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Grief Books

Adult and General

Whether you have lost a spouse, parent, friend, sibling or pet, we have the resources to help you through this difficult time. We also have resources here for suicide, homicide, holidays, special days, helping others, eulogies, journals, illness and dying.

By Enid Samuel-Traisman, M.S.W.

This is a journal for young adults and teenagers experiencing a loss

Also available in Spanish

The new cover has slits to allow the journal writer to add their own favorite photo of their loved one.

Young adults and teens can write letters, copy down meaningful lyrics, write songs and poems, tell the person who died what they want them to know, finish business and use their creativity to work through the grieving process.  Young adults and teens can share their journal entries, thoughts or illustrations with other grieving young adults and teens.

“This Journal is for you.  It is about you and the person who died.  Just reading it will let you know that all your feelings are normal even though some may feel crazy.  Writing in it will help you explore your feelings and encourage you to get them out, which is healthy for you.  Writing in the journal will ensure that you will never forget.”

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By Bob Baugher, Ph.D.

This highly popular, fact-filled, “grief 101” book is written just for the bereaved person who seeks an overview of the bereavement process. Includes descriptions of a grief reaction on even pages and specific suggestions for coping on the odd pages. The original 58-page book has been expanded to 83 pages, yet is still just $5.

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By Joy and Dr. Marvin Johnson / A Centering Corporation Resource

Covers feelings, issues, other people, rituals and caring for yourself. “It may seem as if you’ll never be happy again. You may go to a bereavement support group and hear people laugh. You may wonder how anyone can laugh when you’re hurting so badly, but somewhere, way back in your head, there’s a little voice calling your name. It’s saying, ‘You’ll laugh again sometime, too.'”

This book is also available in Spanish

ISBN10: 1-56123-085-5

ISBN13: 978-1-56123-085-3

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By Kelly Osmont Lonigan, BS, MSW /  A Centering Corporation Resource

From the Introduction: People all over the world face losses, some more challenging and life-changing than others.  Grief from loss may occur as a result of death, as well as numerous other non-death related losses.  When I refer to loss, it is the kind in which the person grieving has not chosen to give someone or something up.  When a loss occurs in which the person is not the initiator, the helpless feelings can seem frightening, unfamiliar and over-powering.  Two basic fears can surface, the unknown and loss of control.   Author Information: Kelly Osmont, MSW, LCSW, is a psychotherapist with a specialty in grief and loss.  Ms. Osmont, a popular speaker, trainer and writer on the subject of grief, is the co-author of Parting Is Not Goodbye and What Can I Say and Do?  How to Support Someone Who Is Grieving A  Loss. In her presentations, she uses her professional knowledge and skills, along with the insights she has gained from personal experiences.  With all types of audiences, she makes a difference in people’s lives.

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by PJ Moon

Death and loss in life are fixed realities. Because they are, humans grieve. To grieve is more involved then sorting out thoughts, trying to make sense of what has happened, and coping with the accompanying pain and awkwardness. Rather, there is excavation to do. Some things lie hidden in grief, and only those who take time and make efforts to quarry, mine and search are likely to unearth that which may nurture human maturity. It is that to grieve is not a pointless pursuit. Moreover, to grieve is a mortal’s project that can reveal what ought to be learned upon the burden of loss.

When friends and family begin to lag behind, and the world outside leaves you to sit alone, may this humble book become comforting company on your grieving journey.

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ON SALE 25% OFF! REGULAR PRICE $6.95.

A Centering Corporation Resource by Ed Ames

“After my wife, Merideth, died, I did a lot of crying. I’ve got to believe you, too, have shed some tears by now. And, you’re likely to feel like crying even more.”

“Go ahead and cry, and don’t feel guilty about it. Cry when you feel like crying. Yes, even if other people are nearby.”

A helpful book for widowers. Talks to men openly and honestly about tears, guilt, feelings of anger, depression, isolation and loneliness. Also talks about your health, your job and other money matters, living alone and what to do with her things.

ISBN: 978-1561231812

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Yoga for Grief and Loss–Poses, Meditation, Devotion, Self-Reflection, Selfless Acts, Ritual by Karla Helbert, Foreword by Chinnamasta Stiles.

Just as grief is an experience that affects us physically, mentally, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually, yoga sustains and strengthens us in all of those same areas. This book demonstrates how the principles and practices of yoga can help relieve symptoms of grief allowing those who have experienced loss to move toward wholeness, peace, and feelings of connection with loved ones who have died.

Exploring the six branches of yoga, the book shows how each branch can support us through grief in different ways whether it be the self-reflection of Jnana Yoga, the spiritual devotion of Bhakti Yoga, the meditation of Raja Yoga, or the physical postures of Hatha Yoga. We are shown how to begin and sustain a personal practice, both on and off the yoga mat, which helps us to cope with and move through grief on multiple levels. Expressive and experiential exercises are included to help explore each of the branches of yoga and find ways to put the tenets of each branch into real life practice.

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Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life – challenges, changes, decision-making & relationships

By Genevieve Davis Ginsburg, M.S.

Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life   The death of a husband is devastating, and such a loss prompts a wide range of questions about everything from the big issues to the small details: Will my emotional wounds ever heal?  Will I feel like myself again?  How do I begin to tackle the finances?  Will my friends treat me differently?  Do I need to move out of the house?   Author, therapist, and fellow widow Genevieve Davis Ginsburg offers you – as well as your family and friends – sage advice for coping with the loss of a husband.  With testimonies from other widows, Ginsburg walks you through the many challenges, both expected and unexpected, from learning to travel and eat alone to surviving holidays and anniversaries, from starting a community support group to dating again.   An essential resource for a trying period of life, "Widow to Widow" equips you wit the gentle encouragement and practical strategies you need to start along the path to building a new life.

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By Nan Zastrow/A Centering Corporation Resource

How to be a Friend to a Survivor of Suicide

For most of us called upon to be with a grieving friend, it isn’t the big stuff (a death denying society, etc.) that gets in our way, but the basics.  “What do I say?”  “How can I help?”  “Why did this happen?”  “Can we find common ground?”  Oftentimes, those basics become the barriers that make it easier to either say too little or say too much.  And, at times, simply just to back away.  Nan Zastrow’s son died by suicide.  He was 21 years old.

Nan Zastrow has done some extraordinary work in the field of bereavement, none more touching than this book, her story, her testimony to her son, Chad.  She seldom wavers from her commitment as an advocate and friend for the bereaved.  She writes: “Today, I’m comfortable with being recognized as someone who is willing to talk about suicide and share information based on my own experience.”  Everyone deserves care and support on the grief journey.

“This book brings her story to print with words that leap off the page.  “That’s me!”  She says of herself: “I am most vulnerable.” “I may need you to make notes about all the ‘important things’ I am being told – because minutes from now I will not remember what was said or who told it to me.”  “I am a ‘shell’ of the person you once knew.  My heart is broken, my spirit weak and my life is shattered.”  “In reality, there may be little you can do to help me.  But there is great value in your sustained presence.  When I am most vulnerable, here is what I want you to know…”  What follows are her, “30 things I want you to know.”  You MUST read this book to learn more.  Zastrow speaks frankly, not with bitterness or despair, but with hope.  If your loss is not due to suicide, and you are trying to reach out to someone who is grieving, read this book.  It will guide you on the right path.” – Richard B. Gilbert, PhD, CT Executive Director, The World Pastoral Care

ISBN10: 1-56123-198-3

ISBN13: 978-1-56123-198-0

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A Guide to Mourning, Remembering, and Healing.  Compassionate support and practical suggestions to help you understand your grief and being to heal

By Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

When a special pet dies, you may struggle with your grief.  You may be overwhelmed by the depth of your sadness.  But as Dr. Wolfelt explains, your grief is a reflection of the love you had for the animal.  The more profound the attachment, the more profound your grief is likely to be.  This is normal and natural. This compassionate, practical guide helps you understand and express your feelings of loss so that you can begin to heal.  Topics covered include common feelings, euthanasia, helping children, the six needs of mourning, ceremony ideas, and considering a new pet.  Space is provided for you to capture memories of your special companion animal.  Throughout, other pet lovers share their stories of love and loss.

ISBN10: 1-879651-36-X ISBN13: 978-1-879651-36-4

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By James E. Miller

When You’re Ill Or Incapacitated: 12 Things To Remember In Times Of Sickness, Injury, or Disability  –  When You’re The Caregiver: 12 Things To Do If Someone You Care For Is Ill Or Incapacitated

This book is an innovative double book (the other half is for caregivers of those ill or incapacitated). Information is presented in 12 understandable, quickly-read chapters. Chapter titles include: “Everyone on your medical team is of equal importance, but you are more equal than anyone.” “You may find value in asking of this time, ‘What am I being told?’” and “You can use this time for all it’s worth, and it can be worth a great deal.” Used regularly by many hospices and hospitals as well as individuals and families.

Product code is WYIO

ISBN10: 1-885933-21-5 ISBN13: 978-1-885933-21-8

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12 Thoughts to Guide You Through the Days Ahead

By James E. Miller

“If you don’t know how to die, don’t worry. Nature herself will teach you in the proper time.” – Michael De Montaigne What was true 400 years ago for this French writer is true today. As a culture, however, we are not as close to those lessons as we once were. As individuals, we are not as sure how to die. When it comes our time, we feel at a loss, asking, “How do we do this?” Jim Miller has created twelve basic, helpful guidelines to assist those who know their time on earth is limited. This honest, affirming book leads the one who’s dying to understand the importance of meeting the needs of their whole person–body, mind, heart, and soul.

This book is companion to his One You Love Is Dying: 12 Thoughts to Guide You on the Journey.

ISBN10: 1-885933-24-X ISBN13: 978-1-885933-24-9

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Practical Ideas and Inspiration for Healing Grief

by Nan Zastrow

When the Holidays Hurt, the death of someone loved may be the reason associated with the lonesomeness and pain.  Life and holidays, as you once knew them have changed.  Everything that once seemed to support the reason for the season has lost its magic.   No one seems to notice that you are grieving.  What do you do when you feel overwhelmed with decisions and overcome by emotions?  How do you begin to balance the needs of both family and friends and still calm your anxiety?   In this collection of articles and essays, Nan Zastrow writes about managing the traditions.  She explains how to transform the holiday into something that becomes a blend of old and new.  This allows the family to move forward making healing decisions that not only shelter their pain, but allow them to find some joy.

ISBN13: 978-1-56123-520-9

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Hardcover with jacket

by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

In 2015 Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly at the age of forty-eight. She and her children were devastated and Sandberg was certain that her life would never have real joy again. Just weeks later, Sandberg faced her first father-child activity without Dave. She came up with a plan for a friend to fill in.  “But I want Dave,” she said. Her friend put his arm around her and said, “Option A is not available. So let’s just kick the sh*t out of Option B.”

 

Everyone  experiences some form of Option B. We all deal with loss: jobs lost, loves lost, lives lost. The question is not whether these things will happen but how we face them when they do. Thoughtful, honest, revealing and warm, OPTION B weaves Sandberg’s experiences with new findings from Adam Grant and other social scientists. The book also features stories of people who have recovered from personal and professional hardships, including illness, injury, divorce, failure, sexual assault and imprisonment. These people did more than bounce back—many of them became stronger.

 

OPTION B offers compelling insights for dealing with hardships in our own lives and helping others in crisis. Exploring the psychology of recovery, Sandberg and Grant give readers a path on how to regain confidence and rediscover  joy.   Since its release earlier this week, OPTION B has won over hearts and minds everywhere and emerged as one of the great books of the year.

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By Pat Schweibert and Chuck DeKlyen

Hardcover with book jacket

Also available in Spanish

Some cooking requires that you measure ingredients exactly.  But making soup is different.  Soup making is an art, and you are the artist.  Improvising as you go, your only goal is that the blended creation will both satisfy your hunger and soothe what hurts you. “What’s true about soup making, is also true about grieving.” In our richly illustrated new book, Grandy has just suffered a big loss in her life, and so she is cooking up her own unique batch of  “tear soup.”  Tear Soup gives you a glimpse into Grandy’s life as she blends different ingredients into her own grief process.  Her tear soup will help to bring her comfort and ultimately help to fill the void in her life that was created by her loss.   Following Grandy’s story you will find cooking tips to use in dealing with grief: if you are the cook, if your friend is the cook, soup making and time, if a child is the cook, if you are a male chef, if there are two of you cooking.

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By Pat Schweibert and Chuck DeKlyen

Also available in English

Some cooking requires that you measure ingredients exactly. But making soup is different. Soup making is an art, and you are the artist. Improvising as you go, your only goal is that the blended creation will both satisfy your hunger and soothe what hurts you.

“What’s true about soup making, is also true about grieving.”

In our richly illustrated new book, Grandy has just suffered a big loss in her life, and so she is cooking up her own unique batch of “tear soup.” Tear Soup gives you a glimpse into Grandy’s life as she blends different ingredients into her own grief process. Her tear soup will help to bring her comfort and ultimately help to fill the void in her life that was created by her loss.

Following Grandy’s story you will find cooking tips to use in dealing with grief:

If you are the cook; if your friend is the cook; soup making and time; if a child is the cook; if you are a male chef; if there are two of you cooking.

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When A Man Faces Grief:  12 Practical Ideas to Help You Heal from Loss / A Man You Know Is Grieving:  12 Ideas for Helping Him Heal from Loss

This innovative double book by Thomas R. Golden and James E. Miller is for two related groups of people. One half of this book is for the bereaved and contains 12 foundational suggestions in short, easy-to-read chapters. The second half is for those who want to assist a man who is grieving.

The authors are careful to note that there tends to be a masculine mode of grieving that is distinct from a more feminine mode and that these modes are actually independent of one’s gender. Some women may grieve in the more traditionally masculine way, for example.

The masculine mode tends to connect with grief through action rather than interaction. It often uses fewer words and therefore is less visible. Chapter titles for this first half include “Tap into your grief with actions and rituals,” “Care for those around you,” “Tell your story,” and “Call upon your courage.”

The second half is written for those who want to understand and support those who grieve in a more typically masculine way. Chapter titles include, “Men who are grieving often value their aloneness,” “Men often respond more cognitively to their loss,” and “A good way to help a man heal is to concentrate on your own healing.”

ISBN10: 1-885933-27-4 ISBN13: 978-1-885933-27-0

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DVD: Hosts Darcie Sims and Alan Pedersen along with a group of contributors share their journey toward hope. Alan is a nationally known singer, songwriter and speaker on grief and loss. Darcie, one of the foremost authorities in the field of grief and loss shares her wit and wisdom as well as her compassion and understanding, which come from her personal experiences and formal education.

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Second Edition

This classic book about grief was written for two different audiences: those who are actively grieving and those who are concerned about the grieving, wanting to help them. So it’s two books in one; there is no back to this book—only two fronts.

The chapters in What Will Help Me?:  12 Things to Remember When You Have Suffered a Loss are made up of encouraging, validating ideas. Chapter titles include, “By giving your loss expression, you’ll begin to heal,” “Your grieving, timing, and progress in healing are all uniquely yours, and that’s as it should be,” “Sometimes it makes perfect sense to act a little crazy,” and “Not all your questions will have answers, but they’re worth asking anyway.” A confirming affirmation ties all the thoughts together.

The chapters in How Can I Help?:  12 Things to Do When Someone You Know Suffers a Loss are in the form of specific, practical actions one can take as one relates to the bereaved. Ideas include, “Allow the other her or his privacy,” “Trust the other to lead you,” “Journey with the other in the search for meaning,” and “Open yourself to what this experience holds just for you.”

ISBN10: 1-885933-19-3 ISBN13: 978-1-885933-19-5

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by Tom Golden, LCSW

A concise book that offers insight into the masculine side of healing. Have you ever wondered why men and women seem to heal differently? If so, this is a book for you. It explains how and why men and some women heal in an active mode rather than an interactive one. It offers plenty of examples including Eric Clapton and how he healed after the death of his young son Conor, and Michael Jordan and how he healed after his father’s murder. You will see how these men and many others use action as a means to tell their story. The book offers a section on how to help the men you love and also a section offering therapists clinical ideas for working with men. If you are a man, read this book to affirm your unique way of healing. If you are a woman, read this book to understand the men you love. When we understand each other our relationships flourish.

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Exploring the Ten Essential Touchstones

A companion workbook to Understanding Your Grief

By Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

For many people, journaling is an excellent way to do the work of mourning.  While private and independent, journaling is still the outward expression of grief.  And it is through the outward expression of grief that you heal. This companion journal to the popular book Understanding Your Grief helps you explore the ten essential touchstones for finding hope and healing your grieving heart.  Throughout, you will be reminded of the content you have read in the companion book and asked corresponding questions about your unique grief journey.  This compassionate journal provides you with ample space to unburden your heart and soul.   “A journal is a confessor.  It simply listens as you write.  Believe in your ability to set your intention to heal by using the journal as one instrument in your healing.  Good luck and Godspeed.” – Alan Wolfelt

ISBN10: 1-879651-39-4 ISBN13: 978-1-879651-39-5

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Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart

By Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

When someone you love dies, it can be hard to understand your often complex -and painful- thoughts and feelings.  This compassionate guide, written by one of North America’s leading grief educators, will help you understand the normal and necessary journey we call grief.   Understanding Your Grief describes ten touchstones that are essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual actions for you to take to help yourself heal: Open to the presence of your loss. Dispel misconceptions about grief. Embrace the uniqueness of your grief. Explore your feelings of loss. Recognize you are not crazy. Understand the six needs of mourning. Nurture yourself. Reach out for help. Seek reconciliation, not resolution. Appreciate your transformation.

ISBN10: 1-879651-35-1 ISBN13: 978-1-879651-35-7

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By Bob Baugher, Ph.D.

The first 28 pages of this 55-page book describe the guilt process, including 14 types of guilt that may occur during the bereavement process. The remainder of the book offers 22 suggestions for coping with guilt. This book will not tell you not to feel guilty. It is written to help bereaved people gain insight into their guilt feelings and to begin the process of moving beyond the heavy burden of guilt. Includes short stories.

With 40 contributors who shared their insights into guilt during bereavement, this book covers all of the “if-onlys” and “should’ves.” Includes 14 guilt reactions and 22 specific suggestions for coping with guilt.

ISBN10: 0-963975-1-5

ISBN13: 978-0-9635975-1-9

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By Bob Baugher, Ph.D., Carol Hankins & Gary Hankins, Ph.D.

Want to gain insight into the complex world of anger during bereavement? This 56-page book includes an anger-insight survey and examines causes, targets and pre-existing emotional styles related to anger. Fifteen pages are dedicated to strategies for coping with anger.

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Transform Your Loss (Spanish)

Una Antología de Fortaleza y Esperanza

by Ligia M. Houben

El tema de las perdidas es algo que nos concierne a todos los seres humanos pero muy pocas veces tenemos la oportunidad de hablar sobre ellas. En Transforma tu perdida encontraras las herramientas necesarias para procesar cualquier tipo de perdida que puedas estar sufriendo, incluyendo la perdida de un ser querido, salud, trabajo, patria, divorcio....Es un libro interactivo con una serie de preguntas que te iran llegando a lo mas hondo de tu ser y te haran ver que no estas solo y que eres capaz de seguir adelante. El libro tambien incluye 60 historias personales de perdidas con un mensaje de esperanza al final de cada historia. Finalmente, la ultima parte del libro contiene los Once Principios para Transformar tu Perdida. Tu puedes lograrlo....tu puedes encontrar la luz al final del tunel....ese es el valor de la esperanza....

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Finding Permission to Grieve

by Doug Manning

The holidays are difficult for anyone on the grief journey. The candles are lit, the houses are decorated and the grieving person struggles to find any joy in the celebrations. Doug gives the reader permission to find their own special way to cope, to remember and to survive the hurdles that the holiday season can present. Buy it for yourself, for a friend or family member or purchase in quantity to give at this year’s memorial service.   Author Information: Doug Manning’s career has included minister, counselor, business executive, author and publisher. He and his wife, Barbara, have been parents to four daughters and long-term caregivers to three parents. After thirty years in the ministry, Doug began a new career in 1982. He now devotes his time to writing, counseling and leading seminars in the areas of grief and elder care.

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A Book About Recovery Through Friendship

After suffering the devastating loss of her husband to ALS, children’s book author Kathleen Hemery needed to rebuild her life but was unsure of how to begin. They Came Bearing Wine follows the first year after her husband’s death and is a poignant, openly honest, and at times humorous account of this inspirational reentry into the world. This book is a must-read for anyone suffering a loss or for those who want to comfort those who are grieving. Hemery gives us all hope that through friends (and a good bottle of wine) we can overcome the darkest of days. This memoir of recovery also offers practical, applicable advice at the end of each chapter for the bereaved and the friends of the bereaved.

ISBN: 978-1561232482

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Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse

By Gerald J. Schaefer with Tom Bekkers, MSW, APSW

The death of a spouse has a powerful impact on the widowed partner’s life.  However, there is a very distinct difference in the way males and females mourn the losses of loved ones.  Most men work hard to keep their grief to themselves, maintain stoic emotional control and refrain from asking others for help.  This book is a compassionate guide that equips the nearly half-million widowers who lose their wives annually with the tools to deal effectively with their sorrow and tackle the important tasks and issues surrounding the deaths of spouses.  Author Gerald J Schaefer shares his own personal experiences recovering and nurturing two sons after living through, coping with and ultimately healing from the pain of losing his beloved wife.  Schaefer and expert grief counselor Tom Bekkers provide a take-action approach, reaching out to men in mourning around the globe by presenting over forty activities to pilot widowers through the process of bereavement: Picking Up the Pieces Healing From Within Giving Back to Others Loving Again This insightful, inspiring book channels men’s grief into constructive tasks and supplies the tools that will enable bereaved husbands to recreate fulfilling lives.

ISBN10: 0-88282-345-0 ISBN13: 978-0-88282-345-4

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A Man’s Guide to Healing and Moving Forward in Grief. The Griefcase is an innovative tool for use by anyone who has experienced the deep, traumatic death of someone dearly loved. While written for men, The Griefcase concept can be extremely beneficial for any newly bereaved soul, man or woman.

Inside You Will Find

~ The concept of the Griefcase

~ How to Use the Griefcase

~ Overcoming Male Ego in loss

~ Human Nature/Nurture traits

~ Our need to express emotions

~ The vilest of emotions

~ Your invisible Griefcase

~ The Griefcase of others

~ Taking your Griefcase to work

~ And so much more…

If you lost a loved one, then you have been handed a Griefcase. It is filled with painful, heavy emotions and will be with you for the rest of your life. Use the methods inside to learn how to lighten your burden and your heart to move forward through grief to your New Normal.

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Coping with Your Sadness and Knowing When to Get Help by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.  Recognizing that depression is a normal and natural component of grief, this compassionate guide helps mourners understand their depression, express it in healing ways, and know when they may be experiencing a more severe or clinical depression that would be eased by professional treatment. It proposes that grieving people do not necessarily need to be diagnosed with depression following the death of a loved one and guides them through exercises to express their depression in healthy ways. In a society where mourning and melancholia are often ignored, this book gives mourners the supported and reassurance necessary to understand and appreciate that their depression is a regular part of the grieving process...

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The gift of the masculine side of healing

by Thomas R. Golden

2nd Edition

Swallowed by a Snake is a book for men or women about the masculine side of healing from loss.   Discover… New and powerful ways to heal. How the genders differ in their healing. Greater understanding between partners. Examples of successful and unique healing strategies. A path to realize and honor your own uniqueness. New ways to understand your grief. Ways the individual’s loss can impact the entire family. Swallowed by a Snake is meant to be a map and guide through the experience of loss.  It will help you move through the pain of loss and into a place of healing and transformation.   “I find this material interesting and stimulating and feel it will fill a void in the literature about grief and gender differences. The material presents a fresh look into the uniqueness of a man’s grief in a way that both men and women will find extremely helpful.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

ISBN10: 0-9654649-1-1 ISBN13: 978-0-9654649-1-8

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James E. Miller shows you how to make a difference in the lives of others by being present in a way that is healing, nurturing, and potentially even transforming. Seven steps to becoming a healing presence are explained in detail, with concrete suggestions at every turn. This book is full of essential, practical information, applicable to professionals, volunteers, and family members alike.

Being a healing presence to others can become an integral part of your own spiritual development. As you make yourself more available to others, you become more available to yourself, and more authentically yourself. Learning how to relate to others in this gentle, non-judgmental, and respectful way can lead to changes all around you.

Included are pages of interesting quotations from the ages, line drawings, and many practical suggestions useful for both professional and lay caregivers.

ISBN10: 1-885933-32-0

ISBN13: 978-1-885933-32-4

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By Douglas Vincent Wesselman

Cole Seatstone has lost everything; his child, his wife, his will to live. On the brink of suicide, his very survival pivots on the fulcrum of an old, dusty, worn, purple book full of parables, and a young refugee boy who is also teetering on the edge of life. Cole discovers that miracles still happen. Stories still have power. Truth still speaks…These are the Tales of the Master.

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Living Through Grief When an Adult Brother of Sister Dies by T.J. Wray

When T.J. Wray lost her 43-year-old brother, her grief was deep and enduring and, she soon discovered, not fully acknowledged. Despite the longevity of adult sibling relationships, surviving siblings are often made to feel as if their grief is somehow unwarranted. After all, when an adult sibling dies, he or she often leaves behind parents, a spouse, and even children—all of whom suffer a more socially recognized type of loss. Based on the author’s own experiences, as well as those of many others, Surviving the Death of a Sibling helps adults who have lost a brother or sister to realize that they are not alone in their struggle. Just as important, it teaches them to understand the unique stages of their grieving process, offering practical and prescriptive advice for dealing with each stage. In Surviving the Death of a Sibling, T.J. Wray discusses: • Searching for and finding meaning in your sibling’s passing • Using a grief journal to record your emotions • Choosing a grief partner to help you through tough times • Dealing with insensitive remarks made by others Warm and personal, and a rich source of useful insights and coping strategies, Surviving the Death of a Sibling is a unique addition to the literature of bereavement.

ISBN10: 0-609-80980-6 ISBN13: 978-0-609-80980-8

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for those who are grieving 

by Grief Watch

These support cards can be useful in a number of ways.  For a support group, pass the stack of cards around and have each person randomly pick a card.  They can, in turn, discuss how that particular question affects their individual life.  Or, as the facilitator, pick out a card yourself to help you direct the conversation.

Come hole-punched and with a key ring

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How to Help Someone Who is Grieving the Death of a Loved One

By Marilyn Gryte / A Centering Corporation Resource

Of course we feel awkward. It is painful to be with those who grieve. Their pain, whether it shows with tears, silence or anger, stirs our sense of helplessness. It’s awkward to not know what to do or say. We’re not sure what will be supportive to them. What will be invasive? We’re embarrassed about our uncertainty. Somehow we presume we ought to know what to do when someone we care about is grieving.

ISBN10: 1-56123-138-X ISBN13: 978-1-56123-138-6

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Stage VII, Death: The Coping Mechanism Of The Health Professional by Dr. Bernice Catherine Harper. This is the final product of my work. It is the final stage of my life, my major growth and my major development. Thus, this is the final step on the HARPER SCHEMATIC COMFORTABILITY SCALE. When I conceptualized the first five stages during my employment at the City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California I did not know other stages existed. Stages VI and VII emerged as I continued to grow, develop, expanded my knowledge, theoretical and conceptual frames of reference in relation to death, dying and their impact on me and other health professional. Death is one of life’s uncertainties, especially the time and place. The only certainty is that death is a certainty. This final book is about us: Health professionals, our families, our death and our dying, Life, living, death and dying are connected like chains in a barbwire fence. When there is a death in the family the chain is broken, but it will or may come back together in a different form. This I have learned after getting an understanding of the health and social care needs of patients and families and the important role of the health, mental health and social care systems, institutions, care givers and other providers. Thus, the health professional became my foci and my practice wisdom dictated that the health professional had the responsibility of helping to humanize the health, mental health and social care delivery systems. The health care professionals hold the keys for the patients and their families’ last chance to receive love, caring, deep compassion and for the patients to die with dignity and respect.

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By Harriet Hodgson, BS, MA & Lois Krahn, MD

Early grief is a feeling of loss before a loss or dreaded event occurs.  If you’re grieving for a sick loved one, a child in danger, a dear friend, a devoted pet, or global terrorism, this book is for you.  It is a balm for your wounded soul.  The book is filled with healing steps – 114 in all – and they lead you to your healing path.  All of us go through early grief.  Though you can’t avoid it, you can get through it, and create a new and meaningful life.  Along the way, you may find yourself smiling through your tears

ISBN10: 1-59457-932-6 ISBN13: 978-1-59457-932-6

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A Caring Manual for Support Group Leaders

By Eloise Cole and Joy Johnson / A Centering Corporation Resource

This model is designed for a six-week time period.  In other words, the group meets once a week for six weeks.  When groups get stretched out over longer periods of time, participation is often interrupted.  Many people can plan six weeks into their schedules, but beyond that, it may get complicated.  It also means people are not committing to a series of meetings which may never end.   Six Simple Weeks gives you everything you need to know to start a support group.  It includes all the information necessary and a week by week model to get you started.

ISBN10: 1-56123-150-9 ISBN13: 978-1-561236-150-8

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Healing after the death of a sister or brother

by P. Gill White, Ph.D., Director of The Sibling Connection

P. Gill White, Ph.D., was only fifteen when her sister Linda made her swear not to tell anyone about the pain she had in her side, fearing it would spoil an upcoming family vacation. Linda died four months later from a rare form of cancer. White and her family never talked about the loss until decades later, when memories began to haunt her. Sibling Grief is White’s validation of the emotional significance of sibling loss. She draws on both clinical experience and her own deeply personal experience, along with wisdom from hundreds of bereaved siblings, to explain the five healing tasks unique to sibling grief. White also describes the dream patterns of bereaved siblings, showing how healing is reflected in the dream state. Throughout, she illustrates the long-lasting connection between siblings - a connection that death itself cannot sever.

ISBN13: 978-1-60528-011-0

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By Molly Fumia

Words to help the grieving The loss of a loved one is one of the most traumatic experiences we will ever face. This wise and profound book of reflections for the grieving offers a compassionate companion for those who have lost a loved one. Each page offers new words for contemplation, and the book can be read cover to cover or pages chosen at random to find inspiration to make it through another day. Safe Passage guides the reader through the grief process–from the blackest night to the slow, gentle dawn of acceptance, unexpected wisdom, and new possibilities. This is the ideal gift for those coping with bereavement.

ISBN13: 9781573245463

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by Sherry Williams-White

Revised Edition 2011

Here is sound advice to help make sense of confusing holiday feelings after a loved one dies. Special emphasis is given to rituals and ceremonies. Guided journaling exercises help clarify expectations and wishes, and give reminders for self-care.

Paperback, 62 pages

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by Gary Roe

Please Be Patient, I’m Grieving is a 2016 USA Best Book Awards Finalist

Loss hurts. It’s tough to go through, and painful to watch. Do you know someone who’s grieving and wish you could help? Are you the one grieving and wonder if what you’re going through is normal? Do you wish those around you understood you better? This book has answers. This practical and easy-to-read book provides the answers you need to make a difference – in your own life and in the lives of others. Award-winning, bestselling author, hospice chaplain, and grief specialist Gary Roe gives you a look at the grieving heart – the thoughts, emotions, and struggles within. If you’re wanting to help someone who’s grieving, you’ll get a glimpse of what’s going on inside them and be better able to love and support them. If you’re in the midst of loss, you’ll see yourself as you read, and be encouraged that you aren’t as weird or crazy as you thought. In Please Be Patient, I’m Grieving, you will learn… – How hurting, grieving people are feeling and thinking. – How to discover what they need and don’t need. – What to say and not to say. – How to be a help and not a hindrance in the grieving process. – How the grief and pain of others can affect you. – How helping others stimulates your own personal growth and healing. – How these skills can enhance all your relationships. This book can help you develop a priceless ability- how to hear the heart of someone who’s hurting. The benefits for them, and for you, can be staggering. Grab your copy today. You can make more of a difference than you dreamed possible.

Here’s what people are saying:

“After my wife died, I wish I’d had copies of this book to pass on to my friends. They meant well; that didn’t make them helpful. Thanks, Gary, for this easy-to-read book.” —Cecil Murphey, New York Times bestselling author of more than 130 books, including Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story and 90 Minutes in Heaven.

“This book gives immense hope to the grieving heart and those who want to help. The author’s simple, straightforward, and practical approach is refreshing and healing. I recommend it highly.” – Paul Casale, Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist

“Another masterpiece for the bereavement library. A must-read for those who authentically want to assist and support those around us who are grieving.”  –Dr. Craig Borchardt, President/CEO Hospice Brazos Valley

“Please Be Patient, I’m Grieving succinctly explains the grieving heart’s thoughts and needs. Thanks for this ‘how to’ Gary!” – Carrie Andree, Licensed Professional Counselor

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by Doug Manning

Third Edition

This new third edition of our Planner combines the previous Funeral and Cremation Planners into one book full of the information families need to make decisions on how to honor and memorialize a loved one for both burial and cremation. This Planner explains the value of viewing, the importance of personalization and participation and how to plan a service that fits your loved one.

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by Doug Manning

These planners provide wonderful comfort and guidance from Doug as he explains the healing value of a funeral, the importance of personalization and participation, and how to plan a funeral that fits you or your loved one. They are great to use as a source of discussion and options for family meetings. We also recommend them for hospices, churches, lay ministry teams, funeral homes, or any one else who is present with families as they plan this final tribute for a loved one.

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By James E. Miller

When you learn someone you love is dying, you enter an experience you’ll never forget.  There are so many things to think about, so many things you’ll feel.  There is so much you have to do and so much you want to do, and at the same time, so much you cannot do.  If you’re like most people, you feel you’re at a huge loss because you haven’t done this work before.  To assist you, Jim Miller has pulled together twelve ideas to help you make the most of this time of caring for another person while you also find ways to care for yourself.  These suggestions come from his own experiences and those of many others.

This book is a companion to another of his writings: When You Know You’re Dying: 12 Thoughts to Guide You Through the Days Ahead.

ISBN10: 1-885933-23-1 ISBN13: 978-1-885933-23-2

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Written especially for the newly bereaved, James E. Miller’s book explains in an easy-to-read manner what may take place during the course of grief. Six short chapters offer encouraging, confirming advice and validation. For example: “You’ll grieve in your own unique way, and a general pattern will emerge as you do so.” Carefully-chosen, hopeful quotations are included throughout.

People are helped. Grievers are validated. Individuals and families are given hope.

This book is widely endorsed by hospices, hospitals, congregations, funeral homes, and counselors. People report reading it time and again.

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By Missy Lowery Throckmorton / A Centering Corporation Resource

A Note from Missy: Years ago, grief was handled differently than it is today.  For example, not everyone realized then that children also need to work through and integrate grief. One of the most important things I have learned, both from my own family’s experience and from my research and study, is that each child is unique and handles grief in her or his own way.  I have also learned that talking about it helps you heal. This book is for all those families whose hearts are shattered with loss.  This is also for those who try to help them pick up the pieces and mend the holes.

Revised in 2012!!

ISBN10: 1-56123-055-3 ISBN13: 978-1-56123-055-6

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By Enid Traisman, MSW

This grief workbook & keepsake journal is recommended for anyone who wants make sense of their grief and to create a keepsake of their beloved pet. It was designed to help sort out feelings through writing about your relationship and your loss. The prompts are meant to help you deal with some of the emotions that need to be addressed so that you can release them. The format enables you to understand your grief with guided, leading sentences, invoking the healing power of writing, and taking an active part in your own recovery and healing at your own pace.

ISBN10: 0-9651131-0-8  ISBN13: 978-0-9651131-0-6

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by Bob Baugher, Ph.D.

Twenty years ago eight courageous men came together in the video Men and Their Grief and talked about how they had painfully lost wives, children, siblings, and parents.  Now, we are fortunate enough to get the six original men together for an update of their lives and grief after twenty years.

Running time: 77 minutes

ISBN13: 978-0-9839505-7-8

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By Bob Baugher, Ph.D.

This is a DVD with eight touching views of grief from men who have walked its path.  They talk about how they have painfully lost wives, children, siblings, parents and friends.  Through their sharing we get a better understanding of what to expect as our own grief process unfolds.

Menu Topics Include: Men and Grief Introduction, Society’s Response, Anger, Avoidance vs. Dealing with Grief, Denial and Triggers, Crying, Sexuality, Crisis and Crazies, Similarities and Differences and Credits

Approx. 58 minutes.

See the follow-up DVD: Men and Their Grief: Twenty Years Later

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By Zander Sprague

Second Edition (2013)

There are many things that you think you might be prepared for in your life, losing your sibling is not one of them.  In December of 1996, Zander Sprague’s sister was murdered.  All of a sudden he found himself thrust into a very unfamiliar world.  Even with all the love and support of his friends and family he found that he alone had to choose a positive pathway to healing and recovery. This book is for anyone who has lost a sibling and wants some guidance on how they too can find their own positive pathway.

ISBN13: 978-0-9795030-0-9

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By Fiona Marshall

Whether from a  sudden accident or a slow, terminal illness, the death of a parent is devastating at any age.  Your life is forever changed, and it can be terribly difficult to feel like yourself again. But there is indeed hope.  In Losing a Parent, Fiona Marshall leads you through the process of coping with the loss of a parent – from understanding your immediate reactions to anticipating and recognizing the different stages of grief that follow.  Through personal stories, insightful questions, and helpful exercises, you will learn to evaluate your progress and harness new strength to carry on with life.  This compassionate guide also helps you nurture the relationship with a surviving parent so your bond can emerge healthy and even stronger after your shared loss.  In a time of sorrow and uncertainty, Losing a Parent is an invaluable source of support and encouragement.

ISBN10: 0-7382-0995-3

ISBN13: 978-0-7382-0995-1

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By Alexandra Kennedy, M.A. (LMFCC)

Kennedy shares her own story of facing the loss of a parent and offers innovative strategies for healing and transformation. “The death of a parent is a shattering experience, wounding us and flooding us with powerful forces. The boundaries of our world are torn away, and suddenly life seems bigger than we might have imagined, terrifyingly bigger. A parent’s death can shatter us, leaving lifetime scars, or it can shatter our limits sense of our selves, opening up our world into new dimensions. For the latter to happen we must be willing to take a journey through grief, following what may often seem like a long, dark passage that will, in its own time, open out into vast new worlds.” From Losing a Parent by Alexandra Kennedy

ISBN10: 0-062281445 ISBN13: 978-0-062281449

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By Rachel Blythe Kodanaz

Living with Loss, One Day at a Time offers daily encouragement to individuals and families who have recently lost a loved one.  By providing tools and suggestions that offer hope, optimism, introspection, and self-discovery, this accessible and comforting guide enables readers to embrace the happy and healthy days of life with their loved one while integrating and accepting their loss into everyday life.   As a motivational speaker, author, grief consultant, and facilitator, Rachel Blythe Kodanaz provides encouragement to those who are suffering a loss.  Rachel is a columnist for Living With Loss Magazine and has appeared on Good Morning America.

ISBN13: 978-1-938486-31-9

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By Earl A. Grollman

Preface to the Third Edition: It is impossible to comprehend the intense anguish of loss–until death comes to someone you love.  With the death of a loved one, you feel that part of you has died, too.  You fear that your pain will last forever.  You ask yourself if you will ever know the meaning of joy again.  Living When a Loved One Has Died is written for you–to help you understand and work through your grief and to pick up the pieces of your unique and valuable life.   I am indebted to the thousands of deeply wounded men, women, and children who have willingly shared their broken hearts with me.  They have been my inspiration.  It is my hope that this new edition will continue to help those in pain.  Grief is a process.  Recovery is now your choice.   “If you’re far away when someone you care about is in mourning, send this book – it’s the next best thing to being there.  And if you doubt whether your being there will do any good, read this book, and you will learn how to become the wise, reassuring, and understanding person a good friend is when a loved one has died.” – Minneapolis Star   “Death is a major fact of life, and Earl Grollman has made it the theme of his widely read books. . . . Here again he writes with a mature wisdom, always directly, simply and honestly. . . . Grollman’s book is ‘inspirational’ in the best sense.” – Publishers Weekly   “Earl Grollman’s writings occupy a special place on my shelves, as they should on the shelves of any clergyman or counselor.  No one does a better job of helping us help the stricken adult or child to cope with grief.” – Harold S. Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People   Author Information: Rabbi Earl Grollman is an internationally known lecturer, writer, and grief counselor whose work has helped hundreds of thousands of people.  His other books include Straight Talk About Death for Teenagers and the award-winning Talking about Death: A Dialogue between Parent and Child.

ISBN10: 0-8070-2719-7 ISBN13:978-0-8070-2719-6

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by Tony Falzano

Original music that will calm, comfort and nurture you. Beautifully orchestrated, melodic instrumental to lift your heart and soul. A unique listening experience that will be an inspirational companion as you reach for relaxation and hope.

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By Enid Samuel Traisman, M.S.W. / A Centering Corporation Resource

This is a beautiful and supportive tool in care and great regard.  There is space for photos, letters, stories, personal history and goodbyes. There is space for writing about difficult decisions, first venturing out and hope. This journal can be used as a keepsake for the family to enjoy for generations.  It may also be used as a personal journey through grief.

ISBN10: 1-56123-048-0 ISBN13: 978-1-56123-048-8

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By James E. Miller

Grief is difficult any time of the year.  It is doubly difficult during the holidays, or during any of those times of commemoration that hold special meaning.  That includes birthdays and anniversaries, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and any other days that have held significance for you and the one who dies. Gathering ideas from his extensive work with the bereaved, Jim Miller offers a host of suggestions to help people of all ages with the adjustments that must be made.  This assuring, consoling book is both easy to read an sure to help.  Included are quotations from the ages that will validate your feelings and encourage your growth. Whether you give it as a gift to another or to yourself, it will serve as a guide and a companion for years to come.   Author Information: James E. Miller is a writer, photographer, spiritual director, workshop leader, and speaker who creates resources and gives presentations in the areas of loss, transition, caregiving, healing presence, spirituality, and older age.  He is a frequent speaker before many professional groups and at various institutions, often incorporating his own award-winning photography.  He leads workshops and conducts retreats throughout North America.

ISBN10: 1-885933-22-3 ISBN13: 978-1-885933-22-5

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By Nan Zastrow / A Grief Illustrated Press Resource

 

“In a world of sadness and grief, hope is the spark of sanity that allows us to look at something differently and imagine the bright spot.”  Hope.  Did you ever think that a fortune cookie could offer a profound message of comfort, happiness, and peace in a life stressed by grief? Nan uses the simple fortune cookie to weave a modern parable of life and teach the value of attitude and choice in grief work. The fortune cookie demonstrates the concept of HOPE.  Sometimes we are so consumed by our grief that we fail to recognize hope happening in our lives and waiting to be discovered. This book teaches us not to dismiss the small acts of kindness that help us accept that though life may not be the same, it can be good again. Discover what you might be missing!

Nan challenged individuals to participate in a project using the fortune cookie as the “tool.” The project offered Twelve Gifts of Hope that the bereaved can either receive from others or give to themselves. This book documents the proven results. Each of the Twelve Gifts of Hope is outlined in detail with suggestions that will appeal to everyone as they discover the power to heal their own grief.

You will also find alternate suggestions for creating a similar project or you can just experience the peace and joy that others received from their discovery. You do not need to create a project to use the Twelve Gifts of Hope checklist to create personal enthusiasm. You will embrace countless possibilities for finding hope in the suggestions and personal stories; and you will be inspired to always look for the bright spot.

ISBN10: 1-56123-219-2

ISBN13: 978-1-56123-219-2

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by Dr. Clarence Tucker / A Centering Corporation Resource

From the Introduction: As you search for relief from the pain and suffering caused by loss there is no better source for help than from those who have experienced or are experiencing grief. The following pages contain many actual quotes directly from those who’ve suffered normal grief experiences.  Most of the ideas, suggestions and thoughts for relief from the anxiety and pain come from the actual experiences of grieving persons. The belief of this book is that you can learn to manage your grief.  If grief is not managed well, you become the victim of grief.   Author Information: Dr. Clarence Tucker has over fifty years in the pastorate with a Doctorate of Ministry degree in Grief and Bereavement from the San Francisco Theological Seminary and a certificate in Thanatology from the National Institute for Death Education and special studies in Grief Counseling. He has given numerous lectures, led workshops conducted numerous Grief Recovery and Support Groups.  Under the Genesis Program he led group therapy sessions at Research Psychiatric Hospital in the out-patient program. Dr. Tucker served as a Hospice Pastor for the Independence Regional Hospital for five years.  Having officiated at over 1,200 funerals he is often consulted as a grief educator, consultant and counselor.

ISBN10: 1-56123-202-5 ISBN13: 978-1-56123-202-4

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by James E. Miller.  Revised Edition.

A step-by-step guide to designing what you’ll do, the time of gathering, poems, leader and people responses, and many other general guidelines.

It’s difficult to deal with the death of someone close any time, but it’s especially difficult to do so during the holidays. With almost no commonly-accepted mourning traditions to help them, the bereaved often feel trapped between the weight of their strong feelings and the reluctance of people around them to discuss their loss.

James E. Miller’s book provides a partial solution to this problem: the creation of educational and inspirational events to help grieving individuals and families prepare for the approaching holidays. This hands-on guide describes various options and offers general guidelines, concrete suggestions, and specific aids for planning and implementing these popular programs.

Topics include defining the needs of your community, coordinating the event, handling marketing, and designing the overall program. Many original and gathered ideas for services of remembrance are provided.

ISBN10: 1-885933-25-8 ISBN13: 978-1-885933-25-6

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by Alan Wolfelt

When someone we love dies, we must express our grief if we are to heal.  In other words, you must mourn.  But knowing what to do with your grief and how to mourn doesn’t always come naturally.  This book offers 100 practical, here-and-now suggestions for helping yourself mourn well so that you can go on to live well and love well again.  Turn to any page and seize the day by taking a small step towards healing.

ISBN10: 1-879651-25-4 ISBN13: 978-1-879651-25-8

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Compassionate advice and simple activities to help you through the loss of your sibling

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Offers 100 practical ideas to help understand and accept the passing of a sibling. The principles of grief and mourning are clearly defined, accompanied by action-oriented tips for embracing bereavement. Whether a sibling has died as a young or older adult or the death was sudden or anticipated, this provides a healthy approach to dealing with the aftermath.

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By Amy Hillyard Jensen

Updated 2013 (Seventh Edition)

Healing Grief is a very basic booklet, packed with helpful information.

The sections include: Shock and disbelief, The First Few Days, Anger, Guilt, Sadness and Depression, Children, Silence, Tears, Marriage and the Death of a Child, Suicide, Faith, Growth, Grief Prolonged, Searching and Yearning, Lamps on the Path, and Other Resources.

Product code is HEGO

ISBN10: 0-934230-48-X

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By Donna O’Toole, M.A.

This little book is a rainbow of hope.  It tells what people experience following any type of grievous loss, how to tell if a person who is hurting is in trouble, where to get help and how to help yourself and others heal and grow.

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by Martha Whitmore Hickman

For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” – Charles Beard

“It is the nature of grace always to fill spaces that have been empty.” – Goethe

“In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.” – Alice Walker

ISBN10: 0-380-77338-4 ISBN13: 978-0-380-77338-1

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by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Healing a Teen’s Grieving Heart is for adults who want practical, day-to-day “how-tos” for helping the grieving teens in their lives. Some of the ideas teach about teenagers’ unique mourning styles and needs. Other ideas suggest simple activities and tips for relating to and spending time with the grieving teen.

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By Harold Ivan Smith

A mother’s death can make a shambles of schedules, priorities, agendas, commitments, and, sometimes, even our most important relationships. Drawing on his own experience of loss, as well as those of others, Harold Ivan Smith guides readers through their grief, from the process of dying through the acts of remembering and honoring a mother after her death.

“Grieving the Death of a Mother combines tender glimpses, wise counsel, spiritual connection, and permission to find your own way through the issues that surround the death of a mother.  This book will be a friend and will bring families closer together at an often complicated time.” – Rev. Dr. Richard Gilbert

“This loving, supportive book is a quilt of comfort – snuggle under and feel the warmth seep through your grief.” – Joy Johnson

“Harold Ivan Smith offers poignant reflections on the complex experience of mother loss, both his own and others.  This book will speak to those who have gone through this loss and help those who are yet to face it.” – J. William Worden

ISBN10: 0-8066-4347-1

ISBN13: 978-0-8066-4347-2

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By Harold Ivan Smith

The death of a friend is one of the most significant but unrecognized experiences of grief in American culture.  In this unique book, Harold Ivan Smith guides the reader to move with rather than against the natural grief process as he explores its many aspects, including the friending, the passing, the burying, the mourning, the remembering, and the reconciling.

“Like a cool hand on a feverish brow, Harold Ivan Smith offers soothing, compassionate words and ‘been there’ wisdom for anyone grieving the death of a friend.  This is a man well acquainted with sorrow, who extends hope and a gentle road map to get you through your own unique grief experience.  A much-needed resource for anyone who has ever said a last good-bye to a friend.” – Liz Curtis Higgs, author of Reflecting His Image

“I have found this book to be remarkably challenging because it so realistically describes how most of us, and mostly men, avoid deep friendships.  It is everywhere evident in this book that the author speaks with indisputable clarity about our need to rethink our own personal reasons for failing to enjoy the real blessings of deeper friendships.”  – Granger Westberg, author of Good Grief

Author Information:

Harold Ivan Smith is well known as a leader of seminars on grief and spirituality.  He is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and has written several other books, including On Grieving the Death of a Father, Death and Grief, Healing through Group Support, and I Wish Someone Understood My Divorce: A Practical Cope-book.  Smith has a doctorate from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.  He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and leads grief groups at St. Luke’s Hospital.

ISBN10: 0-8066-2842-1

ISBN13: 978-8066-2842-4

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By Radha Stern

Radha Stern is no stranger to grief. In 1996 her twenty-two-year-old son, Christopher, was murdered, and she started down the long road of healing and coming to terms with her loss. While Stern believes that “closure” is a myth, she is living proof that you can gain solace, acceptance, and the strength to reclaim your life even after the most tragic loss. Stern found support from others who had walked the same path, and she quickly realized that everyone grieves differently. “Grief is like fingerprints; everyone grieves in their own way,” she says. Still, one thing that remains constant is that support from family and friends can nurture the healing process, and make the journey less painful. But so few of us know what to do and say in the face of grief. We agonize about saying the “right” thing and then second guess ourselves no matter what we say, struggle to find ways to be of practical help, and worry that our attempts at being supportive are starting to feel like intrusions.

ISBN13: 978-0-9889740-0-5

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By Mark T. Scrivani, M.A.

Talks about the “Firsts” of grief, changes and feeling helpless, then goes into the pain of grief, coping, holidays, hope, saying goodbye, and how our love lives on. Reader-friendly and packed with information.

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Adapted from Getting Through Grief, Mask, Inc., and Grief

An eight-page pamphlet about grief and what you can do about it. 10 things to remember while doing grief work.

ISBN: 1561232548

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by Sharon M. Greenlee

A significant and useful self-help tool for the grieving person.  A one of a kind resource for helping professionals.

Each of us will experience grief and loss at one time or another.  Grief recovery is not simply about moving on or getting over the loss of a loved one.  It is learning to integrate the loss of the person back into our lives in a way that honors and heals.  While never easy, some people are able to move through the grieving process and continue living full lives.  Others experience grief-related entanglements that keep them stuck in sorrow and sadness.

This book, based on case studies and real life stories, can help people understand the lingering issues or entanglements that may be preventing them from working through their grief.

ISBN13: 978-1-468030044

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By Joy and Dr. Marvin Johnson / A Centering Corporation Resource

SPANISH VERSION 

Covers feelings, issues, other people, rituals and caring for yourself. "It may seem as if you'll never be happy again. You may go to a bereavement support group and hear people laugh. You may wonder how anyone can laugh when you're hurting so badly, but somewhere, way back in your head, there's a little voice calling your name. It's saying, 'You'll laugh again sometime, too.'" 

This book also available in English

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By Mary & Herb Montgomery

This compassionate book comforts those who are grieving the death of a pet by acknowledging the need, as well as the right, to grieve the loss of a beloved companion. The authors explain (in 32 well-written pages) the grieving process and suggest outlets for grief. From the product description: Like a comforting hug from someone who understands, Good~bye My Friend includes the stages of grief, grieving in your own way, the angry feelings, outlets for grief, how long will the grieving last, will I see my pet again, helping children deal with pet loss and more. It has an inscription page and makes a thoughtful gift.

Contents include: I Still Remember, The Pain of Loss, Grieving in Your Own Way, The Stages of Grief, Helping Children Deal with Loss and Should I get Another Pet?

ISBN10: 1-879779-00-5

ISBN13: 978-1-879779-00-6

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A Recipe for Healing After Loss

From Grief Watch

“A universal and timeless story about grief.”

Newly remastered in 2014, this DVD now includes both English and Spanish videos in HD.  Closed captions have been added to the English version.

Grandy has just suffered a big loss in her life, and so she is cooking up her own unique batch of “tear soup”.  Tear Soup gives you a glimpse into Grandy’s life as she blends different ingredients into her own grief process.  Her tear soup will help to bring her comfort and ultimately help to fill the void in her life that was created by her loss.   The poignant story and engaging illustrations that have made Tear Soup a treasured book for people of all ages are given new life in this video version.  Viewers will find themselves returning again and again to this moving portrayal as part of their ongoing process of healing from grief.  Families, professionals, educators and support groups will all benefit from the insights and comfort provided in this helpful production.

Running Time: 17 minutes

Recommended for all ages

ISBN10: 0-9724241-4-8

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Good Grief
Good Grief

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GGRO

*50th Anniversary Edition!*

By Granger E. Westberg

Timeless wisdom for all who grieve

From the Introduction:

The ten stages of grief described here must be understood to be the normal process through which most people must go as they face up to their loss.  In other words, we will be talking about the road the majority of humans must travel in order to get back into the mainstream of life.

As we look at these ten stages of grief, remember that every person does not necessarily go through all these stages, nor in this order.  Moreover, it is impossible to differentiate clearly between each of these stages, for a person never moves neatly from one stage to the other.

“This gem is written with the heart of a pastor, the insight of a psychologist, the humanity of a father and husband, and the hope of someone who has seen so many survive the process of grieving.  It is simple but not simplistic.  It is profound but not professorial.  Most importantly, it describes the pathway through grieving that can only be found through honesty.  This is a book that should quickly be in the hands of anyone grieving for any reason.” – Dr. Timothy Johnson, M.D., ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

ISBN10: 0-8006-9781-2

ISBN13: 978-0-8006-9781-5

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4-page handout

Carlene Vester Eneroth’s ideas for coping during the Christmas season. Offers ten important ideas for taking care of yourself during this holiday.

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By Marta Felber

There is nothing you need more than the warm, reassuring voice of one who has traveled this path before. . . and survived after suffering the death of a spouse. In Finding Your Way after Your Spouse Dies, Marta Felber offers just such a voice-caring, hopeful, always pointing ahead to a tomorrow that will be a little easier than today. Having experienced her own spouse’s death, Felber is never glib or simplistic. She knows the grief her readers are feeling and she encourages them to give it full expression. At the same time, she offers sound, practical suggestions on how to navigate difficult days. This book shies away from none of the difficult issues of bereavement. Felber gently urges her readers toward careful, honest examination of the issues they face.

ISBN10: 0-87793-932-2

ISBN13: 978-0-87793-932-0

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By Richard Gilbert

The experience of losing a parent in death is almost universal – and yet many who feel this loss for the first time are surprised at how painful it can be.  Even those well into adulthood are often taken aback by the deep sense of loneliness, the sense of being “orphaned,” that the death of a mother or father can bring.

In Finding Your Way after Your Parent Dies, Rev. Richard Gilbert has created compassionate guide for those struggling with the loss of a parent.  Bringing many years of experience in bereavement counseling, Gilbert sketches out some of the issues that arise in the wake of a parent’s death and offers practical suggestions for navigating these difficulties.  From the disorientation that can come immediately after death to relating to the surviving parent to healing old emotional wounds, the topics dealt with here will be of tremendous help to many.

Combining a warm, empathetic approach with an expertise in grief, Gilbert’s Finding Your Way after Your Parent Dies is a resource that will be deeply appreciated by those who have lost a parent and by those ministering to them.

ISBN10: 0-87793-694-3

ISBN13: 978-0-87793-694-7

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by Jackie J. Bates, R.N.,CHPN

This book will help you have those important conversations that arise when the end of life is near. Whether you choose to use a hospice team, the questions and information in this book will help you live your last days on your terms and will be a guide for caregivers in carrying out your wishes.

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by Jane Vair Bissler, Ph.D., Sheri L. Goldstrohm, Ph.D. and Phyllis Kosminsky, Ph.D.

Why a coloring book for grief? What does a grieving person need? If you or someone you care about has suffered a significant loss, you probably have an idea of what a grieving person needs: time to remember and mourn the one who has died; the comforting presence of family and friends; rest, nourishment, and spiritual connection – people have different ways of healing, but these are a few of the things that many people find helpful. Grieving for someone you love can be exhausting, and many people who grieve wish that they could find a way to take a breather and quiet their minds. This book was created with that purpose in mind. In its pages you will find images and words collected by three experienced grief therapists – images that you can make your own using whatever coloring tools you like. Research on healing from loss suggests that grievers benefit from being able to move back and forth between focusing on the loss and focusing on things other than the loss – their ongoing relationships, work, leisure activities, and so on. This kind of flexible attention is conducive to healing, and it is what this book is designed to help you achieve. If you have not colored in a while, you may be surprised to discover how quickly your mind and body begin to calm down and relax when you do. So pick up your pencils, markers or crayons, and let the comforts of coloring provide a break on your grief journey.

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The National Bestseller with Real Stories from Real People

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark

When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end and we often receive signs from the other side. These true and touching stories of will amaze and support all readers — religious or secular.

The 101 true and miraculous stories in this book of signs and messages from beyond show that death may take away the physical presence of our loved ones, but not their spirit. This book is for everyone, religious or secular, as regular people share their amazing experiences with the other side.

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by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark

In this book of 101 inspirational stories, contributors share their personal angel experiences of faith, miracles, and answered prayers, which will amaze and inspire you.

Celestial, otherworldly, heavenly. Whatever the term, sometimes there is no earthly explanation for what we experience, and a higher power is clearly at work. You will be awed and inspired by these true personal stories from people, religious and non-religious, about hope, healing, and help from angels.

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By Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

This collection of inspirational stories will undoubtedly touch many hearts. Written by authors who have lost loved ones, these stories offer comfort, peace and understanding to those going through the grieving process.

Individual people deal with grief in their own ways and within their own time, but the guidance and support they receive from others is what helps them through it. One of the key messages of Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul is that togetherness and sharing are the keys to moving on. In these stories people share their experiences with coping and they share deep memories. Each one has found that putting thoughts and feelings into words is not only cathartic, it allows them to reconnect with their loved one and others. Words of encouragement are plentiful in this edition and they go straight to the heart. Chapters encompass the complete grieving experience and include: Final Gifts, the Power of Support, Coping and Healing, Those We Will Miss, Special Moments, Insights and Lessons, and Living Again.

Readers will be comforted and inspired by the stories of regaining strength and hope, such as holding meaningful services, performing thoughtful deeds and cherishing special memories. Most important, just as the writers have come to appreciate life through the grieving process, readers will discover how to do the same. This soothing bowl of stories is the perfect gift to bring comfort, strength and courage

ISBN10: 1-55874-902-0

ISBN13: 978-1-55874-902-3

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The past is simply part of our story; just not the whole story…On the very day that Nancy Sharp delivered premature twins, she learned that her husband’s brain cancer returned after eighteen months in remission.  Less than three years later, at the age of 37, she became a widow. But while many in that situation would crumble, Nancy had an innate ability to hold life and death in the same moment. She learned to “see beyond the frame’s edge.”  In Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living, Nancy shares her unforgettable journey – one that offers enlightened understanding for living life to the fullest.  Her story is a gift to those looking to lift themselves from the embers of loss and adversity through bold living.

Seeking the solace of the Rocky Mountains and a fresh start, Nancy packs up her five year-old twins and leaves Manhattan for Denver, never imagining that she would find love in the pages of a magazine.  But after reading an article on eligible bachelors, Nancy sends an email to Steve Saunders, a popular Denver television anchor turned political candidate as well as a widower who’d lost his wife to cancer, and was raising two sons a decade older than Nancy’s twins. Today they have been married for six years.

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by Allison Gilbert with Christina Baker Kline

While the death of a parent is always painful, losing both is life-altering. When author Allison Gilbert lost both parents at age 32, she could not find any books that spoke to her with the same level of compassion and reassurance that she found in the support group she belonged to—so she decided to write one of her own. The result is a sensitive and candid portrayal of loss that brings together experiences from famous and ordinary grief-stricken sons and daughters that explores the regrets, heartache and sometimes, relief, that accompanies pain and healing. Always Too Soon provides a range of intimate conversations with those—famous and not—who have lost both parents, providing readers with a source of comfort and inspiration as they learn to negotiate their new place in the world. Whether you have a familiar name like Yogi Berra, Barbara Ehrenreich, Geraldine Ferraro, or Ice-T or have lost both parents in a traumatic event like the Holocaust or the bombing of the World Trade Center, the grief is equally hard to bear.   Contributors include: Roseann Cash, Hope Edelman, Barbara Ehrenreich, Geraldine Ferraro, Dennis Franz, Yogi Berra, and Ice-T.

ISBN10: 1-58005-176-6 ISBN13: 978-1-58005-176-7

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A Centering Corporation Resource

A blank journal just for you.  It is a safe place for you to express your feelings since the death of someone you love.  You can write down any moments, moods and memories that you feel are important.  We hope this journal will help you find insight, comfort and healing

ISBN10: 1-56123-126-6 ISBN13: 978-1-56123-126-3

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by Ginny Callaway

Next Generation – Winner – Indie Book Awards

“What in the world am I going to say?” This is one of our first thoughts when a friend loses a loved one. Everyone feels unprepared when faced with another’s grief. We want to reach out and be supportive, but we fear saying the wrong thing and making matters worse. A Friend in Grief: Simple Ways to Help gives you the words and actions to reach out and support your friend, with confidence and compassion. Topics include: What NOT to say and why, small things that you can do to make a big difference, how to support a colleague at work, suggested wording for writing a note, how to provide support when you live far away.

Author Ginny Callaway, whose ten-year-old daughter Sara Jane died in a car accident, draws on her own experience and the stories of people she interviewed, whose loved ones died. They have lived through grief and know first hand what comforts and what hurts. Here are the straightforward answers you’ve been looking for.

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by Gary E. Vogel, M.A., N.C.C.

WINNER OF THE MIPA “BEST PROFESSIONAL BOOK” AWARD THE YEAR IT WAS PUBLISHED

Psychotherapist Gary E. Vogel has been on both sides of perinatal loss. After he and his wife experienced a full term stillbirth, he led a support group and then began conducting in-service programs for other professionals. A Caregiver’s Handbook to Perinatal Loss is the perfect book for every caregiver who comes in contact with the bereaved family–all the way from the scheduler at an OB’s office, to the physician, funeral director, clergy, and even the hospital billing department. His writing style is so concise that every page is brimming with constructive suggestions on what to say or do, as well as what not to say or do. We have published this book because we truly believe that every caregiver who really wants to do the very best job they can for the bereaved should know the things that Vogel has to say.

86 pages

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by Bob Baugher, Ph.D. & Darcie Sims, Ph.D.

A 66-page book by Bob & Darcie filled with fun facts on crying. Includes research findings on the biological, cognitive, emotional, social, and cultural elements of the crying process. Provides insight into why some people are frequent criers and others are not. Offers suggestions for dealing with crying and includes writings from people who share their crying stories.

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This is for a one-year subscription of our quarterly magazine, so you get four issues.

Our reader-friendly magazine includes articles from professionals in the bereavement field and from the hearts of our caring contributors.

Grief Digest magazine is a quarterly magazine supporting grieving people, families and caregivers. The Centering Corporation, which is the largest and oldest grief resource center in North America, has created this resource by gathering a remarkable group of writers to aid you in your journey.

THIS PRICE IS FOR SHIPPING TO THE U.S. ONLY

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By Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

After someone we love dies, each day can be a struggle. But each day, if we work to embrace our normal and necessary grief and care for ourselves, we will also take one step toward healing.

Those who grieve will find comfort and understanding in this daily companion. With one brief entry for every day of the calendar year, this gem by Dr. Wolfelt offers small, one-day-at-a-time doses of guidance and healing. Each entry includes an inspiring or soothing quite followed by a short discussion of the day’s theme and a succinct meditation.

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by Lois Rafferty

Not one of us gets through adulthood escaping grief. We grieve for lost lives, lost dreams, lost loves. However it comes into our lives, grief must be dealt with and its process can feel lonely and harsh. This is story about grief. A woman's car skids through wet leaves one foggy autumn evening, instantly killing a child. In that moment, her carefully ordered life comes apart. A complex journey that involves a painful reexamination of her marriage, her ties to her adult children, her career, her closest friendship, an adulterous relationship, and her own childhood, parallels her exhausting fight for her own survival. At the center of the struggle is the child who has perished. To make peace with this child, to assuage her guilt, she must revisit another child: the child she herself had been, a child she had long ago chosen to leave behind. She must then decide: does she deserve to go on? Does she even want to? Or will she find the courage to battle back to wholeness and sanity? That decision, hers alone to make, will forever alter the lives of the people she most loves.

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by Deborah S. Derman, Ph.D.

Begin to heal from loss with more than 40 soothing designs

Whether you are experiencing a significant loss, depression, anxiety, or another profound challenge, healing takes time and is often a multi-step process. That’s why grief counselor Deborah Derman created Colors of Loss and Healing, an adult coloring book that combines beautiful drawings with inspirational words to help you quiet your mind and contemplate your journey toward healing. With additional journal pages to express your thoughts and feelings as they arise, Colors of Loss and Healing provides guided meditation and a quiet contemplative activity to help you work through and heal from your personal grief.

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by Robin A. Edgar

Focuses on the steps to recalling, recording and celebrating significant memories that help the reader recognize and value the individuals and incidents that shape our lives. Contains reminiscence recipes to recapture the sights, sounds and even smells that bring back the laughter from the past.

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by Donna Schuurman

Children and teens who experience the death of a parent are never the same. Only in the last decade have counselors acknowledged that children grieve too, and that unresolved issues can negatively impact children into adulthood. Unaddressed grief can lead to depression, substance abuse, and relationship difficulties. For at least three generations of adults, these issues have been largely ignored. Having worked with thousands of families as Executive Director of the Dougy Center for Grieving Children, Donna Schuurman understands the dangers of unresolved grief better than anyone else. In Never the Same, Schuurman offers expert advice and encouragement to empower readers to reflect on their unique situation, come to terms with the influence of their parent's death, and live more healthful, peaceful lives.

The only book of its kind, Never the Same is an essential companion for those still struggling with the early loss of a parent.

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by Allison Gilbert

"Passed and Present" is "not" about sadness and grieving, it is about happiness and remembering. It is possible to look forward, to live a rich and joyful life, while keeping the memory of loved ones alive. "Passed and Present" is an easy-to-use roadmap for discovering creative, meaningful, and inspiring ways to keep the memories of our loved ones alive long after they are gone. Upbeat and empowering, "Passed and Present" is an action-driven handbook that takes readers far beyond the initial stages of grief, offering concrete steps for remembering loved ones, a practice closely intertwined with healing. This much-needed, one-of-a-kind guide shares 85 imaginative ways to celebrate and honor family and friends we never want to forget.

Chapter topics include: Use Technology: Put remembrance in a contemporary context by incorporating memories into your digital life. Repurpose With Purpose: How to get rid of inherited items in a meaningful way, or reimagine how they are used so they bring joy.

Not Just Holidays: Transform routine and ordinary experiences into memory-preserving opportunities.

Monthly Guide Calendar: Specific dates offer unique opportunities for honoring loved ones.

Places to Go: honoring our connections to the past with commemorative travel

With beautiful illustrations throughout, "Passed and Present" includes an introduction by Hope Edelman, bestselling author of "Motherless Daughters."

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A Memoir of Grief

Bridget E. Park is a senior in high school. Inspired by the tragic loss of her brother, she wrote her debut memoir at age 15 in the hopes that her story would encourage others to find healthy ways of grieving.

Growing Young: A Memoir of Grief is the only grief support book written by a teenager who, at age 12, stumbled upon the body of her fourteen-year-old brother while they were home alone. His suicide shattered her world and forced Bridget to face issues she had never before considered.

Follow the author through her grieving process as she attempts to cope with the loss of a loved one. Bridget E. Park currently resides in Nevada and plans to continue writing and sharing her story through speaking engagements. This is an inspiring story for teenagers.

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by Julia Sorensen

Overcoming Loss is a photocopiable resource that addresses children's feelings of loss, which can arise from changing communities, schools, moving house, divorce or the death of a parent or grandparent. Children are limited to a vocabulary of broad emotions like 'happy', 'sad' and 'angry', and are often unable to articulate their grief in words. This can impair their long-term emotional development.

The activities in Overcoming Loss use the power of play and creative arts to give the grieving child the language to identify subtle feelings, such as shame, despair and jealousy. Designed to encourage social and emotional learning, these exercises employ play, art and story-telling to access the ways in which children naturally express their feelings, and offers opportunities for parents and professionals to direct the child towards understanding their emotions.

Parents, teachers, counselors and anyone working with children between the ages of 4 and 8 who are dealing with a loss will find this resource a practical and effective tool.

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by Harold Ivan Smith

Written by a person who has been comforting and counseling terminally ill people for years, this book offers guidance, support, and encouragement for both those who are approaching death as well as their families, friends, counselors, medical and hospice practitioners, and chaplains.

Consisting of short "chapters," each including a spiritual reflection, Smith moves the reader or caregiver from "admitting that you know" to "finishing the race."

Along the way comfort and guidance are offered on issues such as: Releasing Control, Dealing with Privacy, Crying, Partnering with Physicians, Embracing God, Expressing Anger, Forgiving, Reviewing Your Life, Making a Valid Will, Making Visitors Comfortable, Telling Your Stories, and Composing Your Goodbyes.

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by Sarah Kroenke

Words To Live By is a collection of reflections and quotes, but not from those you might expect. The words in this book are spoken by hospice patients…people who have little time left to share. These are words of love, laughter, regret, pain, and inspiration. This book reminds readers to live a life where nothing is left unfinished in your heart.

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by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

You were one of the lucky ones. You found a partner or friend with whom you shared a deeply profound connection. You were the heroes of each other’s lives. You were fortunate to live a grand adventure together. But now that your soulmate has died, what felt like a privilege may have turned to wretched despair. How do you go on? How do you not only survive but really and truly live without the love of your life? In this compassionate, inspiring book, beloved grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt will help you understand that your challenge now is to mourn as you loved: deeply, grandly, and heroically. You will find empathetic affirmation and counsel intermingled with real-life stories for other halved soulmates. Along the way, you will also be invited to jot down brief notes about your unique soulmate story.

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Compassionate advice and simple activities for widows and widowers

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

When your spouse dies, your loss is profound. Not only have you lost the companionship of someone you deeply loved, you have lost the person who shared your history, your helpmate, your lover, perhaps your financial provider.

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by Sarah Kroenke and Daena Esterbrooks

Hope Heals is a keepsake journal created for teenagers and adults who have lost a loved one. This journal was created out of an appreciation and understanding of how difficult and life-changing it is to experience the death of a loved one. The book serves as a tool to discover growth and strength in the midst of the pain.

Elements of the book were first used in group and individual grief counseling sessions as part of Park Nicollet Foundation's Growing Through Grief program. This book provides a place to write details of a loved one's death and memories of their life, along with thoughts and feelings that are part of the healing process.

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by Dan Newman

Going well beyond the general case of grief, author Dan Newman examines the unique loss experienced by the incarcerated, their families, and the countless professionals involved with prisoners. The author’s candid inside view exposes the countdown experience on death row. This first-hand account reveals delays, family counselling, the last meal and final visit. The journey continues from the death house to the execution chamber, where death becomes increasingly real as the execution hour nears. From the viewing room, Newman witnesses the lethal injection and the final breath: an intimate portrait of death, and grief behind bars.

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by Norine Dresser, BA, MA, and Fredda Wasserman, MA, MPH, LMFT,‎CT, for Our House Grief Support Center

Named a 2010 Self Help Best Book by Library Journal

Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love consists of moving narratives about end of life and grief. These personal histories are complemented by practical guidelines for those caring for their loved ones through the last stages of life. For those who are grieving, the true-to-life-stories demonstrate how others have navigated through the tidal wave of emotions and reactions that characterize the grief process. For health care professionals and those who are offering support to grievers, Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love provides a new perspective on the challenges of caring for the dying and living with grief.

Hundreds of poignant, touching, loving, humorous personal experiences address readers' concerns and curiosity about how others have faced life's final chapter with love and dignity. Specific issues include talking about death, hospice, funerals, grieving, and celebrating life.

Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love empowers readers by

Bringing compassion and awareness to end of life issues

Providing examples of loving care at the moment of death

illuminating uncharted territory

Demonstrating how others cope

Demystifying the grief process

Inspiring hope

The narratives and advice in Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love benefits family members, friends and health care professionals as they travel the emotional journey through end of life and grief.

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by Rachel Blythe Kodanaz

Grief in the Workplace offers a wealth of knowledge and experience to support those who have experienced a death at work. By providing tools and practical advice that help manage expectations, this handy and comforting guide enables employees, Human Resources, and Employee Assistance Programs to embrace and address the loss effectively and compassionately.

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20th Anniversary Expanded Edition

by John W. James and Russell Friedman, Founders of The Grief Recovery Institute, and authors of When Children Grieve

Updated to commemorate its 20th anniversary, this classic resource further explores the effects of grief and sheds new light on how to begin to take effective actions to complete the grieving process and work towards recovery and happiness.

Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on the capacity for happiness. Drawing from their own histories as well as from others', the authors illustrate how it is possible to recover from grief and regain energy and spontaneity.

Based on a proven program, The Grief Recovery Handbook offers grievers the specific actions needed to move beyond loss. New material in this edition includes guidance for dealing with:

·  Loss of faith

·  Loss of career and financial issues

·  Loss of health

·  Growing up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional home

The Grief Recovery Handbook is a groundbreaking, classic handbook that everyone should have in their library.

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by Romaine Presnell - A Centering Corporation Resource

A woman's journal through the grief and healing after the death of her husband. This book is very healing for those who are experiencing the death of a spouse.

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by Thomas Attig

In The Heart of Grief, Attig gives us an inspiring and profoundly insightful meditation on the meaning of grief, showing how it can be the path toward a lasting love of those who have died. Recounting dozens of stories of people who have struggled with deaths in their lives, he describes grieving as a transition from loving in presence to loving in separation. The thing we long for most--the return of the one who is missing--is the very thing that we can never have, kindling the intense pain of our loss. But Attig argues that we can, in fact, build an enduring, even reciprocal, love, a love that tempers our pain. He tells stories, for instance, of a young girl taking some of her dead sister's practical advice as she enters high school, a widower realizing how much intimate life with his wife has colored his character, and an athlete drawing inspiration from his dead brother and achieving what they had dreamed of together. Far from forgetting our loved ones, Attig urges us to explore ways in which our memories of the departed can be sustained, our understanding of them enhanced, and their legacies embraced, so they continue to play active roles in our everyday and inner lives.

Groundbreaking and original, inspiring and compassionate, The Heart of Grief offers guidance, comfort, and a new understanding of how we grieve.

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by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

With compassionate insight, this handbook helps those in mourning through what can be the hardest time of year—the holiday season. Mourners will better understand their complex emotions after reading about such topics as honoring thoughts and feelings, creating new traditions, finding ways to de-stress, and incorporating healing rituals into the holiday season. This book's practical wisdom also covers issues such as decision-making during the holidays and coping with the blending of mourning and celebration. All of the answers and advice in this guide are provided in the popular 100 ideas format that features one idea per page, allowing readers to fully absorb each suggestion.

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by Sherry A. Phillips with reflections by the Rev. Eugene Blake

Landscape of Loss touches both the emotions and intellect of a grieving person. Sherry Phillips writes about the sudden death of her husband, relating the feelings, struggles, and frustrations she encounters. Rev. Eugene Blake, as a pastor and grief counselor, shares the knowledge gained from study and leading a bereavement support group. This distinctive balance allows the reader to connect with Sherry's feelings and to learn more about the grieving process from Gene's reflections. More than a series of inspirational adages or a steps-to-survival manual, this unique book is a collection of impressions which reassures people they can grow through their grief. Grief should not be avoided. Facing it, expressing feelings, and learning about the nature of grief are essential to survival. The authors' observations of nature and cycles of life are played out in the subtle theme of landscape and are used as a metaphor for spiritual transformation. The chapters are short and could be used a daily devotion. Sherry even writes chapters from the perspectives of her grandchild and mother-in-law, pointing out most deaths involve family members and friends. Although we may feel alone, we don't grieve alone.

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Third Edition

by Doug Manning

Doug's warm conversational style takes the reader through all the emotions and experiences that accompany the death of a loved one. Doug shares some of the personal experiences and wisdom gained on his own path to healing as well as offering stories of struggle and promise from some of the thousands of individuals who have shared their hearts with him.

Doug’s hope is that Don't take My Grief Away From Me will provide gems of truth, and honest discussions about the universal experience of grief. This is his gift for anyone who reads these pages hoping to understand how to survive the pain of loss and how to ultimately find moments of gratitude and peace on their own grief journey.

128 pages

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By Gerry Cox, PhD

Chapters include: American Indian Cultural Denigration, Religion and Death, Culture and Health, Burial practices of Navajo, Apache, Hopi, Anasazi, Brule, Shawnee and more. Also includes: Becoming Culturally Aware, American Indian Culture and Working with Dying or Grieving American Indians.

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By Paul Alexander

Paul presents songs created especially for ritual remembrances such as candle lighting ceremonies, Christmas ornament memorials, tree plantings and balloon releases. Instrumental versions are included for quiet reflection or accompaniment. For Healing Rituals, includes all four ritual songs: Light a Candle, Tree of Memory, Walk to Remember, Pretty Balloon.

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by Thomas Attig, photography by William L. Rathje

Catching Your Breath in Grief ...and grace will lead you home is a one-of-a-kind, heart-to-heart invitation to reflect on essential realities of life, deep human needs in soul and spirit, agonies of loss, and the hope and meaning possible in dark times. Written by Thomas Attig, a leading scholar in the field of death, dying, and bereavement, it is a remarkably accessible, even lyrical, treatment of profound truths from philosophy, depth psychology, and spirituality. Its combination of engaging text and uncannily matched, exquisite photographs is unique.

As the author reflects on aspects of a universal story whose themes thread through the world's great spiritual and religious traditions, he invites readers to join in wondering about their own personal losses, loves, and lives. And he guides them in seeking hopeful paths to walk in the next chapters of their own life stories.

About the Author: THOMAS ATTIG, PhD, is an applied philosopher and author of "How We Grieve: Relearning the World" (revised edition, 2011) and "The Heart of Grief: Death and the Search for Lasting Love" (2000), both published by Oxford University Press. A Past President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from The International Network on Personal Meaning, Tom Attig now lives in Victoria, British Columbia where he continues writing and teaching online. He invites you to visit his website at www.griefsheart.com.

About the Photographer: WILLIAM RATHJE, PhD (1945-2012), was a renowned archaeologist best known for The Garbage Project, using archaeological methods to mine landfills for insight into contemporary culture. His photos appeared in National Geographic, Natural History, and Shambala Sun. He photographed the natural world to provide vivid emotional connections with the assimilation of life's ups and downs. See "Remembering Bill" at www.griefsheart.com.

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by Elaine Eggebraaten, John Hanson, Lori Keller, Tally Reynolds, Suzan Styer and Bob Baugher, Ph.D. & Margarita Suarez, MA, RN, Consultants

A book that offers 49 excellent suggestions straight from more than 40 widowed people—What helps? What doesn’t? Chapters include: Dealing with Grief, Worry, Sleep and Dreams; Feeling Alone, Getting Things Done While Taking Care of Myself; The Ups and Downs of Life without My Loved One; Dealing with Others in the Midst of My Loss; Dealing with My Children; Considering a Relationship and more.

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by Amy Camie, Spiritual Harpist

From the Darkness Comes the Light CD music contains a single disc with 12 songs. "From the Darkness comes the Light" was recorded on All Saints Day and All Souls Day 2016 in the comfort of our home as my husband, best friend, and soulmate, John Camie, co-created our sacred space with his presence and spiritual vision.

These spiritually inspired solo harp expressions spontaneously flowed from the depths of my soul, through my heart, and out my fingertips as gentle drops of starlight in melodies that awaken the love deep within From the Darkness Comes the Light songs. May we all remember with gratitude the womb of darkness from which we came to BE.

This 65 min. musical journey is wonderful for stress reduction, massage, yoga, healing touch, hospice, relaxation and sleep.

released Nov 17, 2016, on the Independent label

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Whether You Come to Caregiving by Choice, Chance, or Circumstance

by Darcie Sims, Ph.D. & Bob Baugher, Ph.D.

Are you a caregiver in the midst of caring for someone with an illness, injury, disability or a limited time to live? Or do you know someone who is? Then this book is a must-read. Written in an easy-to-read conversational style, it is a guidebook for those caring for a loved one.

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We Lost Her is a unique book that takes the reader on a real life, intimate journey of grieving children. Seven siblings, ages seven to seventeen at the time of the tragedy in 1970, relate how they each dealt with the news of their mother’s tragic death. The book chronicles their mourning and how grief impacted their lives both then and now. The story is told through the eyes of Ellen, the third oldest sibling and weaves an intimate tapestry of loss, family grief and pain, self-help, growth and learning.

Travel with her as she relates her own and her siblings’ journey as they coped with their mother's tragic loss and father’s struggle to parent them as he grieved. It is a story of loss, hope and renewal of faith and spirituality. A testament to how children can grow stronger through adversity and how a person can influence lives, even after death. Each child dealt with their grief differently, and each child ultimately made it to adulthood stronger individually and as a family, against the odds.

This is the author's first work and one that has been in her heart for many years. She hopes that their journey will help her readers explore their own personal and family grief processes. We Lost Her is a story about grief but more importantly, a story about how grief can spur growth in an individual’s life and the life of a family. The book ends with a chapter of helpful insights and ideas about helping others grow through grief.

If you are grieving, helping others who are grieving, questioning your faith or need a boost of inspiration and determination, We Lost Her is here for you. It is an instructive, honest read for anyone who cares for grieving people.

The author, Ellen Krohne, is donating half of all profits from the sale of the book to the not-for-profit organization, Heartlinks Grief Center, a program of Family Hospice based in Belleville Illinois, that provides grief counseling and services to all in southwestern Illinois. She serves as a volunteer there and on the board of directors.

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This is for a one-year subscription of our quarterly magazine, so you get four issues.

Our reader-friendly magazine includes articles from professionals in the bereavement field and from the hearts of our caring contributors.

Grief Digest magazine is a quarterly magazine supporting grieving people, families and caregivers. The Centering Corporation, which is the largest and oldest grief resource center in North America, has created this resource by gathering a remarkable group of writers to aid you in your journey.

THIS PRICE IS FOR SHIPPING TO CANADA

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A spiritual journey to inspire, heal and rejuvenate

Original music composed, orchestrated and produced by Tony Falzano

Rich with ear-friendly melodies and soul comforting harmonies. For those grieving a loss, it is an “inspirational companion” while they search for healing and hope.

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This adult care package is for anyone who has a loved one die. It includes the books: Grief: What It Is and What You Can Do, Coping

with Grief: A Guide for the Bereaved Survivor and More Than Surviving. It also includes a caring card for you to sign and Thinking of You tote

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Guided Exercises to Understand Your Emotions and Recover from Loss

by Stephanie Jose, LMHC, LCAT, Foreword by Cécile Rêve, LMHC

"From the clinical perspective of a licensed mental health counselor…some of the questions we are often asked include 'Is this normal?' or 'Am I going crazy?' Progressing Through Grief answers these universal questions and others, and illustrates how personal and unique each person's experience is with loss."

Cécile Rêve, LMHC, and Co-founder of ARTrelief, an expressive arts therapy center

Grieving is a highly personal experience and reactions differ from person to person. Feelings of loss are arguably the most unique, confusing feelings with which to cope. Therapist and grief expert, Stephanie Jose, understands this. She wrote Progressing Through Grief as an interactive resource to gently meet you wherever you are today, as you move through your grief and towards healing. Stephanie has spent countless hours working with grieving clients, and she saw the need for a resource that would address the various feelings of grief that occur at any stage of the process.

Twenty years ago, Stephanie Jose became well acquainted with grief when she suddenly lost her best friend. She has experienced first-hand many of the same feelings as her patients. Progressing Through Grief provides practical methods for coping with immediate feelings of loss, as well as the difficult emotions that can persist over time.

Progressing Through Grief is divided into three sections, each focusing on key factors that create a powerful process for healing:

Understanding why grieving is important, and how grief affects your body

Identifying complicated feelings and learning skills for coping with them

Journaling to move through overwhelming feelings and practicing self-care through relaxation techniques, nutrition tips, and meditation practices

Designed to be a companion as you courageously confront and process your feelings, Progressing Through Grief is intended to help you progress through your grief and into healing.

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by Jane Williams, PhD

Mysterious Moments: Thoughts That Transform Grief is a collection of 10 stories based on real-life experiences of loss. The stories are diverse and involve issues such as the insatiable need for affirmation by our parents, generational family dysfunction, death of an African American male by authorities, compassion burnout, and the effects of cultural attitudes on grieving. Although each story is unique, a common theme ties the narratives together. All of the grievers, despite their distress and suffering, experience moments in which they have transformative thoughts that allow them to reframe their grief. Each person finds meaning through this unconscious process, providing both healing and newfound hope.

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by Cheri Thomas, in honor of her boy, Micah

Included are 12 individual moments of reflection from Cheri's own heart. These reflections are companioned with the actual beautifully-taken photos she took in her still-unfolding journey through grief and loss. They reflect "both/and."

Both the deep pain that comes from grief and loss and the new awareness, hope, and love that lead ultimately to transformation.

This collection presents a multitude of uses:

Heart's Moments will touch the lives of others experiencing grief and loss.

Provides space for personal reflections of the heart through writing or art.

Reflections and photos will guide others who desire to companion those in grief and loss.

Opportunities for growth in understanding and empathy for what those in grief and loss may be experiencing.

Talking points or discussion starters for formal or informal groups.

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