My Published Book

Death Expands Us


The loss of a loved one leaves an empty space in our lives that can’t be filled. Stephanie Harris is a professional grief coach who has experienced profound loss in her own lifetime. She understands firsthand how the death of someone close can leave the living feeling victimized, isolated, trapped, and traumatized. She also knows that tragedy can be a powerful catalyst for positive change.

Life will always go on after a death, but the loss of someone we dearly love changes us, profoundly and permanently. Only by taking responsibility for our own lives and embracing this transformation can we hope to find peace and freedom. When we grieve, our pain holds us captive. This essential work can open our eyes to possibilities that will set us free.

Death Expands Us offers much more than coping methods and comforting spiritual balms. With insight, honesty, and grace, Harris maps a clear pathway that we can follow through a harsh, unfamiliar landscape of personal grief. She shares common experiences and offers helpful strategies and compassionate guidance that will enable us to emerge even stronger on the other side.

Stephanie Harris is a growth coach and bodywork therapist who specializes in grief management and recovery. Her career has taken her around the world, from the Maldives to Iceland. Born in South Africa and based in New Zealand, she holds a diploma in somatology from Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Learn more about her writing and research at

Amazon Reviews

Beautifully written book and a fluent read about grief

By Amazon Customer on February 13, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

Beautifully written book and a fluent read about grief. Full of understanding and helpful ideas. The author shares her personal experiences and emotions and lights a lamp for those still in the darkness. A must read - for those suffering and for those who want to get an understanding of the impact of bereavement on a person's life. Stephanie changed my life. I highly recommend the book.

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Stephanie does a great job of describing how she took responsibility for her ...

By Walker on February 15, 2017

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Stephanie does a great job of describing how she took responsibility for her life not working in the face of losing someone dear to her. She is so inspiring. If you are feeling lost or alone or hopeless after losing someone you love, read "Death Expands Us."

Fantastic read, it's amazing to see how the author ...

By Amazon Customer on February 8, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition

Fantastic read, it's amazing to see how the author has used her own experiences to write about such a personal matter! Have recommended to several people that I know will be touched by such an inspiring writer! Thank you for such a unique take on dealing with one of the most difficult situations anybody could go through!

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A beautifully heartfelt written book...

By Lesley Wilson on March 27, 2017

Format: Paperback

A beautifully heartfelt written book full of lots of practical examples of how grief affects us. A great guide for someone grieving as to where abouts you are in the process and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. And of course the biggest message of all is that you can learn from the whole experience and make your life even more worthwhile and help others. A beautiful read. Thank you

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Exceptionally well-constructed

By Daniel on February 15, 2017

Format: Paperback

Wonderful insight from a very talented author. The author provides useful, practical and sage advice on coping strategies and how to overcome grief. A must-buy for those interested in improving in their wellness.

Author Biography

Stephanie Harris is a New Zealand-based writer and coach, specializing in grief. Raised in South Africa, she graduated with honors from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town with a diploma in somatology—a field of study that encompasses anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, and nutrition science. Stephanie is a professional bodywork therapist who incorporates her knowledge of the physiological impact of grief into work with clients and ongoing research.


Stephanie’s career has taken her around the globe, from the Maldives to Iceland, and Cambodia to the British Isles. She has swum with dolphins in the Caribbean and held baby crocodiles in the Amazon. Now, she lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her golden Labrador retriever, Knox.


In addition to coaching individuals and groups, Stephanie is a frequent public speaker and contributor to numerous online outlets. Learn more about her writing and research at

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