Leaning into love: A Spiritual Journey Through Grief
Larson Publications, Fall 2014
…a bold exploration of loss, grief and unexpected consequences.
“In her debut, Mansfield recounts her personal and spiritual evolutions following her beloved husband’s terminal cancer diagnosis…the book details both the painful months leading up to the death of Mansfield’s husband and the years of mourning and emotional exploration that followed…Her descriptions of her bereavement and slow recovery are honest and moving, rendered in subtly poetic language; at one point, she describes a group of dolphins as ‘luminous revelations leaping from the great unconscious sea.’” -Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Elaine Mansfield writes with an intimate connection to nature and a spiritual perspective that reflects over 40 years as a student of philosophy, Jungian psychology, mythology, and meditation. Since her husband’s death in 2008, her work has focused on end-of-life and bereavement issues. Her articles have been published on hospicare.org and gratefulness.org, and her work was featured as a “great caregiver story” on caring.com. She has written a memoir about the last two years of her marriage and rebuilding a life from the rubble.