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Overview Saying Good-Bye The web of our life is of mingled yarn, good and ill together. William Shakespeare When loss occurs, you embark on a journey, and the journey begins with a farewell. You are leaving behind someone you loved, a situation you knew, or the person you were. Saying good-bye is difficult, often painful, and for many it stretches over time; but unless you say good-bye, you can't move forward.
Publishers Description Move Beyond the Grief and Pain of Loss to Rediscover Joy Barbara Bartocci has been widowed, divorced, fired from a job, lost both of her parents at a young age, and raised three children with special needs. With each loss--because she had to--she got beyond her grief and went on with living. In this comforting, encouraging, believable book she weaves her own story and those of many others to create a rich and inspiring tapestry of people who have grown through loss and found joy on the other side. The ten chapters gather together stories that describe different kinds of good-byes and how we can find our way through them. Each story is accompanied by "A helping hand, " section that offers practical and proven ways to acknowledge and grow through life's many good-byes.
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Bartocci is an award-winning author and motivational speaker. She lectures frequently on spirituality and self-growth. A presentation trainer for several major seminar companies, Bartocci also serves as a marketing consultant to individual clients.
Barbara Bartocci currently resides in the state of Kansas.
Reviews - What do customers think about From Hurting to Happy: Transforming Your Life After Loss?
A Book for Tough Times May 10, 2004
This is one of several books I've read by Barbara. In this one she addresses the many kinds of loss that we may need to confront some day--jobs, marriages, health, death, a feeling of security...and it has the same touch I've appreciated in her other books. She writes inspiring true stories and through her "helping hand" that ends each story, she speaks directly from her heart to her reader's, always bringing in the power of God to help us through life's transitions. This is a very good book to give to a friend who is going through a tough time.
Balm to the Soul Dec 29, 2003
I welcomed reading Barbara Bartocci's stories about real people dealing with difficult losses. My experience was to feel so alone - a bit of a misfit in my pain and sorrow. We are seldom prepared to know what to do, what to say, or how to deal with our losses. She made me feel part of the human family experience. Her good concrete constructive suggestions on ways to cope, and move forward helped my healing process. She also gave me a new awareness on how to support friends and family when they are hurting- I give them the book and am available to listen.
of trials and triumph Dec 23, 2003
Barbara Bartocci has created a collection of stories about people from all walks of life who have triumphed, emotionally, in the midst of the most difficult personal trials. She gently encourages readers to move forward, even when they suffer great loss.
A quick and easy read, Bartocci's book pairs descriptions of individual heartaches (including several of her own) with suggestions to help the reader move through his/her own trying circumstances - from journaling to prayer, meditation,counseling, choosing a different attitude, and a willingness to ask for help.
Comments by reknowned psychologists and experts in human potential bring added credence to Bartocci's simple message - that people can rise above difficult circumstances and their lives can become enriched in doing so.
Anecdotes, recommendations, and soulful advice Oct 5, 2002
From Hurting To Happy: Transforming Your Life After Loss by professional speaker and author Barbara Bartocci, is a profoundly inspiring self-help guide to coping with all forms of loss, specifically including the loss of home, career, marriage, or loved ones. The long journey of learning to accept life and move on is rarely an easy one; anecdotes, recommendations, and soulful advice helps make the burden easy in this highly recommended and "reader friendly" instructional guide.
From Hurting to Happy - How it has helped me Sep 13, 2002
Barbara Bartocci's newest book From Hurting to Happy gave me great advice on dealing with loss.... I always thought of loss before as the death of someone... but her book reminds me that there are many kinds of loss... I just never thought of it that way before. In one year, I lost my job, I lost my husband (he moved out) and my last child left home.... and I didn't handle it well at all. But I never saw those as the same kind of loss as a death, and equally deserving of grief. I wish I had had FROM HURTING TO HAPPY to offer me some insights back then. This book deals with the many kinds of losses that are part of life transitions. Most especially, I appreciated the suggestion of prayer as part of the recovery process. I highly recommend it to anyone facing a traumatic time in life.