Living in a world that is all about maximizing what we have, loss is particularly difficult to deal with. I was 20 when I lost my mother and grandmother within the course of six weeks and know how overwhelming the hurt and sense of powerlessness can seem. It isn't until we are faced with the reality of loss that we are able to realize how much of who we are is actually rooted in and evolves around another person's life and being – even the way they viewed us. By sharing my experiences with death, bereavement, terminal
illness and the actual abandonment these events can cause I am putting my trust in the hope that there is a bigger purpose in the pain we all go through. And if someone can benefit from the mistakes I've made in my process and benefit from the things I've learned as a result and find a "short cut" then all the better. It gives deeper meaning to my work as a writer and artist, although I believe that the beauty of what we are allowed to create as we incorporate our own unique experiences, a fingerprint of the essence and fabric of who we truly are, has intrinsic value itself.
What Others Say About Clarissa
"Clarissa's earliest years have been a harrowing journey. It must have taken a lot of courage to write this. She has a gift. It would have been a pity had she decided not to use it."
-Harry Ricketts, Author & Professor at Victoria University
"Clarissa is a searcher of truth with a relentless desire to help people. Although she was raised and taught in German, she has persisted in her communication skills to create beautiful word paintings and heartfelt teaching stories in English. Her audience will always benefit from her new insights."
-Laura Knoerr, Author
Elgin, Illinois, USA
"Clarissa writes with a kind of energy, honesty, and sense of humor that can only rise up out of experience. She is an explorer of the world, and her storytelling reflects that."
Raqi Syed, Writer & Digital Artist
I'm proud to call this beautiful, lovable, gifted, creative and funny lady my friend. She's taught me so much about dreaming big and trusting God with everything.
Rahel Müller, Counselor & Connoisseur