We all grieve. From the moment we are born into this cold, loud, bright world, we experience change and loss that can often threaten to overwhelm us, but – when managed well – can help mould us into our strongest, most powerful selves.
Grief is not only about death: it is part of our everyday lives. We are all grieving something. We grieve when our life changes – when meaningful relationships end, when we move house, change schools or jobs, and when our sense of identity and reality are under threat. We also grieve on a larger level – for a lost way of life and for our planet, particularly in these times of climate crisis, pandemic, fast-moving technology, misinformation and societal division. Grief can even be found in joy and is one of the most universal shared emotions, connecting people across the world in an act of love.
In this surprisingly uplifting book, acclaimed grief therapist Dipti Tait draws on her own professional and personal experiences, her clients’ stories and the neuroscience behind our emotions to redefine grief for our fast-paced lives and this sometimes alarming yet wonderful world we live in.
Dipti taught me, and will teach you, about the diversity of grief, and that grief is essentially about loss … Once you have read this book, you will change your relationship with loss – you will know when you are feeling loss, you will label it as ‘grief’, and you will give it the respect it deserves … We should never just ‘put up with the loss’, but we should also never be defined by it – we can chart a positive way to find joy again, enjoy this world you are stepping into, it will transform you, heal you and give you the strategies you need to live with all the inevitable losses you will have, big and small.-- Penny Power OBE
Not everyone can have a good friend like Dipti to listen when we need it … Grief is often our companion and through working with Dipti I’ve learnt you can make it something you get used to hanging out with.-- Sharron Davies