To be human is to know great love as well as great suffering. That said, we humans are talented in finding ways to redeem ourselves, with the path of writing an especially powerful tool for healing. Research shows that people who write about trauma in its aftermath find themselves needing no additional medical treatment. Other studies offer evidence that writing and keeping a journal alleviate trauma’s effects, helping restore cognitive functions otherwise compromised by extreme psychological stress. As you may have already discovered, or have now before you to uncover, writing often leads to the development of what scientists call a “healing narrative.” With such healing for you in mind, please use this workbook as a way to document your loss and your path forward. Know that in doing so you will have the support of a community composed of exactly whomever you choose, and that such choice alone already forms the first part of your healing.