Co-Authors, Counselor Mandy and Chris Saade, are thrilled to announce the launch of their new book “Tears are the Source of Your Passion: The Power of Authenticity and Grief.” Season 4 of Finding Hope is meant to serve as a companion to the book by offering episodes that focus on the book’s content, bringing it to life with engaging conversations and stories from people who have used the 7-steps as a guide in their grief journey. You can order the book on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/3sb5FGB.
Section Two of the book covers the “7 Steps Toward the Power of Grief and Hope,” a heart-centered, self-coaching model designed to support individuals through the creativity of the journey of grief. In this episode I am discussing Step 1: Affirm Your Grief and Step 2: Open Your Heart with author/coach and mother Elizabeth Catignani.
After several unexpected losses at the age of 27, Elizabeth passionately dedicated her life to helping others experience healing, joy, and purpose after loss. Speaking about Step 1 she says “It is SO important to allow our feelings of grief – it is OK to have those feeling and that they are normal. In fact, to NOT have these feelings is inhuman.”
When talking about Step 2 both Mandy and Elizabeth concur that it is so tempting to shut down when pain hits. As hard as it is, keep your heart open because that’s where your authenticity lives.
Elizabeth is a Certified Creative Grief Coach, Health Coach and author of Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick’s Path from Loss to Hope. She established Her Creative Wellness, a blog and online platform as a supportive space for women to become empowered on their journey in healing and wellness, from grief to hope. She believes in the transformative power of the human journey and our sacred stories. Through sharing her own story, she hopes to light the way for others seeking a healthy, heart-centered, and fulfilling life.
You can find out more about Elizabeth and her book/audiobook at www.hercreativewellness.com.
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