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Permission to Mourn: A New Way to Do Grief

2/27/2016, 9:30 a.m.

Best-selling author Tom Zuba will present Permission to Mourn: A New Way to Do Grief at a special free program presented by FHN Hospice this month.

The program, focusing on coping and living through loss, will be from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street in Freeport. Registration is requested; register to attend at

Zuba, who has appeared on Oprah, has had to learn how to handle grief and create a full, joy-filled life himself, following the death of his 18-month-old daughter in 1990, his wife in 1999, and his 13-year-old son in 2005. He and his son Sean live in Rockford.

Permission to Mourn: A New Way to Do Grief deals with the fact that everyone grieves, but nost of us have forgotten how to mourn. In order to heal, we must give ourselves permission to mourn. Once you understand the difference between grief and mourning, you can begin to take steps to heal. In this session, Zuba will offer tools, knowledge and wisdom to those learning to live with the death of someone they love.

A number of area churches, funeral homes, nursing homes and hospice organizations are co-sponsoring this presentation. For more information on Tom Zuba, please visit