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About Joe Jansen
His writing has appeared in regional magazines like Shore and Kentucky Monthly, in historical magazines like Muzzleloader, and in outdoor magazines like Backcountry Journal and Outdoor Indiana. He was a contributing author on the Dummies book, "PCs for Kids & Parents."
Joe's curiosity into the nature of grief and how we embrace life began when a young friend died of leukemia. His interest in understanding death as a part of life led him to four years working with dying people and their families as a hospice volunteer.
Joe is a Marine Corps veteran, a graduate of Indiana University, and a member of Hoosier Outdoor Writers. He lives in central Indiana and regularly ventures into wild places to hunt, fish, and backpack.
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Grief: Insights and Tips for Teenagers is a compassionate guide to help you and those you care about navigate the difficult path of grief. Filled with the words of other young adults who have walked this road themselves, you will find that you are not alone—and that things do get better.
You will learn
- how to honor the memory of those you have lost
- what movies, writers, musicians, and philosophers can teach us about grief
- what has helped other teenagers work through their grief
- the many resources available to you, including websites, videos, music, podcasts, and more
Grief is one of the most personal emotions we can experience—no one will ever have the unique relationship you had with your family member or friend. At the same time, the sadness of grief is one of the most universal feelings. This book shows both the personal and universal sides of mourning, bringing a message of hope during a difficult time.