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The Other Side of Yet

Finding Light in the Midst of Darkness

By Michelle D. Hord

Media Executive Michelle Hord was no stranger to trauma. Having started her professional career as an award-winning producer on America’s Most Wanted, she expertly guided families through every facet of unthinkable crisis. Later, she covered heartbreaking stories while working at The Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America. She sat with survivors of the unimaginable. When the unimaginable struck at home, her world changed forever.

In The Other Side of Yet: Finding Light in the Midst of Darkness,  Hord is confronted with a mother’s worst nightmare. She melds heart-wrenching personal narrative with tangible advice and wisdom that will inspire comfort, grace, and growth in the face of adversity. Determined that grief and despair would not become the entirety of her story, Hord has culled lessons learned from mental health experts, therapists, spiritual leaders and survivors.  In The Other Side of Yet, she chronicles her journey from darkness and devastation to what she found on the other side.

The Other Side of Yet is not only a profoundly moving memoir of grief and resilience, it is also a guidebook for anyone facing emotional crossroads or unexpected crisis.

 With compassion and clear strategies, Hord explores the power of faith, hope, and love in the process of healing from loss. Her debut serves as an active road map through personal crisis with chapters offering clear, actionable directions such as “Face the Dark,” “Find Your Army,” “Control What You Can,” and “Make Room for Love”. The Other Side of Yet is a beautiful and emotional story about how to keep moving with bravery and defiant faith through life’s most challenging moments.

“I…was stunned by the beauty and bravery and ferocity of spirit and love in The Other Side of Yet.”

Diane Sawyer, ABC News anchor and special reports

Michelle is one of those authentic souls able to lift others with her beautiful writing. My dear friend endured an unimaginable loss with grace, leaning on her faith. In the midst of whatever darkness you're going through The Other Side of Yet will guide you to the find the light.

Robin Roberts, ABC's Good Morning America

If you need the courage to face tough times, the resilience to keep putting one foot in front of the other, and the unwavering faith that you will make it through the challenges that life lays at your feet, then read, The Other Side of Yet. Michelle's story and her hard-earned wisdom will be the light that gives you hope and leads you through the darkness to something far greater than you ever could have imagined.

Cheryl Richardson, bestselling author

Michelle's heart-wrenching story and soulful writing offers inspiration and a road map to help us get to the other side. Tragedy is the worst part of living that few people survive. The Other Side of Yet offers us hope, resilience and joy.

Barbara Corcoran, Founder of The Corcoran Group & Shark on ABC's Shark Tank

Hord doesn’t pull punches or offer easy bromides, but instead confronts grief with grace and candor. Readers struggling with loss will find solace in Hord’s courage and guidance.

Publisher’s Weekly

A sensitive memoir on living and finding joy in life following personal loss. Readers needn’t be Christian to find value in Hord’s advice, but she weaves spirituality throughout the text, which will likely resonate most strongly with readers who share her faith.

Library Journal

In writing that is contemplative, emotional, and spiritual, Hord looks forward, holding space for the infinite love that she has for her daughter while she envisions a future filled with light and continued healing.


Hord lets us into her grief and provides a road map for leaning into the “yet” – the radical healing after loss that must occur as we seek to recover from unimaginable trials and tribulations.”

Essence Magazine

Light can be found after loss...To Michelle, the tiny word yet has propelled her journey as a missionary to those who grieve.

Jesus Calling

I could not be more inspired by Michelle Hord’s resilience in the face of such unimaginable loss. Her memoir, The Other Side of Yet, speaks directly to the power of post-traumatic growth.
By bravely sharing what she learned through tragedy, Michelle will help so many others find strength and rediscover joy.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Meta and founder of Lean In and Option B

This is a powerful story of love and loss and the light that shines through our brokenness. Michelle has stewarded her suffering with strength and grace and her story brings hope and healing to all who have walked through darkness.

Sheila Walsh, Co-host of Life Today, author of Holding On When you Want to Let Go


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 In this class, students will learn how to use the art of journaling to reclaim their life story after unexpected losses and challenges. Author Michelle Hord shares the methodology she developed after more than three decades as a writer/producer for shows like America's Most Wanted, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and GMA where she covered national stories of tragedy and triumph as well as lessons culled through her own personal grief journey.

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