.
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