Gifted By Grief – my new book

Gifted by GriefAt the bottom of my emails under my name it now says ‘Author of the forthcoming book, ‘Gifted By Grief” A True Story of Cancer, Loss and Rebirth’.  (Find out more here)

A few people have asked me about this lately – it will be published next summer probably, and today I wanted to share with you about this project, and why I’m working on it.

After my husband died, nearly 3 years ago now, I went through a major transformation, one of the results being Wild Wisdom Coaching itself, and now the book.  But I’m also on a mission to raise awareness about death, dying and grief. I joined the organization Dignity in Dying because I believe in having the right to choose the time of your death, if you are suffering from an incurable illness.

Why do I believe this?

Because if my husband had not been so afraid of dying, he could have chosen an ending of much less suffering than he had to go through.

Watching someone you love go through pain that can’t be controlled was really horrible. (Yes, he was on morphine but the side effects of that were extremely debilitating). He’d got to this stage because he was so afraid of dying, even right up towards the end. But I kind of wanted him to die so he could be free of it, no matter how I would feel afterwards.

I’ve been inspired again by this because of a video in a newsletter sent out recently by Dignity in Dying and today I’m sharing that with you because of the message from a very courageous young woman.  View it here

How does this apply to you and your business?  Listen to what she says at 6.05 and apply it.  (But I recommend watching the whole video, it’s just 6.5 minutes and is very inspiring).

And if you want to hear more about my book project as it goes along, and be one of the first to hear about it when it’s published, sign up here for that.