Permission To Thrive

Resilience and personal growth aren’t just for a lucky few.

Most of us can and will bounce back from adversity, in our own way, and at our own pace. After reading about my family’s loss and trauma and the healing power of community, I hope you’ll gain faith in your own capacity to move forward when faced with your own challenges. We must give ourselves permission, in the aftermath of any trauma, to embrace the entirely normal spectrum of our responses–the grieving, the surviving, and even the thriving.

Although the traumatic events experienced by my family might understandably be considered extraordinary, loss and adversity, touch everyone, and common threads run through crises.

I hope that my memoir will not only provide a framework for managing your own responses to life’s traumas, but will also offer practical ways for providing invaluable support to your loved ones facing loss.

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Susan Angel Miller

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Permission To Thrive

Resilience and personal growth aren’t just for a lucky few.

Most of us can and will bounce back from adversity, in our own way, and at our own pace. After reading about my family’s loss and trauma and the healing power of community, I hope you’ll gain faith in your own capacity to move forward when faced with your own challenges. We must give ourselves permission, in the aftermath of any trauma, to embrace the entirely normal spectrum of our responses–the grieving, the surviving, and even the thriving.

Although the traumatic events experienced by my family might understandably be considered extraordinary, loss and adversity, touch everyone, and common threads run through crises.

I hope that my memoir will not only provide a framework for managing your own responses to life’s traumas, but will also offer practical ways for providing invaluable support to your loved ones facing loss.

Book Reviews

A real, living example of thriving after loss and trauma. Susan Angel Miller’s intimate and reflective evaluation of her life and how the loss of her daughter and her own trauma shape her life’s meaning is a beautiful story we can all learn from.

Terri deRoon-Cassini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/Clinical Psychologist
Medical College of Wisconsin
Surgery/Trauma & Critical Care

Susan Angel Miller has told a gripping tale of her family’s resilience in the face of tragedy that is vulnerable and honest. Anyone who has experienced loss will recognize themselves in the tumult of doubt cast by grief, from the mundane to the spiritual. You will root for this family’s survival, that is told not just through just a series of unfortunate events, but through the incredible growth that takes place after.

Kelsey Crowe
Co-author of There Is No Good Card for This: What to Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love

Permission to Thrive provides a rare glimpse into the healing power of organ donation–from the perspectives of both the donor family and the recipient. This loving memoir will inspire anyone who believes in miracles and in the ability to create meaning out of tragedy.

Colleen McCarthy
Chief of Staff and Vice President of Organ & Tissue Donation
Versiti

A real, living example of thriving after loss and trauma. Susan Angel Miller’s intimate and reflective evaluation of her life and how the loss of her daughter and her own trauma shape her life’s meaning is a beautiful story we can all learn from.

Terri deRoon-Cassini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/Clinical Psychologist
Medical College of Wisconsin
Surgery/Trauma & Critical Care

Susan has told a gripping tale of her family’s resilience in the face of tragedy that is vulnerable and honest. Anyone who has experienced loss will recognize themselves in the tumult of doubt cast by grief, from the mundane to the spiritual. You will root for this family’s survival, that is told not just through just a series of unfortunate events, but through the incredible growth that takes place after.

Kelsey Crowe
Co-author of There Is No Good Card for This: What to Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love

Permission to Thrive provides a rare glimpse into the healing power of organ donation–from the perspectives of both the donor family and the recipient. This loving memoir will inspire anyone who believes in miracles and in the ability to create meaning out of tragedy.

Colleen McCarthy
Chief of Staff and Vice President of Organ & Tissue Donation
Versiti

Susan Angel Miller

Following the death of my teenage daughter Laura and my own health crisis, I craved a roadmap to help me navigate a world I no longer recognized. Sharing my story with friends and then writing my memoir allowed me to craft a narrative I could live with. I eventually gave myself permission to grieve, survive, and even thrive.

As you read through my website and learn about my experiences, I hope you’ll gain faith in your own capacity to move forward when bad events happen.

I’m on a mission to help others respond to life’s unpredictable and unpreventable challenges as well as offer practical ideas for supporting loved ones facing loss and adversity.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUSAN’S STORY

Susan Angel Miller

Following the death of my teenage daughter Laura and my own health crisis, I craved a roadmap to help me navigate a world I no longer recognized. Sharing my story with friends and then writing my memoir allowed me to craft a narrative I could live with. I eventually gave myself permission to grieve, survive, and even thrive.

As you read through my website and learn about my experiences, I hope you’ll gain faith in your own capacity to move forward when bad events happen.

I’m on a mission to help others respond to life’s unpredictable and unpreventable challenges as well as offer practical ideas for supporting loved ones facing loss and adversity.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUSAN