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It's Ok That You're Not Ok: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand

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The main highlights of this book include what to say and what not to say to those in the grieving process. Leanne Pedante is a trainer and trauma + resiliency coach, whose work focuses on connecting people to their bodies and to their full potential.

I also recommend this to everyone, because at some point you or someone you love will be bereaved, and the information in this book is worth knowing ahead of time. Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to "fix" your pain ?Megan Devine shows us that rather than treat grief as an illness to recover from, we can approach it with warmth and understanding. A great book I would recommend to those who are in the process of grieving, want to support a loved one who’s grieving, or who desire to learn more about grief overall. Find her in the PBS documentary Speaking Grief, and in the new podcast, Here After with Megan Devine. The best-selling book on grief in over a decade, Megan’s It’s Ok that You’re Not OK, is a global phenomenon that has been translated into more than 25 languages. This is where the “self-help-part” comes in, as it offers concrete tips on how to navigate everyday-life without trying to fix your grief, and place in perspective some of the unhelpful or even stupid rhetoric you will encounter from other people.

Pain that transports you to an entirely different universe, even while everyone else thinks nothing has really changed. Devine draws upon her own experience of grief and her work with clients and community members to emphasize how instead of trying to reduce or end the painful emotions related to grief, we can work to honor and make space for those emotions instead. Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief ? There was far too much emphasis on how your friends, family etc get it wrong, eg, saying the wrong things, avoidance, tactlessness etc.Together with her team, she facilitates a growing catalog of courses, events, and trainings to help grieving people, and those who wish to support them, learn the skills they need to carry pain that cannot be fixed. As a cancer survivor, Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. Fear takes over in the people around you because they know it could happen to them, and they don’t want to think about that, it’s too painful. Our culture sees grief as a kind of malady: a terrifying, messy emotion that needs to be cleaned up and put behind us as soon as possible”. How to help the people you love-with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to solve grief.

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