Renowned grief counselor Stephen Levine tells us that long after an initial loss has passed and the period of grieving has ended an unattended sorrow lingers, accounting for a host of physical, emotional and spiritual maladies. It is not uncommon then for those with unresolved grief to lean toward addictions or dangerous behaviors or other forms of self-destruction. In Unattended Sorrow, Levine addresses the grief from fresh loss but also attends to the pain and troubles caused by the unresolved anguish, sadness and delayed stress than can accumulate over a lifetime. He notes that we may never entirely overcome sorrows but we can confront them with mercy and self-acceptance that smooths the path to healing the heart.
About the Author
Stephen Levine was the bestselling author of many books. With his wife Ondrea, he counseled terminally ill people and their loved ones for than 30 years. His renowned work in grief counseling inspired radio segments and interviews as well as magazine articles including pieces in O: The Oprah Magazine, Psychology Today and the Utne Reader. He and Ondrea lived for many years in the mountains of New Mexico, where Ondrea still lives today.