About the Book
It will move you like did
Anita Moorjanis Memoir Dying To Be Me.
Uma Girishs Losing Amma, Finding Home is a heart-rending narrative of losing a parent, living through the pain and transforming it to discover one true-calling and lifes purpose. This is a breathtaking inspirational and personal memoir that will ring true with every reader!
When Uma arrives to start life in a Chicago suburb with her husband, 14 - year-old daughter and her dreams in the spring of 2008, she has no clue of the cosmic wheels in motion. Barely four weeks later, her 68 - year-old mother, in India, is diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. Eight months later, she passes away. Losing her mother plunges Uma into the deepest despair, but more importantly, awakens a sudden clarity and knowing that there has to be more to life than this.
As she begins to navigate a new country and culture, she is also called on to navigate the lonely terrain of grief. Life begins to open doors and Uma finds comfort, connection and purpose in working with seniors at a retirement community. Every relationship that she forms with the seniors opens her heart a little wider as she seeks answers to the only questions that matter.
Who am I?
Why am I here?
What am I meant to do with this life?
Interweaving two cultures through a textured narrative, Uma uncovers the truths of her inner journey as she transforms one event, one person at a time.
About the Author
Uma Girish is a certified dream coach, grief guide, author, speaker and bereavement volunteer in a hospice. She is passionate about helping women find meaning in their loss and awaken to new purpose. Her writing has been published in seven countries and several of her short stories have won awards. Uma writes a grief blog called The Grammar of the Grief and hosts a weekly eponymous Internet radio show for the Creating Calm Network on Blog Talk Radio. She also facilitates a grief group at a retirement community.