I am Anne-Marie Zanzal and I specialize in accompanying people on the grief journey that are part of life's transitions.
What is a life transition?
It can include many experiences but my focus is caring for those who have lost a loved one through death and/or a spouse or partner through divorce or break-up. I also provide support for those coming out later in life.
Transitions are the place of unfamiliarity, ambiguity, and questioning. It is the place between having left one familiar shore but not yet having arrived at the other. Metaphorically I compare this to a river. Once you start the journey (either unwillingly or willingly) there is no going back.
I provide compassion and companionship for this grief journey. You are the narrator of this story and my role is to provide emotional and spiritual support as you process this loss in your life.
Transition or the in-between holds tremendous potential provided we are able to navigate the fear, sadness, grief and unknowns. Engaging these difficult emotions is the birthplace of hope.
Our November Retreat
Can you say amazing?
I have worked with people in transition for years, with the last seven in hospice. After my own coming out and getting to “the other side”, I realized that the universe had prepared me to help other people on this “brutiful” journey. Along with my beautiful compassionate partner, Tonda, we were able to host a gathering the first weekend in November.
Six brave women trusted me enough to come and share their stories and hearts. We shared, we cried, we laughed, we understood, we identified, and WE DANCED. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, like being with a group of people who “get it”.
Tonda and I feel so blessed to be a part of this weekend. We have changed each other in ways known and unknown. Thank you so very much! Sending peace and love to you all.
“ Your genuine warmth and caring shine through in everything you do, I love how you love people unfettered by bias and preconceived ideas of how we "should" all be, and I admire your courage to share your journey to be your true self.”