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Boldly into the Darkness

Living with Loss, Growing with Grief & Holding onto Happiness


Website(s) Grief Resources 
Genres Non-Fiction
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Love. Loss. Hope. Repeat.

Life for Autumn Toelle-Jackson started out on a happy and ordinary timeline. When she entered her thirties, however, tragedy made up for lost time. Over the span of a few short years, she endured several miscarriages and the loss of her husband, a dear cousin, and child.

But one small cross-section of a life doesn’t do justice to the amount of love, resilience, growth, and blessings a person experiences after such titanic losses. With each new harbinger of grief, Toelle-Jackson was forced to discover another way to survive the pain. In Boldly into the Darkness, she examines all the lessons and outcomes of her life story with aching intimacy and insight. The result is a portrait of healing so complete, it transcends the traditional survivor narrative and enters new territory, a bold light shining where before was only darkness.

”With deep compassion, beautiful self-introspection, and profound vulnerability, Autumn Toelle-Jackson gracefully shines a glowing light of hope into the dark shadows of grief and loss. Boldly into the Darkness is ultimately a book about choice―the choice to say yes to life even while death abounds; the choice to invite supportive community into bottomless personal despair; the choice to love anew even while the heart aches for missed beloveds. Toelle-Jackson’s story exemplifies the courage of the human spirit, the resiliency of a young wife and mother, and the post-traumatic growth that comes with intentional healing.” – Susan Hannifin-MacNab, MSW, author of A to Z Healing Toolbox: A Practical Guide for Navigating Grief and Trauma with Intention

”When you read this book, you will learn about love, loss, hope, and the indomitable strength we can all summon inside of us. It teaches us how to be resilient and move forward after a tragedy, and that it’s truly possible to carry on with life’s journey and even find happiness again. A masterpiece of a memoir and a must-read!” – Shawn Doyle, CSP, professional speaker and author

”With Boldly into the Darkness, Autumn Toelle-Jackson shows there can be light even in the darkest of places. Her memoir is sure to speak to the heart of everyone who has experienced a loss. What a beautiful gift she’s given to readers: proof there can be hope, healing, and great love after loss.” Kerry Phillips, author of Letters to the Widowed Community

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