What people are saying…
-Becky Aud-Jennison, Founder, The Death Dialogues Project–
Don, widowed at 75
Kieran, multiple losses, age 26
Shannon, hospice volunteer
Lost her mother at the age of 10
About Heike, the speaker
Heike Mertins, author of “Grief Is…” definitely hit the nail on the head in her informative, real-life account of her grief journey. As a Grief Support Group facilitator I do recommend Heike’s book to individuals attending our workshops.
The book is presented similar to a journal describing the ups and downs, good days and bad, as Heike continues through life (or tries to). Only someone going through this experience can comprehend the impact that a loved one’s death can have on our lives. Heike was able to articulate and document this impact.
I also had the pleasure of inviting Heike to speak at one of our Grief Support Groups. Having someone who spoke from the heart, no holds barred, left our group understanding that they are not alone. She also validated for many that what they are experiencing is normal, although not welcomed.
Thank you Heike for sharing your journey and telling it like it is. Your story has been a tremendous aid to many.