ABCs of Healthy Grieving

ABCs of Healthy Grieving
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Nationally recognized grief educator Harold Ivan Smith brings over twenty-five years of professional experience in grief recovery to ABCs of Healthy Grieving. Seventy-two brief suggestions for healthy grieving, each two-pages in length and titled starting with a letter of the alphabet followed by an "I Can" statement, encourage those suffering the loss of a loved one to grow through grief spiritually and emotionally. One particular aspect of living with grief day-to-day is introduced with relevant quotes and short excerpts. Readers can read ABCs of Healthy Grieving cover to cover, or choose a single topic to help them through their day.
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9781594711275
Publication Date: 
2007-05-01
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And Then Mark Died

And Then Mark Died
$18.99
In 23 letters written after the death of her son, the author describes her pain, exhaustion, guilt and despair. She also draws upon the hope and grace and promise that are the gifts of the Christian Church. The letters, written to family, friends, and members of her congregation, are informed by doctrines of the church, scripture and the wisdom of foremothers and forefathers of the faith. The letters engage with, and sometimes quarrel with, those resources or interpretation of them. It is this well-grounded theological reflection and the shared experience of faith tested and made stronger in the terrible fire of grief which sets this book apart. NOTE: Two of these letters were published in Circuit Rider (March/April 2001). The response was very positive among readers, including Martin Marty who picked up a long quote in his popular publication Context.
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9780687066506
Publication Date: 
2003-02-01
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Decembered Grief

Decembered Grief
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Suffering the loss of a loved one at any time of the year is difficult, yet during the holidays or special occasions, those grieving experience a more intense sense of loss. The world is moving forward and celebrating life and all its blessings, yet for grievers, a darkness pervades the holiday. This book is an invitation to Christmas and its companion holidays of the season which compose a grueling triathlon which begins on Thanksgiving and continues unabated for forty-five days until the last of the bowl games on New Year's Day. Through quotes, prayers, Scriptures and the words of the author, A Decembered Grief is designed to guide the reader on the journey beyond 'the shadow' and directly through 'the valley of death.' Paper.
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9780834118195
Publication Date: 
1999-08-30
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Decembered Grief: Living with Loss While Others Are Celebrating (Gift edition)

Decembered Grief: Living with Loss While Others Are Celebrating (Gift edition)
$15.99
Vincent van Gogh's last words resonate with many grievers this holiday season: 'La tristesse durea--the sadness will never go away.'No, it will not go away. But it will change.Grief can be overwhelming, and it is especially intense during the holidays--those weeks that have always been spent in preparation and anticipation with a loved one who has been lost. While the world seems to be moving forward and celebrating life, grievers face a season of darkness and loss.For you--or as gift for someone you know who is grieving--Harold Ivan Smith guides the reader beyond the darkness with illustrations and insights that emphasize God's ability to transform the holidays into a time of grace and healing.
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9780834127265
Publication Date: 
2011-08-15
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Don't Take My Grief Away: What

Don't Take My Grief Away: What
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A warm, consoling, practical guidance to help the bereaved cope with emotions, confront decisions, and learn to live again.
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9780060654177
Publication Date: 
1984-09-01
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Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages (Anniversary)

Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages (Anniversary)
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This story by Leo Buscaglia is a warm, wonderfully wise and strikingly simple story about a leaf names Freddie. How Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally falling to the ground with winter's snow, is an inspiring allegory illustrating the delicate balance between life and death.

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf is a warm and thought-provoking story and both children and adults will be deeply touched by this inspiring book. This 20th anniversary edition of this beloved classic has helped thousands of people come to grips with life and death.
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9780943432892
Publication Date: 
1982-06-01

Final Acts: Death, Dying, and the Choices We Make

Final Acts: Death, Dying, and the Choices We Make
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Today most people die gradually, from incremental illnesses, rather than from the heart attacks or fast-moving diseases that killed earlier generations. Given this new reality, the essays in Final Acts explore how we can make informed and caring end-of-life choices for ourselves and for those we loveùand what can happen without such planning.

Contributors include patients, caretakers, physicians, journalists, lawyers, social workers, educators, hospital administrators, academics, psychologists, and a poet, and among them are ethicists, religious believers, and nonbelievers. Some write moving, personal accounts of "good" or 'bad" deaths; others examine the ethical, social, and political implications of slow dying. Essays consider death from natural causes, suicide, and aid-in-dying (assisted suicide).

Writing in a style free of technical jargon, the contributors discuss documents that should be prepared (health proxy, do-not-resuscitate order, living will, power of attorney); decision-making (over medical interventions, life support, hospice and palliative care, aid-in-dying, treatment location, speaking for those who can no longer express their will); and the roles played by religion, custom, family, friends, caretakers, money, the medical establishment, and the government.

For those who yearn for some measure of control over death, the essayists in Final Acts, from very different backgrounds and with different personal and professional experiences around death and dying, offer insight and hope.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780813546285
Publication Date: 
2009-12-15

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying
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In this moving and compassionate classic now updated with new material from the authors hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years experience tending the terminally ill.
Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the gifts of wisdom, faith, and love that the dying leave for the living to share.
Filled with practical advice on responding to the requests of the dying and helping them prepare emotionally and spiritually for death, Final Gifts shows how we can help the dying person live fully to the very end."
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9781451667257
Publication Date: 
2012-02-14
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Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life

Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life
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For more than two decades, hospice nurse Maggie Callanan has tended to the terminally ill and been a cornerstone of support for their loved ones. Now the coauthor of the classic bestseller Final Gifts passes along the lessons she has learned from the experts—her patients. Here is the guide we all need to understanding the special needs of the dying and those who care for them.

From supporting a husband or wife faced with the loss of a spouse to helping a dying mother prepare her children to carry on without her, Callanan’s poignant stories illustrate new ways to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of this difficult and precious time. She brings welcome clarity to medical and ethical concerns, explaining what to expect at every stage.

Designed to be your companion, resource, and advocate from diagnosis through the final hours, Final Journeys will help you keep the lines of communication open, get the help you need, and create the peaceful end we all hope for.

ISBN/SKU: 
0553382748
Publication Date: 
2009-03-24
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Finding Your Way to Say Goodbye: Comfort for the Dying and Those Who Care for Them

Finding Your Way to Say Goodbye: Comfort for the Dying and Those Who Care for Them
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Written by a person who has been comforting and counselling terminally ill people for years, this book offers guidance, support, and encouragement for both those who are approaching death as well as their families, friends, counselors, medical and hospice practicioners, and chaplains.

Consisting of short "chapters," each including a spiritual reflection, Smith moves the reader or caregiver from "admitting that you know" to "finishing the race."

Along the way comfort and guidance are offered on issues such as: Releasing Control, Dealing with Privacy, Crying, Partnering with Physicians, Embracing God, Expressing Anger, Forgiving, Reviewing Your Life, Making a Valid Will, Making Visitors Comfortable, Telling Your Stories, and Composing Your Goodbyes.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780877939757
Publication Date: 
2002-08-01

Getting to the Other Side of Grief: Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse

Getting to the Other Side of Grief: Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse
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This sensitive and biblically oriented book offers a roadmap for bereaved spouses on the journey through grief to resolution. Excellent for pastors, too.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780801058219
Publication Date: 
1998-10-01

Good Grief 50th Anniversary

Good Grief 50th Anniversary
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For fifty years Good Grief has helped millions of readers, including NFL players and a former first lady, find comfort and rediscover hope after loss. Now this classic text is available in a new edition with a foreword by one of the nation's leading communicators of medical health care information. An afterword by the author's daughters tells how the book came to be.

Good Grief identifies ten stages of grief--shock, emotion, depression, physical distress, panic, guilt, anger, resistance, hope, and acceptance but, recognizing that grief is complex and deeply personal, defines no "right" way to grieve. Good Grief offers valuable insights on the emotional and physical responses persons may experience during the natural process of grieving. The anniversary gift edition includes space for readers to record thoughts about their personal experience with grief.

Whether mourning the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, the loss of a job, or other difficult life changes, Good Grief is a proven steady companion in times of loss.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780800697815
Publication Date: 
2011-01-01

Good Grief large print 50th Anniversary Edition

Good Grief large print 50th Anniversary Edition
$8.99
For fifty years Good Grief has helped millions of readers, including NFL players and a former first lady, find comfort and rediscover hope after loss. Now this classic text is available in a new edition with a foreword by one of the nation's leading communicators of medical health care information. An afterword by the author's daughters tells how the book came to be.

Good Grief identifies ten stages of grief--shock, emotion, depression, physical distress, panic, guilt, anger, resistance, hope, and acceptance but, recognizing that grief is complex and deeply personal, defines no "right" way to grieve. Good Grief offers valuable insights on the emotional and physical responses persons may experience during the natural process of grieving. The anniversary gift edition includes space for readers to record thoughts about their personal experience with grief.

Whether mourning the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, the loss of a job, or other difficult life changes, Good Grief is a proven steady
ISBN/SKU: 
9780800697822
Publication Date: 
2010-10-01

Grievers Ask: Answers to Questions about Death and Loss

Grievers Ask: Answers to Questions about Death and Loss
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In his counseling work, Harold Ivan Smith has heard all the questions even the most obscure, personal, and difficult ones that occur to grievers as they process their loss. Here he compiles more than 150 common questions, explores the emotions behind them, and provides clear and forthright responses. Whether readers find the answers they seek, new perspectives to ponder, or comfort from knowing that others ask similar questions, this valuable resource will guide individuals who are in the midst of grief and those who wish to provide comfort.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806645629
Publication Date: 
2004-04-01

Grieving the Death of a Father

Grieving the Death of a Father
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A former funeral director and a leader of seminars on grief and spirituality uses the death of his own father as a beginning point to lead others through the particularly difficult journey through grief when a father dies.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806627144
Publication Date: 
1994-01-01

Grieving the Death of a Friend

Grieving the Death of a Friend
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Guides the mourner through the natural grief process, from an understanding of the qualities that make up a strong friendship, to the value of memories, the ability to accept loss, and the comfort of religion.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806628424
Publication Date: 
1996-04-01
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Grieving the Death of a Pet

Grieving the Death of a Pet
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Because our relationships with our animal companions are unlike human relationships, the death of a pet is like no other loss that we will experience. In this book, Betty J. Carmack draws on the wisdom of Ecclesiastes, her own experience, and interviews with dozens of pet lovers to guide the reader through the initial loss of a pet to the dawning of new hope and reassurance.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806643489
Publication Date: 
2002-12-01

Healing a Child's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers

Healing a Child's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers
$11.95
A compassionate resource for friends, parents, relatives, teachers, volunteers, and caregivers, this series offers suggestions to help the grieving cope with the loss of a loved one. Often people do not know what to sayor what "not" to sayto someone they know who is mourning; this series teaches that the most important thing a person can do is listen, have compassion, be there for support, and do something helpful. This volume addresses what to expect fromgrieving young people, and how to provide safe outlets for children to express emotion. Included in each bookare tested, sensitive ideas for carpe diem actions that people can take right this minutewhile still remaining supportive and honoring the mourner s loss.
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ISBN/SKU: 
9781879651289
Publication Date: 
2001-04-01
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Healing a Parent's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies

Healing a Parent's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies
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Presenting simple yet highly effective methods for coping and healing, this book provides answers and relief to parents trying to deal with the loss of a child. It offers 100 practical, action-oriented tips for embracing grief, such as writing a letter to the child who has died; spending time with others who will listen to stories of grief; creating a memory book, box, or Web site; and remembering others who may still be struggling with the death. The guide also addresses common problems for grieving parents, including dealing with marital stress, helping surviving siblings, dealing with hurtful advice, and exploring feelings of guilt. This compassionate resource will aid parents who have been through the death of a child—whether the passing happened recently or many years ago, whether the child was young or an adult.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781879651302
Publication Date: 
2002-04-01

Healing Grief at Work: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Workplace Is Touched by Loss

Healing Grief at Work: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Workplace Is Touched by Loss
$11.95
With a gentle and considerate style, this handbook explores what happens when grief and the workplace meet, and the drastic effects of grieving on employees, their performance, and the overall workplace environment. Touching on the different kinds of grief workers can experience, such as death, divorce, and layoffs, the effective ways to channel grief during the workday, how to support coworkers who mourn, participation in group memorials, and negotiating appropriate bereavement leave, this concise and practical resource gives both ideas for the mourner and the mourner's coworkers. A special introduction for employers, owners, managers, and human resource personnel addresses the economic impact of grief in the workplace and provides practical and cost effective ideas for maintaining morale and creating a productive yet compassionate work environment.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781879651456
Publication Date: 
2005-05-01

Healing the Adult Child's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Parent Dies

Healing the Adult Child's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Parent Dies
$11.95
Offering heartfelt and simple advice, this book provides realistic suggestions and relief for an adult child whose parent has died. Practical advice is presented in a one-topic-per-page format that does not overwhelm with psychological language, but provides small, immediate ways to understand and reconcile grief. Some of the action-oriented tips include writing down memories, completing a task or goal left unfinished by your deceased parent, or honoring the parent's birthday. In addition the common challenges that face grieving adult children, such as helping the surviving parent, resolving sibling conflicts, and legal and financial issues, are addressed clearly and concisely.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781879651319
Publication Date: 
2002-09-01
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Healing Your Grieving Heart After Stillbirth: 100 Practical Ideas for Parents and Familiies

Healing Your Grieving Heart After Stillbirth: 100 Practical Ideas for Parents and Familiies
$11.95
Beloved grief educator Dr. Alan Wolfelt compassionately explores the common feelings of shock, anger, guilt, and sadness that accompany a stillborn child, offering suggestions for expressing feelings, remembering the child, and healing as a family. Ideas to help each unique person--mother, father, grandparent, sibling, friend--are included, as are thoughts from families who experienced a stillbirth. This new addition to Dr. Wolfelt's popular series is a healing companion to families when they need it most.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781617221750
Publication Date: 
2013-02-01
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Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas
$11.95
With sensitivity and insight, this series offers suggestions for healing activities that can help survivors learn to express their grief and mourn naturally. Acknowledging that death is a painful, ongoing part of life, they explain how people need to slow down, turn inward, embrace their feelings of loss, and seek and accept support when a loved one dies. Each book, geared for mourning adults, teens, or children, provides ideas and action-oriented tips that teach the basic principles of grief and healing. These ideas and activities are aimed at reducing the confusion, anxiety, and huge personal void so that the living can begin their lives again. Included in the books for teens and kids are age-appropriate activities that teach younger people that their thoughts are not only normal but necessary.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781879651234
Publication Date: 
2001-04-01
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Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas

Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas
$11.95
With sensitivity and insight, this series offers suggestions for healing activities that can help survivors learn to express their grief and mourn naturally. Acknowledging that death is a painful, ongoing part of life, it explains how people need to slow down, turn inward, embrace their feelings of loss, and seek and accept support when a loved one dies. Each book, geared for mourning adults, teens, or children, provides ideas and action-oriented tips that teach the basic principles of grief and healing. These ideas and activities are aimed at reducing the confusion, anxiety, and huge personal void so that living their lives can begin again."
ISBN/SKU: 
9781879651258
Publication Date: 
2001-04-01
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Healing Your Grieving Soul: 100 Spiritual Practices for Mourners

Healing Your Grieving Soul: 100 Spiritual Practices for Mourners
$11.95
Following a helpful introduction about the role of spirituality in grief, this practical mourning guide suggests activities based on meditation, prayer, yoga, and contemplative solitude to help with feelings of despair. For mourners who suffer from anxiety, breathing exercises are recommended, and massage is suggested for those who experience fatigue. Each description of these practices offers a brief activity to try out before continuing to read.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781879651579
Publication Date: 
2009-05-01

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