Unless you’ve been through it, you can’t understand it. It’s that simple.
Grief is not something you understand from a distance.
Learn from a fellow traveler’s down-to-earth approach to healing. STUNNED by Grief is realistic and revealing. You’ll discover what to expect. And you’ll find tools and tips to remap your life.
When you’re devastated by loss, what good is a journal?
Writing about your loss is one of the most important things you can do. It’s key to tapping into your grief, working through it, and releasing what’s buried inside.
WooHoo! Delighted to announce that STUNNED by Grief captured Finalist honors in the 2013 Indie Excellence Awards!
Here’s an excerpt from the press release announcing the winners and finalists:
“Not only has the number of entrants increased, but the excellence has risen to a whole new level. Advances in technology and the increase in sophistication of self-publishers has produced a bumper crop of books that stand proudly next those published by mainstream houses. This has created a challenge of unexpected magnitude for the contest judges.
The National Indie Excellence Awards criteria for recognition are stringent and include overall excellence. This award celebrates the highest achievements in self-publishing, a sector of the industry that has grown exponentially in recent years.”
For more information, visit www.indieexcellence.com
Press Release for Stunned By Grief – Local Author Receives National Recognition Through the Seventh Annual Indie Excellence Awards
Local author Judy Brizendine captures Finalist honors in The Seventh Annual National Indie Excellence Awards for Stunned By Grief: Remapping Your Life When Loss Changes Everything, Category: Grief. The NIEA award is the third national award won by her Stunned By Grief books.
Very excited that an article I wrote about tragedy, attitude, and the keys to staying young, vibrant and content has been accepted and published on MORE magazine’s online site!
Here’s a link – and I hope you’ll read it and share: What Will You Do When Tragedy Comes?
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If you’re facing grief, this blog is all about you—and focusing on your questions, concerns, struggles, triumphs, and countless issues your journey brings.
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The longer I live, the more I understand that attitude is the single most important driving force in any of our lives. Whether the question relates to your professional life, your personal life, your relationships, your spiritual journey, or anything else you can think of—your attitude influences (and drives) your success or failure, your happiness or dissatisfaction, and the ease or struggle of your journey.
Let’s be honest. Grief is hard. It may be one of the most difficult things you’ve faced in life. And struggle can surely get you down, if you allow it.
If you’re mourning the loss of your mom, or if your mom is fighting a devastating illness, or if personal heartbreak clouds your celebration of this special day, can you still experience joy wherever you are? I have a few suggestions for you to consider. I know this subject can be very difficult, and my intention is to open your mind to a few things you may not have considered. I’m also going to share a personal confession with you, so please keep reading.
Last week brought terror and heartache to people across our country, but our collective pain and grief are only a shadow of the pain and grief felt by victims whose lives were directly touched by the tragedies in Boston, MA and West, TX. My heart aches for each of these people and their families … for the way their lives have been forever changed and for the unbelievable pain they face over the next weeks, months, and years as they work through their grief and learn to accept (and adjust to) the changes inflicted on their lives because of their losses. When tragedy and grief devastate you, what do you do?
STUNNED by Grief is available in print or electronic edition at your local independent bookshop, barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, indiebound.org, iTunes, Kobo, ipgbook.com/bennettknepp-publishing-publisher-BKN.php, and elsewhere.