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Unattended Sorrow

Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart

Stephen Levine


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Paperback (2/7/2006)


Wise and compassionate advice from one of the nation's most trusted grief counselors-to help heal emotional wounds that linger and prevent us from leading full and happy lives.

Unattended sorrow is unresolved grief that has never been given a chance to heal. This lovely, spiritual book from one of the nation's most trusted grief counselors offers a series of techniques to help heal this pain so readers can lead full and joyful lives. The book not only guides those who have experienced a fresh loss to face the hurt before it settles in, but it also addresses the devastating impact of tragedies past, when people become "stuck" years after childhood abuse, teen rape, early divorce, or loss of a loved one.

"Your heart and soul can be made whole again, be rejuvenated. . . . All this is thanks to the gentle, insightful, user-friendly wisdom of my friend, Stephen Levine."—Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator, #1 New York Times bestselling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul

Praise For Unattended Sorrow: Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart

“A wise and compassionate exploration of grief can be a doorway into greater presence and connection with life. Stephen Levine's rich experience of accompanying people as they navigate pain resonates deeply in Unattended Sorrow.” —Sharon Salzberg, author of Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience

“Stephen Levine offers profound and intense wisdom in Unattended Sorrow. His poetic, deeply felt words about grief, loss and the nature of being human distill and transcend his brilliant, earlier work. Reading these pages is not just powerfully illuminating; it is an experience of deep healing.” —Belleruth Naparstek

“Stephen Levine's wise and beautiful book, Unattended Sorrow, encourages us to be kind and merciful students of ourselves through the challenging and sacred process of healing our losses and sorrows. Stephen has created a work filled with loving kindness and compassion. To read this book is an experience of healing.” —Barry Neil Kaufman, Author of Happiness Is A Choice, Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Option Institute

“Stephen arouses the energy and truth from within the deepest core of ourselves. The healing that is possible leads us to do the work that we took birth for. We are able to move from a sense of being broken apart to a sense of wholeness.” —Fred Schwartz, M.D., Medical Director, Hospice of New York

Rodale Books, 9781594860652, 256pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2005

About the Author

STEPHEN LEVINE's many best-selling books include A Gradual Awakening and Who Dies? His renowned work in grief counseling has been featured in television programs on PBS and CNN, in radio segments, and in magazine articles. He lives in Chamisal, New Mexico.