A thoughtful, spiritual journal for processing the ten stages of loss and grief.
Every loss deserves a fitting grief, author Jill Alexander Essbaum assures us in The Good Grief Journal. Healing is possible, and Essbaum offers a path for those who grieve, whether the loss is from a physical death, a looming divorce, declining health, bankruptcy, or some other wound.
Each of the ten sections of meditation in this journal corresponds to a stage of grief as outlined in Granger E. Westberg's classic book Good Grief, published in 1968 and timely for today's reader. With more than three million copies in print, readers have found validation for their minor and major types of grief, understanding of their feelings, and guidance for how to live through grief and rediscover hope.
Scripture passages, poems, and quotes from a variety of sages and artists offer inspiration for this journey. Every poignant meditation is followed by interactive prompts and questions designed to help readers reflect more deeply on both the nature and effects of their loss.
The meditations and prompts in this journal are intentionally nonspecific. They are adaptable to suit both the nature of the loss as well as the needs of the grieving person.