A Widow’s Guide to Processing Grief and Loss
While everyone has experienced some form of grief, few people know how to grieve intentionally. But when a wife suddenly goes from “happily ever after” to widowhood in a matter of moments, picking up life’s shattered pieces and moving forward can seem impossible. However, in the midst of weathering the stormy sea of confusing grief, fluctuating emotions and heartbreaking loss, she discovers the gift of healing, hope and a fruitful path toward healing available to those who choose to be deliberate about using their grief to grow.
“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.”
– LEO TOLSTOY
In this candid literary masterpiece, L. Lynn Hempstead takes widows on a personal journey of managing their grief responses for better mental health and honoring their husband’s life and legacy long-term. Silver Linings: A Widow’s Guide to Processing Grief and Loss is a self-paced guide and lifeline to emotional healing that can seamlessly be incorporated into a widow's daily self-care routine. An emotionally responsible gift to give to every new widow in your life, this grief guide is also an ideal tool to be used in professional counseling sessions, and informal widow support group meetings.
In an effort to help the bereaved reestablish equilibrium, Silver Linings is part one of a two-part series that steers widows worldwide through Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning.
In this workbook, readers will learn:
How grief impacts a person on a multidimensional level
What the "widowhood effect" is and how to prevent it
How to use journaling to reflect on the past, process emotions, and acknowledge lessons learned
How to use the practice of gratitude and mindfulness to manage grief responses