THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF A MOST UNIQUE & POWERFUL EVENT
On May 29th, empowerHER & The Group joined forces for a book signing event at Porter Square Books in Campbridge. To view photos of our event, with thanks to Sage Brousseau Photography, CLICK HERE.
Event Recap: Too often, families cope with a death in the family as an entirely private experience. The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life Authors Donald Rosenstein, MD, & Justin Yopp, PhD and empowerHER founder Cara Belvin, along with a brave widowed father, Mo Omran, and an inspirational young woman, Eva Bloche, we shared our stories and connected all together with our stories of shared heading.
The Group's incredibly powerful journey is featured HERE on this local news clip. The Group is a support program for widowed parents in North Carolina and and the mens' touching efforts to care for their families, grieve for their wives, and reimagine their futures will inspire anyone who has suffered a major loss.
To learn more about empowerHER & The Group's partnership with Sheryl Sanberg's OptionB please click HERE and learn ways to help support a grieving father or mother.
"THE GROUP: SEVEN WIDOWED FATHERS REIMAGINE LIFE"
By Donald Rosenstein, MD, & Justin Yopp, PhD | Oxford University Press | January 2018
On a mid-October evening, a group of fathers gathered around a conference table and met each other for the first time. None of the men had ever thought of himself a “support group kind of guy” and each felt entirely out of place. In fact, nothing about their lives felt normal anymore.
The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life chronicles the challenges and triumphs of seven men whose wives died from cancer and were left to raise their young children entirely on their own. Brought together by tragedy, the fathers – Neill, Dan, Bruce, Karl, Joe, Steve, and Russ – forged an uncommon bond. Over time, group meetings evolved into a forum for reinvention and transformed the men in unexpected ways. Through the fathers’ poignant interactions, The Group illustrates that while some wounds never fully heal, each of us has the potential to construct a new and meaningful future.
Rosenstein and Yopp, co-leaders of the support group at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill, weave together the fathers’ stories with contemporary research on grief and adaptation. The Group traces a compelling journey of healing and personal discovery that no book has ever captured before. The men’s touching efforts to care for their families, grieve for their wives, and reimagine their futures will inspire anyone who has suffered a major loss.
The Group's incredibly powerful journey is featured HERE on this local news clip.