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by Ken Boynton

A fable about the life of the Earth and the perspectives of those who live on it. Ken has written just about everything from films, songs, poems, videos, a novel, speeches, comedy sketches, and commercials. He and his wife own Message Glue, a communications consultancy that provides creative and strategic messaging for companies and executives. He resides in the Pacific Northwest section of the Earth.

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
by Caitlyn Doughty

Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid characters (both living and very dead), Caitlin learned to navigate the secretive culture of those who care for the deceased.

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Graceful Passages

Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying (Wisdom of the World)
by Ram Dass

Through words and music, this beautifully designed set offers a renewal of faith to anyone struggling with grief. The book’s heartfelt words, from some of the world’s greatest visionary leaders, are set to original soul-stirring music, creating an atmosphere of relaxation, insight, and healing. Created by the cofounders of the Companion Arts Foundation, Graceful Passages addresses themes of letting go, closure, expressing love, forgiveness, appreciation of life, and continuity of spirit from different perspectives and faith traditions.

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On Death and Dying

On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families
by Elizabeth Kubler Ross

One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kübler-Ross first explored the now-famous five stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Through sample interviews and conversations, she gives the reader a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve that patient, and the patient's family, bringing hope to all who are involved.

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On Grief and Grieving

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
by Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Thirty-six years and sixteen books ago, Kübler-Ross's groundbreaking On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. It introduced the world to the now-famous five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. On Grief and Grieving applies these stages to the process of grieving and weaves together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, all based on Kübler-Ross's and Kessler's professional and personal experiences, and is filled with brief, topic-driven stories. It includes sections on sadness, hauntings, dreams, coping, children, healing, isolation, and even the subject of sex during grief.

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On Children and Death

On Children and Death: How Children and Their Parents Can and Do Cope With Death
by Elizabeth Kubler Ross

On Children and Death is a major addition to the classic works of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, whose On Death and Dying and Living with Death and Dying have been continuing sources of strength and solace for tens of millions of devoted readers worldwide. Based on a decade of working with dying children, this compassionate book offers the families of dead and dying children the help -- and hope -- they need to survive. In warm, simple language, Dr. Kübler-Ross speaks directly to the fears, doubts, anger, confusion, and anguish of parents confronting the terminal illness or sudden death of a child.

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Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss of a Child

Grief Diaries: Loss of a Child
by Lynda Cheldelin Fell and Deana Martin

Surviving Loss of a Child examines the journeys of 22 mothers seeking to find hope and healing in the life-changing aftermath of losing a child. Filled with poignant answers to tender questions, this book is a wonderful source of comfort for all bereaved parents. No matter the age, the circumstance, or number of months or years it’s been, the stories contained within this book not only offer hope and healing, they are a treasured reminder that none of us walk this journey alone.

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Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss by Suicide

Grief Diaries: Loss by Suicide
by Lynda Cheldelin Fell and Sharon Ehlers

A two-time award-winning book, Surviving Loss by Suicide explores the impact on daily life faced by loved ones and offers firsthand accounts about facing the holidays, handling belongings, and more. Readers who share the same path will find comfort and compassion, family and friends will gain better understanding, and professionals will appreciate the rich spectrum of journeys narrated by widows from around the world..

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Grief Diaries: Project Cold Case

Grief Diaries: Project Cold Case
by Ryan Backmann and Lynda Cheldelin Fell

Project Cold Case gives readers an inside look at the aftermath of losing a loved one to an unsolved kidnapping or murder. Filled with answers to poignant questions, readers who share the same loss will find compassion and understanding, and professionals will appreciate the rich spectrum of journeys narrated by people willing to share their own intimate story as they search for healing and hope in the aftermath of losing a loved one to an unsolved crime.

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Grief Diaries: Loss by Impaired Driver

Grief Diaries: Loss by Impaired Driver
by Lynda Cheldelin Fell and Bill Downs

Grief Diaries, Loss by Impaired Driver features the journeys of men and women seeking to find hope and healing in the aftermath of losing a loved one to drunk, drugged or impaired driving. Exploring the impact on daily life, Loss by Impaired Driving offers a firsthand account of the aftermath including interaction with law enforcement, the legal system, and the impact on health, relationships and more.

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Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss of a Spouse

Grief Diaries: Loss of a Spouse
by Lynda Cheldelin Fell and Mary Lee Robinson

When one loses a spouse, whether young or old, the emotional aftermath can take our breath away. Grief Diaries: Loss of a Spouse is like your own portable support group, open 24/7. It offers an intimate collection of stories by people around the world who have all walked in your shoes. Consider this book one of your bereavement tools, and pull it out whenever you need. The stories contained within this book offer company, comfort and hope, and are a treasured reminder that none of us walk this journey alone.

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Grief Diaries: Loss of a Sibling

Grief Diaries: Loss of a Sibling
by Lynda Cheldelin Fell and Christine Bastone

Surviving Loss of a Sibling examines the journeys of ordinary people seeking to find hope and healing in the life-changing aftermath of losing a sibling. Filled with poignant answers to tender questions, this book is a wonderful source of comfort for all bereaved parents. No matter the age, the circumstance, or number of months or years it’s been, the stories contained within this book not only offer hope and healing, they are a treasured reminder that none of us walk this journey alone.

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Healing After Loss

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief
by Martha W. Hickman

For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

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Healing After Loss Meditation Journal

Healing After Loss: A Daily Journal for Working Through Grief
by Martha W. Hickman

Based on Healing After Loss, the wise and timeless bereavement companion that has helped thousands cope with grief since 1994, this guided journal includes insightful page-a-day affirmations, guidance, and thoughtful prompts for writing through loss.

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There is No Good Card for This

There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love
by Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell

When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know that you care. But many people don’t know what words to use—or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. This thoughtful, instructive guide, from empathy expert Dr. Kelsey Crowe and greeting card maverick Emily McDowell, blends well-researched, actionable advice with the no-nonsense humor and the signature illustration style of McDowell's immensely popular Empathy Cards, to help you feel confident in connecting with anyone experiencing grief, loss, illness, or any other difficult situation. Features workbook exercises, sample dialogs, and real-life examples from Dr. Crowe’s research, including her popular "Empathy Bootcamps" that give people tools for building relationships when it really counts.

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Option B

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
by Sheryl Sandberg

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. Option B combines Sheryl’s personal insights with Adam’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart—and her journal—to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl’s loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war.

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A Butterfly's Journey

A Butterfly's Journey : Healing Grief After the Loss of a Child
by Barbara J Hopkinson

“A Butterfly’s Journey” is the memoir of a bereaved mother of three children, whose thirty-year marriage ended after a miscarriage, a stillborn son and the loss of a 21-year-old son in a motorcycle accident. This caused her to start a support group for bereaved parents, and embark on a spiritual journey that changed her life forever, allowing her to recover from her grief, focus on the love in her life, and live happily again.

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