How I got Here
A few months before celebrating our first wedding anniversary, my husband passed away unexpectedly. As I tried dealing with the pain of losing the love of my life, five months after my husband's passing, my father went to sleep one night never to wake again. I was drowning in my grief losing the two most important men in my life in such a short space of time. I began to numb my emotions and make unhealthy choices towards my healing. I ‘kept busy’ distracting myself from my reality waiting for ‘time to heal’ my wounded heart.
I reached out to many support groups and professionals to help me with the pain and anguish that consumed my every waking hour. Then I found The Grief Recovery Method® . My experience was life-changing, grief-altering and brought me profound healing.
As a widow and bereaved daughter, I can empathize and relate to the pain and devastation that grief and loss can have on an individual. Through my healing, I developed a compelling desire to help others move beyond their unique pain and isolation caused by their grief and losses. To say I know how you feel would be unkind and untrue. Grief and loss are distinctive to each person, individual as one's fingerprint and unique as the relationship you had with your loved one. However, I have been where you are, and I am living proof that you can go from surviving to thriving and living a new life that is not consumed daily by the emotional pain of losing a loved one.
I have found Joy from surviving my darkest Sorrow.
Zena Walsh Pearlson, an Advanced Certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist and Transformation Grief Mentor & Coach, founder Joyous Sorrow Grief Recovery