By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Certified Wellness Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist, ACSM Personal Trainer
In the past few weeks a few of my friends have lost loved ones to cancer and heart disease. Loss is never easy and grief take s a lot out of us emotionally and energywise. Losing a life partner, a parent or anyone close to us is like having major surgery ourselves. The funeral and wake may come and go quickly, but the grieving process takes much longer. And the stress of carrying on daily life while grieving can be stressful.
Years a go while I was grieving the loss of a loved one, a friend gave me a helpful little book and said to me “This book helped me get through my mother’s death. I am giving it to you. All I ask is that you pass it on to someone in need someday if it helps you.” To date I have give away about 15 copies of the book to friends that have faced loss. And I am recommending it to you now if you ever lose a love one or are dealing with loss now. (Loss can also be a divorce or loss of a job, anything that makes you feel grief.)
The book is called “How to Survive The Loss Of A Love,” by Peter McWilliams, Harold H. Bloomfield and Melba Colgrove.
It is available from Amazon here.
Reading one book won’t eliminate all grief and pain, but this book is easy to read, full of helpful tips to help you work through the grieving process and it’s only about $8.00 on Amazon. I hope it helps you as much as it’s helped me and others I know!