This was the burning question I held after my young son, Benjaya, had drowned. My quest to discover how to use grief to wake up lasted many years and the wisdom I gathered is distilled in this book and offered as a blueprint for healing, no matter what the challenge.
In my writing, I sought to raise readers’ spirits and to feed the hunger for greater meaning and purpose that so many of us yearn for in life ~ especially during tough times.
I interviewed extraordinary people from many nationalities and walks of life who have broken through rather than broken down after facing trauma or adversity. I learned their stories and discovered their practical keys to healing through diverse challenges such as facing: cancer; AIDS; the death of a child; an horrific car crash; divorce from a soulmate; house fire; suicide; the deadly 9/11 attacks; holocaust “legacies”.
To highlight three of the diverse interviews featured: In Memphis, Tennessee, I quizzed Mahatma Gandhi‘s grandson, Arun, about how he came through the shock and anger after his grandfather’s assassination; in a Washington DC hotel I sat (on the edge of my seat) with a man called Arn, who was a child of war in Cambodia, fighting to survive in the jungle with only monkeys for company; and in a country cottage in England, I listened to an ex-monk, Mark, speaking of the challenges of mending the sex/spirit split!