​When Cathy Rentzenbrink was still a teenager, her happy family was torn apart by an unthinkable tragedy. In her new book, A Manual for Heartache, Cathy describes the experience of coming to terms with loss and a life forever changed, and the ways in which she was able to find joy in the world again. This is a warm and uplifting book that offers solidarity and comfort to anyone going through a painful time, whatever it might be.

In this video, Cathy describes the stages of grief, and shares the advice she would have given to her younger self.