Moving from Broken to Beautiful® through Grief

Moving from Broken to Beautiful® through Grief

by Yvonne Ortega


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Is your heart broken with grief? Do you feel alone, lonely, and fearful of the future? If you lost a loved one, your life has taken a different path than what you expected, and you may wonder where God is. How do you cope? How do you live the new normal when you don't want it? You want your loved one back.

You may feel that no one understands you. Based on some of the insensitive comments people make without thinking, you may be convinced they don't. However, Yvonne Ortega understands you. Seven years ago, she suffered the loss of two aunts, her mother, and her only child within a span of seven months. In her book, Moving from Broken to Beautiful® through Grief, she writes from both her personal and clinical experiences with a solid foundation in God's Word. In Yvonne, you have a new friend, who will walk alongside you and guide you to the healing balm of comfort, hope, and peace.

Grief is a natural and normal process. You are not losing your mind even if you feel that way. You are on the emotional roller coaster of grief, and like the other rides, it will eventually stop. You may feel angry with God, with the deceased, and with yourself. You may feel sad one minute and guilty the next. Ms. Ortega assures you that you will get through the gut-wrenching pain of grief.

Moving from Broken to Beautiful® through Grief is an interactive book from beginning to end. You are not a passive reader of someone else's process through grief. Instead you are an active participant working through your own grief. With honesty, transparency, and gentleness, Yvonne offers you practical suggestions to get through the emotional roller coaster and the physical turmoil of grief. She admits the journey from broken to beautiful is long, painful, and not a linear one. Without hesitation, she brings to light both the struggles and the joy of moving from broken to beautiful through grief.

Yvonne helps you move forward with the awareness that you will have setbacks. With encouragement and support, she will show you how to pick up the pieces and build a beautiful new normal-a bittersweet victory indeed as you sense God's power, passion, and purpose for your new life. And you can still honor your deceased loved one.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945975301
Publisher: Living Parables of Central Florida, Inc.
Publication date: 08/09/2017
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Yvonne Ortega survived and thrived after breast cancer, divorce, and multiple family losses including the loss of her only child. Her passion is to help others move from broken to beautiful despite their losses. She is the author of Moving from Broken to Beautiful® through Forgiveness, Moving from Broken to Beautiful: 9 Life Lessons to Help Move You Forward, and Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer. Yvonne is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a professional speaker who speaks at seminars, workshops, and retreats. Contact her at

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Moving from Broken to Beautiful® through Grief 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
HeatherP More than 1 year ago
I love that Yvonne opened her heart to share her grief experience through this book. I learned so much and it was very helpful as I lost my grandmother while I was reading it. I felt like I knew better how to help my family members and to show grace to others who tried to minimize my feelings.
MelissaGH More than 1 year ago
A beautiful, heartfelt, honest book about how grief affected the author and how grief affects us all in different ways. This book is full of insight and wisdom useful in the grieving process. Scripture, a place to journal and suggested worship music are all included in this special book. This book is a valuable resource for everyone, as we all experience grief at some point in our lives. I received a copy of this book and this is my personal honest opinion. No review was required.
jadijohnson More than 1 year ago
When I heard that my son had cancer for the third time, my attitude wasn't very good. I was angry with God and Satan and everyone who annoyed me in the slightest. So when I found this book was available to me, I decided to read it. Hey, what could it hurt? I was feeling grief (among other things) over what my son was going through. I would say Ms. Ortega had every right to write this book. Seven years ago, she suffered the loss of two aunts, her mother, AND her only child within a seven-month time period! Can you imagine? So I'd say she is an authority on grief management. Yvonne put a lot of work into this book. There are activities, affirmations, Bible readings, prayers, music recommendations, and moments she shares with the reader. She wants so much to help you through your grief, you can't help but appreciate her giving spirit. You learn to identify the "Wound Salters" from the Comforting Angels. You learn how to handle the anger, tears, and regret. You learn how to make it through the holidays without your loved one at your side. You learn to not fight the new normal. You learn the dangers of self-medication. You learn to hold on to your faith instead of allowing it to fade. And you see how you grow through grief. I recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with grief. It's easy to feel alone in your despair, but Yvonne has been where you are right now. She longs to take you by the hand and lead you through this valley. (Jesus will take your other hand!) The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through BookCrash.
heidiheart More than 1 year ago
I immersed myself in Yvonne Ortega’s book, eight weeks after my second beloved husband suddenly passed away. Yvonne’s words ring true and gave me hope because she has walked and survived the raw brokenness of grief and pain. Through a well-balanced weaving of her own life's stories, along with substantiated selection of Scriptures, Yvonne created the perfect mix for guiding the readers into their beautiful future. This book is the essential healing oil for any person walking a journey of grief or brokenness.