-- Shelley Reciniello, Ph.D., author of The Conscious Leader, Winner, Best Motivational Business Book, INDIE Excellence Awards 2015
"What a gift Debbie Augenthaler has given us! Grief is a road each of us must travel in our lives that feels at once impossibly difficult yet completely inevitable. If ever a journey called for a wise companion, it is the trail from loss to healing. In You Are Not Alone, Debbie has descended to the depths of her own grief to surface with treasures in the form of practical insights and simple suggestions for healing. If you or someone you love is facing a loss, one could not ask for a better guide."
- Joel ben Izzy, Storyteller and author of The Beggar King and The Secret to Happiness
"Writer and psychotherapist Debbie Augenthaler has done what she set out to do: based on her personal and professional experience, she has written a book which will assist those dealing with the death of a loved one. Without question, the reader will gain comfort from Ms. Augenthaler's understanding, experience, genuine concern, and humanity."
- Judie Alpert, Ph.D., Professor of Applied Psychology, New York University
""You Are Not Alone" is a must read for anyone dealing with extreme loss, and a recommended book for the rest of us. It's a wonderful combination of story and guide. Organized in a way that makes it both a riveting read, as well as a practical how-to book on rebuilding one's life after devastating loss."
- Yitzhak Berger, Ph.D., CRC, Adj. Associate Professor, New York University
"The book is filled with incredible ideas and insight about how to cope with loss, how to move forward when you are grieving, and how to help others if they are going through a hard time.
I love that Debbie gives us ways to feel 'normal' even when things feel upside down. The book is in itself like a heavy sigh of relief, just being able to read about and think about death without it being taboo or too difficult or uncomfortable to talk about. "Take the time you need to cocoon," she reminds us. "Be patient with yourself. Do what you need to do as you heal." Debbie's story is inspiring, and I felt proud of her for the vulnerability she shows in sharing the story of losing her husband and how she got through that experience.
I think a book like this will be really helpful at certain times in my life, to read again and reflect on when I am going through a loss. I'll definitely keep it on my bookshelf, both for myself and as a precious gift to share with friends and family at the times when they need it most."
- Rachel Koontz, Alive in the Fire
"It's rare - in fact, this might have been the first time - that I tell people to buy a book before I've even finished reading it. But, halfway through, I couldn't wait any longer. I'm actually at a loss on how best to describe this book, it's that powerful! All I can really say is if you are grieving, know someone who is grieving, want to prepare yourself for the experience to come, or are simply interested in a compelling story of loss, survival and renewed living, get this book today."
- Eleanor Biddulph, Being Fully Present
"For those of us who haven't experienced it yet, we wonder what it would be like to be thrown into immeasurable grief. That's what happened to the author of this riveting book. Debbie Augenthaler not only recounts in vivid, compelling prose what it was like to lose her husband, but she offers clear and encouraging coping suggestions for those enduring intense grief. I found this book so deeply moving and encouraging that I could turn right around and read it again."
- Barbara Younger, Friend for the Ride
About the Author
Debbie holds a deep curiosity and interest in how people have been dealing with grief and loss since the beginning of time. Shehelps normalize common feelings and experiences for people who aregrieving,and holds space for each of us to experience grief in our ownway and time, because grief is not linear. There are many gifts thataccompany loss, including spiritual awakenings, discovering theconnection with forever love, developing deep compassion, and gratefulappreciation for the blessings along the way - from grief to healing totransformation and joy. Debbie has walked this path throughout her lifeand wants to help you on your path from grief to joy.
Prior to becoming a therapist she had a successful career in the financialindustry for over twenty years. Debbie has a Master's Degree inCounseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University andcompleted a two year post-graduate Advanced Trauma Studies program atthe Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy. In 2012 she received theNYU Steinhardt Award for Outstanding Clinical Service.
With the connection of a shared experience, Debbie guides the reader through grief to transformation and a new beginning.