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Book Review Grieving the Death of a Friend

The death of a friend is very often felt intensely and yet may go unrecognized by society. In his book, Grieving the Death of a Friend, Harold Ivan Smith shares his personal friend loss experiences as well as why this type of loss is often so painful. He illustrates this well through his conversational writing style and his use of quotations from other sources.
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August 22 2016

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Reading Laurie L. Mason, LISW-S, ACHP-SW 

Book Review: 3 Children's Books

​When we ourselves are grieving, it's hard to talk with children about death. Children may overhear adults describe their new feelings of grief, and those same feelings can be overwhelming or confusing for them. Children's books are a good way to introduce various aspects of loss. Sometimes, to provide a less threatening context, they may substitute animals for human beings.   
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May 18 2016

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Reading 

Chicken Soup for the Soul - Grief and Recovery

In Chicken Soup for the Soul there are 101 stories about surviving the loss of a loved one. They cover all types of loss—a spouse, sibling, parent, loved one and friend. The narrators, who come from all ages and all walks of life, describe how they found hope and strength through the grief process.
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February 05 2016

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Reading Lisa Florjancic, MA, LSW 

The Mourner’s Book of Hope:

Alan Wolfelt is the Director for the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Ft. Collins, Colorado.  A renowned author, teacher, and grief counselor, he has written many best-selling books read by the bereaved all over the world.  In The Mourner’s Book of Hope, Dr. Wolfelt draws on his personal experiences as a grieving person as well as his professional work supporting the bereaved.
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November 24 2015

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Tensie Holland LSW, CT Reading 

Book Review: Parentless Parents

Journalist Allison Gilbert shares her account of experiencing her mother's death from ovarian cancer; two years later, while raising her toddler daughter, she watches as her father succumbs to lung cancer. Surprised by her feelings and thoughts, she begins to notice a vast difference in her parenting style and needs as compared with her husband. She finds herself overwhelmed with feelings of jealousy, resentment and isolation.
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June 21 2015

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief JoDee Coulter, MT-BC, CT Reading 

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