Grief By Day

by Gina Peotter

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/2/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781982276966

About the Book

This book is intended for anyone who has gone through a death of a friend or family member. This could have been a day ago or 30+ years ago. It is for anyone looking to move forward in their healing journey. “Grief By Day” walks you through 90 days of reflection for anyone new to grief, as well as anyone who has been in it a long time. By being open and honest it has the power to heal your way through your grief journey. Also, there are monthly exercises designed to educate and help you take action. This book is a compilation of things I’ve worked through in my own grief, and topics I see over and over with adults I work with that are grieving. For many of us who were taught to keep our emotions at bay, or feel “crazy” because our emotions are all over the place… this book is for you. Honesty will be your best friend throughout this book. If you can really be truthful to what it is that is going on, you have the power to heal through it. You got this, I believe in you! After losing my parent’s when I was in my 20’s, my life completely changed. I’ve also lost my grandparents, lots of aunts and uncles, friends and pets. I dealt with it all by holding everything inside for a long time. It wasn’t until I struggled with massive anxiety, major depression and suicidal thoughts that I started working through my grief. Those seasons in my life were like a rollercoaster, just like the journey of grief. My hope for you, is you work through your grief before it gets to a dark place like mine did.

About the Author

Gina graduated from Seymour, WI High School in 2003. She then went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Stout and Master’s Degree from Concordia University-St. Paul. She also holds her Grief Support Specialist Certification from UW-Madison. Gina, along with some of her peers, started a non-profit in 2018 called Hope’s House in the Greater Green Bay area that focuses on free grief support for kids ages 4-18 and their families. Hope’s House also provides schools with training to implement a grief support group in their districts. She is currently the Executive Director. Gina has written and published a grief book called, “It’s Ok Not To Cry” based on her own life story, and the story of others who have gone through a tough death. After going through the death of her parents when she was in her 20’s, and numerous other friends and family members she started on a path to helping others find hope in dark times. Gina is also the Grief Support Specialist at a funeral home. Gina loves helping others any way she can. She was awarded the WPS Volunteer of the Year Award in Leadership in 2020 for her work with Hope’s House. She also is a volunteer at Camp HOPE- camp for grieving children in the Stevens Point area. Gina volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club- Fox Valley Center for Grieving Children for a number of years, was a Hospice volunteer through Aurora at Home Hospice, and a meal prep volunteer at numerous homeless shelters in the area. In 2021 she developed an online program for those wanting to seek healing for grief on their own time. “Grief Your Way” is a tailored grief program based on an assessment that covers relationship to the deceased, behavior, and some Each person gets their own grief plan to work through at their own pace. You are also able to connect 1 on 1 online with an expert in any field you choose; anxiety, depression, aromatherapy... When Gina is not working she enjoys reading, and time up at her cabin with her family and friends.