What Really Matters: Poems About Love: By Bruce Whealton (Memoirs of Bruce Whealton – Healer/Clinical Social Worker)

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I also describe in detail the losses I have known. Celta died tragically far too early. Lynn died from a health condition with which she was born. Thomas died unexpectedly from a heart attack in 2010. The loss of a wife is the single greatest stressor that a person can experience. Who am I when I lost the one person that was a part of me? As a couple, my identity was wrapped up in the idea of Lynn and Bruce and not “just Bruce.” The commitment was forever. After Lynn got sick, I went about as if I was in a psychological fugue, literally lost… literally wanding about in life like in a trance… not knowing where I was going or where I might want to go.

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Book Details

Pages

212 Pages

Cover Design

Jumnal

Publisher

Lalata

Language

English

ISBN

78452hh

Released

August 2014

About The Author

Bruce Whealton

I have dedicated my life to helping others and have done so as a psychotherapist/clinical social worker. I am also a Certified Peer Support Specialist where I can use my lived experience as a survivor of trauma, injustice, and abuse to help others. I must heal myself so that I can help others to heal and find hope. I find writing to be therapeutic and a powerful part of my healing journey. I have written in both non-fiction and poetry.

This is a collection of autobiographical poems about love. I call it “What Really Matters because it is about things that are most important to me and have enduring value. It’s about relationships that I have had in life that have conveyed a sense of meaning to me and thus reflect those things that matter most to me. Tragically, the most important relationships in my life did not include members of my biological family or origin – my mother, father, sister, and brother. Instead, I made my own family of choice that has been my real family. This includes the first girl I ever love, Celta Camille Head, my first wife, Lynn Denise Krupey who died far too soon, my second wife Elnaz Rezaei Ghalechi (Elee), and my dear friend Thomas Childs.

I also have friends in my life now that treat me with love, compassion, kindness, and act from a place of empathy.

I also describe in detail the losses I have known. Celta died tragically far too early. Lynn died from a health condition with which she was born. Thomas died unexpectedly from a heart attack in 2010. The loss of a wife is the single greatest stressor that a person can experience. Who am I when I lost the one person that was a part of me? As a couple, my identity was wrapped up in the idea of Lynn and Bruce and not “just Bruce.” The commitment was forever. After Lynn got sick, I went about as if I was in a psychological fugue, literally lost… literally wanding about in life like in a trance… not knowing where I was going or where I might want to go.

 

2 reviews for What Really Matters: Poems About Love: By Bruce Whealton (Memoirs of Bruce Whealton – Healer/Clinical Social Worker)

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