Book Review

365 Days of Understanding Your Grief: 
Daily Readings for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D 

341F3B2A49F3A317B6C7B5798C77DD200186A747-(1).jpgDr. Alan Wolfelt is the founder and director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Colorado. He has worked with numerous bereaved people, “companioning” them on their grief journey. He is also an educator, providing guidance to many professional and informal caregivers as they help others who have experienced loss.  
In 365 Days of Understanding Your Grief, Wolfelt recognizes that you work on your grief every day you are grieving. This pocket-sized book is meant to guide you on your grief walk. Wolfelt suggests reading each day’s guidance writing at the beginning of your day. He notes, “It will help set the tone for your day and serve as a reminder that your grief, while painful, is a normal, necessary part of your love for the person that died.” Included in the book are 10 Touchstones for Healing Your Heart, designed to “let you know that you are on the right path.” Each day also has a reflection at the end of the page, to reflect and remind you to take care of yourself.    

This helpful book is easy to read and offers hope as you move forward on your grief walk. If you are interested in any other publications or looking for more information on Dr. Wolfelt’s work, visit


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