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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?

This journal will help you cut through the pain that isolates and freezes you—and get to the heart of what really matters.

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 deep inside.


How Do You Stand Back Up When Grief Knocks You Down?

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Grief is a formidable force—and when it hits you directly, it holds the power to take you to your knees. What can you do? How do you stand back up when grief knocks you down?

I learned of two tragic and unexpected deaths this week, along with two major losses other people are facing, and my mind immediately took me back to the way I felt when grief overtook me. Feeling overwhelmed is natural. So are responses of fear and confusion—and a host of other emotions that will bombard you. But there are steps you can take to help you get back up on your feet again. Don’t buy into the thought that you are a victim, and there’s nothing you can do. It’s just not true.  READ MORE


I’m sorry to inform you that STUNNED By Grief  and STUNNED By Grief Journal are no longer being distributed.  Removing the books from the market was a very difficult but necessary decision. 

It is impossible to express the depth of my gratitude for each and every person who has supported the books over the years.  My prayer is that the book and journal have been a help and a blessing to you as you’ve navigated the uncertain and difficult journey through grief.  My goal in writing the books was to help you understand grief in a personal, practical way that would encourage and support you through your journey. 

May God bless you and hold you close …