Rick and Erica Bergh were previously featured on Reading Recommendations in March 2016. Rick is back now to talk about a new book in a series he has been publishing.
What is your latest release and what genre is it?
Finding Anchors: How to Bring Stability in Your Life Following a Cancer Diagnosis
Rick Bergh shares the principles he has studied, taught and lived out for more than 30 years in this practical, inspiring and hopeful guide that will help anyone stabilize their life following a cancer diagnosis.
Far beyond a collection of good ideas, this book lays out 17 tried-and-true principles from hundreds of people, including Rick’s own personal journey with his wife and four children. They courageously found ways to face their mom’s cancer diagnosis while inspiring friends and family to join them on this significant journey.
Rick Bergh is a transitional loss counselor, speaker, thanatologist and an ordained Lutheran minister.. He serves on the board of the Alberta Hospice and Palliative Care Association (AHPCA) and chairs the communication committee for the Palliative Care Society for the Bow Valley. He has spoken at and trained professionals in hospitals, palliative care associations, faith communities, businesses, and community groups. His popular blogging website, intentionalgrief.com is followed by numerous people. He is also a frequent guest speaker on CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera (DNTO). He is a grandpa to three grandchildren. He and his wife, Erica, live in Cochrane, Alberta. His first wife died at age 47 following a 5-year battle with ovarian cancer, leaving behind four children.
What are you working on now?
My third book in this series. It is called Looking Ahead: How Your Dying Impacts Those Around You.
I am currently reading Dignity Therapy: Final Words for Final Days by Harvey Max Chochinov