Grief is...: Thoughts on loss, struggle and new beginnings

October 13, 2017|
Grief is...: Thoughts on loss, struggle and new beginnings by Heike Mertins
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Once upon a time, Heike was one of those capable and organized people who envisioned her own happily ever after. But when her brother and husband died eighteen months apart, both far too young, it hit her hard. On good days, she would find herself staring blankly into an abyss, and on bad days, being vertical was a big accomplishment. It took years to come to terms with her loss and begin to piece together her new normal.

This book documents the idiosyncrasies and mindboggling behaviour that accompany grief. It is the poignant portrayal of one woman learning to accept that grief is not something to move on from, but something that must become part of her story. At times angry, sad, raw, and painful, Heike shows us that grief can also be funny, edgy, and weirdly liberating. Anyone who is grieving will recognize themselves in her writing and find solace in not being alone. As bizarre as grief can be, it is normal, and there is hope....
Heike Mertins lives in Toronto in an apartment filled with light. This is her first book and one she never intended to write. "Life surprises us" has become one of her signature phrases. She loves travelling and simple pleasures such as a strong cup of coffee, a good book and sharing a decent meal with friends. She continues...
Title:Grief is...: Thoughts on loss, struggle and new beginningsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:150 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:150 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.5 inPublished:October 13, 2017Publisher:FriesenPressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1525508547

ISBN - 13:9781525508547

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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