It is my passion to help hurting hearts
It takes a hurting heart to know one and
i know yours can feel better.
Maybe your experience with grief is similar to mine and maybe not. Grief proves to be different for every person who knows its depths. My tumultuous grief story runs long and wide, peppered with years of angst and crippling emotion.
In carving my way through to acceptance and peace I once only dreamed of, I’ve learned, and I share with you the truest of truths: Every grieving heart leashed by emotional burdens, pain, and suffering wants to feel better. Every hurting heart longs to live & love unleashed.
Hi, I’m victoria.I’m a grief writer & Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®
Learning to rise through grief’s despair, the work of unleashing your heart isn’t easy, only worthwhile. No one would choose to experience the grief you feel, and most don’t understand your emotions or how to support you.
You’re not alone, and you don’t have to face your grief alone. Yet it’s ultimately your individual, personal decision—your choosing to take a powerful journey to feel better – that is the essential element of you finally living beyond grief’s shadow.
The Grief Recovery Method® showed me the way by giving me the tools needed to complete my unresolved grief. It’s an educational, action method of healing that I am grateful to be able to share with you.
I believe in
Denial is strong, but truth is stronger. Facing what’s leashing your life is essential to unleashing your heart.
More rural than regal, more practical
And while I’m blessed to be where I’m at emotionally and spiritually today, I’ve not gotten here alone (and neither will you). This man you see here loved me when I didn’t yet love myself. Our kids and this family we’re raising in North Dakota continue to teach me daily—even more than the military my husband and I served, the childhood I survived after my father died when I was 8, the forgiveness I now feel for my mother I once thought impossible, the acceptance I now understand—that there’s more to our lives than the grief we endure.
feeling better is a journey taken within yourself, for yourself
You can feel at peace.
You don’t have to suffer daily.
You’re not alone.
I’m here to help.
What I offer at The Unleashed Heart is connection & guidance. You’ll discover emotional healing, pathways to define your leash, and you’ll get to the root of your grief.
I offer opportunities to learn how to live unleashed from your burdens.
It’s a journey I know well, and one I wholeheartedly welcome you along through every resource I share, every ‘Unleashed Letter’ I write, through The Grief Recovery Method® programs, and through Living Unleashed ™ that I hope you’ll allow yourself.
ways we can unleash your heart together
the unleashed letters
Insight and inspiration, you’ll feel supported as you open each emailed letter and find inside learning opportunities, growth, and healing.
the guided heart
Let my personal story, helpful resources, and commitment to moving through grief into peace help you to do the same.
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