Transforming Sorrow through Love

VIA Webinar with Jan Richardson in conversation with Lauren Artress

In this webinar Jan Richardson and Lauren Artress discuss how deeply intertwined love and grief can be which she experienced after the sudden death of her husband the singer/songwriter Garrison Doles in 2013. Her need to remake her life led to an exploration of grief as a metaphoric labyrinth, and her belief that love is deeper than grief and ultimately will prevail.

In this webinar you will learn about her insights as well as the support her writing and art were to her transformation process. Whether you are new to the labyrinth or a facilitator looking for a theme for your next event, you will be inspired by the concepts in this webinar recorded in March 2023.

Your Instructor

Jan Richardson
Jan Richardson

Jan Richardson is an artist, writer, and ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. She serves as director of The Wellspring Studio, LLC, and has traveled widely as a retreat leader and conference speaker. With work described by the Chicago Tribune as “breathtaking,” she has attracted an international audience drawn to the spaces of welcome, imagination, and solace that she creates in both word and image. Jan’s books include The Cure for Sorrow, Night Visions, In the Sanctuary of Women, and the recently released Sparrow: A Book of Life and Death and Life.

A native Floridian several generations over, Jan grew up in a small community near the university town of Gainesville. The rural landscape, community traditions, and lifelong relationships fostered a rich sense of place, imagination, and ritual that continue to shape Jan's life and infuse her work.

Jan's distinctive artwork, writing, and more can be found at her blogs and websites,, and

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