I write to think about questions that are preoccupying me. In my novel Landslide, I consider how resilience arises out of catastrophic loss. When I started the novel, my mother and three close friends had died. My husband had battled cancer. I had gone through unexplained, early menopause which also felt like sorrow and loss. … Read More >>
Like any trauma survivor, I spent the first few days that I was home alternating between trying as hard as I could to sleep to shut the world out, and flashing back. Flashing back to the mess of a girl that I was . . . on the surgical recovery floor, not the maternity floor. … Read More >>
Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention, edited by Dr. Robert A. Neimeyer, launched on October 16, 2015 and is already a best seller. A follow up to his first volume, Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved, this new release features the contributions of dozens of grief professionals selected by Dr. Neimeyer, … Read More >>
Watch the replay of the Mindfulness & Grief Book launch. Learn how mindfulness can help reduce suffering, and get a peek into the book’s creation.
The winter holiday season is supposed to be about cheerful things – like loving your neighbor and sending compassion to those less fortunate. This can be easy to do when things are going well. But what happens when you are feeling the pain of grief, when you are missing someone you love very much, and … Read More >>