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Happiness After Loss

Happiness After Loss

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A Short Course in Happiness after Loss (and other dark, difficult times) by Dr. Maria Sirois, brings to us a powerful intersection of the science of positive psychology and the wisdom necessary to thrive when facing life's harshest moments. In poetic, compassionate and yet fearless language, Sirois traverses the territories we most fear--death, exile, disease--and carefully lights pathways toward a happiness that includes the scars of our suffering and the bounty and goodness present within our world. Her work offers each of us, no matter the trials of our lives, a template for rising through pain into a steady, resilient and open heart, one capable of facing sorrow and loving fully and laughing richly anyway.

"A Short Course in Happiness After Loss deserves a place on your shelf next to When Things Fall Apart, Broken Open, and The Year of Magical Thinking." --Mark Matousek

"Maria gives us permission to confront suffering directly, while reminding us of our resilience, capacity to love, and our ability to endure." --Richard M. Berlin

"Wise, real, and clear, this book offers a way into what we all have to do sooner or later--live alongside death."
--Megan McDonough

"One thing we can be certain of is that we (individuals, groups, families, communities) will experience loss, sadness and difficult times.  This is part of being human and whilst it is not something we will look forward to, we realise it is an essential part of living and loving.  In Positive Education we often refer to the well-known adage that our work is not to ‘prepare the road for the child, but to prepare the child for the road’.  Whilst this book is predominantly written for adults, it is so beautifully written and can be of great value to teenagers and young adults to assist them to manage difficult times.  As an Institute, we feel most fortunate to know and work with Dr. Maria Sirois; her stories and her wisdom have significantly impacted our team, our work and our school community.  We recommend this book as a empowering read for all, it pays full attention to the challenges of difficult times and then powerfully provides assistance for us to be resilient, to continue on, to grow through the adversities we face."

- Justin Robinson

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