Not My Own

FriesenPress
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“Other people’s actions can leave you picking up the pieces, years after they occur.”

In Not My Own, Gail Steeves shares a raw perspective of what it’s like to become one of the “other people.” You know, those good people that bad things happen to. Gail Steeves is one of them. It all started with the shocking murder, suicide of her older brother in 1990. Life is short, and no one is immune from loss or tragedy. Even unexpected and tragic loss. Gail Steeves shares how to go on after tragedy and the importance of looking after your mental health.

Bad things do happen to good people, and I’m one of them. The struggles are very real. Life happens, and sometimes not in the way we choose.

Through Not My Own, readers will see that all is not lost when you lose a loved one. These pages offer hope and support for those trying to find a new normal after those closest to us are gone, highlighting how it is possible to navigate our way in a world without them.

Not My Own offers an honest, inside look into what it’s like to try and move on after tragedy. It shows that, as humans, we have amazing potential to grow and heal.

We are not alone in this journey. Everyone has a story, and through shared experiences, we can create hope and light for each other.
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About the author

Gail Steeves has lived through tragic and very public deaths of family members. She has been one of the other people that has had her life turned upside down in a matter of seconds. As a result, she has an extreme empathy towards others who have gone through trauma and loss, and she shares her experiences in Not My Own to let readers know they are not alone.

She lives in her hometown of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada with her husband, Jason, and their pet Chihuahua, Chica.
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Publisher
FriesenPress
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Published on
Nov 5, 2019
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Pages
213
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ISBN
9781525555527
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Family & Relationships / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Self-Help / Mood Disorders / Depression
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This content is DRM protected.
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