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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Grief Comfort Guide: A Personal Journey from Loss to Light by Marie Lenay Rogus is a heartrending and poignant memoir that will take readers along with the author through her grieving process. Grief happens to everyone and there is no road map that tells one how to deal with grief. The author’s story of coping with the grief of losing seven of her loved ones is comforting and will give answers, inspiration, and some kind of meaning to all those readers who have lost a loved one and are grieving. The author’s experience with grief is an eye-opener to many and will help them avoid negative self-talk and they will find themselves feeling joy and happiness again.
The author handles a difficult and painful topic with finesse and her inner strength is palpable. Reading this book is also a sort of encouragement to get out of grief and not be in isolation because the stress caused by grief is unhealthy. Healing is important and the author suggests trying out meditation, yoga, and hypnosis, or going to a chiropractor or acupuncturist so that healing happens, both in body and mind. The ten comfort suggestions for easing grief are helpful when it comes to handling grief and having a normal life again.
The author’s words and her perception of grief and how to handle it are comforting and will definitely be useful to many readers who are experiencing loss and do not know how to overcome their loss. The author’s unusual experiences after the loss of a loved one are interesting to read and there will be many readers who must have had similar experiences to make them believe there is life after death.