This year, the group was wonderful . We share stress reducing strategies, spiritual exercises heartfelt stories about the deaths of loved ones, and resources. One of the woman in the group shared a book called" Death Benefits ,How losing a Parent Can Change an Adult's life". The title is provocative and it resulted in very interesting discussions about how this can be true. Death Benefits: How Losing a Parent Can Change an Adult's Life--For the Better.
Jeanne Safer is a psychotherapist and upon the death of her 92 year old mother, she learned some interesting things about who she was. She learned that death is painful at whatever age your parent dies. And there are still pathways to explore about your own life's journey that were possibly shut down by loving our parents so much. She talks about becoming our most authentic selves after our parents die.