Writing The Unravel Book, telling this story… it’s been a huge part of my healing.

I wish I could tell you that healing is as straightforward as others like to make it sound. You start from point A – grief – and after a while, you arrive at point B – happiness. You let time do its thing.

Sure, time does its thing, but only if you do yours.

The journey from grief to happiness has many more roadblocks than you’d expect. It involves a lot more of the deep, challenging self-work than you’d like. And at times, growing out of grief can be harder than grief itself.

If I’m completely honest with you here, I’m not sure it ever ends. There will always be a little part of me – a little part of my heart – that is still heartbroken, and I’m not sure it’s ever going to mend.

But the cliché is true: there’s light at the end of the tunnel. It just takes some time and intention to get there, and the journey isn’t just a simple stroll forward.

You will heal too.
You will be happy again.
You will find a new sense of wholeness.
You will step into what comes next.

And maybe, just maybe, you’ll tell your story, so others heal from it too.

But it will take time.

Stephenie Zamora is an author and life coach, business and marketing strategist, and founder of CallOfTheVoid.tv., where she merges the worlds of personal development, energy healing, intuitive coaching, writing, and mixed media art to help individuals rise up and come back from the darkest, hardest chapters of life. She guides her clients through the challenging process of re-orienting to their lives, relationships, and work in a way that’s fully aligned with who they’ve become in the aftermath of loss, trauma, depression, and big life changes. After struggling with PTSD, grief, and anxiety from a sudden and traumatic loss, she navigated her own difficult healing journey, and has set out to help others find the purpose of their own path using The Hero’s Journey as a framework. She is also the founder of Stephenie Zamora Media, the author of Awesome Life Tips®, creator of Journey Mapping Sessions™, and is currently working on a second book, Unravel. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, Yahoo Shine, Elite Daily, Positively Positive, and many other publications over the years. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or at www.CallOfTheVoid.tv.

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