FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—Saturday, June 25, 2022
Gwendolyn O. Burton presents her newest book, You Don’t Know Just How I Feel: Hope for the Grieving Heart.
In You Don’t Know Just How I Feel, Gwendolyn Odom Burton seeks to connect with readers in a way that offers hope, inspiration, and courage after the loss of a loved one.
After three miscarriages, Gwendolyn Odom Burton thought she knew how to navigate grief. But when her adult son dies from sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), grief takes her down a different path. You Don’t Know Just How I Feel offers gentle validation, highlights common grief experiences rarely discussed and often minimized, and provides insight for fostering sympathetic and empathetic dialogue for the bereaved and those in supporting roles.
Gwendolyn O. Burton’s You Don’t know Just How I Feel will be free and available for download through 6/25. Click here to view. You Don’t Know Just How I feel is rated a 5.0 by those who have purchased the book. Here’s what some of the reviewers have said (copied directly from Amazon):
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, practical, and professional help as we grieve
Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2022
This book opens a way to grieve and to help those who are grieving (and stop hurting them with our good but unhelpful intentions!). The chapter titled, Grief and the Digital Era” gave extremely useful and valuable tools about such things as when to post about others’ tragedies and how to deal with seeing pictures of your lost loved one on social media. I appreciated the vulnerability of Gwendolyn throughout the book and how she weaved her experience and learnings from her difficult losses with the counsel of experts. The writing is excellent. The story is relatable. The lessons are needed and immediately applicable. I’ll be sharing this with many people.
5.0 out of 5 stars True and Compassionate insight into a difficult subject
Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2022
I needed to read this. Gwendolyn pulls the shroud of mystery and misconception completely off the grieving process. This book is for EVERYONE because it gives us the right words to use and the right understanding when we want to help those who are grieving wherever they are in the grief process. Gwendolyn’s first-hand perspective also offers real and true hope for those who are grieving… it provides realistic and compassionate insight, and answers the most asked questions about getting through what is arguably the most difficult thing any of us could face. Stacks of this book should be in every hospital, hospice and every other place where people are dealing with the loss of a loved one.
For More Information: For more questions or to schedule an interview about this press release please contact Gwendolyn Burton at 303-913-8577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author
After three miscarriages and an adult son who passed away from sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), Gwendolyn Burton is uniquely qualified to help others navigate their grief journey by discussing common challenges and misconceptions. She studied with grief expert David Kessler, founded Sisters in Solace (SiS), a support group for mothers of child loss, and is a Certified Grief Educator. Gwendolyn enjoys physical fitness and lives in Aurora, Colorado, with her husband, son, and three dogs.
Suggested Interview Questions
- Your book offers a unique perspective for people who are experiencing grief. What is the hardest piece about the grieving process?
- Would you share your own grief experience with us?
- How often or how long do the bereaved receive grief support from others?
- It’s understandable that some people have a hard time with tears and emotional pain. What are some ways to best support someone who has lost a loved one?
- Sometimes conversation can be challenging, and even though you mention some examples in your book, what is a common misconception about conversations after loss?
- What are some questions appropriate to ask the bereaved?
- In your book you mention different methods of self-care. Why is this important?
- If someone needed your grief support or needed to support someone grieving, what would you share with them?