Losing a child is an "unimaginable" tragedy and can lead those who have experienced such to believe it is simply
In this much-anticipated book,
Loss, Survive, Thrive
, everyone will find that not only can bereaved parents survive, but they can and do thrive. Here they find comfort, support, and hope, demonstrated by those who have been there.
Who else would know better how to create a life where one thrives than those who have walked in their shoes? This book is a collection of personal stories and one giant step toward mending the grieving heart, while also offering a cultural awakening to what grief really is and how it can be navigated.
“Isolated and alone” is how parents often describe the grief process. Well-meaning friends and family members usually rush to their sides … in the beginning. There’s a bustle of activity filling the void, like planning the memorial service, going through memorabilia, telling stories, looking at pictures, and figuring out what to do with the physical things left by their precious child.
Once the floral arrangements have wilted, and the dinners from caring friends diminish, there isn’t really much that can be said to bring comfort to a suffering parent, especially if those friends haven’t experienced it. In fact, they often say the wrong things. Gifting bereaved parents with a copy of
Loss, Survive, Thrive
can be a big help. In fact, a recent reviewer wrote: “This is my go-to book to give any parent who has experienced the death of a child. The stories are filled with hope, strategies to thrive, and encouragement.”
Offering a lifeline of hope, each chapter is an inspirational story written by a parent who experienced the agony of losing a child, reclaimed his/her vitality, and is now living a fulfilling life. Every story is authentic and heart-felt, designed to uplift and inspire. The collective authors reach out through the pages to virtually hold hands with those who are suffering. We, the contributors, have all been there. We know the pain, and we know about survival.
Meryl Hershey Beck, M.A., M.Ed, had helped many grieving clients. Then, in 2011, her 35-year old son suicided. By personal example, Meryl has been showing others that a return to wholeness is possible. In addition to
Meryl authored the Amazon best seller
Stop Eating Your Heart Out
, and is a Master Teacher, Healer, and International Speaker.