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Advice on Transforming Loss and Change Into Gift and Opportunity

SARK’s latest book released Nov 1, 2010, Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change Into Gift and Opportunity offers a loving and helpful handbook for anyone in transition.

Because we live in unprecedented times, a light-hearted but effective handbook to navigating through the emotional roller coaster of loss and change has arrived-with impeccable timing!

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This Is Not A Book About Feeling Glad When You Don’t

Image Depicting Planet SarkSARK’s style is colorful, casual and surprisingly helpful, and the author thankfully goes past the typical “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade” diatribe.

As SARK herself says, “This is not a book about feeling glad when you don’t—how annoying. This is a book about finding and living from the glad parts in all of your feelings (page 4).”

SARK offers up some sound advice and some fantastic suggestions. For example, she says, “I’m learning to hold the little hands of those sacred parts inside of myself, and just sit with them (page 94).”

She later stresses the importance of feeling our feelings: “If we don’t allow ourselves to feel or express our emotions, they will get larger and louder or may go into our bodies and present themselves as some kind of physical condition (page 97).”

Empowering and Inspiring

Glad No Matter What Book CoverUnfortunately, SARK speaks from experience, as she shares her Transformational Practices (Chapter 6) and suggestions that came to her through her own journey of transformation.

She writes candidly about the death of her mother, her cat, and her love relationship. She also addresses her childhood sexual abuse and the pivotal role of forgiveness in her life.

Although her “loss list” (page 170) is full, SARK writes in a way that is empowering and inspiring, as she shares her formulas for feeling the feelings and finding the gifts along the way. SARK also offers up some sage advice for “Telling and Living New Stories” (page 171) and learning to “Live in the Middle” (page 181).

Glad No Matter What is also full of surprising resources, including books, music, web addresses, inspirational quotes, and a whole chapter on case studies called Portraits of Joy and Transformation Through Change and Loss (Chapter 7).

Practical Joy

SARK’s real world, common sense approach to surviving loss in any form is comforting and approachable.

SARK may be the mother, aunt, or best friend that you never had, and once you have read her work, you will want to have her over for dinner—or maybe book a cruise to the Caribbean for the both of you.

She and her work are delightful, open, and full of what she seeks: practical joy!

Learn more, visit Amazon > Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change Into Gift and Opportunity

Learn more, visit Amazon > Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change Into Gift and Opportunity