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Mortality Book Club MEETING OFFSITE

THIS MONTH, THE MORTALITY BOOK CLUB WILL BE HELD AT JASMIN TOMLINS' HOME. CONTACT HER FOR DETAILS at j.m.tomlins@gmail.com

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.

Our Mortality Book Club reads and discusses books having to do with the important--but frequently avoided---issues we confront at the end of our lives. Regular book club members include hospital and hospice workers, but also the adult children of aging parents, or just anyone who wonders about the many questions--medical, emotional, social, and philosophical--raised by human mortality. The book club facilitator is Jasmin Tomlins, herself in training as a death doula.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand Cover Image
By Megan Devine, Mark Nepo (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781622039074
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sounds True - October 1st, 2017