CANBERRA, Australia, April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In 2020, many were faced with grief and loss when the COVID-19 pandemic struck the globe. In "My Mother's Way of Dying Well: Reflections by the Author on Her Parents," author Dianne Porters offers guidance for those experiencing the death of a loved one. Porter shares an intimate and honest account of her encounters navigating grief and exploring how the loss of her mom and dad opened a door to a new adventure and liberated her soul.
Throughout the book, Porter dives into her family's history and memories, how her father and mother's death were handled by law enforcement and health care management and the real and raw emotions she endured throughout the seasons of bereavement. As a nurse, Porter gives insight on death from both a medical and nonmedical perspective.
After losing her parents, Porter embarked on a personal pilgrimage of faith – one that she initially had no intention of taking – and discovered the powerful role spirituality plays in the healing process. This journey strengthened the author's faith in God, and in the end, she was able to make peace with the devastating loss of her parents.
"I wanted readers to learn from what it was like to live through the devastating storm of death and loss that I passed through and survived," said Porter. "I kept a journal detailing information about what I dealt with and the emotions I faced when my father died suddenly and when my mother later died more slowly of cancer. These journal entries inspired me to write my book and find myself again."
Now more than ever, readers will resonate with the book's universal message about what it is like to face the emotions generated by the death of loved ones. Porter hopes her insight on death will help others struggling with bereavement and offer a more positive perspective on handling loss and inspire readers to embrace the life opportunities that the death of loved ones can bring them.
"My Mother's Way of Dying Well: Reflections by the Author on Her Parents' Deaths"
By Dianne Porter
ISBN: 9781483626437 (softcover); 9781483626444 (hardcover); 9781483626451 (electronic)
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris
About the author
Dianne Porter is a self-employed writer, published author, musician and educator from Canberra, Australia. From 1971-1976 Porter trained as a General Nurse at Royal North Shore Hospital and continued her nursing career for over 30 years. Porter owned and operated a private nursing service called Best Care Anywhere from 1989-2004. Porter is the founder of Jammalong, Canberra Shape Note Singers and Canberra Christian Writers Group. Currently, she is writing her second book about healing from childhood trauma. Porter lives in Ainslie, Australia with her husband.
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