About Jeannie Ewing

I am a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful girls: Felicity (a preschooler) and Sarah (a toddler). Because of my life experience dealing with significant losses - mainly due to addiction in my family and in processing the grief associated with having a child with a rare genetic condition - I also help others positively navigate their own grief as a Grief Recovery Coach.

A Story of Hope and Courage

No one wants to be diagnosed with cancer, of any type, but to receive a mesothelioma diagnosis is particularly heartbreaking. This kind of cancer, which is most often caused by asbestos exposure, is aggressive, deadly, and for most patients incurable. Sometimes, though, a patient lives through this awful cancer and shares her story with the world. One […]

Praying for Those with Addictions

Anne Costa knows what it’s like to be in the trenches of addiction. She shares her heart in her new book, Praying for Those with Addictions: A Mission of Love, Mercy, and Hope as a recovering alcoholic herself. Costa, as a spiritual coach and dynamic speaker, also realizes that loving someone with an addiction requires […]

I Am Not a Syndrome

I was truly captivated by reading Sheryl Crosier’s book, I Am Not a Syndrome…My Name is Simon. Knowing practically nothing about Trisomy 18, I realized through her story more than the often daunting medical diagnosis. I learned about a child who lived only 88 1/2 days on earth, yet a child whose brief life transformed […]

Littlest Suffering Souls

It seldom happens that one discovers a book covering the concept of redemptive suffering in children. In Austin Ruse’s new book, Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ, readers glean an important and honest glimpse into the innocence and purity of children who learned deep spiritual truths through their own suffering […]

Mesothelioma: My Story of Struggle and Hope

I was diagnosed with mesothelioma after years of working on jobs that I had no idea were poisoning me. I am in my 50s now and living with this painful, limiting, and terminal disease. I am struggling and will continue to do so, but I also have hope. I know that things are getting better and that […]

Broken Brain, Fortified Faith

I stumbled upon this book when I was at my brief EWTN visit last summer.  It was atop a stack of books and magazines in the great room of the guest house where I stayed, and I picked it up, curious and intrigued.  After a moment, I decided I would swap this book for another […]

Grief During the Holidays

I’ve been thinking lately about how difficult the holidays must be for many people – those who are battling diseases, such as cancer; those who recently (or not-so-recently) lost a loved one to death; those who are divorced and miss their kids; those who are lonely or depressed; those who have miscarried a baby.

There are […]

Stars At Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light

When I first heard of Paula D’Arcy’s new book, Stars At Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light, I couldn’t wait to delve into what appeared to be a beautiful grief resource pertaining to understanding the holy darkness we sometimes encounter as the dark night of the soul.  Since this is a topic so dear to […]

Dying Without Crying

J.I. Willett offers her wisdom in her very readable book, Dying Without Crying.  Unlike other lengthy treatises on life, death, and the afterlife, Willett takes the reader’s hand into her own and journeys alongside them – into the reality of death, but also the beauty, potential, and even gift that dying offers each of us.

With […]

Fear is Our Enemy in Times of Grief

Hallie Lord is like that hidden friend you didn’t know you had – or even need – until you stumble upon this book, On the Other Side of Fear – How I Found Peace. Lord doesn’t speak to her readers in an authoritative manner. Instead, she is journeying alongside them as a companion who understands […]