From 1985 to 1995, Benjamin Allen lost his wife Lydia and their two
children to AIDS, contracted through a blood transfusion during childbirth.
Grieving these unimaginable losses, Benjamin felt his way to a deeper life.
He says, “My experience with grief has been that a part of me is forever
gone and a part of the one I love and lost is forever with me.” His journey of
reintegration led him to write a book, Out of the Ashes: Healing in the
Afterloss, to share what he’s learned about navigating grief and sorrow,
finding our way to greater joy and fulfillment.