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About the Author

Kim Langley, M.Ed., is certified in DDI, Achieve Global, and as a spiritual director. She is president of LifeBalance Enterprises, Inc. with 20 years of experience as a retreat leader and trainer. Kim's most popular speaking topics are Emotional Intelligence, Happiness and Resilience, and Spiritual Poetry Circles. She founded WordSPA ministries for the advancement of Spirituality Poetry Appreciation. She lives with her husband Bill in Lakewood, OH.


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From the Introduction: This book invites a keen awareness that the passage through angst, like the navigation of a narrow strait that requires patience, skill, and worthy sailors, comes with the very real possibility of foundering on the rocks. These poems can be companions who help us to make the journey, and whether we swim up, wash up, or sail up to shore in a dignified disembarkation, we are all enriched by making it back to land together. We may even be moved to kiss the ground. 

It’s equally true that once the poem is out in the world and the poet has released it, it’s ours. We move beyond asking what the poet had in mind to assigning meaning as we choose. The poem is the source of our musings now. 


Praise for Send My Roots Rain: A Companion on the Grief Journey

“Kim Langley profoundly understands loss and grief. Here, with wisdom and insight, she offers unusually sensitive, heart-opening, healing resources to navigate the journey.” —Rev. Barbara Stephens-Rich, former Director of Religion and Education, Lakeside Chautauqua

“If you’ve ever experienced the searing pain of horrendous loss, you know the pricelessness of having a friend who is there only when needed – no more, no less. Consider this book just such a friend.” —Amy Greene, D.Min, ACPE Board Chair, Director of Spiritual Care, Cleveland Clinic 

“Carpets the grief landscape with color, courage, and comfort. I recommend it for anyone struggling with loss. As a resource, this book will be well used.” —Carole Calladine, MSSA, LISW, author, speaker, and Medical Social Worker 

“This is a treasure for chaplains, counselors, pastors, and anyone accompanying others through loss.” —Rev. Molly Bolton, M.Div., Cleveland Clinic Foundation Chaplain"  


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