The Tao of Loss and Grief

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Green Dragon Books, 2000 - Philosophy - 174 pages
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The Tao of Loss and Grief provides the reader with a gentle philosophy of life and living based upon Lao Tzu's classic Tao Te Ching. The Tao of grieving acknowledges the mysteries of life and its many difficulties and surprises.

Loss and the responding emotional response of grief are part of the mysterious whole of life. In this experience are also hope, love, forgiveness, and recovery from the loss.

The book is written to be read from the beginning to end and/or to be read by selecting chapters from the Table of Contents. Opening it at random is another way to trust in the gentle words of guidance so helpful in the journeys of loss and grief. Reading the book at various times during the grieving process may help the reader see some progress through the experiences of grieving.

The Tao of Loss and Grief provides a helpful and timeless approach to these hurtful emotions which can sometimes be the most difficult to deal with.

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About the author (2000)

 Pamela Metz lives in Denver, Colorado, where she served as Associate Professor Emerita at the University of Denver, as well as the associate dean of academic and student affairs for the Graduate School of Social Work.  She holds degrees in education and social work from the Illinois State University, the University of Denver, and the University of Colorado.  A teacher of a vast array of subjects, her 30 year career spans university settings, public and private schools, and the innovative University Without Walls.  She has worked as an elementary teacher, hospice social worker, and educational administrator.  On all of these paths, the wisdom of the Tao has been her guide:  letting go, following natural cycles, and trusting the processes.

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