How does one begin to maneuver through the multi-faceted maze of grief and loss? How are we supposed to feel? What do we do next? We don’t know what we don’t know. As much as we have learned and been taught in life, there has never been clear-cut directions, practical guidance, and hands-on support to get through a devastating loss. That is, until now.
We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know: A Woman’s Guide through Grief and Loss has been written to provide easily readable and relatable answers to our questions. Based upon her decades of personal and professional experience, author Betty Hill Crowson brings an entirely new perspective and clarity to the “work of grieving.” She gently guides the reader through a process of learning to differentiate and cope with widely fluctuating emotions, taking steps to get their feet back under them, paying attention for and disempowering the “shadow aspects” of grief, identifying and addressing old behaviors and responses that keep one stuck, and taking specific, doable steps to heal and to move forward.
Above all, Crowson offers hope that we will get through this. While grief and loss dramatically alter a woman’s life, they also provide opportunities for us to grow, to be of service to others, and to create something new and meaningful with what is yet to come.