Grief Day by Day offers supportive readings and exercises to help you move through life after loss, one day at a time.
Grief is complex. It is ever changing and may come to us differently on any given day. Grief Day by Day offers reflections and practices that address the day-to-day feelings that accompany the ever changing process of grief.
In Grief Day by Day, Jan Warner draws on her own extensive experience and the experiences of the 2 million followers on her Grief Speaks Out Facebook page to offer hope in its most practical form. This book does not look to offer a solution to grief. Rather, it provides supportive, useful guidance to help you create a life in which peace, and even gratitude, can coexist with your grief.
Inside the pages of Grief Day by Day you’ll find:
• 365 Daily Reflections that include quotes, meditations, and other musings on grief
• Weekly Themes that capture common feelings and experiences such as: Loneliness, Things Left Unsaid, Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms, Guilt, and Intimacy
• 52 Healing Exercises that help you process your feelings at the end of each week and develop skills for coping with grief as it arises
There is no “right way” to grieve, and there is no right way to use this book. Whether you follow it page by page, or select that which seems most relevant to you at the moment, how you use this book is less important than why you are using it. You’re using this book because you have chosen to honor your experience, to make a home for your grief, and to find a new way of living on the bridge between loss and life.
"This is a beautiful book. Grief is a deeply personal and totally universal human experience. You will feel connected to humanity, comforted, and uplifted reading these poignant quotations and stories (including some of the author’s own struggles). Even if you are fortunate enough not to be living with loss and pain, this book will help you reach out to anyone grieving with greater understanding, compassion, and love."—Hayley Mills, award-winning actor in film and on stage
"This is quite literally a shattering book: it takes in both hands and smashes one of the most pernicious of our modern myths - that grief is an aberrant state, properly and speedily to be put away. It instead explores the idea of grief as a part of life. Thus repositioned, grief can be acknowledged as one (but only one) enduring element of the mourner’s identity. It’s a claim the author is too modest to make, but Grief Day by Day surely speaks to anyone having in some other way to get to grips with the ramifications of their own mortality. I read it with gratitude and humility."—Sarah Gristwood, best-selling author, historian, and commentator on the British royal family
"Jan Warner’s personal experience of grief has left her with profound wisdom about how to cope with this most painful—but most human—aspect of life. With Grief Day by Day, she has crafted a poignant and practical guide on how to approach and even learn from grief. Jan asserts that while none of us can totally escape grief, we can grow from the experience of coming to terms with our own pain and suffering."—Ferne Pearlstein, Director of The Last Laugh
"In Grief Day by Day, Jan Warner, founder of Grief Speaks Out, shares guidance and practical advice for living with loss. It is worth every blessed penny, because you will be keeping this life-changing book around for a long time."—Karen Hager, Intuitive Guide and Psychic Channel; host of "Out of the Fog"
"As a result of her grief over losing her wonderful husband, Artie, Jan Warner created Grief Speaks Out, now a flourishing community of over 2 million people worldwide. In Grief Day by Day, Jan packs her wisdom into a series of practices and guidance for those who know what it means to grieve. The book honors grief in its darkest forms, but also offers resting places, such as hope, faith, beauty, and music."—Kevin Allison, storyteller and host of the "Risk!" podcast
"Grief visits us all. How we respond to it can determine whether it stops us from living or deepens our humanness. Grief Day by Day is both a guidebook and a companion to anyone who finds themselves knee deep in one of life's most harsh realities. I am so grateful that Jan Warner found a way to give voice, through her experience of grief, to create this gift to the rest of us."—Doug O'Brien, Center for NLP & Hypnosis
About the Author:
Jan Warner created Grief Speaks Out, an online community that offers support and strength to over two million people around the world. A “Grief Warrior” herself, Jan has produced several films and theater productions, and is an avid world traveler.