How to Grieve: Even when you don't want to is a how-to guide with practical tips on every page and resource lists at the back of the booklet. Specifically written with the death of a partner or spouse in mind, How to Grieve: Even when you don’t want to is applicable to any loss: a child, friend, pet, or divorce.
This booklet offers succinct, practical, and accessible information for those looking for guidance in the face of grief and loss of a loved one. In her non-threatening and down-to-earth style, Ms. Willman validates and acknowledges the many manifestations of grief while empowering the reader to explore their own experiences of grieving.
- Cara Young, LCSW
Hospice Social Worker
Valerie Willman is the author of Smell the Blue Sky: young, pregnant, and widowed, winner of the B.R.A.G. Medallion for Top Indie-Published Books. She co-chairs the Mid-Valley Chapter of Willamette Writers and teaches various workshops on writing, and on grief, such as “Booze and Chocolate Aren’t the Only Ways to Cope: Turning negative emotions into art.” She’s a successful freelance copy writer and editor through her company, Yellow Pen Editing, and is also a certified bereavement facilitator, and licensed massage therapist.Valerie has served in the United States Army, owns land in Costa Rica, and lives with three big dogs, two kids, and one Turk. She’s walked the length of two marathons—on purpose—and loves olives, chai, and chocolate.
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