Growing Life After Loss


Like so many during this pandemic, Ericka Cotton is wrestling with loss. She lost the love of her life to cancer as well as her job. Coping with both losses has been a challenge—she’s had to learn how to be alone again and is wrestling with the duality of grief. But Ericka found comfort and peace by focusing on the life she had with her husband instead of his passing. She’s now even planted the garden he always talked about in his honor.

Her advice is something we can all use: “Plant seeds. Whatever those seeds may be for you. Have those seeds in your pocket and be ready to water and nourish them in the hopes that you can move past the trauma and see new life.”

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