In 2003, Lora C Mercado lost her infant son Alex, due to a congenital heart defect. After several years of working through her own grief, she felt the urge to help others who are experiencing such great loss and sadness. In tribute to her son's passing, Lora has been on a quest to help bring peace to those who are in a state of grief with her healing and inspirational books. Her first book, "Our Angels Await, Stories of Love from Beyond", includes true stories from people across the globe, who have had connections with loved ones who have passed away. These experiences will astound you and leave you with a comforting warmth, that the ones that we love never really leave our side, and are always encouraging us along the way. "Adjusting to Life After Loss, Coping with the Death of a Loved One and Honoring Their Memory", is her latest book on grief healing, released in October 2014. This book includes the many facets of grief and how to continue living after a loss. There are ideas on how to keep a loved one's memory alive, poems, resources, and also stories from others who reveal how they dealt with their own personal losses. Lora is also the founder of Healing The Grief (http://healingthegrief.com), a blog geared towards helping others cope with loss. Aside from authoring fourteen books, Lora C Mercado is also a Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and ordained minister, who has married over 100 couples.