Letters to MATTHEW
Life After Loss
About the Book
‘Letters to Matthew’ invites you into the world of grief. It is not sugar coated or edited to make it an easy read, which is why it has been separated into two distinct parts.
Part one contains the heartfelt letters written by grieving mother Louise to her son Matthew after he died at the age of twenty-seven. The letters are a mixture of anguish, deep sorrow, humour, wisdom, personal insights and experiences that may resonate with others who have lost a special person.
Part two is about her journey of self-discovery and how Louise turned her grief and loss into something positive. This book is not about fixing people or forcing the healing process because, as the book explains, there is no cure for grief. Grief can only be absorbed, carried, experienced and cared for.
The loss of a child is unimaginable, but Louise has managed to turn this heart-breaking experience into something positive. By sharing her letters, insights, thoughts and feelings with the world she is not only keeping Matthew’s memory alive but also giving hope to other people that life can meaningful again after the death of a loved one.
Grief is a sensitive subject which makes it challenging for writers to describe in a way that feels both real and honest. Louise has shown her vulnerability and documented her experience in a very brave and open-hearted way.
The book does have an uplifting ending!
About the Author
Louise is a complementary therapist, reiki master, mindfulness teacher and qualified in many healing modalities. Louise loves to integrate the most effective elements of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), spiritual understanding, science and the mind’s great ability to transform itself into her work. When her son, Matthew, died, Louise became her own therapist and she applied many of these techniques to help herself. Louise also took herself on a deep spiritual journey and started writing letters as part of her process to deal with her grief. After a few months of writing, she believes Matthew connected to her and that he gave her the idea of turning the letters into a book. The loss of a child is unimaginable, but Louise managed to turn this heart breaking experience into something positive. By sharing her letters, insights, thoughts and feelings with the world, she is not only keeping Matthew’s memory alive but also giving hope to other people that life can be meaningful again after a death of a loved one. For more information, go to www.letterstomatthew.co.uk.