“I’m sorry for your loss.” This platitude is too often used to offer solace to the bereaved. And while its intention is often altruistic, it has the subtext of, “I hope you will be back to normal soon.” However, after suffering through a significant life loss, there is no going “back to normal.”
Sadly, our death phobic and loss illiterate society tends to shy away from real conversations about dying, death, and loss. As Dina points out, we accumulate life losses from the moment we are born. These losses can weigh us down if we don’t find healthier ways to metabolize them. In Grief Unleashed, Dina helps us to reimagine a new relationship with loss. She has been grieving the death of her sister for over twenty-one years and has found healthy and healing ways to adjust, heal, and thrive.
Throughout this book you will find “grief wisdoms” and many anecdotes and helpful ideas to better companion others. Its main message is to help the bereaved feel less isolated by normalizing what has too often been pathologized. Grief Unleashed offers a compelling invitation to acknowledge our grief, to trust in the process, and in so doing, to find renewed meaning.
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