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Blessing Life's Losses - Joan Guntzelman

Blessing Life's Losses

Paperback Published: 22nd March 2004
ISBN: 9780764811524
Number Of Pages: 131

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To live is to experience change and loss. No matter the magnitude of the loss - some losses are more devastating than others - the dynamics of change and loss remain the same.

In Blessing Life's Losses, Joan Guntzelman presents ways of looking at loss - whether of a job, relationship, pet, status, dreams, health, home - and suggests ways to acknowledge and work through that loss. Underlying each chapter, which deals with a specific kind of loss, is the theme that loss and growth are interwoven and part of life. How a person deals with loss determines to what degree that person will grow.

Through stories - usually taken from the author's or her clients' life experiences -prayer, commentary reflecting the author's professional expertise and Christian spirituality, and suggestions for action, the reader gains insight and help in dealing with a specific type of loss in a way that leads to personal growth.

Originally published by St. Mary's Press and now retitled, Blessing Life's Losses is a timely and timeless resource for all adults.

Introductionp. vii
Agingp. 1
Relationshipsp. 9
Jobs or Rolesp. 17
The "Good Old Days"p. 25
Significant Objectsp. 33
Death of a Loved Onep. 40
Abilities and Skillsp. 49
Dreams, Hopes, and Expectationsp. 57
Status or "Face"p. 64
Integrity and Self-Respectp. 72
A Companion Animalp. 80
Confidence in Religious Beliefsp. 87
Healthp. 96
Homep. 104
Independencep. 112
One's Own Lifep. 120
Acknowledgmentsp. 129
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ISBN: 9780764811524
ISBN-10: 0764811525
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 131
Published: 22nd March 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.23 x 14.12  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.21