After 10 years of work, my book is finally in print. Now it's time to celebrate!
The launch of Getting There: Grief to Peace for Young Widows was a fabulous celebration! Author Deb Rae shared her personal story, the process of writing her book over ten years and how it can be a useful for resource for other widows, their families and support professionals. It can also help us change the way we think about grief as a community.
Sharon Schoneveld (Clinical Social Worker) outlined the four attributes that create stress in our lives (change, control, inclusion, competence) and how widows can experience all of these at once. Peter Sherlock then talked about how relevant Getting There has been such a support for him as an older widower!
More than 90 people attended the launch, including representatives from Mackay Regional Council, various community service and business organisations, Department of Communities, CQUniversity, various local schools and Qld Health.
Deb also acknowledged Mackay City Library for hosting the launch and for their much appreciated support of local authors.