After twenty-seven years of marriage, John lost the love of his life when his wife, Margaret, passed away following a seven-year battle with cancer. John looked for a book that would give him space for his pain and inspire him to move forward, but all he found were clinical books written by psychologists. That was John’s motivation to write A Journey Without a Map, which demonstrates the power of connection and shows that, with the proper perspective, a person going through the loss of a loved one can still continue on and live life to its fullest extent.


  • The steps John took to work through his grieving process.
  • Why the power of connection is so important to a grieving person.
  • The quality of your friends is more important than the quantity of your friends.
  • Why it is important to have the right people around you when you are grieving.


  • What advice did you receive that helped you and Margaret to not become victims to her disease?
  • What are some of the special signs you have received from Margaret to tell you she is around you?
  • Why were you open to therapy, how did you find a therapist and how was working with a therapist helpful to you?



You can reach John through his website above.


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