Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

101 Inspirational and Comforting Stories about Surviving the Loss of a Loved One

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Amy Newmark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611591856

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

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Readers mourning the loss of a loved one will find solace and strength in these 101 emotional and inspiration stories from those who have gone through the grieving process. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery will help readers during this difficult time. Everyone grieves in their own way. While the hurt and sadness never completely fade, it eases with time. Contributors who have gone through the grieving and recovery process share their stories, offering guidance and support in this collection of personal and poignant stories. With its stories of regaining strength, appreciating life, coping, and faith, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery will ease the journey to healing.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453279911

Category: Self-Help

Page: 480

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Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you're discovering Chicken Soup for the first time or are a long time fan, this volume will inspire you to be a better person, reach for your highest potential, share your love and embrace the world around you.

Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul

Stories About Life, Death and Overcoming the Loss of a Loved One

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453279016

Category: Self-Help

Page: 268

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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.

Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul

Inspirational Stories About Sisters and Their Changing Relationships

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145327927X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

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This new Chicken Soup book offers a heartwarming and uplifting collection of stories that celebrate the lifelong bond of sisterhood.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels Among Us

101 Inspirational Stories of Miracles, Faith, and Answered Prayers

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Amy Newmark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611592194

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 7923

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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.

On Grieving the Death of a Father

Author: Harold Ivan Smith

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 9781451409499

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 140

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Smith has combined personal stories from Frederick Buechner, Norman Vincent Peale, Corrie ten Boom, James Dobson, and many other well-known people to help others through their grieving process in dealing with the new reality of a deceased father.

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye

Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One

Author: Brook Noel,Pamela D Blair

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402234333

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Now there is a hand to hold... Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now for thse who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold, written by two women who have experienced sudden loss. This updated edition of the best-selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. explore sudden death and offers a comforting hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one. Featured on ABC World News, Fox and Friends and many other shows, this book acts as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression. New material covers the unique circumstances of loss, men and women's grieving styles, religion and faith, myths and misunderstandings, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye reflects the shifting face of grief. These pages have offered solace to over eighty thousand people, ranging from seniors to teenagers and from the newly bereaved to those who lost a loved one years ago. Individuals engulfed by the immediate aftermath will find a special chapter covering the first few weeks. Tapping their personal histories and drawing on numerous interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D, explore unexpected death and its role in the cycle of life. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye provides survivors with a rock-steady anchor from which to weather the storm of pain and begin to rebuild their lives. PRAISE FOR I WASN'T READY TO SAY GOODBYE "I highly recommend this book, not only to the bereaved, but to friends and counselors as well." Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Grieving Child, The Mourning Handbook, and The Grieving Teen "This book, by women who have done their homework on grief... can hold a hand and comfort a soul through grief 's wilderness. Oustanding references of where to see other help." George C. Kandle, Pastoral Psychologist "Finally, you have found a friend who can not only explain what has just occurred, but can take you by the hand and lead you to a place of healing and personal growth. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a family member, a close personal associate or a friend, this guide can help you survive and cope, but even more importantly... heal." The Rebecca Review "For those dealing with the loss of a loved one, or for those who want to help someone who is, this is a highly recommended read." Midwest Book Review

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

A Devotional of Hope

Author: Kathe Wunnenberg

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310862345

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Death is an inevitable and constant part of life, yet those who grieve often feel misunderstood and alone in their journey, says Kathe Wunnenberg, author of Grieving the Loss of a Loved One. This compassionate book acts as a daily devotional companion to hurting people. Designed for adult readers of all ages and stages in the grieving process, it is sensitively written by an author who suffered three miscarriages and the death of an infant son. She knows from firsthand experience that there are no easy answers for those who mourn. Sixty devotions cover the many stages of grieving, including readings for holidays, birthdays, and special occasions, when grief can be particularly painful. Readers will walk away from the short thematic devotions and feel validated, connected to someone who knows how they truly feel, and with renewed hope in God. Friends and family members who sincerely want to help the grieving can give this book as a meaningful, beneficial expression of their love and concern.

Living with Loss

One Day at a Time

Author: Rachel Kodanaz

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1938486420

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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"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.

The Truth About Grief

The Myth of Its Five Stages and the New Science of Loss

Author: Ruth Davis Konigsberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439152645

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The five stages of grief are so deeply imbedded in our culture that no American can escape them. Every time we experience loss—a personal or national one—we hear them recited: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The stages are invoked to explain everything from how we will recover from the death of a loved one to a sudden environmental catastrophe or to the trading away of a basketball star. But the stunning fact is that there is no validity to the stages that were proposed by psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross more than forty years ago. In The Truth About Grief, Ruth Davis Konigsberg shows how the five stages were based on no science but nonetheless became national myth. She explains that current research paints a completely different picture of how we actually grieve. It turns out people are pretty well programmed to get over loss. Grieving should not be a strictly regimented process, she argues; nor is the best remedy for pain always to examine it or express it at great length. The strength of Konigsberg’s message is its liberating force: there is no manual to grieving; you can do it freestyle. In the course of clarifying our picture of grief, Konigsberg tells its history, revealing how social and cultural forces have shaped our approach to loss from the Gettysburg Address through 9/11. She examines how the American version of grief has spread to the rest of the world and contrasts it with the interpretations of other cultures—like the Chinese, who focus more on their bond with the deceased than on the emotional impact of bereavement. Konigsberg also offers a close look at Kübler-Ross herself: who she borrowed from to come up with her theory, and how she went from being a pioneering psychiatrist to a New Age healer who sought the guidance of two spirits named Salem and Pedro and declared that death did not exist. Deeply researched and provocative, The Truth About Grief draws on history, culture, and science to upend our country’s most entrenched beliefs about its most common experience.

Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love

Your Emotional Journey Through End of Life and Grief

Author: Norine Dresser,Fredda Wasserman, MA, MPH, LMFT

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781935281788

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 186

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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.

Exit Laughing

How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death

Author: Victoria Zackheim

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944087

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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There’s nothing funny about dying … or is there? Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and 22 more share hilarious and moving stories of confronting death. Exit Laughing makes death more approachable as it reveals the funny side of “passing on.” As painful as it is to lose a loved one, Exit Laughing shows us that in times of grief, humor can help us with coping and even healing. Best-selling author Amy Ferris explains how her mother’s dementia led to a permanent ban from an airline. Ellen Sussman writes of flying her mother's body home and watching the burial wardrobe spill out on the baggage carousel. Broadway and television actor Richard McKenzie shares the riotous story of a funeral procession led by a lost hearse. Bonnie Garvin even manages to find a heavy dose of dark humor in her parents’ three unsuccessful attempts at a double suicide. These stories, along with tales from Joshua Braff, Barbara Graham, Dianne Rinehart, and more, constitute a book whose purpose is to remind readers that when dealing with illness, aging, and dying, there is an important place for laugh-out-loud humor. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Awareness in Action

Self-Awareness and Group Process

Author: Juneau Mahan Gary,Phylis J. Philipson

Publisher: UPA

ISBN: 0761866353

Category: Education

Page: 198

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Awareness in Action is a user-friendly text/workbook designed to provide individuals with an increased understanding of themselves and others. Using group-based experiential exercises to enhance self-awareness in professional and personal relationships, the workbook is crafted to guide those wishing to improve the quality of both types of relationships.

100 Opinions You Can Trust on Chicken Soup for the Soul

Grieving and Recovery

Author: David Harfoot

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458936286

Category:

Page: 42

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery: 101 Inspirational and Comforting Stories about Surviving the Loss of a Loved One." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Fatherloss

How Sons of All Ages Come to Terms with the Death of Their Dads

Author: Neil Chethik

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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National surveys, interviews, and portraits of high-profile men examine the way men deal with the death of their fathers, and offer advice on how men of any age can cope with their loss.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recovery

101 Stories about Surviving and Thriving after Divorce

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611591651

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

View: 1884

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recovery is wonderfully uplifting and filled with stories from men and women who have successfully navigated the divorce and recovery process. A great source of support for divorced and divorcing men and women. Filled with heartfelt, personal stories, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recovery provides support, inspiration, and humor on all the phases of divorce, including the initial shock of the decision, the logistics of living through it, self-discovery, and the new world of dating and even remarriage. Readers going through a divorce will find this book a great source of emotional support and a guide as they go through the process.

Widow To Widow

Thoughtful, Practical Ideas For Rebuilding Your Life

Author: Genevieve Davis Ginsburg,Genevieve Ginsburg

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738211338

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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In this remarkably useful guide, widow, author, and therapist Genevieve Davis Ginsburg offers fellow widows-as well as their family and friends-sage advice for coping with the loss of a husband. From learning to travel and eat alone to creating new routines to surviving the holidays and anniversaries that reopen emotional wounds, Widow to Widow walks readers through the challenges of widowhood and encourages them on their path to building a new life.

Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury

A Family Guidebook, from the Emergency Room to Selecting a Rehabilitation Facility

Author: Garry Prowe

Publisher: Rj Communications

ISBN: 9780984197439

Category: Self-Help

Page: 246

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"This book--which is based upon the experience of hundreds of people living with a brain injury, their families, and the medical professionals who treat them--will answer many of your questions. It will teach you: the basics of brain injury and the recovery and rehabilitation processes ; the wide range of impairments caused by a brain injury ; ways to make this stressful and exhausting time easier for you and your family ; what you need to know about health insurance and disability pay ; how a case manager and an attorney can help you ; the factors that influence how well someone recovers from a brain injury ; how to access the wide range of resources available to the families of brain injury survivors"--Cover, p. 4.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316219304

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.