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.