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.
|Jobs or Roles||p. 17|
|The "Good Old Days"||p. 25|
|Significant Objects||p. 33|
|Death of a Loved One||p. 40|
|Abilities and Skills||p. 49|
|Dreams, Hopes, and Expectations||p. 57|
|Status or "Face"||p. 64|
|Integrity and Self-Respect||p. 72|
|A Companion Animal||p. 80|
|Confidence in Religious Beliefs||p. 87|
|One's Own Life||p. 120|
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Number Of Pages: 131
Published: 22nd March 2004
Publisher: Liguori Publications,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.21