• Dream new dreams: reimagining my life after loss

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    Recommended by Keitha Ross, Education Coordinator at Otago Community Hospice.

    Dream New Dreams is a powerful story of grief, healing, and newfound independence. With advice artfully woven into an intimate, beautifully written narrative, Jai’s story will inspire not only the legions of readers who made The Last Lecture a bestseller, but also those who are embarking on a journey of loss and renewal themselves.

  • What Abi Taught Us

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    The inspiring story of how Lucy Hone coped with the tragic death of her daughter and how strategies from the science of resilient grieving can help anyone face an equally helpless situation.

    Lucy Hone’s beloved 12-year-old daughter Abi was killed in 2014 in a devastating car accident in Canterbury that also claimed the lives of Abi’s friend Ella and Ella’s mother Sally.

    Lucy works in the field of resilience psychology, helping ordinary people exposed to real-life traumatic situations. When faced with the incomprehensible fact of Abi’s tragic death Lucy knew that she was fighting for the survival of her sanity and her family unit.

    She used her practice to develop ways to support her family in their darkest days, and to find a new way of living without Abi.

    In What Abi Taught Us Lucy shares her story and research so that others can work to regain some sense of control and take action in the face of helpless situations.