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A New Resource for Those Experiencing Loss

With It's OK That You're Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides - as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner - Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, "happy" life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it.

On this unabridged audio recording read by the author, Megan offers stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices to guide us through an experience we all must face. With Megan's gentle but direct guidance, you'll learn:

  • Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief
  • How challenging the myths of grief - doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold - allows us to accept it as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve
  • Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to "fix" your pain

Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to "solve" grief. Megan writes, "Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution." It's OK That You're Not OK is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves - and each other - better.

©2017 Megan Devine (P)2017 Sounds True

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Transfigurative treatise on grief

This audio book is articulated with poignant authenticity. It is a seminal work on living with tragic loss. It has personal reflection, research, powerful quotes, and useful activities. I highly recommend this book. I plan to listen to it often. Thank-you!

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someone understands

this book is a beautifully understanding and gentle reminder that grief is not something you just get over. it has brought me comfort and helped me with some ways I can move forward with my grief.

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I like her bluntness

What did you love best about It's OK That You're Not OK?

I relate to putting things out there bluntly and honestly. She does that well. She puts things out there in a way that I can understand and relate to well. Multiple loved ones have died in recent times and I have been grappling with grief. This book helps put things in perspective for me.

I did struggle a bit with some of the performance. It was like the first part of words were cut off early on and then again in early chapter 4. I first thought it was my device but it wasn't. It sounded like the recorder was turned on the moment she started the first word of some sentences. _elief, _att, _rive.... Drove me nuts and I almost returned it. Fortunately it isn't consistent and didn't continue throughout the book. The content being excellent make up for this aspect of it for me.

I haven't finished the book yet but I already find it one of the most helpful for me.

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From a broken heart

This book has helped me with the loss of my daughter. It is a suggested must read for those that grieve

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real grief for real people

Megan lends invaluable insight into the world of grief and why it can make us feel so crazy. This book will revolutionize your experience and understanding of our cultural model of grief, how simple tending and pure acceptance is often withheld. You are ok, however you are not ok - feel that, take it in, know you are not alone in tending your loss and new life with Megan, this wonderful book and the brave community of the grief revolution as companions.

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  • Donnocha
  • 10-30-17

Wise & compassionate

A wise and compassionate book. Well read. Useful for anyone who has been bereaved, and for those who support them.

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  • Claire Martenson
  • 11-23-17

Excellent!

I bought Megan's book on audible because I had family members experience grief and loss and I wanted to be able to help them the best I could.
I found Megan's book just beautiful.
She has such a compassionate and empathetic voice and on several occasions I was brought to tears. I have learned so much from her book and have already notice positive changes for my new management of grief. Thank you, Meghan! Your friend.