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The Sitting with Death and Choosing Life e-book

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


This is a story of transformation.

As much about choosing life as it is about grief and as much about creative freedom as it is about death.



In this personal story, Rose tells how the deaths of her closest friend and then, six months later, her only brother, threw her into deep grief in which everything she valued seemed to have been stripped away. She tells how she moved through emptiness and despair, in a process she calls “bottoming out” and  then slowly, and with conscious intent, every step of the way, made her ascent back into a new chapter of fully embodied, joyful life. It’s also the story of her brother, David, who broke through the stagnation caused by a lifetime’s low self esteem and creative disempowerment to claim his dream. Rose reveals untold riches within the apparent tragedy of death and loss, and discovers how death, as well as being a heartbreak, can also be a victory.

Through reading this book you may:

  • Gain fresh insights into your own grieving process and discover how your pain, confusion and feelings of isolation can be the keys to unlock your gifts and create a  more vibrant future.
  • Discover a language to name and express some of the most intense feelings and experiences of your grieving process and realise that feeling deeply is “normal”, “o.k” and a vital part of being  human.
  •  Recognise how grieving fully is essential for well-being, and when you begin to co-operate with the process of transformation rather than resisting,  your innate wisdom will carry you forward toward renewed energy and passion for life.
  • Be reassured that even though there will be times when you simply don’t recognise yourself, paradoxically, it is when you feel at your most vulnerable, you start to contact your real strength.


4 reviews for The Sitting with Death and Choosing Life e-book

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I loved this book, I believe it’s a must-read account of dying and the grief process. I would share this as a first stop read for those who have lost a loved one; in fact, it’s the only book about death that has this much feeling, support and insights that I am aware of (and I’ve reads lots of them). There is so much to gain here. Rose shares her heart, this is a precious experience to be part of.
    – Dawn Grace Kelly, Spiritual Teacher and Healer

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Sitting with Death and Choosing Life is an engaging and stimulating combination of appropriate and moving personal disclosure and insights, information on loss, and gentle encouragement to explore the unchartered waters of one’s personal grief journey. Rose offers a unique perspective and I’d recommend it to clients and friends who want to explore their loss at a deeper, more spiritual level. I was often moved to tears and reminded of my own similar journeying toward death with my dear friend and spiritual companion, as well as the parallel loss of my beloved mum, to whom I was unable to say goodbye.
    – Jan Cleghorn, Psychotherapist

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Rose Diamond skillfully and insightfully identifies the depth & complexities of loss in a clearly recognizable way. She paints familiar heartscapes, and the eloquence and fullness of her words unlocked my paralysed being as I picked up all the pieces of a shattered life, following the death of my son. She gave life and a voice to the death I feel inside.
    Rose writes in a wholeheartedly honest way sensitively reflecting a wealth of knowledge and personal experience. It is this deep, experiential perspective that connects me to my own experience of grief and loss and its expression. Sitting with Death provided an anchor, a lifeline like point of reference in the navigation of my shattered world and a reminder that the relentless pain/journey of grief and loss can lead to growth and transformation if the process is allowed to unfold organically. Rose’s work with grief, loss and transformation has helped fill a great void left by the pain & suffering of losing a child and enabled me to embrace life in a much more authentic way and to dare to feel hope again.

    – With gratitude and love, Margie Austin, Kinesiologist.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Sitting with Death touched me in several ways. I was with Rose in many parts as she wrote of her experience, and my mind made a kind of hop, to an “aha” expansion of my current beliefs. Since I’ve spent a fair bit of time considering these matters, as a grief group leader, and as a psychotherapist for over three decades, I was surprised to feel my spiritual beliefs widening, in a most positive way. I liked and admired the clean authenticity of the writing, and the smooth flow of the anecdotes. Pleasing to read and thought-provoking.

    – Rosemary Cozens, Grief Group Leader and Psychotherapist.

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