• Grief 2 Growth: Planted, Not Buried.

  • How to Survive and Thrive After Life's Greatest Challenges
  • By: Brian D. Smith
  • Narrated by: Brian D Smith
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Grief 2 Growth: Planted, Not Buried.

By: Brian D. Smith
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Grief. We avoid talking about it. We avoid thinking about it. However, every one of us who lives long enough will experience it. Since you are interested in this, you are likely experiencing grief at this moment. It is also likely you’ve given little thought as to how you were going to cope with grief when it came to you, and the pain caught you off guard.

In Grief 2 Growth, Brian Smith explores what grief is, what you can expect while in grief, and how you can best cope with the universal human experience of grief. Grief is not an emotion. Grief is a container for a myriad of emotions that ebb and flow. Rather than a linear process, grief is more like a dance. Once Brian has explained what grief is and what you can expect from grief, Brian gives simple, practical methods for coping. You can do more than deal with grief. You can transform your pain into an opportunity for growth. When a great tragedy befalls us, we can see ourselves as either planted or buried. Being buried means we are done. Being planted means, we are in a position where growth is about to take place. Brian’s approach to handling grief is rooted in a firm understanding of who we are as spiritual beings having a human experience.

About the author:

Brian became well acquainted with grief in 2015 after the sudden passing of his 15-year-old daughter, Shayna. Brian first learned how to survive for the sake of his wife and surviving daughter. Brian studied in depth the nature of life and death and how to progress through grief. Currently, Brian does volunteer work with organizations dedicated to helping parents heal from the passing of a child. Brian also operates a life coaching and small business consulting practice.

©2019 Brian D Smith (P)2019 Brian D Smith

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Taking that first step forward

This book has been incredibly helpful to me…I’m grieving the loss of my 25 year old son.
The author shares in a very clear and relatable way ideas on how to move forward with your grief. I would definitely recommend this book to help with any type of grief. Thank you Brian!!✨🙏❤️

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Great starting point. LOVE the podcast too!

I'm very grateful to have found the podcast and then this book. I have read a lot of books on grief after the murder of my son at the age of 19 by his cousin and this one has been very helpful and to the point.
I cant recommend the podcast GRIEF 2 GROWTH enough as well. I have found it a place of great comfort and a source of helpful books to read on grieving, NDE's and forgiveness. I especially needed to read the recommended book 99 REASONS TO FORGIVE by Geoff Thompson. Thank you Brian for all that you do for people grieving everywhere.

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A God Send

Just what I needed when I needed it. Just when I thought all hope was lost.

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Great Book

When I'm down I always make sure to listen to this book, Thank you

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You grieve because you love

I lost my son and can relate to so many experiences in Brian's book. He did an amazing job recording the audio as well. Thanks for helping others heal Brian.

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Great Read

As a newly bereaved parent, the book was very informative and hopeful. Thank you Brian for sharing your story and grief journey. Truth!

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Helpful handbook on grief.

This little book is full of bite sized pieces of digestible information on managing grief.

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