In Permission to Thrive, Susan traces her extraordinary journey, which begins when her healthy fourteen-year-old daughter dies suddenly from a brain tumor, and the family’s decision on the worst day of their lives — and with their rabbi’s counsel – to donate Laura’s organs, saving the life of a woman with whom the Miller family would eventually cultivate an exceptional relationship. This intensely personal story of faith and hope addresses the unnerving and universal topics of death, illness, and trauma while conveying a hopeful message: even though it’s impossible to predict when adversity will strike, we can choose how to respond to trauma: confronting pain, accepting the Jewish community’s support, being open to spirituality, engaging in authentic conversations, and welcoming any unexpected positive consequences that arise from hardship are all keys to achieving posttraumatic (PTG) growth. This memorable book speaks to anyone who fears when that next bad event will occur and wonders how they will respond. This book reveals the human ability to grieve, survive, and eventually thrive.
Permission to Thrive: My Journey from Grief to Growth
- From the Publisher
January 1, 2013
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