How to cope with grief in the new year

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With the Holidays over, many people are left to cope with magnified feelings of grief and loss of a loved one, a beloved pet, a job that no longer exists, loss of income, a home, and even a loss of self. According to The Atlantic, 72% of Americans say that they know someone who has died or been hospitalized due to COVID, meaning over 6 million Americans could be affected by bereavement. And a recent study by UCLA indicates how Americans are suffering psychological distress from a job loss.

Karen V. Johnson's fast-paced career as a lifetime appointed Federal Judge came to an abrupt halt when she lost her 27 year-old son to a heroin overdose. Rather than grieve in a way that made people around her comfortable, she did the unexpected. She quit her job, sold her house with all her belongings, and went on a 2½ year journey that took her all over the world, finding a healing practice along the way.

Karen didn't think she could ever find her way out of despair, but she found a process that works and shares the journey of transformation with others so they can heal too. She shares that process in her book, Living Grieving: Using Energy Medicine to Alchemize Grief and Loss.

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