After the successive deaths of my mother and eldest son in 2001 my world came crashing down. I had to learn how to pick up the pieces and create a new kind of 'normal' for my other children and myself. The journey through grief is a unique experience with no two people sharing the exact same emotions, reactions or methods of coping. 'Don't Tell Me To Get Over It' is my personal account of how I dealt with the pot pourri of emotions that resulted from the double loss and is designed to help others embarking on a similar journey through grief. I also offer advice to those who find themselves in a support role. Death is often a taboo subject, causing discomfort, bewilderment and fear to many. My story is an honest and poignant examination of the vast variety of emotions and challenges faced by the newly bereaved and their loved ones.
I am 50 years young and live in a beautiful part of Tasmania (Australia's pristine island state). I have loved writing since an early age and have had one children's picture book published - "I've Been to Africa" (under my then married name Sylvia Lebkowski) and numerous magazine articles. "Don't Tell Me To Get Over It" is my first e-book.read more
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