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Listen to Andy’s podcast interview with Gloria and Heidi Horsley of Open to Hope

With more than two million visitors per month, Open to Hope is a sought-after website for sharing our stories of loss, grief, and healing. In this 18 minute visual podcast, Andy discusses both her books, After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief and Restoring Flexibility: A Gentle, Yoga-Based Practice to Increase Mobility at Any Age. The result is delightful!

“I lived with that acute, prolonged grief for almost a decade.”

Andy was honored to be featured in “What is Prolonged Grief Disorder?,” award-winning health writer Erin Boyle’s excellent article for HealthCentral. This thoroughly researched article combines expert information about grief gone awry with the tragic stories of two women, one of whom is Andy, who suffered from prolonged, debilitating grief.

Read the article at healthcentral.com

Listen to Andy’s Podcast Conversation with Irish Grief Expert Liz Gleeson

Liz Gleeson is the founding director of Shapes of Grief, an online training organization for grief counselors. She is also an expert on prolonged grief disorder. To listen, go to your favorite podcast platform and search for Shapes of Grief, episode 85, or listen on the Shapes of Grief website.

Reviews of After Effects

Andrea Gilats has given us a beautifully written story of the heartbreaking problem of complicated grief… Her detailed, honest account of almost two decades of intense suffering after the loss of her beloved life partner will help others understand that there is no shame in grieving this way—that grief is a form of love.
Katherine Shear, M.D., founding director, Columbia University Center for Prolonged Grief

In this illuminating, thoughtful and beautifully written memoir, [Andrea] Gilats takes us on her journey as she experienced, for 10 years, prolonged or “complicated” grief. …When you finish the last paragraph you are going to think, “I’d like to meet this woman.”
Mary Ann Grossmann, books editor, St. Paul Pioneer Press (Read the full review)

Gilats’ story of loss, despair and eventual peace is a roadmap of despair and recovery. …A brave memoir indeed!
Laurie Hertzel, books editor, Minneapolis Star Tribune. (Read the full review)

Watch the Video of the After Effects Launch Event

On February 10, 2022, SubText Books, downtown St. Paul’s favorite independent bookstore, hosted a virtual launch event for After Effects. Missed the event? Watch this lively conversation between author Andy Gilats and journalist Cathy Madison now.
Just register for the event (even though it’s in the past). You’ll be sent a link to the event, and voila!

“The hardest part of writing about my grief was reliving it.”

In this interview with Whitney Jacobson for the Split Rock Review, a literary journal published by the University of Minnesota, Duluth, I discuss my writing process as I worked on After Effects, I hail some books and authors who have influenced me, and I talk about how I’m living my own version of a writing life.

read: Interview with Whitney Jacobson in the Split Rock Review

“Something just shut off in me.”

In this candid interview published in MinnPost, Minnesota’s nationally respected nonprofit online newsroom, I talk with health and addiction journalist Andy Steiner about the differences between normal grief and complicated grief. I also discuss how, after more than a decade of disabling grief, I found my way out of the depths of sadness, and why I feel memoirs are such powerful healing tools.

read: ‘Something just shut off’: Minnesota author’s memoir details the all-encompassing impact of ‘complicated’ grief

Listen to Andy’s podcast interview with Gloria and Heidi Horsley of Open to Hope

With more than two million visitors per month, Open to Hope is a sought-after website for sharing our stories of loss, grief, and healing. In this 18 minute visual podcast, Andy discusses both her books, After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief and Restoring Flexibility: A Gentle, Yoga-Based Practice to Increase Mobility at Any Age. The result is delightful!

“I lived with that acute, prolonged grief for almost a decade.”

Andy was honored to be featured in “What is Prolonged Grief Disorder?,” award-winning health writer Erin Boyle’s excellent article for HealthCentral. This thoroughly researched article combines expert information about grief gone awry with the tragic stories of two women, one of whom is Andy, who suffered from prolonged, debilitating grief.

Read the article at healthcentral.com

Listen to Andy’s Podcast Conversation with Irish Grief Expert Liz Gleeson

Liz Gleeson is the founding director of Shapes of Grief, an online training organization for grief counselors. She is also an expert on prolonged grief disorder. To listen, go to your favorite podcast platform and search for Shapes of Grief, episode 85, or listen on the Shapes of Grief website.

Reviews of After Effects

Andrea Gilats has given us a beautifully written story of the heartbreaking problem of complicated grief… Her detailed, honest account of almost two decades of intense suffering after the loss of her beloved life partner will help others understand that there is no shame in grieving this way—that grief is a form of love.
Katherine Shear, M.D., founding director, Columbia University Center for Prolonged Grief

In this illuminating, thoughtful and beautifully written memoir, [Andrea] Gilats takes us on her journey as she experienced, for 10 years, prolonged or “complicated” grief. …When you finish the last paragraph you are going to think, “I’d like to meet this woman.”
Mary Ann Grossmann, books editor, St. Paul Pioneer Press
(Read the full review)

Gilats’ story of loss, despair and eventual peace is a roadmap of despair and recovery. …A brave memoir indeed!
Laurie Hertzel, books editor, Minneapolis Star Tribune.
(Read the full review)

Watch the Video of the After Effects Launch Event

On February 10, 2022, SubText Books, downtown St. Paul’s favorite independent bookstore, hosted a virtual launch event for After Effects. Missed the event? Watch this lively conversation between author Andy Gilats and journalist Cathy Madison now.
 
Just register for the event (even though it’s in the past). You’ll be sent a link to the event, and voila!
 

“The hardest part of writing about my grief was reliving it.”

In this interview with Whitney Jacobson for the Split Rock Review, a literary journal published by the University of Minnesota, Duluth, I discuss my writing process as I worked on After Effects, I hail some books and authors who have influenced me, and I talk about how I’m living my own version of a writing life.

read: Interview with Whitney Jacobson in the Split Rock Review

“Something just shut off in me.”

In this candid interview published in MinnPost, Minnesota’s nationally respected nonprofit online newsroom, I talk with health and addiction journalist Andy Steiner about the differences between normal grief and complicated grief. I also discuss how, after more than a decade of disabling grief, I found my way out of the depths of sadness, and why I feel memoirs are such powerful healing tools.

read: ‘Something just shut off’: Minnesota author’s memoir details the all-encompassing impact of ‘complicated’ grief

Photographer John Gregor tells us that this abandoned meander was once part of the Mississippi River. After a flood changed the course of the river, this former bend was cut off, creating a self-contained lake. That’s why it’s called an abandoned meander.

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