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Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died

By Ty Alexander & Tia Williams
Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died by Ty Alexander & Tia Williams digital book - Fable

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Introduction/Personal Note: A short 300-900 word intro on me and why I am writing this book. Chapter 1: We’ve been duped, everyone dies! • Why you should shamelessly love hard • The grenade life threw at me; Goodbye Mom • How we react to death is a reflection of how selfish we are Chapter 2: The truth about my moderately dysfunctional family • Why broken isn’t a bad thing • Revelations in a hospice room; Unabashedly accepting family secrets • Why I shut my family out and how it’s affected me Chapter 3: The Art Of Losing • Grief vs nothing; I will take grief • Don’t let the guilt suffocate you • The emotional battle of documenting death Chapter 4: The how of grieving • Good grief: What are the five stages of grief and how long do they last • When the loss sinks in: Coping with grief and understanding your "new normal" • The XX things no one wants to hear when they are grieving • Where to go for help; A guide of grief resources Chapter 5: How to be obsessively grateful • How gratitude helps grief • The power of your words and how to develop an attitude of gratitude • How to create routines to grieve healthy and finding strength in unexpected places • The power of your faith Chapter 6: Dear Mama • All the things I never told my mom • All the things every mother should tell her daughter

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3.5
“I sadly am a part of the dead Mom’s club. Grief is a tough thing. I did enjoy her rawness and advice. There were several sayings she said far too many times in such a short book and that was irritating. If I never hear bubble snot crying again I’ll be good with that!”
“I loved this book! Ty shares an honest and loving account of losing her mother and working through her grief. She encourages her readers to be patient and kind with themselves and and shared some ways that mothers and daughters can love on each other so when the times comes to say goodbye, we are left in a better heart space. Must read.”

About Ty Alexander

Known for her beauty and lifestyle savvy, but adored because of her gorgeous grey tresses, Ty Alexander is an expert online beauty and lifestyle editor, social media consultant and style and beauty TV correspondent.

Ty started her impressive editorial career as the style and beauty editor of HelloBeautiful.com, building the section from occasional stylish musings to an authority in all things beautiful with her bare, manicured hands. Armed with extensive knowledge, compassion for women of color and the kind of sass that instantly made her your BFF, Ty’s work with this top women’s site has allowed her dedicated readers to face their days with grace, and of course style. Her killer personality shines through every style guide, HuffPost Live, “The Today Show” and “Dr. Oz” appearance. Ty has established herself as a trendsetter in the media, boasting over 11k Twitter followers, over 8k on Instagram and over 5k on Facebook.

Featured and/or dubbed “Top Blogger” on CNN Living, NY Daily News, Essence, Redbook, Ebony, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, BUST Magazine, Hype Hair and more for everything from expert beauty tips to the sheer lust over her stunning grey mane. Ty has easily become a trusted voice and powerful influencer for beauty and lifestyle. She’s built her personal brand, Gorgeous In Grey from a personal blog to a lifestyle site with over 100k page views per month, offering the best in fashion, beauty, fitness, health, celebrity and lifestyle.

Tia Williams

Tia Williams is the ultimate style maven with fifteen years of experience as a beauty editor (Elle, Glamour, Lucky, and Essence.com). She also launched one of the first beauty blogs, Shake Your Beauty, and is the award-winning author of The Accidental Diva and the It Chicks series and co-writer of Iman’s makeup book, The Beauty of Color. Her recent national bestseller, The Perfect Find, has been selected by Essence, InStyle, and Ebony as one of this summer's top beach reads.

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