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How to Cope With Grief and Build Resilience

In order to cope with grief — no matter the cause — you must build resilience so you can be better equipped to navigate life’s storms.

Loss of anything important to us brings the natural response of grief. Grief can be tied to any event that disrupts or challenges our sense of normalcy or ourselves. This includes the loss of connections that define us.

Grief isn’t only about grieving a death. It comes with the loss of:

  • A marriage, partner, friendship, pet or relationship
  • Your job or business
  • Your home
  • Financial stability
  • Good health
  • A dream or goal
  • Your youth

Get This Free Grief Healing Guide

“Finding Peace in the Midst of Grief”

The purpose of this guide is not to cheer you out of grief, or to fix you. You’re not broken. This free guide is a tool that gives you a few simple prompts to help you integrate grief into your life — and help you find comfort and relief.

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Hello…. I’m Kerri

I’m a regular person, widow, mother and dreamer. In my leisure time, I poke around local shops for vintage furniture and collectibles, update my home, and putter around the garden. I’m a Utah transplant living with my 4‑legged companion, Lulu.

I founded Second Act Mastery following the death of my husband and best friend, to bring together and support others who are going through difficult times, and want comfort and relief from their suffering.

ways we can work together


Private Online Community

This is a safe, private place where you can freely share your thoughts and emotions without being judged by anyone.

Talking openly about grief and loss can be difficult. If you feel more comfortable talking with someone privately, consider this option.

Science has proven that group gatherings raise the vibration and energy of the people in it. The group is able to feed off of this energy, feel connected, and find support and comfort.

Building Resilience Is the Path to Balance, Possibilities and Joy

Developing psychological and emotional resilience allows you to handle setbacks and difficult circumstances, minimizing their negative impact on your well-being and life.

Building resilience is an essential skill that will equip you with the ability to navigate various situations independently. Resilience fosters self-reliance, competence, and confidence, leading to a more positive self-image and overall thriving.


A balanced life is achieving optimal health in relationships, health, emotional happiness and all other aspects of your life


Life is full of opportunities, and choices with countless paths you can take, numerous experiences you can have, and limitless potential for growth and fulfillment


True joy is a limitless, life-defining, transformative reservoir waiting to be tapped into

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The Power of Community

One of the things that can keep you going in the hardest times is community, and having a place to help you cope with your loss, feel a sense of belonging — where you’re not alone.

When life brings you storms, you feel overwhelmed and over-stressed — you just feel like it’s all too much — a community of people who share your troubles can support you in your highest and lowest moments, and offer you much needed connections are a cornerstone of true well-being.

Grief and loss without support is unhealthy and can lead to more severe, long-lasting problems. Our private community gives you support, encouragement and connection in the comfort and familiarity of your own home. 

Connecting with others is the most human thing we can do, and it’s the best medicine to help comfort us, and keep our hearts open, even when it feels like there are a millions reasons to shut down.

The Surviving Life After Loss community is all about helping you recover from personal challenges and turn setbacks into opportunities for growth.

If you want to create positive outcomes from difficult situations and fuel personal growth at the same time, consider joining this community. With members like you and others, it can become an amazing place to recover from personal challenges and turn setbacks into opportunities for growth.

Starting Soon!

This private online community opens March 1st and you’re invited to join us. My mission is for it to be a welcoming, healing place for you and anyone who is struggling for any reason. If you or someone you care about would like more details, or to be included on the waitlist, enter your information and any message you may have, and I’ll send you an email with the information.

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The Surviving Life After Loss Community Opens March 1st!








- Carl Jung

” I am not what happened to me.
I am what I choose to become.”

- Unknown

Mastery of life is learning and understanding a few simple steps for resolving problem areas, overcoming difficult situations, recovering from personal challenges, turning setbacks into opportunities for growth to live a joyous, purposeful life.

- Vivian Greene

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

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You are never alone in your suffering…
there is a beacon of hope for you here.

As one who has faced and survived many personal losses, I know and understand the pain, anxiety and suffering that comes with grief and loss.

My goal is to help you cope with your loss, provide much needed support, and help you develop resilence that will empower you to bounce back from life’s storms.

Through your healing journey, you will likely experience profound growth and find that you have become a better version of yourself.

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Make Today the Turning Point in Your Life

Apart from helping you cope with your loss, working together gives you space to:

  • Deal with your trauma
  • Express your emotions
  • Address feelings of guilt you may harbor
  • Build a strong support system to help you carry on
  • Come to terms with your new reality

Living with the pain of unresolved loss is unhealthy and can lead to complicated grief, which is more severe, long lasting, and difficult to remedy. Online grief counseling enables those experiencing grief to seek treatment in the comfort and familiarity of your own home.