Surviving: Finding Your Way from Grief to Healing (Paperback)
The death of a spouse or close loved one is one of the most devastating experiences an individual suffers. Whether it is sudden or after a prolonged illness, the death and subsequent grief are life-changing. One day you're together, and the next day you're not. You feel like life will never be "normal" again.
Author Gary Sturgis knows first-hand the pain of grief after becoming a widower in his early 50s. He suffered profound sadness along with anger, guilt, loneliness, confusion, and heartache to name just a few. But Gary found his way from grief to healing and is surviving after his loss. You can too.
In his book, Gary shares intimate details of the personal stages he encountered through his grief journey. Along the way, he learned how to continually move forward and honor his loved one by talking about death, handling his emotions, and sharing special stories and experiences. He reveals how he progressed over time from feeling deep anguish to healing from grief to living a life that has joy, happiness, and peace again. Throughout the book, Gary offers you reassuring guidance and comforting advice as you travel through your personal grief journey. He uses his own path to healing as a reference together with lessons learned as a health care professional and volunteer grief counselor helping others.