The Catalyst Behind Kerith Brook
On a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon, my husband Doug went for a long bicycle ride. In a moment, my life changed forever when he was struck by a car and killed. I was suddenly a widow in my early thirties after only three years of marriage. During my loss I found that grieving is exhausting. This is a well - known fact in the mental health community. Yet, over the many years since Doug’s death, I found there were few places for a grieving person to go just to rest. I longed for a place where I could rest and also just “be” – a place where people understand the grieving process and also understand how very personal and individual the process is. Through this desire, the idea for a grief retreat house was born; a literal house where adults can rest and “be” wherever their grief journeys are taking them.
— Jane Munk, founder of Kerith Brook