If your life is a story, then your past or history is the preface to the rest of your life. When you learn and remember the lessons learned through dealing with difficult circumstances, such as the loss of a loved one, you are afforded an opportunity to foster beneficial changes to utilize in the continuing story of your life. This is very hard work, and it must incorporate introspective thought in which you examine all you thought to be true.
Successful grieving requires a change in perspective, which often asks you to view your life through a new filter. Thus, new truths are discovered, and many of these are addressed in the 52 secrets contained within this book. Actually, they’re not really “secrets” at all. Rather, they’re ideas for you to consider that can begin to change your outlook on your circumstances, as well as help you to peel away some of the emotions you’re experiencing that have kept you stuck in your grief.
The 52 Secrets – or the 52 changes in perspective, including a specific suggestion and/or question upon which to ponder each week of the year – deliver a strong dose of momentum to propel the bereaved from the darkness of loss into the light of renewal.
Written by Ellen Gerst, a grief and relationship coach, as well as a profuse author on the topic of coping with loss, this book is especially geared for widows/widowers – although the lessons presented may be applied to any type of loss.