Grieving the death of someone loved can feel very much like being plucked out of your normal life and dropped into a wilderness in which you feel lost, alone and afraid. This beautiful gift book reveals the trail markers - or touchstones - that will help guide you through the wilderness of grief. As Dr. Wolfelt writes, "If you do your work of mourning, if you become an intrepid traveler on your journey, if you strive to follow these ten touchstones, I promise that you will find your way out of the wilderness, and you will learn to make the most of the rest of your precious life."
Dr. Wolfelt's loyal readers will recognize the wilderness metaphor and touchstones from his bestseller Understanding Your Grief. In fact, this book is an excerpted version of the comprehensive Understanding Your Grief, making it a reader-friendly, digestible gift book for anyone who mourns, especially the newly grieving.