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.
Author: Raymond Moody
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Raymond Moody is the 'grandfather' of contemporary investigation into the Near Death Experience and the After Death Experience. Life After Loss examines the latest findings and developments in both of these experiences, including never-before-revealed information on latest research on life after death. Certain to be a popular resource with the millions of baby boomers facing the illness and death of their parents and their own mortality, Moody and Arcangel illuminate how knowledge of humanity's 'greatest mystery' helps to ease the grieving process, allowing those with faith in 'life after life' to transcend their fear and grief and become more spiritually enlightened in the process.
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.
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: Brenda Daniel
Publisher: Christian Living Books, Inc.
What do you do when your world falls apart? Can you recover when your hopes are shattered, when relationships are broken or you lose your job, loved ones, health, or dreams? This book provides practical steps to move from loss to recovery. It helps you overcome the shock, grief, disappointment, and bewilderment and moves you forward.
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.
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.
Author: Scott Reall
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Find hope and light in the face of the deepest grief. Based on the Journey to Freedom Manual, this study guide is about learning to face life after loss, whether that grief is the result of death, divorce, or other types of separation. Like the other study guides in the Journey to Freedom series, this study will focus specifically on living anew after a loss, while helping people change the things in their life that keep them from fulfilling their purpose and living their life to its fullest potential. Other guides in the series include: The Journey to a Life of Significance: Freedom from Low Self Esteem 978-1-4185-0770-1 The Journey to Healthy Living: Freedom from Body Image and Food Issues 978-1-4185-0769-5 The Journey to Living with Courage: Freedom from Fear 978-1-4185-0772-5
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.
A LIVING LOSS: Surviving Separation From a Loved One focuses on living loss—when a person becomes estranged from a loved one who still lives - a friend, a partner or a family member. This book focuses on a forced estrangement, wherein one family member (the enforcer) refuses to see another family member (the enforced). There is not necessarily any explanation, which can lead to grief, depression, and eventual decline in health. When a family member is lost to death, the grieving process is shattering. Lives are changed; hearts are broken. Yet, even in the depths of despair, there is hope. There is help, too—therapists, support groups, and other family members. A living loss is soul wounding. Support is often not available for those experiencing this loss. They grieve alone. Resolution is extremely difficult. Even in estrangement, there is hope. Author Barbara Rombough is ready to help you heal. She uses cognitive therapy strategies, relaxation techniques, and so much more to help mend the brokenhearted. It is possible to emerge a different person, renewed with strength, inner peace, and acceptance, whether or not the broken family bonds are ever healed.