Moll Anderson {on moving through grief}

In this week's episode, we discuss grief and loss and ways to move through these emotions and experiences. We discuss the importance and necessity of the grieving process, and how it may differ from person to person. Grief is a necessary part of the human experience. It takes time, and it shouldn’t be glossed over, skipped, or rushed. Likewise, everyone grieves in their own way, in their own time, and what works for one person may not be what works for another. So, make sure to feel into your own process and emotions and take care to move through moments of loss in the way that truly helps you heal.  Our guest, Moll Anderson, vulnerably shares a loss that she experienced recently, and how she has been navigating the grieving process. Moll offers insight into what has been helping her move through grief, including being kind to yourself, opening up to the grieving process, and creating an environment that allows you get in touch with your senses, embrace yourself, and begin healing. Moll also goes into more detail about how helpful it can be to use sensory aspects in the healing process, and explains the power color can have in creating and fostering sensory experiences that support you in times of grief or loss. 

About The Guest

Moll Anderson is an accomplished author, television and radio host, inspirational interior designer, life stylist, and advocate for women and children globally. Moll’s career has been filled with many professional achievements, including winning an Emmy for her work as an entertainment reporter; being chosen as one of Donna Karan’s Women Who Inspire (2011); and as a three-time recipient of the Gracie Awards, twice (2013, 2014) for Outstanding Host Lifestyle program for The Moll Anderson Show and (2015) for Outstanding On-Air Talent: Lifestyle/Health Program, as a contributor on The Doctors – Stage 29 Productions. The Gracies™ recognize outstanding programing created by women and about women, as well as individuals who make exemplary contributions to the industry.

Moll is a woman of many trades. Her lifestyle and interior design acumen have been enthusiastically embraced by readers of her four home and lifestyle books. She has been a regular contributor to The Doctors television show, and a guest co-host on FABLife, and she has appeared on numerous other television shows, including Access Hollywood Live, Good Day LA, The Talk, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and Dr. Phil. She has been featured in national publications such as InStyle and Cosmopolitan, USA Today, Huffington Post’s Women in Business, as well as in regional publications.

Along with her professional work, Moll is a dedicated philanthropist, focusing her energy on many deserving causes. Moll is an advocate for survivors of abuse, and she commits her time and resources to improving and protecting the lives of women and children in her community and internationally through her work with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club and UNICEF. Moll shares UNICEF’s belief that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. In 2010, The Moll Anderson Endowed Scholarship was established at the University of Tennessee. The scholarship allows single parents to pursue their educational careers while caring for their children. In 2016, Moll received the Spirit of Compassion Award at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball.

Moll splits her time between Dallas, Texas and Knoxville, Tennessee with her husband Charlie and their three dogs. Together she and her husband have four children. Change Your Home, Change Your Life with Color is dedicated to Moll’s son Michael, his wife Aphrodite, and their first child Adrianna. Other books by Moll Anderson include Change Your Home, Change Your Life, The Seductive Home, Seductive Tables For Two, and What’s Your Color Story?


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Top Three Takeaways:

  1. Be kind to yourself. Having to go through the grieving process is necessary for everyone at some point, and it doesn’t mean that you are weak or broken. 
  2. There is no one "right" way to grieve, and there is no specific timeline on grief or moving through it.  There are many different modalities that can help you work through grief, and you have to find what works for you to be able to let out your grief and surrender. 
  3. Embrace the grieving process and the possibility or experience of loss, but do so in a way that allows you to eventually move through it for instance–by creating an environment that supports you and by seeking out people who are truly helpful and won't push you past what you're comfortable with.    

Links You'll Love: 

  • Moll's website
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