It's Ok That You're Not Ok: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand
A New Resource for Those Experiencing Loss With It's OK That You're Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides--as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner--Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, happy life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. On this unabridged audio recording read by the author, Megan offers stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices to guide us through an experience we all must face. With Megan's gentle but direct guidance, you'll learn: - Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief - How challenging the myths of grief--doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold--allows us to accept it as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve - Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to fix your pain Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to solve grief. Megan writes, Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution. It's OK That You're Not OK is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves--and each other--better.