Author: Lisa WolfKlain
Publisher: Tree Leaf Publishing
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Lisa and her husband were in Hiroshima Japan when they heard that their 27 year of son had taken his own life. She scoured books and the internet for information that would help her with the immediate pain she was experiencing. Nothing met her needs, so she wrote this book. In this journey she recognized that she would not return to her "normal" self and would not "get over it." Her world had changed, and she had to learn to live with that loss in her new reality. This book is a mixture of philosophy, practical steps and journaling that will help you to navigate through your own journey.
Author: Michael Miller
Release Date: 2015-07-14
There hasn't been one resource that helps with the immediate essentials while preparing you for life beyond loss - until now. What's Next - The Journey Forward: Living Life After a Loss helps those enduring the loss of a loved one tackle the immediate practicalities while it provides gentle guidance for getting life back on track when it seems like you'll be derailed forever. You will discover: What to expect and how to cope as you move through the grief and loss process. How to avoid scams and rip-offs when you are most vulnerable. The best ways to avoid making financial and other mistakes as you deal with new realities. The myriad of details that need to be addressed when someone dies, from death certificates to social network accounts. How to begin envisioning a new life after loss. Written in a straightforward, compassionate manner by a funeral industry insider who is leading the way to a new, more life-affirming approach to loss, What's Next - The Journey Forward: Living Life After a Loss will give you the knowledge you need today and the inspiration and hope you want tomorrow.
Life has a way of tilting. Jobs are lost. Children leave. Homes foreclose. Spouses die. Everyone experiences the loss of something or someone precious at some point. And more often than not a loss is unexpected, certainly unwanted, and can be our undoing. Miriam Neff, M.A. in counseling, has experienced loss in many manifestations from her beloved soul mate Bob going home to the Lord to a close family member’s incarceration. Yet, she has learned “that good things are still possible.” “Life is like a kaleidoscope. We point our sphere toward the light, peer in, and see a beautiful array of glass and stones reflecting beauty, diversity, and contrast. We adjust the lens, and another beautiful, yet different combination of color evolves. Then suddenly the kaleidoscope is thrust to face a black hole. No light means no beautiful display. When you timidly, maybe fearfully, tilt your kaleidoscope back toward the light, you’ll see a new combination you’ve never seen before, colors you didn’t know existed. Location and contrast create new and unexpected beauty. “ More than a “survival” book, Where Do I go From Here raises the bar in life after loss to include love, laughter, and adventure. This is a book about facing forward, not backwards. It is about purposely moving into a bolder and broader future. Includes practical help and chapter discussion questions for individual or group study.
Author: Bob Deits
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Release Date: 2017-05-02
The grief and recovery classic fully revised and updated Loss is overwhelming. After a loved one's death, a divorce, an injury or disease, or another major life change, recovery often seems daunting, if not impossible. Life after Loss is the go-to resource for anyone who has suffered a major loss. With great compassion and insight, Bob Deits provides essential wisdom and practical exercises for navigating the uncertain terrain of grief and recovery. Now in its sixth edition, this guide is fully updated with new advice on catastrophic losses, guidance on using technology to foster connections and maintain support networks, and reflections from Deits' ongoing counseling and his firsthand experiences. After a destabilizing change, Life after Loss helps you to find positive ways to put together a life that is necessarily different--but equally meaningful.
"I am so glad that Rachel wrote this book so she can continue to help more people live with loss. She has a special gift for imparting small and manageable ideas that can profoundly impact someone grieving. Loss is never easy, but Rachel's words and wisdom can help make the journey a bit more bearable and perhaps even more meaningful."—Sharon Liese, from the forewordLiving with Loss offers daily encouragement to individuals and families who have recently lost a loved one. The short entries are easy to read and give realistic, practical advice to guide readers through the day. By providing tools and suggestions that offer hope, optimism, introspection, and self-discovery, this book enables readers to embrace the happy days of life with their loved one and gently guide them through their grief.
Journey from Grief is Andi Fraley’s first book and is an insightful portrayal of a major life challenge we all will experience eventually. One morning while on holiday, the shocking and unexpected loss of her fiancé forever changed her life. This point in time marked the beginning of her story and the day her struggle with grief began. His death sent her entire physical, mental, and emotional constructs of life into a tumultuous rollercoaster of bewilderment and disbelief. Culminating with severe vertigo and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, she considered all options, including suicide, as an alternative to living the rest of her life, forever in grief. In these pages, she discusses the sensitive issues embedded in death, loss, and grief, and the energy and fear these issues hold over us. She takes us through the trials and tribulations of her personal grieving process, so we may learn ways to heal, rather than become a victim of life’s circumstances. It is her wish to share her experience and provide support to others who are making their own journeys from grief. She offers deeply personal insight to help understand what you, your family member, or your friend may be struggling with or keeping locked inside during grief and major life struggle. No one needs to suffer alone or resist a life transformation unwittingly. If you are suffering from a devastating loss of a loved one, a career, financial downfall, or even facing retirement, Journey from Grief will be your companion in healing to encourage and promote discussion with your innermost fears and thoughts. With stillness and insight, everyone may find light within the darkest days and love that lasts forever.
Author: Ashley Davis Bush
Publisher: Conari Press
Release Date: 2016-01-01
When we lose someone close, it’s easy to feel unmoored. We need to find a new rhythm to our days and new ways to connect to the ones we’ve lost. Ashley Davis Bush wrote this book to offer you just that: small doses of comfort and hope for getting through your day when you are still heavy with grief. Each bite-sized reading offers reassurance that healing is possible, whether it’s an ordinary day of living with loss or a special anniversary day. Poetic words, combined with photographic images throughout the book, help provide solace along with the perspective that love always transcends even the deepest loss. Death doesn’t end the relationship; it simply forges a new type of relationship—one based not on physical presence but on memory, spirit, and love.
Author: Allan G. Hedberg Ph. D.
Release Date: 2012-04
Genre: Health & Fitness
.contains a wealth of excellent advice by one of the most talented and productive clinicians I have known. The layperson and professional will find much information in the book that will enrich and enhance life. C. Eugene Walker, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Oklahoma Medical School In this practical book based on years of the author s clinical practice, I found valuable information that applies to a wide range of audiences such as myself, my family, associates, and friends. Pat Kissel, Ph.D., RN, Retired Dean, School of Nursing and Grant Writer, Office of Academic Affairs, Northwest Nazarene University This book offers readers an opportunity to better care for themselves as they make choices leading to good health and longevity. Brian DeMars, M.A., Assistant Professor, Concepts of Wellness, Department of Physical Education, Fresno Pacific University A great book a must read book from a most respected psychologist. Dr. Hedberg approaches one of this generation s biggest problems with real life solutions. Margie Munn, Alzheimer s Care Director, Avalon Health Care, Inc.
For nearly twenty years Michelle Linn-Gust has journeyed through grief following the suicide of her younger sister Denise. The road has taken her through authoring seven books, speaking around the world about how to cope with suicide, and to the presidency of the American Association of Suicidology. In 2011, she took up surfing, something she always dreamed of but never thought she would, and watched her life change around her. This is her inspiring journey as she reflects back on her life with Denise, the importance of water in her relationship with her sister, and where she goes from here as she moves beyond speaking and writing about grief and loss.
Author: Allan Hugh Cole, Jr.
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Release Date: 2008
In this brief book Allan Hugh Cole explains the process of grief and what loss can do to us, identifies ways of coping, and reminds us of the hope that we can find in mourning. Ultimately, Cole offers a plan of "good mourning"--a way to work through the loss and rebuild life with new strength. Cole describes what it takes to be engaged in good mourning instead of endless suffering and demonstrates how faith and prayer can be practical tools in rebuilding life after loss.
It was the summer of 1991 and the weather was hot and still. Bernard and I sat in the shade of the back of our weekend home making small talk. We were at the height of our careers, prominent designers in the Canadian Fashion Industry, enjoying a fabulous lifestyle—dinners out every night, the finest wines, expensive watches, jewellery, and cars—everything one expects of a life of success. We were young, attractive and madly in love with each other. I made a move to go feed our dogs... Bernard went upstairs to shower... and died instead. It was the day that altered both of our lives forever. Written with the strong emotions of true love, this story takes you on a thoughtful, spiritual journey of love between two souls and a deep overall love of God. It is a story of life, absolute love, and immeasurable grief. If you had never known Shelley Wickabrod and Bernard McGee as a couple, nor felt the love between these two souls, this story makes you feel like you have known them all of your life... or possibly for many lives. —Katherine Goodes, Editor, MyEditor.ca This is a story of uncompromising and unconditional love... Shelley Wickabrod writes a compelling story that will touch us all. It reads like a movie. —Kirsten Scollie, Producer, Noumena Productions Inc.
Diane Gilman, Home Shopping Network's #1 fashion personality,wants to help women reinvent and reinvigorate themselves as they approach the over-40 milestone, and beyond. Like so many women who enter the second half of their lives, Diane found herself trudging along, having lost the energy that defined her earlier life. Overweight and newly widowed, she was struggling with how society had defined her as well past her prime. But she rediscovered her passion, and totally invigorated her life. At the age of 60, she has become everything she had ever dreamed she'd be. Now she shares the 10 secrets she discovered for aging agelessly, and assures women that the later years can be a time of mind-expanding work, earth-moving love, foundation rocking sex, and soul-grabbing purpose.
Becky Kennedy seemingly has it all – beautiful daughters who are successful in their own right; a thriving law practice, and a condo that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico with sunsets casting orange, red and purple at the end of each day. But a closer view tells the rest of the story. Becky has been a primary caregiver for her mother over the last twenty-two years. As Alzheimer’s has robbed her mother’s memory, Becky and her father have continued their faithful care for her. Then, just two short years ago, Becky lost her husband in an automobile accident that left her struggling to cope with the grief of that loss and the day-to-day decline of the mother she loves. Soul Song dives deep into the connection of a daughter to her mother in the final stages of life, when memory is gone and faith sustains, while also experiencing the joy of her relationship with her daughters as their futures grow and their paths are revealed. In the end, faith, family, and love endure all in this compelling story.