“[Hewett] provides generously varied approaches to living with the death of a loved one, reflecting her belief that grief is a process that connects body, mind and spirit. . . . The book is designed to provide an array of constructive, creative ways for mourners to spend their time as they move toward adjustment and reconciliation. . . . [R]eaders may select the ones most compatible with their own beliefs and lifestyles.” —Kirkus Indie Review
When grief hits, we hurt. What can we do about the pain of grief? Dr. Hewett explains that grief and mourning are not the same thing—grief is passive (it happens to us) and mourning is active (we do something with the grief).
More Good Words: Practical Activities for Mourning teaches that grief is deeply related to love. It encompasses a broad spectrum of emotions as a reaction to a loss like death. Mourning occurs through a wide range of actions that we can take to work with that grief. Viewing grief as a hopeful journey rather than an obstacle, this book uses five realms of experience—emotional, spiritual, physical, cognitive, and social—to provide concrete mourning activities that address grief and lead to hope for healing.
These activities are ones that readers can do as provided or adapt to fit their own unique circumstances and grief. The book ends with a discussion of practical ways to connect with our dying family members and friends, as well as specific actions we can take to help our families mourn when we eventually die. More Good Words looks honestly at grief and mourning in North America and offers hope for walking that necessary journey.