Lily Dulan, author of Giving Grief Meaning, has been selected for the author’s spotlight for Writers Digest University, take a look at Lily’s feature here.
Nonfiction author Lily Dulan shares how her personal experience with grief led her to help others and what her biggest back-and-forth with her publisher was.
By Robert Lee Brewer
Lily Dulan is an MFT Psychotherapist with a master’s in psychology, creative writing, and teaching. She is a certified Heart of Yoga teacher and completed coursework at Agape International Spiritual Center under the tutelage of Michael Bernard Beckwith. She started a foundation in loving memory of her daughter, Kara Meyer Dulan, and teamed up with both local and international organizations, such as the Unatti Foundation, Foster Nation, and Venice Arts. She teaches workshops, leads retreats, speaks throughout the community, and hosts a variety of educational and charitable events. She lives with her husband David and their two daughters, Sally and Marcelle.
In this post, Dulan shares how her personal experience with grief led her to help others, her biggest back-and-forth with her publisher, and more!
Name: Lily Dulan
Literary agent: Carol Mann Agency
Book title:Giving Grief Meaning
Publisher: Mango Publishing
Expected release date: December 2020
Genre: Nonfiction Self-Help
Elevator pitch for the book: I tell my personal story of loss and describe my Name Work® method. Through The Name Work, we can move through all kinds of suffering and life obstacles by using the letters in our own names or the names of someone we have lost.
A Method for Transforming Deep Suffering into Healing and Positive Change
Give Grief Meaning. How do you make sense of loss and tragedy? After the sudden and devastating loss of her infant daughter, Lily Dulan, a marriage and family therapist (MFT), psychotherapist, and certified yoga teacher, meditated, prayed, and ruminated on the only thing she had left–her baby girl’s name. In Lily’s courage to address and move through her pain, she developed The Name Work, a cross pollination of proven psychological modalities, 12-step wellness tools, spiritual healing applications, meditation and ancient yoga. In her heartfelt memoir, Lily shares her healing journey and her method for unleashing the power in names and giving them special meaning to help move through the grief process in a thoughtful and transformative way.