You can be whole your whole life.
“Learning to live again wholeheartedly includes letting love flow freely in and out of your heart.”
Grief is often perceived as a dark and lonely journey; as a result, it is a topic we avoid in today’s society. Within a 20-month period, Elizabeth Catignani endured the loss of her stillborn son and the subsequent death of her husband on active duty in Afghanistan. She found herself a 27-year-old widow whose life had been shattered.
In this book, she shares the experiences, the wisdom, and even the joy she gathered on her journey from grief to hope. Creative Grieving offers support and encouragement while acknowledging that there is no “right” way to grieve. Elizabeth tells you about the emotions she experienced while grieving in an ”instant gratification” society, the importance of self-nurturing, the balancing of grief and motherhood, the redefining of community and relationships, and the discovery of new passion and meaning. Her authentic account of grieving will empower you as you cope with loss.
Along with Elizabeth’s personal stories: pieces of “Hip Chick Wisdom” from a community of women, “Creative Hip Chick Ideas,” and a list of helpful resources. By reading Elizabeth’s story of vulnerability and courage, you will learn how to find your own creative way of moving through grief to hope—uncovering gifts along the way.
Tiffany K. Kovitch
I loved this book so much I gave my copy to a friend and bought another one! I find Elizabeth’s path inspiring and I like her candid outlook on the events she’s experienced after her tragedies. I’ve taken a lot of her advice and found creative outlets for my grief.