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Solace Club

SolaceClub, LLC offers care packages for those in grief. Each SolaceClub box is psychologist-curated and designed to help those in grief cope with their symptoms. SolaceClub, LLC is dedicated to improving how we support those in grief. On the company’s website, there are blogs devoted to ways in which people can better support the grieving as well as blogs written directly for those dealing with loss. SolaceClub, LLC also sponsors a monthly program which focuses on grief called SolaceShow (www.wcobm.tv). For more information, please go to www.solaceclub.com.

Be Brave: A Wife’s Journey Through Caregiving

by Florrie Munat

Florrie Munat became her husband Chuck's caregiver on the day he suffered a severe stroke. Any chances for his recovery were derailed when they learned that Chuck was suffering from Lewy body dementia. After that devastating news, Florrie and Chuck assumed their loving marriage had been shattered forever. But what happened next surprised them. With honesty, humor, and compassion, Florrie's inspiring memoir invites the reader to walk in her shoes as she navigates the roller coaster journey of caregiving for a spouse with dementia.

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Vegas Strong

Vegas Strong

by Crystal Perkins, Jessica Arden, Paul Atreides and Joey Blue

“Vegas Strong” is a collection of short stories of the drama that occurred in the city of Las Vegas. October 1, 2017. It’s a day the world will never forget, and the people of Las Vegas will always remember. One man committed an act of domestic terrorism on a crowd of unsuspecting concert attendees and changed this city forever.

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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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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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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 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: 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: 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: 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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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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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 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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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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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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Blip

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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RECENT TWEETS

There are definitely some shows that show Death and Dying in it’s rawest form. Breaking Bad and Grey’s Anatomy come to mind. But #grief?
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It takes great vulnerability to open up about the end of life in such a public way. Thank you, @Oprah, for sharing your experience. We are sorry for your loss. https://t.co/FkF9AWCoSa

This is why, when I see a great play, I purchase the script ASAP! So I can read the line to myself and savor the moment. @dramatistsguild @PlayAtWriting You’ve inspired me to write some of those lines myself! Thanks!

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