Posted: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
Losing a loved one to the gripping and unforgiving hands of cancer can be crippling. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t been somehow affected by this disease. Nora Borealis is one such person. She lost her husband to a rare form of brain cancer and her journey of overcoming the insurmountable grief she felt after his death is chronicled in her memoir, “It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)”.
When her husband was diagnosed with his brain cancer, they refused to let that confine their love for each other. They got engaged on his hospital bed and had a baby while he was going through chemo. She reveled in the thought that he would live on through the birth of their son. A few short months later, he passed away. His obituary, which he wrote while in hospice care, touched many people and even went viral.
As an author, Nora can be applauded for her fresh take on the difficult subjects of mortality, grief and eventual resilience. We love this book for its honesty and the sense of hope it creates. As the title promises, the book is equal parts sad and funny and reads like a conversation with a friend.
Nora gives readers the gift of emotional release, letting them know you’re allowed to struggle, laugh, tell the truth about how you are really feeling. Readers are left with a sense that as hard as things are, everything will eventually be okay.
If you are a person who doesn’t feel that you’re acting or saying the “right” things after going through a tragedy in life (honestly, who doesn’t feel this way?), do yourself a favor and read this amazing book.
To learn more about Nora, visit her website, http://www.noraborealis.com/. “It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)” is available right now at your local bookstore on online at a few different sellers including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.