Understanding the Lifelong Impact of Grief and How to Make it Meaningful
by Ashley Davis Bush, L.C.S.W.
I got a lot out of this book.
I think one of the most fascinating parts was addressing how important it is to go deep and through the grief process which I'm learning is a life-long process. The Author goes into depth about how grieving is important and it is also necessary with relatives or people we have had challenging relationships with who have passed on. For me, I've just recently started grieving the loss of my brother David again after I lost Scott. David passed away almost 21 years ago. He had cancer and during the short time from diagnosis to death, he was in a lot of pain, depressed and angry during most of that time. It was really tough being around him, so when he died I stuffed down the joyful memories. I was relieved his suffering was over.
Now, I am looking at my life with David as well. It's not so painful this time, surprisingly there is a lot of wonderful and good memories now, sifting through everything.
In the book, the Author writes about how having blockages and not moving through them over time, getting stuck or scurrying through the process can have an impact on our current relationships and our life here. She provides several personal stories of people living through the grieving process and tools to help you through it.
"Transcending Loss" by Ashley Davis Bush, L.C.S.W. is my next book giveaway on the blog. Seems like there is a giveaway a day, lately! They are sporadic, when I finish a book, I passed it on. The first blog reader who emails me gets the book. Please put the title in your email, so I know which giveaway it is.
This book giveaway is over. The first blog reader has claimed it. Stay tuned for more book giveaways:)