Weathering the Grief Storm: Learning To THRIVE Within Loss
Julie Kick never believed John would die.
Told that his stage four metastatic melanoma was terminal, they trained their combined focus on beating the odds — on John becoming a medical miracle. Julie blogged about their experiences, planning to one day pen a happy ending.
In Weathering the Grief Storm, Julie lays bare the unpredictable twists and turns of her husband’s cancer battle and its irrepressible impact on every aspect of their lives. From the devastating diagnosis, through debilitating treatments, and navigating one emergency after another, Julie recalls raw, very private moments with unreserved candor and vivid detail.
John dies. But the story doesn’t end there. In the wake of unspeakable loss, Julie begins a profound journey toward rebirth, prompting her to reflect upon the coping mechanisms that gave her strength, grounded her in the present, and granted her permission to be vulnerable. THRIVE was Julie’s lifeline throughout her years-long process of caring for John, losing him, and relearning acts of “inescapable singleness,” and she knew it was a method worth sharing.
Weathering the Grief Storm is a love story, coupled with an empowering survival tool for anyone enduring the unimaginable — and wanting their own happy ending.
About the Author:
Julie Kick is an ICF Accredited life and business coach, author, trainer, and keynote speaker. Known as “the Systems Specialist,” she can break down just about any concept or big-picture problem into doable steps. Her training topics include personal development, coaching, and mentoring skills, leadership skills, and using the THRIVE process during life after loss. She has
been writing her entire life but Weathering the Grief Storm is her first book.
In February 2016, Julie’s husband and soulmate lost his battle with cancer. His death and working through the grieving process has taught her the value of each moment and inspired
her to share her experience and the lessons she’s learned. With her audiences and in this book.
Julie lives with her husband Mark in Vancouver, Washington. She has two grown boys, three grown stepchildren, and two grandchildren.