Sacred Grief: Exploring a New Dimension to Grief, Second Edition
Sacred Grief: Exploring a New Dimension to Grief, Second Edition

Sacred Grief: Exploring a New Dimension to Grief, Second Edition

by Leslee Tessmann

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BN ID: 2940013439917
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Publication date: 12/03/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 175
File size: 916 KB

About the Author

Leslee Tessmann was born and raised in the small, rural community of Watertown, Wisconsin. Just after high school (where she first discovered her talent and passion for writing), Leslee moved to the Seattle, Washington area to attend school at Bellevue Community College. That moved lasted 31 years, as she eventually married, gave birth to her daughter, and established a marketing consulting business where she honed her skills and earned a reputation as an effective, results-producing writer.

As her story in Sacred Grief describes, a series of challenging circumstances eventually propelled her into a time of self-discovery. The recognition of her alcoholism and ensuring sobriety in 1994 pushed her into her first conscious experience
of working with deep, unresolved grief. She became active in Al-Anon and Alcoholics
Anonymous (AA) and eventually shared about her recovery at treatment centers, colleges, and Al-Anon and AA meetings and retreats. Her authentic, straight-forward expression of life before and after recovery was appreciated and acknowledged by audiences. Over time she went on to create and facilitate classes that dealt with working with life on life’s terms, a large part of what Sacred Grief is all about.

Leslee’s move from Seattle to Houston in 2003 and her father’s death not long thereafter were the catalyst for surrendering to her unfolding grief with curiosity and compassion, and the writing and telling of Sacred Grief. It is her first and perhaps most memorable attempt to write a book about that which she is so passionate. To accomplish this out of a desire to help shift the Western world’s relationship to grief and contribute to the natural unfolding of the planet is to have one of her most closely-held dream come
true.

Leslee recently made the trek back to Washington State along with her two tabby cats, Max and Kayla, to be near her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. Leslee is currently facilitating workshops, lecturing, and working on a new book that explores the challenges to get on with life once we heal and ‘get over’ our life. The book
discusses the emotional aspects of coping taking risks in life to change and flourish, as well as the brain’s function and role in dealing

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