One woman's decades long journey through grief to spiritual enlightenment.

Journey is a book that could only be written after living life after suffering a profound loss. It openly and frankly tells the story of the feelings, thoughts and rather extraordinary experiences of a mother going through nearly 3 decades of grief after the death of her 13 year old daughter. The author lays bare how if felt over different time intervals and tells the stories of communication with her daughter that contributed substantially to her own spiritual enlightenment. Thus, it is also the story of her own spiritual growth and understanding of her own purpose here on Earth.

As a professional neuropsychologist, Dr. Boucugnani-Whitehead also wanted to let other professionals know what it really feels like, what helps, and more importantly what doesn’t help as they try to aid. Combining her personal journey through grief with her professional knowledge, the author describes and illustrates specific techniques that can help those experiencing profound grief, providing truth to those who do not know. This would include students learning to help as well as friends and family of the bereaved and those good people who just want to be prepared if their help is needed.

Finally, this is a story, indirectly, of a beautiful young soul, known for her compassion and kindness, who made such an impact on our world, just by being herself.

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About the Author

About Dr. Lynda

Dr. Lynda (as she is known to most) lives in Fayetteville, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. She is retired from her private practice as a neuropsychologist but still maintains great interest in the field. Currently, she does volunteer work in helping older individuals maintain both strong mental and physical capabilities, especially those dealing with neurological issues. She enjoys teaching classes about the brain and what others can do to enhance their memory and other functions as they age, as well as still helping parents and teachers with the issues they may be encountering with their children. Dr. Lynda maintains a comprehensive website – – which offers free information to educators and parents about numerous childhood issues, as well as dealing with grief. She continues to give speeches regarding profound grief and her contact information can be found on her website. Dr. Lynda enjoys being with her family, being a writer, photography, digital art and most especially dogs, notably beagles and basset hounds.

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Journey is a deeply personal story, three decades in the making. She is endeavoring to give back to The Compassionate Friends, a support network and charity formed by and for parents whose children have died, irrespective of the child’s age at death and the cause of death.

If you are a member of The Compassionate Friends, please reach out to Dr. Lynda for copies of Journey. For any questions, comments, concerns, the contact form below goes directly to Dr. Lynda’s inbox.

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