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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, in Bursting The Bubble, Mark Oborn charts his first year as a widower through his series of blog posts, which he started to write following the death of Claire.
Bursting The Bubble
Mark Oborn and his wife Claire had plans for a life of adventure, but this was tragically short following her unexpected death. In his new book, Bursting the Bubble, Mark is sharing the blog posts that he started to write just days after the ‘bubble’ that he and Claire shared burst forever.
The book charts my first year of being a widower, its chapters are a series of blog posts I wrote immediately after my beautiful wife, Claire, died.
This book is ordered chronologically by days, then weeks then months, this allows you to dip into any time after your event which feels relevant to you and see what I was saying and thinking at that same time.
Each blog post I wrote and therefore each chapter in this book is tagged, the website is searchable by each of those tags, and I’ve used the same tags here for each chapter. The tags represent feelings, emotions and events. If you go to the index at the back of the book you can find those tags or themes and discover which of the chapters/blog posts will be most relevant to how you are feeling right now.
As with the blog, I feel like I’m with you on your journey as you read this book… Just know you are not alone.-Mark Oborn
Mark writes with authentic, eye-wateringly honesty and an easy flowing style to bring readers not a book on grief or his grief, but an explanation of a decision, pretty much from the outset, to be ‘active’ in his grief.
By turning his book into a hugely helpful resource for others, his blogs all tagged in order that readers can search on emotions, feelings and events, Mark is offering a very 21st century, and much appreciated, perspective on navigating your way through the unimaginable.
Having worked as a counsellor for the National Childbirth Trust and partway through her Masters in Therapeutic Counselling when she died, Claire’s life had always been about helping others. And in writing Bursting the Bubble, his YouTube Channel and support programme, Mark is ensuring that her legacy continues.
We all build bubbles around our lives, we build bubbles of assumptions about what will happen, we build bubbles that tell us everything will be okay, we build bubbles that give the world meaning, we build bubbles around the security of our marriage, we build bubbles around the security of other relationships… And sometimes those bubbles burst.
When my bubble burst, I took to writing as my therapy and this book is the journal I kept on that journey.-Mark Oborn
A highly acclaimed public speaker with an engaging and fun style, Mark currently runs a digital marketing agency and life coaching company in West Dorset. He enjoys dancing, wine and flying around the countryside on his motorbike.
Find more from Mark Oborn now:
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@Lost-without-her
Free grief support programme: https://lost-without-her.com/get-support/
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