Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

My Year of Searching for Gratitude While Mourning

How a journal led me to rethink grieving rituals

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Years ago, a friend told me that she wrote about me in her gratitude journal. I restrained myself from laughing out loud. She tried to explain the concept and science behind keeping a gratitude journal, but I admit, I was not buying into it.



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Sandy Gold

I’m an educator, an advocate for inclusion, an avid reader, and a mother struggling to adjust to being an empty nester. IG:@outofturnspeaking