My New Friend, Grief

Reflections on Loss and Life

by Anna Hodges Oginsky

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/17/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781504356510
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781504356503

About the Book

I force my mouth to form a smile, but it is hard to look people in the eyes. I hear my dad’s voice whispering, “Eye contact, Anna.” But making eye contact means seeing and being seen. I try to avoid it. My head is nodding while my heart screams in disagreement with what is being said, “NO HE IS NOT IN A BETTER PLACE. THIS IS WHERE HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE. THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE THAN RIGHT HERE. WITH US…. With extraordinary honesty, Anna Hodges Oginsky shares how she experienced grief after the sudden death of her father. My New Friend, Grief: Reflections on Loss and Life tells the story of how Oginsky’s previous life experience shaped her understanding of death and loss. As she sifted through the broken pieces of her heart, she discovered that befriending grief would allow her to move through life in richer, more meaningful ways. My New Friend Grief brings to light the feelings and fears many of us face in grief, but hesitate to explore. As Oginsky reveals her personal insights into loss and life, we find a friend who affirms for us that, as we too grieve, we are not alone.

About the Author

Anna Hodges Oginsky holds a bachelors degree in Humanities from Michigan State University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Her work is inspired by connections made between spirituality, creativity, and community. She lives in Brighton, Michigan with her husband and their three children.