My Compass, Our Story-A Journey Through Death and Life

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It is a very heartfelt book written during a two year period after the death of Mike’s wife.  It takes the reader on a journey of one person’s grief process.  It is full of inspired thought, poetry and sage advice for those that are currently in grief or are working through their own process.

“If you want to look through an open window into the heart and soul of a man trying to come to terms with loss, this book is perfect.” Rev. Bob Luckin, DD

“Through Mike Russell’s experiences, insights, connection to his beloved wife, Barb who died, and his poetry, he weaves together a tapestry of love, truth, wisdom, and healing.  A must read for all who are grieving.” Sharon Lund, Author of Sacred Living, Sacred Dying: A Guide to Embracing Life and Death

“The lesson to be learned from My Compass, Our Story is that if you do not bring forth what is within you it will destroy you, but if you bring forth what is within you, it will save you.” Bernie Siegel, MD, Author of A Book of Miracles and Love, Animals and Miracles

“This is an important book.  And not just for men, either.  So much of the book’s wisdom also applies to women who find themselves in grief and not fully functioning.  Further, the book’s contents would be useful even if the adult who had passed was not a spouse but a parent, or a brother or sister.” Lynette M Smith, Author of How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure

“Mike Russell’s writing is brave, authentic, inspired, descriptive, and peppered with sage advice for anyone healing from the loss of a loved one.” Rev. Judy Winkler, President New View New Life(a prison ministry)