Your Grief, Your Way: A Year of Practical Guidance and Comfort After Loss (Paperback)
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Comforting words and practical ideas for living with loss.
"You can read this book day by day, or several pages at a time. It's perfect for anyone who's struggling to regain their footing and needs to proceed gently and with care."
--Hope Edelman, author of The Aftergrief and Motherless Daughters
Everyone experiences grief differently after the loss of a loved one. Some people find solace in comforting quotes and warm words, while others feel a need to take action--to do something to memorialize their loss. And some benefit from both approaches. Here's a path forward for you, no matter how you process your grief.
Your Grief, Your Way features:
• Multiple ways to process grief: Find relief through short meditations, mindful reframings, journaling prompts, concrete actions, and more.
• A year of daily messages of comfort: Each page includes a quote and a short paragraph about grief along with a practical tip--something you can do to tend to your grief.
• Comfort and practicality in short spurts: Discover strength and support in these bite-size nuggets, since grief reduces the ability to focus.
• Quotes from a wide range of grievers: Tend to your grief with thoughtful words of people who have been in your shoes.
Whether you're looking for inspiration, a practical way to honor your loved one, or both, Your Grief, Your Way helps you navigate life after loss.
About the Author
Shelby Forsythia is the author of Permission to Grieve and the podcast host of Coming Back: Conversations on Life After Loss. After the unexpected death of her mother in 2013, she became a "student of grief" and set out on a lifetime mission to explore the oft-misunderstood human experience of loss. Through her books, weekly podcasts, and one-on-one grief guidance, she helps grieving people find direction, get support, and cultivate radical self-compassion after devastating loss. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, Bustle, and The Oprah Magazine. Visit her website at www.shelbyforsythia.com.
"Forsythia has carefully curated a series of comforting and inspirational quotes about adjusting in the aftermath of a major loss, plus helpful information and suggestions from her years of experience as a grief coach. You can read this book day by day, or several pages at a time. It's perfect for anyone who's struggling to regain their footing and needs to proceed gently and with care." —Hope Edelman, author of The Aftergrief and Motherless Daughters
"Your Grief, Your Way is the rare book that is deeply compassionate, comforting, and nurturing while also offering immensely helpful, practical advice for the grieving at the very same time. Forsythia is a sturdy, wise guide who has already been there for anyone going through this painful and confusing journey. This is a book that could help everyone who has lost someone." —Kerry Egan, author of On Living
"Your Grief, Your Way lays out the road map so many wish they had when someone dies. While which roads you travel are ultimately up to you, Shelby provides guideposts that are easy to access and implement. An invaluable resource for anyone making their way into grief." —Jana DeCristofaro, LCSW, The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families and host of the Grief Out Loud podcast
"Shelby Forsythia just wrote the book we should all run out and get after our loss. Shelby delivers exactly what the bereaved’s brain needs and what the heart is longing for. She makes the hard days of life after loss feel a little gentler by breaking it all down to daily wisdom and insights. It will feel like a breath of fresh air in days when breathing feels almost too hard to do. This book will stay by your bedside for many months to come." —Christina Rasmussen, author of Second Firsts