This unscheduled event has placed itself on your calendar, crossed your
doorstep, and entered your home without permission. You can’t change,
delete, postpone, reschedule, or evict it. It doesn’t discriminate
against race, creed, color, religion, nationality, gender, age, sexual
orientation or cause of death.
How do you accept that life as it was will never be the same again? How do you describe the pain, despair, loneliness to others? Why do people say all the wrong things, such as "I understand how you feel?" It’s a dark and lonely place. A wilderness where you will encounter crooked paths, wrong turns, dead ends, scattered debris, seemingly no way out.
Why do we grieve anyway? We grieve because we loved. From Grief to Gratitude: We Grieve Because We Loved is written for those grieving the loss of a loved one as well as those supporting others who are grieving. Dora Carpenter, Certified Professional Coach and Founder of From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program, shares her personal, death care industry, and coach training experience to address this diminished, often silenced topic.
Content includes: Let’s Talk About Grief, The Spectrum of
Loss is Huge, No You Don’t Understand How I Feel, Please Don’t Judge Me, I
Don’t Have the Plague, Gone But Never Forgotten, Is My Grief Different?, Five
Pitfalls of Grief, Can I Make the Holiday Season Disappear?, The “F” Factor, From
Grief to Gratitude Coaching Model, What Will You be Remembered For? ... and more.