3rd Child Press to Release THE 4TH ACT: HOW DO YOU SAY HELLO AFTER YOU HAVE SAID GOOD-BYE by Jeanne M. Wiger
Many of us have faced a life-changing event like divorce, the death of a spouse, the loss of a job or the end of a career. The 4th Act: How Do You Say Hello After You Have Said Good-Bye, (3rd Child Press) is about saying hello after you think you may have said a final goodbye. It's about receiving a precious gift of more time for living, and how to make the most of it.
Part textbook, part storybook and personal journal, Jeanne M. Wiger begins with a deeply moving personal event. "Beginnings and endings have always been hard for me, but never as difficult as the night I lay on a bed in the intensive care unit of the hospital watching my oldest son make his way to the door. Both of us were sure that I was not going to live until morning," she says. "I thought - 'I don't know how to say goodbye.' So I didn't!
"When the sun rose in the morning, I was still there, but something important had changed. Of that I was sure! I was equally sure that what had changed went beyond my physical being. But what was it?" With gentle humor and great insight, Wiger uses her experience as a family and marriage therapist to explain the concept of The 4th Act.
If you think of human development as being parts of a play we call Life, Act I would be conception through adolescence, Act 2, young adulthood to retirement, Act 3, retirement (or today, often a second career). At the end of this act, for most, the curtain comes down as it does in a play, the stage lights dim and the house light come up. The play is ended.
Except sometimes things don't end there. Sometimes the curtain rises again on a 4th act or epilog. Often unexpected, this act can give new and even greater meaning to the entire performance.
Wiger holds a BA in theology and comparative religion and sociology, a BS in art education, the fine arts and studio art, an MEd in art education and fine arts, and a PhD in psychology and human development. She has been in practice as a marriage and family therapist and life coach for over 30 years. Her work as a therapist is formulated upon the concept that everyone has within them the knowledge they need to live successfully.
For more, please visit the website: http://www.jeannewiger.com/2013/4th-act/
The 4th Act: How Do You Say Hello After You Have Said Good-Bye
3rd Child Press