Julie Lange went to some of the darkest depths to reach the highest heights. At any moment any one of us can be blind sighted with horror, grief, financial hardship, loss, lonliness and despiration. Julie used what life gave her and turned it into something beautiful and because of it evolved to leaving a legacy for teenagers, empowering those who hurt and becoming an inspiration to her family and anyone who has the good fortune to meet her through her healing work.
You will finish this book with a new perspective and appreciation for life.
Fitness, Nutrition & Lifestyle Expert
Life Between Falls is written as a personal account of how the tight grip of unimaginable grief and loss can gently ease and enfold into us; providing insight, hope, and compassion for all who have at some time lost a part of their heart. Julie’s deep understanding of the tender places inside our psyche are reflected in her poignant prose and gently written phrases. A book intended for healing and for reflection, Life Between Falls brings us closer to our own truths of life, love, and ultimately acceptance of ourselves in being whole and complete-even when our world has fallen completely apart.
Lisa Dahlgren, Ph.D.
Life between Falls is beautifully written by Julie Lange. Despite the tragic events which caused her to lose her youngest son, her father and grandmother within three consecutive years, she is able to inspire the reader by her self-awareness, courage and commitment to healing. As Richard Bach has said "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." Julie Lange's true story of transformation is a detailed introspection of embracing the butterfly in all of us!
The back cover of this book says it is “a Guidebook for Those Who Grieve.” Since I’m one of those, I read it from cover to cover as soon as I received it. I was completely engaged early on, first by the author’s opening words: I am no one you ever heard of…..I’m simply a mom who has traveled that dark road every mother dreads above all others-the death of a child”; secondly, by a quote from Walt Whitman about death; and thirdly by the photo of Justin Lange at age 15, that moved me deeply.
Julie Lange’s account of her experiences dealing with her son’s death and the deaths and losses that followed is incredible. She describes her feelings without apology or self-pity. That someone could survive these terrible traumas and use what she learned to benefit others is very inspiring to me.
This is a story of living through tragedy with honesty and patience. I feel encouraged to go on through my own darkness with this guidebook for light.
A Travelogue through Grief & the Unexpected
Copyright 2008 Julie Lange
Julie Lange is a brilliant shamanic practitioner and shamanic teacher who is listed on http://www.shamanicteachers.com/. She lives in New Jersey. She had the unfortunate tragedy of losing one of her son’s. She wrote a beautiful book titled Life Between Falls: A Travelogue Through Grief and the Unexpected. This book will be a help to those of you grieving the death of a loved one and will bring you hope, inspiration, and healing.
Sandra Ingerman, MA, author of Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self, Welcome Home: Following Your Soul’s Journey Home, A Fall to Grace and Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins
I loved this book. It goes right to the CORE of what it is like to experience grief and loss on a deep level. The author's experience and reaction to losing her son, father, business and money in such a short period of time is truly inspiring. Instead of giving up, she walked through her grief, dared to hope, and ultimately ended up making a positive difference in the world for others. This book is beautifully written and helped me remember what is really important in life.