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It's Ok That You're Not Ok: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand

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From media-portrayal, to work-place regulations around allowed leave-of-absence after the passing of a loved one, to the way we inadvertently phrase our condolences and consolidations.

That unacknowledged pain results in burnout, disconnection, and a distinct lack of empathy for others who hold seemingly opposing views. Megan Devine introduces the topic by telling readers that she had been a therapist/grief counselor, giving her clients the standard advice about "getting past" grief, "moving on," "finding closure," etc. New episodes each and every Monday, from the author of the best-selling book, It’s OK That You’re Not OK, and iHeartMedia. At one point, the book asserts that our mind and heart will eventually adapt because they are built that way, whether we like it or not.

Unfortunately, the author cannot help, despite her many protestations of the contrary, nudging her readers towards a “happily ever after” ending, although she tries to wriggle out of this inconsistency by trying to 'redefine' what it means to be happy.

In my worst days, they made me feel like I was broken, alone or “failing at working through my grief”. a) not OK to OK, but you can stop anytime between the two extremes of ‘eternally broken” and ‘happily ever after,” where you feel most comfortable. I loved how he book was set out in a way you can read all at once or dip in and out when there is a particular subject your struggling with.The author is straight talking and describes some of the feeling I had around my father’s death perfectly. Through her many articles and speaking engagements, she has emerged as a bold new voice in the world of grief therapy. This book is essential for those who are experiencing deep grief and the way we help and support others who have endured loss. For example, I’m aware that Native culture integrates grief into their daily existence in much more healthful, unrepressed ways. Be willing to stand beside the gaping hole that has opened in your friend's life, without flinching or turning away.

Our culture sees grief as a kind of malady: a terrifying, messy emotion that needs to be cleaned up and put behind us as soon as possible”.She helms a consulting practice in Los Angeles and serves as an organizational consultant for the healthcare and human resources industries. As a cancer survivor, Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. Get the best-selling book on grief in over a decade, It’s Ok that You’re Not OK, wherever you get books.

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