Survive, Alive, Thrive
Navigating the Journey from Loss to Hope to Happiness
Pages: 272 | Dimensions: 9x6x2 inches
More than 150 million Americans face the pain and confusion of loss every year, and most of us have no idea how to handle it. We’re thrown into the deep end of grief without a life preserver, desperately trying to stay afloat in a sea of shock, anger, frustration, heartbreak, and hopelessness.
Mark Negley knows what it’s like to face the pain of loss and fight to build a new life from the ashes. Over the past thirty years, he has faced cancer, raised a special needs child, lost his beloved mother, nearly lost his wife in a car accident, and supported her through depression and mental health issues resulting from her brain injuries. Tragically, in 2016, Mark received the biggest blow of all when his wife of twenty years took her own life.
Frustrated by the lack of relatable resources to help navigate his grief recovery, Mark set out to redefine the loss experience. After five years of research, in-depth interviews with loss survivors, and leading grief groups, he realized that the problem isn’t how we experience grief; the problem is that the prevailing, traditional model does not work for most people. He found that grief recovery isn’t a linear progression from one clearly defined emotional response to the next; rather, it’s a series of three concentric circles—like ripples in a pond—that emanate from a center point of impact. Each of those circles contain multiple emotions to form three “interconnected” stages on the recovery journey called Survive, Alive, and Thrive.
In Survive-Alive-Thrive: Navigating the Journey from Loss to Hope to Happiness, Mark Negley takes you on a journey through his loss experiences, using his story and the stories of several others to teach his new model of grief recovery from a totally different perspective. You don’t have to walk this difficult road alone. With the help of Mark and others, you can navigate from loss to hope and then to happiness. You don’t have to settle for survival! Set your sights higher and learn how to thrive again!
About the Author
Mark S. Negley
Mark is passionate about supporting others through difficult life experiences and serves as Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Survive-Alive-Thrive.org. Inspired to share the power of God’s love, his ministry includes speaking at public and private events, facilitating grief support groups, hosting a podcast and writing a blog for the organization’s website. Raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Mr. Negley is also President of management consulting firm PondHouse LLC, where he leverages 20 years of experience in senior leadership and management roles to guide his clients. Mark is a widower and the proud father of son Andersen. He was blessed to re-marry in 2020, and currently resides in Franklin, Tenn., with his wife, Melyn.