New Featured Author
Samantha M. White
Someone to Talk To â€“
A Life of Peace, Purpose, and Joy
Samantha M. White, MSW, LICSW is a licensed independent clinical social worker and the author of the book Someone to Talk To: Finding Peace, Purpose, and Joy After Tragedy and Loss; A Recipe for Healing from Trauma and Grief. In the book, she describes with compelling narrative how she came to her profession first as a client in therapy, working to heal and transform her grief following the traumatizing death of her daughter.
At the time of Beccaâ€™s death, Samantha was still reeling from the painful end of her marriage due to her husbandâ€™s mental illness, followed by the betrayal of the next man she loved and expected to marry. The violent manner in which her daughterâ€™s life was brought to a horrific and tragic end precipitated Samanthaâ€™s own emotional and physical collapse. Her book recounts in short, engaging, easy-to-read chapters how her anguish took over her mind and body, emerging as physical illness which she overcame to create a new, joyful, and purposeful life that honors the memory of her daughter.
â€œThe recipe I created and followed for my healing,â€ she writes, â€œwhen I felt broken and without much reason to live, has only five ingredients. . . . As with any recipe, this one can be customized . . . to create a recipe that works for you.â€
Readers seeking inspiration and hope, after reading Someone to Talk To, have said, â€œIf she could get through that, then I know I can get through anything.â€
Excerpted from some of the reviews of Someone to Talk To:
â€œ . . . a critical, loving, must-read recipe for healing and moving on.â€ Shawn LaTorre, for Story Circle Book Reviews.
". . . an inspirational memoir . . . touching and poignant reading, very much recommended for those who have lost what they hold dear." Midwest Book Review
"I highly recommend this as a good book for anyone who has experienced loss and is grieving (and) for therapists to recommend." Rev. Susan Flemr
" . . beautifully written and touching. I highly recommend it. " Martie Dumas, Psychotherapist and Author.
â€œInspiring and helpful â€“ recommend for book clubs!â€ Jeanette P. Gallagher, Author and Certified Life, Wellness & Business Coach
This book is for anyone seeking inspiration following loss â€“ of a child, a job, a home, a spouse, a pet â€“ illness, or defeat. Also a great read for those who enjoy true stories of personal triumph.
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Someone To Talk To
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