Finding Meaning
David Kessler

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Narrated By: David Kessler

Duration: 10 hours and 19 minutes

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David Kessler – the world's foremost expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving – journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning.

David has spent decades teaching about end of life, trauma and grief. And yet his life was upended by the sudden death of his twenty-one-year-old son. How does the grief expert handle such a devastating loss?

In Finding Meaning, Kessler shares his hard-earned wisdom and offers a roadmap to remembering those who have died with more love than pain, how to move forward in a way that honours our loved ones and ultimately transform grief into a more peaceful and hopeful experience.

An inspiring, deeply intelligent must-read for anyone struggling to figure out how to live after loss.


Coping with death & bereavement, Self-help, personal development & practical advice

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David Kessler writes of a world that is rarely examined with such sensitivity

Marianne Williamson

A brilliant, caring, practical guide to help us understand grief

Daniel J Siegel, M.D.

Anyone who has lost a loved one will find solace in Kessler's comforting words

Publishers Weekly

Beautiful, tender, wise

Katy Butler

A deeply personal discussion of grief