I needed to hear the stories of other women who had been there, and made it through. I needed to see the proof that time did indeed heal. I needed to know that the despair and depression wouldn’t last forever. And I longed for specific resources, strategies, and support to guide me through the intense emotions.
Seven years ago those resources were slim. Compassion didn’t immediately come from our doctors, or community, or friends. We stood in unknown territory trying to navigate our way through an emotional landscape that was unfamiliar to most of the people we knew and loved.
Author and fellow loss mom, Amie Lands, found many of the same feelings on her own grief journey. Since the loss of her daughter she’s started a non-profit, become a certified grief recovery specialist, and authored a book — all while holding down a full time teaching job.
Today I’m interviewing Amie about her about her daughter, her grief journey, and how the book Navigating The Unknown came to be.