Order the book

Pre-order my book on grief and resilience. It will be in print by December 30, 2020 “Part tribute, part love story, part memoir, part investigation into our most nascent drive to confront death on its own terms, Reinekke Lengelle’s Writing the Self in Bereavement: A Story of Love, Spousal Loss and Resilience is an unflinching …

Pre-order my grief book from Routledge

My book can be preordered from Routledge via this link: https://www.routledge.com/Writing-the-Self-in-Bereavement-A-Story-of-Love-Spousal-Loss-and-Resilience/Lengelle/p/book/9780367643348 “As human beings, we seek a life story we can make sense of, and that can make sense of us.  In this autoethnography of loss, as lucid as it is captivating, Reinekke Lengelle not only reveals but also reflects candidly on her grief over …

The nature of grief

In grief   there were slow afternoons and swampy mid-day mornings of discombobulation there was waking with a leaden, burning heart and wondering why nature invented whimpering I watched myself as griever, as walker, as the woman who put brie on crackers and re-boiled water in the kettle five times If there is a “she” …

Grief poems

Today Frans has been gone 10 months. This past weekend, as I was cleaning the house, this poem started to form in my mind. Feel free to use it with groups or share it with others who are bereaved. You can send them the link or copy and paste.  Simple questions by Reinekke Lengelle First …