Message from the Author: Feeling overwhelmed by grief or divorce pain? In this book, if you follow along with me and open your mind to trying out new things, we’re going to deconstruct your grieving habits, and then put them back together in a way that serves your life and your happiness better than the old ways we were all taught.
You don’t have to keep feeling like the bottom fell out of your life. It truly is within your power to change, and to begin enjoying each day at a higher level than ever before. I know, because I have done this. I’ve taken a lifetime of deep grief and transformed it into joy with the process of self-actualization which I will share with you in these pages. I believe there’s a major flaw in the premise of how we’ve been taught to deal with grief. We’ve been taught to focus on the pain, to talk about it all the time, to concentrate on looking in the rearview mirror of our life and in feeling like we’re never going to recover. That’s how I spent most of my life, starting in early childhood when one death and tragedy after another beset my immediate family during my growing-up years. What is grief? We've all experienced it, to one degree or another, and yet it can feel elusive to define. How about this: grief is when it feels like your heart is breaking, when you feel doubled over with pain, and you wonder dully if you will ever find joy in the dawning of a new day. By trial and error, I found an authentic and gentle way to survive and thrive, and in this book I'll show you how to do it, too. I believe we are meant to learn how to be joyful no matter what happens—and we can achieve immense emotional and spiritual growth by refusing to surrender to grief's iron fist. About Evelyn Roberts Brooks: she is a writer, lightworker, and speaker. She's shared the stage with Bob Proctor ("The Secret"), Gay Hendricks, Peggy McColl, Arielle Ford, Misa Hopkins and other experts in personal growth. She's the author of fiction and non-fiction books including "YOU WERE BORN TO TRIUMPH: Create a Five-Star Life in Your Quantum Kitchen," "FORGET YOUR TROUBLES: Enjoy Your Life Today," “CALLING ALL LIGHTWORKERS,” “HEAL TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS” and other personal growth books, as well as screenplays and novels, including "THE DREAM SPINNERS." She’s also the founder of RestoringTibet.com and author of Restoring Tibet: Global Action Plan to Send the Dalai Lama Home Evelyn is passionate about helping others experience a transformational healing in their lives, reduce their stress, heal heartache from loss, divorce, grief and trauma, and lead happier lives. Her goal is to uplift, inspire and encourage, while showing people how to gain clarity and manifest more of what they really want in all areas of their lives. Be sure to stop by Evelyn's central web site evelynbrooks.com and claim free instant download access to your $97 Serenity Gift Collection to relax, unwind and de-stress. It includes a 25-minute guided meditation to help you release regrets for the past and worries for the future and learn how to more easily and readily enjoy the power of living in the present moment. Here's what Kirkus Reviews says about Evelyn's big fat juicy book YOU WERE BORN TO TRIUMPH: Create a Five-Star Life in Your Quantum Kitchen: "Her unflagging exuberance and you-can-do-it attitude will encourage readers to remain at the buffet. This persistence pays off with nuggets of wisdom about turning one's thinking around; for example, Brooks tells of how she learned the importance of rule-breaking by drinking from a "Colored" Only" fountain as a child. Wisdom like this can change lives, and Brooks' book serves up plenty. A self-improvement recipe with plenty of ingredients worth nibbling on their own."