By Chandrama Anderson
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About this blog: About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and grief and have lived in Silicon Valley since 1969. I'm the president of Connect2 Marriage Counseling. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in ... (More)
About this blog: About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and grief and have lived in Silicon Valley since 1969. I'm the president of Connect2 Marriage Counseling. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in Silicon Valley for 15 years before becoming a therapist. My background in high-tech is helpful in understanding local couples' dynamics and the pressures of living here. I am a wife, mom, sister, friend, author, and lifelong advocate for causes I believe in (such as marriage equality). My parents are both deceased. My son graduated culinary school and is heading toward a degree in Sociology. I enjoy reading, hiking, water fitness, movies, 49ers and Stanford football, Giants baseball, and riding a tandem bike with my husband. I love the beach and mountains; nature is my place of restoration. In my work with couples, and in this blog, I combine knowledge from many fields to bring you my best ideas, tips, tools and skills, plus book and movie reviews, and musings to help you be your genuine self, find your own voice, and have a happy and healthy relationship. Don't be surprised to hear about brain research and business skills, self-soothing techniques from all walks of life, suggestions and experiments, and anything that lights my passion for couples. (Author and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Calif. Lic # MFC 45204.) (Hide)
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"No U-Turn at Mercy Street" by Chandrama Anderson, MA, MFT.
Here's a quote and the back cover copy:
No U-Turn at Mercy Street is an unvarnished look at one mother’s grief journey. For parents coping with the death of a child, this book can assure you that while life will never be the same, it will go on. And for therapists and other grief workers, there is no better book to get you close to how it feels to lose a child. Everything I had hoped would be in this book is here.”
-- Jan Austin, MFT, Grief Counselor
Being a parent is always challenging, but nothing can prepare you for the most devastating parenting challenge of all: the death of your child.
No U Turn at Mercy Street shares one parent’s very personal journey through the grief of losing her unborn daughter, and the labyrinthine path she followed to find a new way to live.
In this honest and touching book, Marriage and Family Therapist Chandrama Anderson shares her personal journal from that most difficult time in her life. And then, from the point of view of a clinical psychotherapist who specializes in working with parents who’ve lost children of all ages, she offers practical steps and specific resources to help you regain your balance, learn to cope, and eventually live beyond survival.