Dr. Joy Berger, author of Music of the Soul: Composing Life Out of Loss.
In Shattered by Grief, Coenen journeys through the unknown "why's" and "how's" of her husband's untimely death. She navigates these trails with profound authenticity and practical empowerment. She finds ways to be in grief's gaping holes, and to gather its shattered pieces of life and living. Daring to face grief head on, Coenen transforms her holes of loss into moments of healing and wholeness. Coenen reshapes grief's sharp, shattered pieces into a more fluid, life-giving peace - first for herself and family, and now for others as a professional counselor and guide.
Nancy Mangano Rowe, Ph.D, Professor of Psychology, Sofia University
This heart-opening book blends personal story, awareness, insight, and practices that will help soften and transform grief over time in a most intimate way. Claudia Coenen inspires us to respect our own grieving process and gives us hope that we can move through these difficult times. I felt her caring presence through her writing, as though she were sitting next to me holding my hand and supporting my journey. I recommend this book to anyone who is grieving and the people who support them.
Cait Johnson MFA, Counselor and Creativity Coach, author of works of spiritual non-fiction
They say if you're going through hell, keep going. Claudia Coenen is a wise and compassionate guide through the hell of deep loss, a place she knows well. Shattered by Grief offers a compelling personal story, helpful advice, and kind companionship for navigating the grief journey. Highly recommended.