Grief Help: Using Writing to Help Us Process Our Sorrow

Using Writing to Help Us Process Our GriefEight months after John died, Neustadter started sending emails to his old Yahoo address, because “communicating with John was truly the only thing I wanted to do at that time,” she said. It gave her a way to keep the conversation alive.

“And it felt symbolic and ritualistic to send an actual letter out somewhere into the unknown,” Neustadter said.

Neustadter also used writing to make sense of John’s suicide—why did he turn to suicide? what signs did she miss? She wrote down everything about John that she could remember.

Writing gave Neustadter “some sense of purpose.” She wanted to write the book she wished she’d had: “a book about a young woman, effectively widowed at 29, struggling to make sense of the loss of her soul mate and why he took his life. There were a lot of parts to this, and I had a lot of questions. None of the books on grief that I found helped me with understanding how to navigate my loss.”

“If I could offer other women (or men) like myself a book that made them feel less alone and helped them navigate through traumatic grief, then maybe, just maybe, it would make my experience of John’s death worthwhile in some way.”

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Grief Help: Authors Start Book Series On Infertility

Despite all the medical approaches to infertility, two Chandler women think those who struggle with the problem might want to consider divine intervention.

That’s why Evangeline Colbert and Angela Williams wrote “Borrowed Hope: Sarah’s Story of Triumph Over Infertility” – the first in a series of books aimed at bringing comfort to women who have struggled with infertility and miscarriages by examining the struggles with infertility that are recounted in the Bible.

Colbert, a certified professional life coach, already wrote an earlier book on the subject, titled “A Seed of Hope: God’s Promises of Fertility,” and began working with Williams, a counselor and mediator, two years ago on the joint creation.

Now they’re working on publicizing that first joint effort, starting with a book-signing party at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at Sunrise Faith Community Center, at 800 W. Galveston St., Chandler.

Both women think their own lives back up their encouragement and words of hope to women who struggle with infertility and miscarriages…

Source: Santan Sun News Staff

“Healing After the Loss of Your Mother: A Grief & Comfort Manual,” A New Step-By-Step Grief Recovery Guidebook

Author Elaine Mallon has released “Healing After the Loss of Your Mother: A Grief & Comfort Manual” ($14.95, paperback, 9781733538909; $9.99, ebook, 9781733538930), a practical, step-by-step guidebook for those mourning the loss of their mother and for supporters hoping to help a loved one through grief. It is a book of comfort, guidance, and hope.

Mallon’s insight into grief comes from the heartbreaking experience of losing her mother suddenly and unexpectedly. Devastated and unprepared for how life-changing and painful processing the loss would be, Mallon found herself wondering: “Where’s the manual?” and “How do I do this?”

“This is the book I desperately needed when my own mom died,” says Mallon. “It is an essential companion for anyone uncertain about what to do or where to turn after their mother’s death.”

Like a compassionate friend, Mallon captures the raw, unique pain of losing your mother with empathy, honesty, and eloquence. She guides the reader through each step of the grieving process, offering straightforward answers to many common questions and tenderly addressing fears faced by those in mourning, as well.

This book also offers direction for those hoping to comfort someone who is grieving, by explaining what a person in grief is going through and how to be most helpful to them.

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His Tragedy Becomes an Inspiration to Many

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