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

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

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

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The book acknowledges that grief takes you over and carries you along like floodwaters and that there is little you can do about it, but it helps you do what little you can and gradually build up on these efforts to find a measure of peace.

There was far too much emphasis on how your friends, family etc get it wrong, eg, saying the wrong things, avoidance, tactlessness etc. If you’re looking for a concise, insightful, mindful and compassionate book to help you on your next step in your grief-journey; look no further. I was looking for a grief book after my father passed away very unexpectedly, and wanted a book that I could share (after reading) with my siblings and Mom.She understands the pain that grieving people carry on top of their actual grief, including the pain of being judged, dismissed, and misunderstood. However, grieving people are just as regular as any other people, neither particularly transfigured nor especially beautiful.

It's OK That You're Not OK shows us the path to be companions, rather than saviors, to loved ones who are experiencing deep pain.Many people wanted details about her illness and about her risk factors (she had none of them by the way; no family history of cancer and no other known risk factors). Her latest book, No Cure For Being Human (and Other Truths I Need to Hear), grapples with her diagnosis, her ambition, and her faith as she tries to come to terms with limitations in a culture that says anything is possible. Registration is open now for Megan Devine’s 6 month online Grief Care Professional Certificate Program. But her assumption is that sudden, accidental deaths of young people (like that of her boyfriend) are uniquely hard to process, and the book reads almost more like a memoir at times. But I wish she hadn’t focused so much on accidental deaths because it felt like the rest of us, experiencing “expected” deaths, should just move on already.

a) The beauty of the experience of grief: I agree that we need to redefine grief from a problem to solve (focusing on erasing pain, maintaining control) to an experience to tend (focusing on feeling pain, on the journey from not OK to OK). It is all about knowledge and empowerment and targets those who grieve and those who are willing, but often not so able, to help grieving people. Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 35 years.

It's OK That You're Not OK is the book I've been waiting for for 30 years--the one I can recommend to any newly bereaved parent, widow, widower, or adult grieving a death. Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to "fix" your pain ? It’s OK That You’re Not OK is a permission slip to feel what you feel, do what you do, and say what you say, when life finds you in a place of profound loss and the world seems hell-bent on telling you the right way to get back to being the person you’ll never again be. Emphasis on might, as this book makes sure not to preach or offer a “quick solution” to your grief, and actually makes a strong stance against that mentality in general.

So some of these more throwaway phrases or paragraphs bothered me a little bit, though not enough that I’d avoid recommending this book to people who may enjoy it or benefit from reading it. Megan Devine offers a loving, holistic, and honest vision of what it means to ‘companion each other inside what hurts. 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. This is hands-down the best book on grief I've found, and I've been looking for a good many years now. Her celebrated animations and explainers have garnered over 75 million views and are used in training programs around the world.At one point, she quotes a third party who asserts that our ‘only choice’ is to ‘become larger and more courageous and more compassionate. First it offers a compassionate and accepting view towards grief that is so often lost in our modern society. Megan Devine shows us that rather than treat grief as an illness to recover from, we can approach it with warmth and understanding.

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