It's OK That You're Not OK - Megan Devine & Mark Nepo

It's OK That You're Not OK

By Megan Devine & Mark Nepo

  • Release Date - Published: 2017-10-01
  • Book Genre: Psychology
  • Author: Megan Devine & Mark Nepo
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 53 Ratings)

It's OK That You're Not OK Megan Devine & Mark Nepo read online review & book description:

Challenging conventional wisdom on grief, a pioneering therapist offers a new resource for those experiencing loss
 
When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: there is nothing wrong with grief. “Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,” says Megan Devine. “It is a natural and sane response to loss.”
 
So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible?
 
In It’s OK That You’re Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides—as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner—Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you’ll learn:
 
• Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief
• How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve
• Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to “fix” your pain
• How to help the people you love—with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process
 
Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to “solve” grief. Megan writes, “Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.” Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world.
 
It’s OK That You’re Not OK is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.

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  • This Book Helped Me, Thank You Megan!

    5
    By writer4you
    This book will help you through grief. What I mean is not just the death and dying. All stages of grief, even ones that you don’t know about. Downloading this book in my darkest hour - helped me cry. The way Megan welcomes the reader I felt like she understood my pain that I’ve been going through since February. Downloading this Audible book is from my own doing. The source of my pain these last few months with losing friends, getting heartbroken, and the fear of the future all came from grief. This book tells you the common norms of how people respond to grief whether it’s themselves or a friend. This book also explains the norm of creativity after death. Whether that is art, writing, or photography. I wrote a book when my dad died. But, any loss I had in my life that had to do with sadness or heartache I wrote it all down in a fiction story. To my therapist she was concerned with my way of thinking, now I just write in my diary. I had to tap into my emotions that dealt with the grief of my father. Meeting someone recently or going places in my past to where it felt like home. Megan helped me look at grief in a different way. Of all the books on grief with Audible I downloaded this one. I didn’t know what to expect and now I found peace within myself to move forward from my dads death. I want to thank Megan for that. It’s been over 8 years and grief isn’t easy. To express emotions isn’t easy. It’s OK That You’re Not OK! <3

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