Today is the day that my memoir, Memories in Dragonflies, Simple Lessons for Mindful Dying, is officially out in the world!
Ten years ago when my mom passed away, I wasn’t quite ready to process exactly how impactful the experience was on my life. But five years ago, I woke up one night and all the memories were rising to the surface, just asking to be written down. I never thought a book would come from one of the hardest times in my life. It’s been a journey in itself from the moment I bought a notebook at Warwick’s bookstore and wrote down my memories to this moment, holding the published book in my hands.
My hope is for this book to be a little guiding light to those of you who have or will ever find themselves facing the loss of a loved one. That it will help spark a conversation about death and dying—not as a wholly negative experience, but as an opportunity to find the joy in the day to day struggles.
Through taking care of my mom, I discovered that there is always joy to be found in hardship. I am so excited for you all to read it!