Episode: 37 - "Softening the Grief" with Joan Markwell

 27 August 2017

What to Say to a Grieving Mother After the Loss of a Child

Not sure what to say to a mother who has lost her child? Joan Markwell, co-author of "Softening the Grief: What to Say and Do to Help a Bereaved Mother," helps us learn the right things to say and DO to help a grieving mother. Joan is also a small business and real estate owner who lives in Lawrenceburg, Ky. Markwell lost her daughter, Cindy — who was a mother of two herself — to cancer in 2013.

Some of the highlights in the book include:

The sorry factor - when (and why…) we say the wrong thing.

Meaningful actions you can take right now to help a grieving mother.

The book was lovingly written in the hand of a grieving mother. Four mothers share their journey and ways they were helped through this unimaginable loss. This book is written for those looking for the right words and actions to soften the grief of such a painful loss.

Links to topics in the Conversation:

  • Read “Softening the Grief” HERE

Guest Name: Joan Markwell
Episode Number: 37
Episode Airdate: 08/27/2017

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