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July 28, 2022
If Grief Had a Face: Love, Loss and The Cycles of Grief

Life. -It moves at times; in stages and cycles. Each instant a moment which often is etched into our brains. Sometimes even keeping us stuck to our past reminiscences and even rumination. This then becoming a roller coaster o...


Life.

-It moves at times; in stages and cycles.

Each instant a moment which often is etched into our brains.

Sometimes even keeping us stuck to our past reminiscences and even rumination.

This then becoming a roller coaster of feedback loops; and much to our dismay, throughout this thing we call life - At some point, we will all experience the cycles of grief.

Whether illness, disaster, or death of a loved one, most of us go through at least one traumatic event in our lifetimes. Events that cause us despair and a deep, often lingering sense of loss:

And perhaps with to a lesser frequency- Grief surfaces in such situations as the loss of a job, a career, of in our sense of innocence- as one experiences trauma; or even in losing some sense of our personal identity.

Today we courageously look grief in the face, so that we might examine some of the various ways in which it surfaces throughout our lives.

 

 

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JENNIFER M. ALEMANY

KEAGEN HADLEY

SANDY WOZNICKI

CARRIE PITZULO

 

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Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound

Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio

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Sandy Woznicki

Stress and Anxiety Coach

Sandy coaches women with high-functioning anxiety to become calm and confident and able to handle anything life throws at them with Graceful Resilience.

Having been fed up of a lifetime of anxiety, Sandy found resilience training work several years ago after trying different forms of therapy, medication (and self medication) without getting the results she wanted. Combining the work with mindfulness and meditation changed her life completely from a state of anxiety, ADHD, self bullying and panic attacks to happy, calm and excitement about life, and a newfound ability to quickly bounce back when life gets challenging.

Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness and meditation, and as a certified health and life coach and yoga teacher, she's spent the last several years coaching women and teaching workshops both live and online.

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Keagen Hadley

Doctor of Occupational Therapy / Author

Keagen Hadley is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy and psychiatric clinical researcher, who specializes in using psychological treatments such as ACT with his clients. He has a deep understanding of the interventions and knows how emotional distress can interfere with rehabilitation, daily activities, and overall quality of life. As an athlete, he tore both ACLs playing college and semi-professional football. This experience made him acutely aware of the struggles associated with ACL injuries and the various issues that can arise psychologically due to this condition.

He is passionate about nutrition, joint health, mental health, entrepreneurship, fitness technology, and personal development. These are the topics he will focus his blog, books, and future offerings on.

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Jennifer Alemany

Author / Reiki Master

After receiving her Associate degree, Jennifer went on to be a live-in Nanny for a little over a year while she decided which direction to take her career in. While working towards her Bachelor degree, Jennifer started her career in the field of Human Resources. For the past 22 years, Jennifer has paved her own path in that space and has been very successful in both the academic and corporate worlds. During her professional career, Jennifer has and continues to mentor high school and college age students, along with young adults just starting their career journeys.

After losing the love of her life three years ago, she began to transform her life through loss and her first book, Mark My Love was born. She speaks openly about her grieving process and being okay with not being okay sometimes. In her memoir, she explores love, loss, and looking at life differently.

Optimal wellness is important to Jennifer, she has been practicing yoga for 13 years. Jennifer is a spiritualist and has been meditating for over 10 years. Jennifer enjoys listening to all kinds of music, she also enjoys going to the ballet, Broadway shows, and concerts. Jennifer loves cooking, she enjoys trying new recipes to expand her horizons.

She currently lives in New York City with her dog Leo Luna. Mark My Love is her first book.

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Carrie Pitzulo

Author / Academic

Ancient Magic, Modern Living With Carrie Pitzulo | Writer, teacher, mentor to women on the path of sacred living. Exploring the magic of daily life.