Ashley Davis Prend makes a bold move to help people struggling with grief. No other authority has touched on the concept of how grief is processed for a life-time more comprehensively. Prend makes clear the fact that our quality of living is dramatically changed with each loss. She also points out that each of us make an individual choice in whether we use grief to resign from life or use it to design our life. In this book you will find useful information on how to deal with the early stages of loss, (acute grief) to how to reinvest in new ways of living that are meaningful and joyful. The only missing ingredient that I see is how to motivate grieving people to envision that possibility. Prend touches the wholistic concepts of body, mind, and spirit with her SOAR concepts. Many will find these practical ideas enough to help them make their transition from the negative aspects of grief and to transcend its holdf to a positive way of new found joy. The motivational aspect, which is a most critical first step, becomes a very minor omittance. Prend's book will be a cornerstone for a new type of grief therapy that provides honest, accurate, and truthful answers for all of us who suffer loss and for those who care for them. Prend's book is supberb.