A Book To Read: Courage


I met Karen Lang through the blogosphere many moons ago.  What stood out for me was her immense compassion, kindness and her ability to connect through blogging.  As I got to know her story through her blog, I realized that she had lived through experiences that I never had and that her healing being was powerful.

Recently, I picked up her book finally after many years of thinking I should read it because even though it is sadly about the passing of her son Nathan and the grief which followed, I felt drawn to read her story.  What ensued was my determination to write a post about her incredible book and her journey through grief after the death of her son.

Because what I found was that her book is a universal healing experience, even though my life journey is different.  I found myself reading and learning so much that I was unable to put her book down until I finished it.  I cuddled on my couch, her book in my lap and allowed the day to unfold as I read and I am so grateful that I did.

Karen’s ability to write as if we were friends, sitting together on a warm summer’s day as she shared her story drew me in right from the start and kept me with her throughout the book as she allowed the layers of her journey to unfold.  Karen offers healing to those who read her book and shares her experiences with honesty, vulnerability and presence.

There’s a beauty within all of us that we can embrace or disconnect from as life’s experiences change us.  It takes great courage to walk our life’s path and to accept and forgive what we cannot understand…and it takes healing to find the peace and love within again.  Karen has done all that and more as you will find when you read her inspirational book of Courage.

You will love her blog Living In This Moment.

Here is her author page as well Karen Lang author page.

I highly recommend her book even if you have not suffered the death of a child (and if you have, this is your time to be supported on the road to healing).  Her book doesn’t need to be read in one sitting either as she offers help after every chapter which also truly aided me.  It’s just that I couldn’t put her book down, but I am keeping it in my library to reread again for when I need grief support.  Yes, it’s truly that lovely of a book!

It’s Sunday, a day of family in our home.  I believe we’re going to get the Christmas tree today since the weather is chilly but not wet out.  May you wrap your hearts around your loved ones.  May you remember those who have passed and may you find gratitude in being here in this very moment – The Presents of Presence.

Shine On!


12 thoughts on “A Book To Read: Courage

  1. I am truly humbled by your beautiful expression of Courage Yvonne. Thank you so much for sharing. Christmas is a perfect time to connect with family and friends and remember how precious each moment is. May your Christmas be filled with love and happiness Yvonne. 🙏🏻😘💕

    • Karen, thank you for sharing your story with us all. I admire you. I am inspired by you. I wanted others to know about your story so that they could be helped by you as well. The holidays are so hard sometimes…thanks for being you. May your Christmas shine like your heartlight does, with love and light! Thanks for being you! xoxo

      • Thank you so much Yvonne. I appreciate your kind thoughts. Christmas can be a very difficult time and I feel very grateful that my story can give hope to all those who face grief and loss. May your Christmas and New year also be filled with love and new beginnings and thank you for sharing your light in this world too. 🌲🙏🏻💕💚

      • Thank you for being you! Merry Christmas and May 2019 be filled with love, light and peace for you and for your family. Keeping you all in my prayers with love. Thank you xoxo

  2. Thank you for highlighting this book! I had not heard of it, and am looking forward to reading it. Pain is pain…and it sounds like Karen has much to offer others who are familiar with that.

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