"Kim's words, ripped from her diary, are raw, painting a picture of the excruciating anguish that so many left behind by the physical departing of a loved one express."—Duck White-Petteruti, Founder, Domus Pacis Family Respite
"It will give you, the reader, permission to remember, never forget, and to slowly live from the place of heart again." —Patty L. Luckenbach, MA, DD, associate minister and author ofI Only Walk On Water When It Rains
The grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one is crippling. InFeeling Left Behind, author Kim Murdock relates and empathizes with that pain because she's been there. She knows what it feels like to be woefully blindsided by music or at the grocery store, to reconsider the future alone, and to connect with a person who is no longer alive. You will relate to her chapters as she describes:
The crushing desire to freeze time and isolate yourself
The unstable phase of "firsts"― first holidays, birthdays, anniversaries
The anger and sadness at seeing other couples
The loss of self, empathy, security, and tolerance
The heartbreaking sadness of getting rid of their belongings
And so much more
This is not a step-by-step guide on how to grieve. Kim outlines every detail of her experience as well as the experiences of her widow/widower friends to show you that you are not alone. You are normal. And you deserve as much time as possible to figure out how to survive in your own way.
Kim Murdock is a writer, editor, and coach who has made it her mission to help those dealing with the loss of a loved one, particularly a spouse. After becoming a widow at 42, she didn't want people to tell her how to heal or that everything happens for a reason. She just wanted to know that her feelings were normal. In a candid and heartfelt way, she expresses what many-maybe even most-grieving people feel and experience in her debut book, Feeling Left Behind. Kim has an MBA from the University of Denver and a BS from the University of Colorado.