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Four Seasons of Grieving: A Nurse’s Healing Journey With Nature

This glossy, pocket-sized book invites the reader to journey through grief as a way to healing one’s self, and also to continue growing as a person and a nurse.

This glossy, pocket-sized book invites the reader to journey through grief as a way to healing one’s self, and also to continue growing as a person and a nurse.

Divided into sections covering the four seasons, the book takes the reader through the course of a single year. The winter section, for example, deals with surrender. It addresses the chaos of mind-body-spirit at the brink of life change, and explores vulnerability, saying ‘goodbye’ and finding hope in despair. The spring section explores the topic of forgiveness, while summer deals with gratitude. The section on autumn celebrates life’s harvest and the discovery of healing.

Overall, this is a beautiful, heart-warming book that focuses on the universal experience of human grieving and the ability to appreciate the resilience of the human spirit. It includes engaging and reflective pauses, and questions to provoke thought and healing.

Although this book would be a useful library resource, I envisage many nurses, especially those involved in end of life care, will want to buy it for themselves.

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