Elizabeth Weber has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Seasons of Change Master Coach.
What prompted you to write this book?
After going through my own profound mourning experience, I was so inspired that I couldn't stop talking about it to family and friends but I remember seeing looks of astonishment and disbelief. They simply could not understand how I could use the word "beautiful" to describe enduring a painful loss. I knew then that I had something unique to write about.
What can readers expect to take-away from this book?
Through a chance encounter--or what you could call grace--I learned about a way of viewing all change through the wisdom of the Seasons. I was encouraged to view the death of my husband, and my subsequent plunge into despair, as the "Winter" of my soul and to take all the steps that are appropriate for Winter; such as, "deepen my root system" and "be still." In time, I was led to "prepare the soil" and "select the seeds" of the new life that I wanted to cultivate. Readers can expect to find a similar roadmap for their own life. By attuning to the seasons we find that life always wants to return us to Spring. In fact, it's Life's promise to us!
Elizabeth's memoir, A Beautiful Mourning, is about her deeply transformative journey both into and out of the mourning process where she found that darkness does not need to be something to fear rather it can be a regenerative womb of healing and rebirth. She has "returned with the elixir" to inspire anyone who has loved and lost--to live and love again!