Heartspace: Real Life Stories on Death and Dying
Heartspace is an anthology of personal stories about grief, loss, and love in death and dying. Through the heartfelt words of nineteen storytellers, Heartspace challenges us to shift the paradigm of death and dying in our culture while offering its readers a chance to open their own hearts to healing and growth.
Stories like these remind us that we are not alone in what we feel; and that dying times give us the most precious gift–an awaking and a deepened appreciation of life.
"I've always been a keeper of stories...they accumulated like treasured books on a shelf."
"As I witnessed the stories of others who were deeply affected by the loss of their beloveds, I saw my own life story come full circle. Working with the dying, and those who survive the dying time, is my true purpose."
- Cathy Brooksie Edwards
Editor of Heartspace and Clinical Director of heart2heart
Praise for Heartspace -
"With a gentle hand on our shoulder, Edwards brings us to the necessary places for a whole-hearted life–the deathbed and the grave. In this collection of stories of last moments and the landslide of grief that accompanies loss, we gain a glimpse of how it is and could be, before it is our turn. Woven through is the thread of community, and how a people's belief in dying and raising their lamentations can make the unbearable bearable. By the last story, there is a richly textured blanket around your shoulders, to accompany Edward’s gentle hand."
- Katherine Savage, Death Midwife