About the Book

This book is about healing yourself from the pain of loss. It will give you a new perspective on how to face challenges in your life to see a bigger picture that makes living life a bit easier.


Life’s losses can help you expand as a spiritual being and grow your ability to love yourself and live your life to the fullest. It is for anyone experiencing grief, a natural response to losing something important in your life, such as a death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, or experiencing significant life transitions.


May it give you permission to discover more about yourself and shine hope, light, and ease to healing from the pain of loss so that you can continue to create positive change in your life.

About the Author

Teena Evert is a licensed psychotherapist, board-certified coach, and healer who brings a deep level of experience, wisdom, and joy to her work with others. Teena is passionate about integrating spirituality into daily life in grounded and practical ways. She has been practicing and developing her intuitive wisdom for 23 years. Teena is a devoted student of intuitive medicine who believes that we can learn to live a more whole and balanced life as we tap into our innate intelligence. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. 


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Grief and loss can be experienced in many different ways. I found Cracked Open helped me visualize the positive and move forward, instead of wallowing in my grief. The thought prompts throughout the book were helpful for looking inward to connect with memories and feelings associated with loss that have been weighing me down. I see myself returning to the book as a resource as I continue to work through and grow from losses in my life journey.

Leslie VienteLeslie VienteCracked Open is a wonderful resource to help move through grief!

Grief and loss are a part of life. How we process and work through it helps set the course of healing, learning and growing. It's an emotion that never fully leaves us. As she so eloquently states, "Release old pain to make room for what you desire."
In her book, Teena paints an honest and moving narrative of the grief she's suffered including the loss of her beloved father and how she embraced and moved through her losses with bravery and openness.
As humans, we all feel grief at some point in our lives. I highly recommend this book for anyone who's experienced or is experiencing the deep pain and many layers of grief and loss.

Lori Kadin-BensonLori Kadin-BensonA brave and honest personal essay about the pain of grief no one escapes

I recommend this book to anyone going through grief ( from the loss of a loved one) or pain from a broken relationship. We will all go through grief and pain at different times in our life. This is a great book to help us get through those difficult times and it’s full of thought provoking questions. Teena did a great job explaining how she got herself through those difficult times and gave many suggestions and ideas on how to move out of that pain and onward with life.

Sharon G. MadisonSharon G. MadisonA great book on how to deal with pain and loss

This book is simply outstanding. It interlaces a very personal journey with thought provoking suggestions for improving our lives that I'd guess will be relevant to everybody. Regardless of where you are in life or your level of satisfaction with your life, this book offers practical ideas for improving it. Simply, "read it"!

Steve MollenSteve MollenSimply Outstanding

The reader is asked deep questions that linger for hours and days. It is definitely a rewarding read.
Note: Certain terms are a bit "out there" for me, but the meaning is clear.

GreeneGreeneA powerful message

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