For those who want to help someone who has suffered the loss of a loved one, Healing provides words of guidance and hope. When I ask people who are grieving what comforts them, nearly every single person gives the same answer. 'Someone to listen.' They don't want someone to 'fix' it. They're t asking for answers, spiritual wisdom, or uplifting cliches. Nope, they just need you to be there. In Healing: The Essential Guide to Helping Others Overcome Grief and Loss, Alicia King combines her own wisdom and that of others who have been there to offer good advice for those who feel helpless when it comes to helping the bereaved. Included here arethe best ways to get involved on behalf of the grief-strickenhow to care for young children in griefinterviews with and advice from those who have suffered a loss20 ways to pay tribute to the beloved10 things never to say
Alicia King writes from the unique perspective of one who has lost many of those close to her. Her mother's death was suspicious enough to launch a homicide investigation and lengthy legal roller coaster. This ultimately led to a sentence of more than 15 years for her mother's boyfriend. During the next eight years she would lose her grandmother, stepfather, stepmother, and father, as well as miscarrying while awaiting her mother's boyfriend's trial. Ms. King currently lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband, Dan, and their two children. She is an award-winning songwriter, writing mostly for film and TV.