Best-selling author Rachel Kodanaz is proud to announce her upcoming tour to promote her newest book, Finding Peace, One Piece at a Time. In the book, the author shares her insights and practical knowledge on what to do with the possessions left by loved ones who have passed away. This November, Kodanaz will present her new book at Author Events in eight cities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Missouri and Kansas.
When she lost her husband at age 31, Rachel learned to not only accept but embrace the myriad of challenges that followed. For the past 20 years, she has shared that gained wisdom as a passionate speaker, best-selling author, grief consultant and facilitator for corporations, organizations and individuals throughout the US. Rachel continues to share her knowledge through her third book, Finding Peace, One Piece at a Time.
Whether they are in physical or electronic form, possessions tell the story of the person’s life and it can be overwhelming to decide what to do with them. In her book, Finding Peace, One Piece at a Time, Rachel shares practical ways to thin, repurpose, and redistribute these possessions so they continue to share the story with future generations. Finding a new home for those items helps maintain a connection to those we have lost. Rachel shares, “It’s not about what happened; rather about what you do with what happened.”
Ora DeMorrow, Senior Financial Advisor and Vice President for Merrill Lynch, says, “Nobody likes to sit down and listen to a talk about life’s challenges. But somehow, Rachel makes it all Okay. Her warmth and sensitivity, and especially her story, enables us to hear brutal honesty and embrace it, rather than fear it. Bravo, Rachel Kodanaz.”
Rachel Kodanaz Tour Dates:
Tues 11/12 – 9:30 AM Independence, MO, The Palmer Center
Tues 11/12 – 7:00 PM Kansas City, MO, Rainy Day Books (Partnering KC Hospice)
Wed 11/13 – 6:00 PM Prairie Valley, KS Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse
Thurs 11/14 – 9:30 AM Overland Park, KS Tomahawk Ridge Community Center
Thurs 11/14 – 4:30 PM Kansas City, MO, Solace House Center
Sun 11/17 – 3:00 PM Middletown, CT, RJ Julia Booksellers
Tues 11/19 – 7:00 PM Montclair, NJ, Watchung Booksellers
Wed 11/20 – 6:30 PM New York City, NY, New York Public Library (Partnering with WConnection) Thurs 11/21 – 6:30 PM Middletown NJ, Middletown Public Library (Partnering with WINGs)
For more info about Rachel’s events
Finding Peace, One Piece at a Time (Fulcrum Publishing)
Released October 1, 2019
What Readers Are Saying About Rachel Kodanaz “For Kodanaz, the question she wants readers to be able to answer after reading her book is, ‘By keeping this item, how do I keep my love one’s memory alive in a significant and meaningful way?'” —Amy Tucci, President and CEO at Hospice Foundation of America
“I honor Rachel’s courage and passion for taking on such a hard subject that so many deal with on a daily basis. We are all fighting a hard battle.” —Zach P. Smith, CSA
“Rachel makes the impossible possible.” —Linda Smythe, RN
“Thank you, Rachel, for helping me to provide the answers to the questions I couldn’t answer before.” —Ora DeMorrow, Senior Financial Advisor ￼
More about the Author As a former management professional for several Fortune 100 companies, Rachel intimately understands the challenge of balancing one’s personal and professional lives. Her previous books – Living with Loss, One Day at a Time and Grief in the Workplace – offer practical yet compassionate advice and insights that inspire one to reflect, take action and thrive.
Rachel has written numerous articles about grief, loss and embracing life’s challenges for numerous other organizations, including: Huffington Post, AARP, Griefnet, Crisis & Disaster Network, Hospice Foundation of America, Living with Loss Magazine, Open to Hope, Tragedy Assistant Program for Military Survivors (TAPS) and Tribute. Rachel’s first book, Living with Loss, sold over 10,000 copies.