The After Loss

Benjamin Scott Allen's New Book "Out of the Ashes; Healing in the Afterloss" Inspired by the Loss of His Wife and Children to HIV/AIDS


Incline Village, NV -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/01/2014 -- In a powerful memoir written about how to deal with the loss of loved ones, Benjamin Scott Allen was moved by the loss of his wife and children to write the book, “Out of The Ashes; Healing in the Afterloss.” The book explores the universal themes of recovery and healing while offering readers encouragement and hope when they’re coping with loss. It can be the most devastating time of a person’s life, but Allen has evolved his loss into an inspirational story to help others who are dealing with grief.

“Out of The Ashes; Healing in the Afterloss” chronicles the journey of Allen as he dealt—one by one—with the loss of his wife and two sons to HIV/AIDS. Allen was living the Afterloss, searching for the life he once knew. Readers will see his powerful words put on paper, how he reflects on the lives of his family, what they all went through, and how he has embraced life ever since, on a path to living with loss and beyond the loss.

“Grief cannot be forced,” states Allen. “There is no cookie cutter approach to how grief works. It works in the natural rhythm of who you are and what you are feeling. Feel what is natural for you and not what someone else thinks you need to be.”

When looking for books on grief, this story aims to help anyone who has lost the person or persons who are most important to them. “Out of The Ashes; Healing in the Afterloss” provides hope to readers that are dealing with sorrow and shows them that life, love and meaning are still possible, even in the midst of great pain and loss.

About The Afterloss
Benjamin Scott Allen wrote “Out of The Ashes; Healing in the Afterloss” to help others dealing with a difficult loss learn to live with and beyond the devastation of grief in their Afterloss. Certified by the Grief Recovery Institute, Allen has been working for decades with grieving individuals and groups. He writes and delivers personal growth programs in Lake Tahoe, Nevada where he lives with his wife, Rachel.

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