13 September 2018

Press Release: Loss Is A Four-Letter Word A Bereavement Boot Camp for the Widowed

Loss Is A Four-Letter Word A Bereavement Boot Camp for the Widowed By Carole Brody Fleet

"Carole Brody Fleet is forthright in dealing with many of the difficult issues surrounding widowhood, demonstrating that you do not have to live in your past. It's not an either-or situation. She teaches the important lesson that you can incorporate your previous life into a new life.” —Jane Brody, personal health columnist, The New York Times  

Deerfield Beach, FL, September 11, 2018 — No widow or widower look exactly the same. No widowhood looks exactly the same. Therefore, no healing journey or timeline is an identical experience. The word "loss” contains only four letters, but its size belies the amount of fear it produces at even its mere mention. Even more terrifying and enormous is the reality of loss–specifically, the loss of a spouse.

Widowhood has the capacity to keep those affected from moving forward into a new and fulfilling life. The loss of a spouse is frightening. The call for relatable and actionable direction and advice remains a very real need for the widowed community, and that is just what Loss is a Four-Letter Word offers. Award-winning author Carole Brody Fleet personally experienced the pain and grief as a young widow and mother; leaving her and her 9-year-old daughter alone. Loss is a Four-Letter Word shows readers a way out, a way to move forward– not "get over”–their most profound loss in positive ways. Fleet combines no-nonsense, direct advice with specific, boot-camp style "assignments” that are framed with compassion and humor to help them through a most challenging life-journey.

A short sample of the Bereavement Boot Camp Lessons:
  • Lesson One: I'm Still Here
  • Lesson Two: "My Healing Journey Is Mine”
  • Lesson Three: Stop Putting Off Proactivity
  • Lesson Four: "I Turn to… Who?”
  • Lesson Five: Put Your Tits on Your Back
  • Lesson Six: Get Up, Get Moving… Get Out!
  • Lesson Seven: It's Your Turn
  • Lesson Eight: Past, Present, and Future: You Can Have All Three
Loss is a Four-Letter Word gives readers help without reproach, education without lecture, and support without judgment, condition, or negative opinion. All of which provides a necessary light during such devastating times. Fleet tells them, "Because while our spouses may have departed this earth, we are still here. And we matter too.”

About the Author: 

Carole Brody Fleet is the award-winning author of When Bad Things Happen to Good Women, Happily EVEN After, and Widows Wear Stilettos. Widely recognized as America's go-to expert on life adversity and grief recovery, Ms. Fleet is also a three-time contributor to the iconic Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, as well as a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and to ThirdAge.com. Ms. Fleet is also a popular motivational speaker and with her inimitable message of "What Now and What Next?” Ms. Fleet offers practical, emotional, and even humorous guidance to the millions who have experienced any kind of loss or challenge in their lives.

Loss Is A Four-Letter Word: A Bereavement Boot Camp for the Widowed
By Carole Brody Fleet
ISBN: 9780757321214
September 2018

Available wherever books are sold or to order directly from the publisher, contact: (800) 441-5569 or www.hcibooks.com

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    1. I understand and feel the same way. It is scary to think of being a widow some day. David's mama is one twice over now. David's daddy died fairly young, age 52. She was only 48 then. They were married almost 31 years. Her second husband died in 2015, when she was 76. They were married 27 years. I cannot imagine facing it once. I think twice would do me in, too.

      Here's to both of us having long-living husbands!

      Have a blessed weekend.


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