After This: When Life Is Over, Where Do We Go?

by Claire Bidwell Smith
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Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publication Date: June 24, 2015

ISBN: 9781594633065

Binding: Hardback

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In After This, acclaimed author, and therapist Claire Bidwell Smith confronts the question she encounters every day in private practice - what happens after we die? In an exploration of the afterlife that is part personal, part prescriptive - Smith invites us on her journey into the unknown. She wonders- How do we grieve our loved ones without proof that they live on? Will we ever see them again? Can they see us now, even though they are gone. Chronicling our steps along the path that bridges this world and the next, Smith undergoes past-life regressions and sessions with mediums and psychics and immerses herself in the ceremonies of organized religion and the rigor of scientific experiments to try and find the answers. Drawing on both her personal losses, recounted in her memoir The Rules of Inheritance, as well as her background working in hospice as a bereavement counselor, Smith attempts to show how exploring the afterlife can have a positive impact on the grief process. Praise for After This- 'In this eloquent, smart, funny and deeply thoughtful book, Claire Bidwell Smith takes us on a powerful journey of discovery. She asks the most important questions about life, love, death, and what it means to be human, and does so with equal measures of skepticism and a broken-open heart. By doing so, she becomes an utterly trustworthy guide. Reader, follow her. You'll be so glad you did.' Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion and Still Writing 'With wisdom and grace, Claire Bidwell Smith navigates the mysteries of grief to show us that there is great meaning and even magic to be found in exploring the unknown.' Maria Shriver, bestselling author of What's Heaven? 'This is the book I wish I had when my husband died. Claire took me on a quest attempting to answer all the crazy questions I had after hi