Surviving the Holidays Without You: Navigating Grief During Special Seasons

Gary Roe

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Book cover for Surviving the Holidays Without You: Navigating Grief During Special Seasons

Surviving the Holidays Without You: Navigating Grief During Special Seasons

Surviving the Holidays Without You: Navigating Grief During Special Seasons

Gary Roe

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"A powerful, life-changing resource."- Athena Dean-Holt, Radio Personality and Publisher, Redemption Press

Holidays can hurt.

Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthdays, anniversaries, Memorial Day, etc. These times surface our losses like nothing else. We're keenly aware of who's missing. We bump into a memory with every step.

How do we do this?

Multiple award-winning author, speaker, and grief specialist Gary Roe is a compassionate and trusted voice in grief recovery who has been bringing comfort, hope, encouragement, and healing to wounded hearts for more than 30 years. Surviving the Holidays Without You has helped thousands of grievers not only maintain their sanity, but turn days that they once dreaded into positive, healing times. Written with heartfelt compassion, this easy-to-read, practical book has been dubbed by many as a "Holiday Survival Kit."

In Surviving the Holidays Without You, you will learn...

  • Why holiday grief, Christmas grief, and special day sadness are so challenging.
  • How to deal with unspoken, yet powerful expectations.
  • How to handle grief triggers, emotional bursts, and roller coaster emotions.
  • How to face feeling emotional, lonely, misunderstood, and overwhelmed.
  • How to make good choices about what to do, how, and with whom.
  • How to make a simple, proactive plan to honor the one you're missing and use holidays to grieve well.
  • How to better take care of yourself - your physical and mental health, diet, fitness, and spirituality.
  • How to use grief and special days for good by serving others and loving those around you.

We all face loss and death. How we grieve matters. Family, relationships, religion, faith, counseling, psychology, and therapy all play a part in recovery, healing, and personal growth. If we can find ways to make emotional pain count and use grief for good, the ripple effects could be extraordinary - in our own lives and in the lives of others.

Coping with loss is hard enough. Holidays can make life seem impossible. Surviving the Holidays Without You will reassure you that you're not alone, you're not crazy, and that you will make it through these times.

Holidays will be different now, but they can still be good. Let Gary show you how. Grab your copy of Surviving the Holidays Without You today.

Critical Reviews

"Gary has created a powerful, life-changing resource. If you've lost a loved one or are reaching out to those who are grieving, this book should be the very next thing you read. The valuable content and the practical tips and suggestions will equip you to not only survive the holidays but grow and heal." - Athena Dean, Redemption Press and Radio Host

"When it comes to grief, Gary is sincerely empathetic. His writing is personal, compassionate, and very practical. I know that this book will help many during theholidays." -Kyle Incardona, Managing Partner, Hillier Funeral and Bereavement Specialists

"This is an honest and enormously helpful book to have approaching the holidays, a tender read written full of heart and wisdom. It is an offering from a true spiritual friend. Gary is a great story-teller and offers a very practical guide when holiday grief hits." -Bridget Shockey, Therapist, LCSW

"Reading this book was like listening to a friend giving gentle advice - tips the author learned from his own walk through grief. The title focuses on the holidays, but the tactics ring true for any time of year. I recommend this book with no hesitation and have already shared several copies with friends facing grief from various causes." - Kelli Reynolds, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University

"In this world we live in we expect answers for everything to be at our fingertips immediately. However, there is no search engine that can explain to you how to stop hurting. No website that can replace love that's been lost. Gary provides a beacon of hope. If you are hurting, empty, brokenhearted or the thought of this holiday season leaves dread in your heart because it will only remind you of what has been lost, please, please buy this book and take the time to really sit down with it. I highly doubt you will start and end in the same place."- Rebecca Brooks, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Publishing Information

Publisher: Gary Roe
Pub date: 2019-02-06
Length: 128 pages

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