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Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day (Bereavement or Grief Gift)

Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died: Coping with Loss Every Day (Bereavement or Grief Gift)


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In her early 20's reality smacked Ty in the face. She was ill equipped to deal with the emotional and intellectual rollercoaster of dealing with her mom's illness. Through her own trial and error, she found a way to be a caregiver, patient advocate, researcher, and a grieving daughter. She wrote this book to help others find the "best" way to cope and move on, however one decides, personally, what that means.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633533882
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 154
Sales rank: 284,195
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ty Alexander is an expert online beauty and lifestyle editor, social media consultant, and style and beauty TV correspondent. Ty started her impressive editorial career as the style and beauty editor of HelloBeautiful.com, building the section from occasional stylish musings to an authority in all things beautiful with her bare, manicured hands. Armed with extensive knowledge, compassion for women of color, and the kind of sass that instantly made her your BFF, Ty's work with this top women's site has allowed her dedicated readers to face their days with grace, and of course style.

Tia Williams is the ultimate style maven with fifteen years of experience as a beauty editor (Elle, Glamour, Lucky, and Essence.com). She also launched one of the first beauty blogs, Shake Your Beauty, and is the award-winning author of The Accidental Diva and the It Chicks series and co-writer of Iman’s makeup book, The Beauty of Color. Her recent national bestseller, The Perfect Find, has been selected by Essence, InStyle, and Ebony as one of this summer's top beach reads.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Personal Note:

A short 300-900 word intro on me and why I am writing this book.

Chapter 1:

We’ve been duped, everyone dies!

• Why you should shamelessly love hard

• The grenade life threw at me; Goodbye Mom

• How we react to death is a reflection of how selfish we are

Chapter 2:

The truth about my moderately dysfunctional family

• Why broken isn’t a bad thing

• Revelations in a hospice room; Unabashedly accepting family secrets

• Why I shut my family out and how it’s affected me

Chapter 3:

The Art Of Losing

• Grief vs nothing; I will take grief

• Don’t let the guilt suffocate you

• The emotional battle of documenting death

Chapter 4:

The how of grieving

• Good grief: What are the five stages of grief and how long do they last

• When the loss sinks in: Coping with grief and understanding your "new normal"

• The XX things no one wants to hear when they are grieving

• Where to go for help; A guide of grief resources

Chapter 5:

How to be obsessively grateful

• How gratitude helps grief

• The power of your words and how to develop an attitude of gratitude

• How to create routines to grieve healthy and finding strength in unexpected places

• The power of your faith

Chapter 6:

Dear Mama

• All the things I never told my mom

• All the things every mother should tell her daughter

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