Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now for those who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold, written by two woman who have experienced sudden loss. In a book that will touch, comfort, uplift, and console, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, PhD, explore sudden death and offer a hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one.
These pages have offered solace to over eighty thousand people, ranging from seniors to teenagers and from the newly bereaved to those who lost a loved one years ago. Those dealing with a new loss will find a special chapter offering insight into surviving those first few weeks.
Tapping the personal histories of both authors and numerous interviews, I Wasn’t Ready To Say Goodbye shows grieving readers how to endure, survive and grow from the pain and turmoil surrounding human loss. For survivors, this valuable book provides a rock-steady anchor from which to weather the storm of pain and begin to rebuild their lives.
Pamela Blair, a psychotherapist in her 60s, has a few things to say about aging. Open this book to any page and find one of over 100 brief, kick-starting essays and journaling questions on moving into your third act with a sense of adventure and possibility. Blair offers dozens of practical and motivational ideas for handling everything from health and libido to the death of a spouse, money, legacy, and more.
Your body is changing, your family and friends are changing, your strength and speed of mental processing are changing, and your priorities are changing. How are you dealing with these changes? Denial? Acceptance?
As for me, if acceptance means “approval”, I say no, I don’t approve of some of what is happening as I age. If acceptance means I will work change into my life, then I say yes. If change means painful loss and disappointment, I say no, don’t want any of that! (And do I have a choice?) If change means growth, forward movement, and a refreshed attitude, I say yes!
Let Pamela Blair guide you through the thoughts and feelings about aging that may be dragging you down. Let her point the way to a different, optimistic and clear-eyed, way of getting older-better.
According to Pamela Blair, psychotherapist and author of The Next Fifty Years, that person in the mirror is you and now is the time to understand and accept the external changes while making some internal changes. Make peace with yourself, embrace aspects of yourself that have been unexplored, and dive passionately into what you love!
There has never been a better to be a woman over fifty. Embracing the celebratory essence of The Red Hat Society and Red Hot Mamas — while at the same time moving beyond them — The Next Fifty Years offers solutions and support. Included is a group study guide with outlines for creating a meaningful forum for thoughts, concerns, joys, frustrations, and fun with your friends and peers.
Today’s woman is recognized as being far more complex and multi-demensional than previous generations, fulfilling many roles in today’s society.