Have you loved and lost before, yet struggled with how to recover and move forward? Are you looking for inspiration to give you strength to persevere? Have you faced the inevitable eternal rest of a parent, struggled with how to say good-bye? Have you questioned your faith and let fear take over in times of loss?
In The Gift of Goodbye , Rebecca Whitehead Munn relates how she drew strength from her faith and optimism as everything she knew to be constant in her life was changing. She inspires readers through her natural writing style to believe that they too can persevere and build resilience through the seasons of loss in life. Rebecca opens her heart on each page as she walks us through her story of living through two major life transitions within a three-year span, and the resulting shift she made in the processdue to the lasting gift of love from her now-deceased mother, her courage, and the choice she made to expand into more of who she was at her core.
|Publisher:||She Writes Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Rebecca is a healthcare change agent and value creator, author and essayist. Her goal is to inspire others to be courageous and learn about their loved ones’ wishes, while creating life-long connections. Her debut memoir, The Gift of Goodbye: A Story of Agape Love , was released July 18, 2017. Kirkus Reviews says her memoir “tells of her own journey of self-discovery after learning of a parent’s terminal illness. Rather than give in to grief, she embarked on what she calls a 'heart-opening journey'―one that she deftly and intensely recounts in this memoir.” Rebecca launched The Gift of Goodbye to a standing-room-only audience at Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN and Book People, in Austin, TX. Rebecca has shared her story with audiences in senior living communities, including Westminster Manor, and local book clubs. Rebecca is also a guest essayist, including being featured on mariashriver.com and mindbodygreen.com. She earned a B.B.A. in marketing with a minor in psychology from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, an executive M.B.A. from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, and in 2017, became a Nashville Healthcare Council Fellow. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her two teenage children, friends, and chocolate lab, Coco; practicing yoga, listening to live music, snow skiing, and playing golf. She was born in Bloomington, Indiana, grew up in Houston, Texas, and.has lived in Nashville, Tennessee since 2005.
Table of Contents
Author's Note 7
Chapter 1 Venturing into the Unknown 23
Chapter 2 Invincible Me 49
Chapter 3 Awakening 59
Chapter 4 A Passion for Learning 71
Chapter 5 Letting Go 83
Chapter 6 A New Chapter Unfolding 99
Chapter 7 Treasuring Each Moment 115
Chapter 8 Time Slipping Away 125
Chapter 9 A Celebration of Love 133
Chapter 10 A Symbol of Connection 149
Chapter 11 Transitions with Peace 161
Chapter 12 Learning to Cope 171
Epilogue: Pushing my Edges 185
About the Author 197