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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In this case, the author needed a better, more assertive editor to dial down her ‘been there, done that’ enthusiasm, reduce the number of redundancies in the book, and improve its structure.

It's not an easy read -- it acknowledges and touches all the sore spots, very gently, but they're still sensitive, and I found myself crying a lot -- but that acknowledgement and understanding flow off every page like a soft, warm blanket. It’s OK That You’re Not OK is the perfect how-to manual to help heal and support ourselves, each other, and our death-avoidant society. Today on It’s OK, we discuss the ways grief has upended her life, and the ways that both movement and community have kept her alive - willing, at least most days, to lean into the full experience of life.Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 35 years. With guests pulled from the front lines of entertainment, medicine, education, and activism, the conversations in It’s OK that You’re Not OK are funny, complex, emotional, and hopeful - maybe not your typical dinner party topics, but none of us are entirely OK, and it’s time we start talking about that. Activist and author Joanna Macy speaks of the unrecognized, and unwelcome, pain in the hearts of most activists. Megan Devine’s book is powerful, honest, and necessary in this culture that doesn’t understand or know how to tend to grief.

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. 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 . It also perfectly evaluates what our western culture and medical establishment get wrong about grief.This book is essential for those who are experiencing deep grief and the way we help and support others who have endured loss. I also appreciate that this book has a LOT of advice for people who are supporting a grieving person.

a) not OK to OK, but you can stop anytime between the two extremes of ‘eternally broken” and ‘happily ever after,” where you feel most comfortable. 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. Leanne Pedante and her husband Miles’ relationship was built on bravery and communication - they worked so hard to reach the next step together, excited to explore the edges of possibility in love and in life. I also recommend this to everyone, because at some point you or someone you love will be bereaved, and the information in this book is worth knowing ahead of time.Unfortunately, the author cannot help, despite her many protestations of the contrary, nudging her readers towards a “happily ever after” ending, although she tries to wriggle out of this inconsistency by trying to 'redefine' what it means to be happy. The main highlights of this book include what to say and what not to say to those in the grieving process. Megan Devine approaches this topic from two sides; being a professional therapist and grief-counselor, as well as having experiences the deep grief and trauma of witnessing the accidental death of her partner. Her celebrated animations and explainers have garnered over 75 million views and are used in training programs around the world.

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. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. With 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 help others who have endured tragedy. Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to fix your pain .

Her work is equally applicable to the grief of the loss of a loved one and the loss of a friendship. Yes, beauty and happiness do exist beneath the fine layer of dust that grief has covered them with; but I cannot consider this dust ‘beautiful’ however hard the book tries to make me do so. On his way back to see Leanne after several months away, Miles’ car veered off the road, and he was killed.



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