When former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts's husband was dying from cancer, she had to look inside of herself as well as beyond herself to find ways to survive what felt unebarable. What Barbara Roberts learned during the final year of her husband's life and her subsequent years of grieving, fill the pages of this honest and inspiring new book. Roberts and her husband turned to hospice for guidance and assistance once her husband decided to stop ineffective medical intervention.
This practical and compassionate guide explores the personal as well as the societal issues surrounding death and grief. Written for both the individuals facing death and for those who must grieve after a death, Roberts offers readers enthusiastic support to abandon the silence that too often accompanies impending death and the subsequent grieving.
Chapter titles include:
A Culture in Denial
Permission to be Weird