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 main highlights of this book include what to say and what not to say to those in the grieving process. Through "It's OK That You're Not OK," I learned concepts for living with the death of my daughter and how to build "a life around the edges of what will always be a vacancy. In addition to writing your elected officials, giving blood, and advocating for change in your chosen arenas, you can help the RIG team deliver grief support directly to communities affected by violence or disaster. In It's OK That You're Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. My father passed away not that long ago so I wanted to read something that could help me process what I was feeling.

It helps the grief-stricken cope with well-meaning attempts to "fix" them, and points out that death isn't fixable.Get the best-selling book on grief in over a decade, It’s Ok that You’re Not OK, wherever you get books.

As quickly as possible, as quietly as possible, and preferably coming out the other way as a happier and more fulfilled person. Megan Devine offers a loving, holistic, and honest vision of what it means to 'companion each other inside what hurts. She advocates for a revolution in how we discuss loss – personally, professionally, and as a wider community. 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. This book is essential for those who are experiencing deep grief and the way we help and support others who have endured loss.Registration is open now for Megan Devine’s 6 month online Grief Care Professional Certificate Program. Fear takes over in the people around you because they know it could happen to them, and they don’t want to think about that, it’s too painful. HUFFPOST Featured on NPR's RADIO TIMES and WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: there is nothing wrong with grief. For example, I’m aware that Native culture integrates grief into their daily existence in much more healthful, unrepressed ways. Yes, I am different, but I have neither the willingness nor the ability to become happy ever after; however differently happiness may be redefined.

Unfortunately, many of her points are partly lost in the background noise of the book, which could easily have shed a third of its content and be none the worse for it. The author, Megan Devine, is a pioneer; paving a new path for those who have suffered debilitating loss by allowing them to see grief in a new way. Her own workouts let her celebrate her physical and mental strength and she wants to show others how to access the pride and power within joyful movement. It is a very human book, full of grace, permission to feel, and written in a way that it does not come off as one of those 'self-help' books. The best-selling book on grief in over a decade, Megan’s It’s Ok that You’re Not OK, is a global phenomenon that has been translated into more than 25 languages.Furthermore, she states that unacknowledged pain results in a distinct lack of empathy for people with opposing views. In this wonderfully honest and deeply generous book, Devine confronts the reality of grieving and reminds us that 'love is the thing that lasts. But I am here to tell you that the long, drawn-out death of a parent can also leave your whole world turned upside down. However, grieving people are just as regular as any other people, neither particularly transfigured nor especially beautiful.

Find her in the PBS documentary Speaking Grief, and in the new podcast, Here After with Megan Devine. How challenging the myths of grief-doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold-allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve . I agree with her basic point on the subject: that enlightenment in the face of grief is to look straight at it, staying emotionally open and bearing witness to the pain, knowing that it can’t be changed.This is hands-down the best book on grief I've found, and I've been looking for a good many years now. She calmly and lovingly explains what well-meaning people in our culture do with grief and she does it without blame or shame. This approach is perfectly sensible and quite common in many books on difficult subjects such as grief and cancer. There was far too much emphasis on how your friends, family etc get it wrong, eg, saying the wrong things, avoidance, tactlessness etc.

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