AtaLoss Ambassador, Sabine Horner is a nutritionist and usually writes on this website about the value of food in helping you to recover your energy and vitality following the loss of a loved one. Here she writes about how deep breathing can help you deal with the storms of emotion and recommends a book that helped her cope with her bereavement.

After losing my husband to leukaemia, I found myself in completely unchartered waters and faced with many emotional and practical challenges around grocery shopping, cooking and eating for only one person. I discovered the importance of a regular daily meal routine in balancing my emotions and mood and, through my studies, I became aware of the huge impact of emotional stress on our physical and mental well-being. 

I now apply my knowledge and personal grief experience in my work as a nutritionist and yoga therapist and help people who struggle with exhaustion, overwhelm and lack of support in looking after themselves after a major loss to take back control of their health so that they can regain their sparkle and start thriving again.

Have a look at Sabine's short YouTube video on this.

The book she recommends is by Thich Nhat Hanh. The review of this book says

"In the immediate aftermath of a loss, sometimes it is all we can do to keep breathing. With his signature clarity and compassion, Thich Nhat Hanh will guide you through the storm of emotions surrounding the death of a loved one."

"How To Live When A Loved One Dies offers powerful practices such as mindful breathing that will help you reconcile with death and loss, feel connected to your loved one long after they have gone and transform your grief into healing and joy."

How To Live When A Loved One Dies

You can buy this book on Amazon.

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