“I wonder if my first breath was as soul-stirring to my mother as her last breath was to me?”
This quote from the author’s memoir, 14 Days: A Mother, A Daughter, A Two-Week Goodbye, inspired this portable, easy-to-navigate, beautifully-designed guided journal for those going through grief, loss, and bereavement.
After loss, a lot of “I wonders…” come to mind:
“I wonder how I’m supposed to get through today?” “I wonder how long I’m going to feel this way?” “I wonder if it’s okay for me to smile today?”
Questions like these form the roadmap for this book.
Because no two people grieve alike, and because the path to healing widely differs from person to person, the exercises in this guided journal are designed to let the bereaved walk themselves through the healing process—using their own words and wisdom, with help from questions and thoughtful prompts. This is not a how-to book on grief, but instead, a place for the reader to express their private thoughts, memories, and feelings as they heal their hearts through inner reflection.
In the end, this guided journal will become a beautiful tribute to the person lost, whose memory will live on through its pages.
Lisa Goich is an award-winning author and co-host of the popular Tuesday People podcast with New York Times bestselling author, Mitch Albom. Her memoir, 14 Days, was a National Indie Excellence Award winner and a Foreword Reviews Indiefab finalist.
“In I Wonder...,Lisa Goich raises the universal questions that follow a deep loss. She shows how asking is the beginning of healing, and how the comforting answers do come with time. A wonderful, inspiring guidebook for the human struggle with grief.”
– Mitch Albom, author of Finding Chika and Tuesdays With Morrie
“I Wonder… by Lisa Goich gifts us ‘Good Grief’! No one knows what another is thinking, especially while grieving. An invaluable resource to journal our darkest, deepest, humorous, and most perverse thoughts. Where else would it be okay to tell your well-meaning aunt to ‘Go To Hell’ when she says your mother is in a better place?! Thank you for this incredible guide Lisa.”
– Barbaranne Wylde and Daniella Clarke, Hosts, The Honest AF Show
“This book is a great tool for someone who is walking through grief.”