After three consecutive losses in her own family, author Robyn Lindsey put her skills as a Certified Life Coach specializing in grief to the test as members of her clan struggled to cope with multiple deaths in less than a year. While Lindsey used other methods to help herself heal–which she shares in the introduction–she found journaling to be the biggest aid in empowering her to move forward and has created Journal Through Your Grief, a workbook to help others dealing with loss do the same.
The provided prompts cover a wide range and deal with everything from the funeral to your relationship with your loved one to people who have helped you cope. The ways death has changed you and your relationships with others is also explored. Plenty of space is given for your thoughts on all 30 topics and Lindsey includes some of what she wrote about her father for each exercise. She also stresses that this journal is for your eyes only, so there is no need to censor what you write or even to use complete sentences–just get it down so you can explore how you feel, realize some of the things for which you are grateful, and help yourself move forward.
The end of the workbook includes a link to Lindsey’s website and email address for further information on her services to help you lead an empowered life. She offers an array of coaching sessions and motivation products, including sets of cards to help you deal with grief, anxiety, and even help you focus on the joy in your life.
Anyone who has lost a loved one and wants help moving through the stages of grief will benefit from completing and reflecting upon the topics Lindsey covers in Journal Through Your Grief. It is available on Amazon for $11.98.
4 out of 5 stars