Previously I shared the first part of an excerpt from The First Night, a chapter in my upcoming book, You Are Not Alone. It’s about the first night without my husband, Jim, after his sudden death early that morning. I write about my shock and grief and fear – but I also share a very meaningful sign that showed me the power of connected love. The video went out on my Facebook page, Grief to Gratitude. If you missed it, you can watch it here.
Today, I’m inviting you to watch the second part of the chapter where I talk about the beautiful and comforting signs so many of us receive after someone we love dies. I hope you enjoy, and please share.
You Are Not Alone is my emotional story of grief, healing, and spiritual transformation combined with my professional experience as a trauma therapist specializing in grief and loss. Every chapter includes my personal story with follow-up companion pieces, connecting with you heart to heart. Each companion piece offers hope and helps normalize the myriad feelings and experiences of grief. I also offer simple healing steps to aid in your own healing. Learn more about it here.
A big thank you to Laura Lentz, Writing at Red Lights, and PF Bentley who produced and shot this video.
Debbie Augenthaler, LMHC, NCC, is an author and psychotherapist in private practice in New York City, where she specializes in trauma, grief and loss. Her award-winning book, You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide for Grief, Healing, and Hope combines her personal story of devastating loss with practical insights and simple suggestions for healing. Join her Facebook community, Grief to Gratitude, and follow her on Instagram.