Reflections from the Soul: Acknowledge, Ruminate, Be Inspired
Dr. Ebon Ivoryi Green, author
Though we are often advised to seek "closure" in dealing with our grief due to the death of a loved one, Dr. Green, a nurse who specializes in the needs of caregivers, directs us toward a more satisfying goal, "homeostasis," living with our grief, using AIR: Acknowledgment, Inspiration, and Reflection. This beautiful book can help those who, like myself, have recently experienced the deaths of loved ones. Caregivers facing the prospect of death of their patients can also benefit. Each of the two dozen or so sections begins with an insightful quotation, often from Dr. Green herself. Particularly valuable are the exercises she has set out for the grievers and her catalogue of different types of people and their style of coping with such losses.