Twentyone Olive Trees
A Mother's Walk Through the Grief of Suicide to Hope and Healing
Laura Formentini has written a lovely book of life lessons through stories, poems, and vignettes of insight and wisdom and revelation. The ultimate result is reinventing life through conscious awareness of life's daily miracles of healing transformation and liberation. I highly recommend it. -Deepak Chopra
Nothing could have prepared Laura Formentini for the shocking news of her son's death by suicide. Seeking solace during her time of grief, Laura turned inward to transform her pain and shock into healing and peace. She accomplished this by writing letters, poems, and fables to her son, Blaise, in the year after his untimely death. This became the beautiful tribute Twentyone Olive Trees: A Mother's Walk through the Grief of Suicide to Hope and Healing.
This book traces the author's path from grief to understanding and healing. Laura shares the important message that it is in your power to overcome even the most traumatic events by creating something beautiful in the wake of death, divorce, disease, and destruction from natural and man-made disasters.
Inspired by teachers like Deepak Chopra, Laura achieved her own healing transformation through creatively writing the morals and wisdom she gained in the twenty-one years with her son. The fables, accompanied by beautiful illustrations, have a playful, childlike way of helping the reader cope with loss and embrace acceptance and healing. It is Laura's hope that these stories will act as a balm for those going through their grief and dark moments, while encouraging them to embrace their new beginnings.
This is the perfect book to help those seeking to heal and transform in the wake of a traumatic loss.
About the Author: As an empath, nonprofit photographer, and philanthropist who has worked all over the world, Laura has encountered ordinary people who have accomplished extraordinary things after difficult life events. Laura's healing was greatly impacted by her belief that while the terrible times you suffer may feel like the end of life as you know it, these difficult times can actually become the catalyst for new growth. Her message for empaths and highly sensitive people is one of love and encouragement. As we rise from our own pain, we can take loving actions that lift others up in the process.
Kat Biggie Press, 9781955119061, 230pp.
Publication Date: January 11, 2022