Based on Healing After Loss, the wise and timeless bereavement companion that has helped thousands cope with grief since 1994, this page-a-day journal includes insightful affirmations, gentle guidance, and thoughtful prompts for writing through loss. Daily meditations follow the course of a year, but the journal can be started in any month, on any day.
"Grief is like a long valley, a winding valley where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape." C.S. Lewis Lorene Duquin, an experienced grief counselor was no stranger to understanding and explaining grief, and had helped many people work through it. But when she lost her mother she found herself living in an entirely new space. Grieving the Loss of a Loved One contains 52 powerful, one-page meditations that will help you work through the various aspects of grieving as they did for Lorene herself. The meditations are wide-ranging: they are deeply personal, but yet they address the emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and social aspects of grief. Rooted in prayer, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and conveying important life lessons, each meditation features: A quote from a well-known figure that speaks to the meditation A brief reflection that expands upon the topic at hand A prayer Sidebar with a timely quote or anecdote Walk hand in hand with Lorene and experience the gift of a companion who can walk this painful walk at your side, through this unknown territory, where each passing day seems to reveal a new dimension of pain, loss, confusion but eventually transforms to healing and peace.
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
Author: Raymond R Mitsch
Release Date: 1993-10-15
Few losses are as painful as the death of someone close. No valley is as vast as grief, no journey as personal and life changing. Compassionate and wise guides Raymond Mitsch and Lynn Brookside shine a light on the road through grief. They can help you endure the anguish and uncertainty; understand the cycles of grief; sort through the emotions of anger, guilt, fear, and depression; and face the God who allowed you to lose the one you love. A series of thoughtful daily devotions, Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love shares wisdom, insight, and comfort that will help you through and beyond your grief.
Author: Ellen Sue Stern
Release Date: 2006-08-01
The first year following the death of a spouse is a time a time of great need - a time of mourning, remembering, and persevering. Widows are challenged with an onslaught of emotions and as they travel this unparalleled path of grief and healing.Filled with guidance and encouragement, hope and perspective, Living With Loss pairs empowering affirmations with wise and insightful quotes from such varied sources as Mother Teresa, Dr. Joyce Brothers, the Dalai Lama, Robert Frost, the Torah, Woody Allen, Joan Didion and Elizabethv Kubler-Ross.Living with Loss helps widows reach into a reservoir of inner strength during the days ahead: a time to feel competent and capable…a time to honor what was and embrace what will be…a time to enter slowly a new future that is built on memories, filled with possibilities, guided by love.
Author: Bill Dunn
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2004-08-30
If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've discovered that few people understand the deep hurt you feel. Where do you turn for daily comfort and help? Where do you find the tools to move forward? Through a Season of Grief is the first 365-day devotional designed to support and uplift you in the first, most difficult year of bereavement. These devotions offer biblical comfort and practical teaching that will enable you to take steps forward each day toward healing. You will better understand the grieving process and will receive needed encouragement along the way. More than thirty respected Christian professionals – including Kay Arthur, Jack Hayford, Elisabeth Elliot, Norman Wright, Barbara Johnson, and Luis Palau – share their insights on how to walk through the devastation of grief toward wholeness and hope. You will also hear from people like you who have lost a loved one and have found God's healing presence in the midst of despair. This unique devotional is based on GriefShare®, a national grief recovery support group program that has helped more than 100,000 families.
After a loved one dies, each day can be a struggle. But each day, you can also find comfort and understanding in this daily companion. With one brief entry for every day of the calendar year, this little book by beloved grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt offers small, one-day-at-a-time doses of guidance and healing. Each entry includes an inspiring or soothing quote followed by a short discussion of the day's theme. This compassionate gem of a book will accompany you.
Author: Sameet M. Kumar
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2005-07-01
Grief is a personal journey, never the same for any two people and as unique as your life and your relationships. Although loss is an inevitable part of life, how you approach this fact can make the difference between meaningless pain and the manifestation of understanding and wisdom. This book describes a mindful approach to dealing with grief that can help you make that difference. By walking this mindful path, you will discover that you are capable of transforming and healing the grief you carry and finding the spiritual and emotional resilience you need to move through this challenging time. These mindfulness practices, explained here in simple and practical language, will help you bear your time of grief. But they will do more than that, too. They will guide you to a life more fully lived, with more meaning. These simple practices will help you experience what richness comes from asking deeper questions about loss and about life.
Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date: 2009-07-01
When author and counselor H. Norman Wright's beloved wife, Joyce, passed away, he grieved the loss of his partner and the life they shared. Even in his state of sorrow, he knew he had to find a way to live without Joyce, to forge a hopeful path, and to move forward in God's grace and strength. With vulnerability and emotional insight, Norm shares from his deeply personal journey and illuminates the way back to living when someone you love is gone. Readers who have lost their spouse will discover support and guidance as they work through anger, including anger at God, to ease toward God's peace move away from denial and "what ifs"to move forward allow memories to provide comfort without getting stuck in the past create a healthy new, daily routine to care for themselves turn their new identity and life over to God's leading and mercy This tender and inspirational book will help any reader who is grieving or who is walking alongside a grieving friend.
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.
Author: Calistoga Press
Publisher: Callisto Media Inc.
Release Date: 2014-03-24
Grief Healing Techniques Helps You Recover in Your Own Way, at Your Own Pace After losing a loved one, grief can be overwhelming and seem impossible to conquer. Grief Healing Techniques gives you manageable, effective steps you can take to work through your grief on a daily basis, so you can start to find your new “normal.” Grief Healing Techniques speaks to anyone who has ever suffered a major loss. With Grief Healing Techniques, you will be able examine your emotions and learn basic strategies for self-care to help you through this difficult time. Grief Healing Techniques helps you rebuild your daily routine, with tips for planning your meals and activities, finding a support network, and healing through journaling and meditation. Grief Healing Techniques gives you practical support for working through grief, with: • Useful insights on the physical effects and emotional range of grief • Practical approaches for rebuilding your daily routine • Advice on whether to pursue professional help • Ideas for strengthening your relationships and involving others in your recovery • Tips for dealing with birthdays, holidays, and other celebrations • Perspectives on support groups, meditation, journaling, and religion With straightforward and supportive advice, Grief Healing Techniques will show you how to make your grief manageable and restore balance to your daily life.
Author: Ashley Davis Bush LCSW
Publisher: Conari Press
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Ashley Davis Bush published Transcending Loss (Berkley) in 1997. Since then she has grown her Transcending Loss brand by becoming a sought-after speaker for professional conferences and by reaching out directly to the bereaved through online communities where she has established tens of thousands of followers. In her new book Hope & Healing for Transcending Loss, Davis Bush offers daily readings--bite-sized lifelines and glimpses of hope for those coping with the death of a loved one. It comprises a brief introduction, a brief conclusion, and 365 daily meditations, plus a few additional pieces for particularly difficult occasions like death date, birth date, anniversary, holidays, and more. Scattered throughout are calming photographs for further contemplation or stillness. Davis Bush's writings focus on normalizing and validating the incredibly painful process of grieving. She offers a compassionate perspective on staying connected to the deceased, focusing on love, living with gratitude, channeling pain to compassion, transcending loss, making meaning, and living into a new self.