October 2011 American Widow Project Retreat:
Living With Loss
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Read samples from the book (PDF). The first year following the death of a spouse is a time a time of great need. It's a time of grieving, remembering, and persevering. Widows and widowers are challenged with an onslaught of emotions, and there an ongoing need for comfort and support.
Living With Loss is an indispensable bereavement resource. Filled with guidance and encouragement, hope and perspective, it pairs empowering affirmations with quotes from such varied sources as Mother Teresam Dr. Joyce Brothers, the Dalai Lama, Robert Frost, the Torah, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, and many more.
Official American Widow "I Will Not Forget you" Magnet
This poignant and inspiring message says everything we feel in in the deepest recesses of our hearts. Our beloved live on in our memories. On our mirror, refrigerator, dashboard-anywhere we place this customized magnet with these powerfully moving words taken from Living with Loss: Meditations for Grieving Widows-we feel the magnitude of our loss as we celebrate the infinite nature of our love.
20% of the proceeds are donated to the American Widow Project.
Ellen Sue Stern, author of Living With Loss
Ellen Sue Stern is the founder of Expecting Change Workshops, President of Stern Literary Enterprises, a Celebrity Ambassador for the National MS Society, and the author of twenty books, translated into fourteen languages, including Expecting Change, The Indispensable Woman, Living with Loss, Running on Empty, Words of Inspiration for People with MS, The Relationship Toolkit, and Yawn: Bedtime Reading for Insomniacs. Thousands of people have attended her workshops and seminars. She has made guest appearances on Oprah, Montel Williams, Lifetime TV, and other national and international media. Her writing has been featured in Self, Woman's Day, Marie Claire, Sports Illustrated, WebMd, Match.com, and CNN.com. You can contact Ellen Sue at email@example.com.
Taryn Davis, Founder and Executive Director of American Widow Project
Find out more about Taryn and the American Widow Project at www.americanwidowproject.org
Taryn Davis, 25, was living the "normal" life; She had married her soul mate, was about to graduate college, and had her future with him to look forward to. That was until May 21, 2007. Her husband had been killed by multiple roadside bombs just an hour and a half after they last spoke. Feeling lost and alone in the new world she'd been thrown into, she began traveling around the country to hear other women's stories of love, tragedy… and overall survival. In hearing their accounts, she hoped to learn more about the title that been had given to her… that of a military widow.
What began as her own personal journey, has expanded into a non-profit organization, a documentary film, and a growing website. She has grasped on and embraced her new life with all the enthusiasm and passion she had when Michael was still alive. Inspired solely off the willpower and strength of the women "in her shoes" she has found that true love is eternal, that the lessons and things her husband said and did still run through her veins, and mostly... she is not alone.