In It's OK That You're Not OK, Megan Devine offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face - in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world. This is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves―and each other―better.
In this compelling and heartfelt book, you'll learn:
• Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief
• How challenging the myths of grief―doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold―allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve
• Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to "fix" your pain
• How to help the people you love―with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process.
Why We Love This Gift: Megan offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides―as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner―Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, "happy" life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it.
What To Express in Your Card: I hope this book reminds you that what you are feeling right now is normal and healthy- no matter how terrible or overwhelming. Please remind yourself of your strength. Sending you so much love.