Welcome back to Restorative Grief with Mandy Capehart. You are listening to episode 32, titled Mark Your Love with Jennifer Alemany. Jennifer Alemany is an author and native New Yorker with a heart for wellness. Before becoming an author, she spent over 20 years in Human Resources but as her story progressed, so did her passion and focus in life. Her story of loss is one that teaches us how to uncover what lies beneath, with insight on how to move through it with intention and compassion for ourselves along the way. This conversation reminded me of the value of a practice that I love but often neglect, so settle in and get ready for a great story.
Thank you for listening to episode 32 of Restorative Grief. It can feel overwhelming to think about writing your biggest thoughts and emotions on paper, and often in my line of work, clients will say that journaling is a thing only for writers. But I completely disagree! I love this quote from author Ann Patchett on the subject. She says, “Writing is a job – a talent – but it’s also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.” Jennifer’s book and journaling practice came from the most honest place in her heart; just writing to her friend – her love. So even if you’re hesitant, I would recommend taking a page from her playbook and at least giving it a try.
If this is your first time listening to Restorative Grief, I want to thank you for trusting a stranger to talk about grief! Please take a moment to subscribe, leave a review, and consider sharing this episode with someone else who encourages journaling through loss. It’s always nice to hear your advice is meaningful. If you want to connect about this more or just talk through your own story, you can find me on Twitter and Instagram at @MandyCapehart. You can also check out the show notes for a link to join The Restorative Grief Project.
And one last thing – remember, the only solution for grief is to do the work of grieving. Thank you for listening. I’ll see you next week.
Links + Resources from this episode:
- Visit Jennifer’s website: https://jennifermalemany.com/
- Buy Jennifer’s book, Mark Your Love
- Join The Restorative Grief Project, a private online grief coaching community
- Listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts
- Snag a copy of my book, Restorative Grief
- Connect with me on Twitter or Instagram @MandyCapehart