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Death and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons: Field Notes from The Death Dialogues Project Kindle Edition
The impending or actual death of someone close to you can be devastating. It doesn't matter if you knew it was coming, or if it was a total shock-you'll never be the same. There is no right way to grieve, and no appropriate time frame. It's different for everyone.
Author and therapist gone rogue, Becky Aud-Jennison, the creator of The Death Dialogues Project and podcast, has sewn together threads from people's shared personal stories and her own experiences, using them to offer insight and comfort to those who are experiencing the loss of a loved one or want to become more death-literate.
She beautifully discusses individual factors of grief including:
- Traumatic Grief
- Relieved Grief
- Who Am I Now Grief
- Break-Ups: Death can be the great divide
- Love Never Dies: Do not ignore signs
- Transformation: Death becomes you
Calling on her years as a clinician, you will also find soothing, research-based techniques to help ease the ache of trauma and loss.
Many do not realize we now have choice surrounding our deaths and how our bodies are treated. Similar to birth being brought back into the home, there has been a wave of people doing the same with death, creating moving and personal experiences at the dying time and in the aftermath. Like homebirth, it may not be for everyone, but aren't we better humans for understanding the terrain?
With this project's aim of promoting death literacy, you will find story and commentary surrounding death and end-of-life choices (such as having a loved one's body at home).
It's time to take these historically "hush-hush" conversations out into the open. We all experience death and loss in our lives, and we should be talking about it.
Embrace the beautiful-horrible full spectrum of your life. Here you will also find resources and a community where you can further explore or seek support as you continue your journey.
This book will gently hold you as you increase your awareness and comfort surrounding death and is a perfect offering to others at those times when there are no words.
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"Having my lost father when I was eight years old and then never dealing with that grief, Becky's book feels like the book I wish I'd had as a child. I can't go back in time so I'll read it again and again and give it to anyone I know who may need it. Which is to say: all humans."
- Jennifer Pastiloff, bestselling author of On Being Human
"From the very first sentence of this luminous book, filled with hard and tender truths, Becky Aud-Jennison takes the reader by the hand: 'See, death isn't so awful. You don't have to be afraid. Let's explore the its hills and valleys together.' This book of 'conversations you might not find elsewhere' is a precious gem. Thank you, Becky Aud-Jennison for generously sharing the work of your heart and soul. I now have the perfect gift to give anyone who is grieving, facing death, or walking the razor's edge between this world and the next. This compassion-filled book is a gift and a treasure."
- Laura Davis, author of The Burning Light of Two Stars and The Courage to Heal
"In her transformative book Death and Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons, Becky Aud-Jennison takes our hand and walks us into the beautiful, horrible realm of dying and grief. Through the wisdom she has garnered from her own losses and from the stories of the Death Dialogues Project, Becky shows us that the awe-full journey of grief is unique to each person but is ultimately traveled by everyone. Read this marvelous book to discover that Death is the ultimate maker of change and meaning in life and to embrace both the beauty and the pain of this human existence."
- Karen Wyatt MD, author of 7 Lessons for Living from the Dying; host of End-of-Life University Podcast
"Death & Its Terrible, Horrible, No Good-Beautiful Lessons is a heart touching, mind opening book of stories, ideas, and food for thought about a subject most people run away from. Don't run from this one, you'll miss a lighted path of a feared, not talked about topic. A tender read!"
- Barbara Karnes, RN, American Hospice Pioneer, author of Gone from My Sight and many other books of guidance for end of life
"Thoughtful, honest, well put together, and beautifully written. I think it will bring comfort to many and be thought provoking for others. I've been in this somewhat altered universe since 2011, lost 5 family members in si--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B09GMWMSKX
- Publisher : Motina Books, LLC (22 February 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 1460 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 245 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1945060352
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,111,319 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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