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The Seven T's: Finding Hope and Healing in the Wake of Tragedy

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Beloved singer-songwriter Judy Collins draws on her personal experience with her son's suicide to guide readers through grieving the loss of a loved one who has died under tragic circumstances.

The death of a loved one is always painful and the grieving process complex and profound. Yet when the loss occurs under tragic circumstances, there is a whole other set of emotiona

Hardcover, Large Print, 231 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Thorndike Press (first published May 31st 2007)
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sorry for her loss
For anyone who has experienced a tragic loss in life, this book might be very helpful. Judy Collins shares her story of her son's suicide and how she found healing and hope in the midst of it. Her indomitable spirit and drive are evident in every page, and her life has been a rich tapestry of friends who have helped her along the way. She describes the seven T's of making it through: truth, trust, therapy, treasure, treat, thrive, and transcend. The one thing I couldn't shake while reading this ...more
Sep 23, 2007 Tori rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who has lost someone to suicide
18 - The author Judy Collins attempted suicide as a teen and later lost her son to suicide. She also shares her struggles with addiction. I think this book offers a lot of hope after a suicide loss. I especially thought it was good to read after her book Sanity and Grace. The earlier book Sanity and Grace dealt with the terrible pain of losing her son and included lots of her journal entries from that time. With this book, you can see the progress that she is making in her healing and I would re ...more
Author shares her personal stories of losing her son to suicide and other difficult times in her life. Not the most helpful for someone who has recently lost two parents, but some is helpful. Be prepared: the "Trust" section is about God.
I read this and have bought copies for people. I clung to this book like the life-preserver it is and still turn to it often. Judy Collins has a distinctive authorial voice (in addition to her singing voice). Some of her passages would, from another writer, make me cringe - but she conveys her experience, and the ragged, non-linear journey through pain into strength and eventually hope, with such care that nothing rang false to me, even passages that I would dismiss as "new-age-y" elsewhere.
A practical book about healing from loss.
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Judith Marjorie Collins is an American folk and standards singer and songwriter, known for the stunning purity of her soprano; for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk, showtunes, pop, and rock and roll); and for her social activism.
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