Author : Ruth Davis Konigsberg
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 1439152640
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The five stages of grief are so deeply imbedded in our culture that no American can escape them. Every time we experience loss—a personal or national one—we hear them recited: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The stages are invoked to explain everything from how we will recover from the death of a loved one to a sudden environmental catastrophe or to the trading away of a basketball star. But the stunning fact is that there is no validity to the stages that were proposed by psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross more than forty years ago. In The Truth About Grief, Ruth Davis Konigsberg shows how the five stages were based on no science but nonetheless became national myth. She explains that current research paints a completely different picture of how we actually grieve. It turns out people are pretty well programmed to get over loss. Grieving should not be a strictly regimented process, she argues; nor is the best remedy for pain always to examine it or express it at great length. The strength of Konigsberg’s message is its liberating force: there is no manual to grieving; you can do it freestyle. In the course of clarifying our picture of grief, Konigsberg tells its history, revealing how social and cultural forces have shaped our approach to loss from the Gettysburg Address through 9/11. She examines how the American version of grief has spread to the rest of the world and contrasts it with the interpretations of other cultures—like the Chinese, who focus more on their bond with the deceased than on the emotional impact of bereavement. Konigsberg also offers a close look at Kübler-Ross herself: who she borrowed from to come up with her theory, and how she went from being a pioneering psychiatrist to a New Age healer who sought the guidance of two spirits named Salem and Pedro and declared that death did not exist. Deeply researched and provocative, The Truth About Grief draws on history, culture, and science to upend our country’s most entrenched beliefs about its most common experience.

Author : Ron Marasco
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 9781566638586
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About Grief is an unorthodox learning approach to a difficult and profoundly human experience. The authors are not physicians or psychologists, so the book is without clinical jargon. It is not a memoir of personal grief, so there is no wrenching saga to work through. And it is not a touchyfeely inspirational book, so, as the authors put it, There are no doves on the jacket.

Author : Elaine Voci
Genre : Self-Help
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN : 9781457568039
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Guidance from a Life Coach for Navigating the Unsolicited Bad Advice Given to People Who Are Grieving This is a book about how to recognize and overcome the five most common and harmful myths about grief that are not only untrue, but are also the source of much of the unsolicited bad advice given to people who are grieving. This book shows you what healthy grieving looks like, and inspires you with practical, true stories from real-life experiences that can help ease your journey through grief. It teaches you that death, loss, and grief are bearable because you are more resilient than you know. In The Five Most Harmful Myths About Grief, Elaine encourages us to uphold two kinds of courage needed for the journey of grief: the first is to face our own mortality, and that of our loved ones. Every human life story has a beginning and an end. In between those two points, courage helps us discover what has meaning for us, and helps us decide what we will do with the time we have. The second kind of courage is even more important – the courage to act on what is real, true, and possible for us when grief cracks open our hearts and renders us tender, wounded, and lonely. Whether you are a newly bereaved person, or someone who has been through grief and loss over the years, this book will offer comfort, insightful information, and gentle companionship to make it through the dark nights of the soul, not just intact, but stronger and wiser for the experience. ~ Elaine Voci, Ph.D.

Author : Jerry Lindsey
Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN : 9781329696570
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We all know that it is in one’s highest good to grieve the loss of a relationship. Healthy grief releases feelings rather than allowing them to get stuck in the body. Healthy grief allows the griever to heal the loss and move on with life. Yet grief is not always healing. Many of us have known people who were stuck in their grief, seemingly locked into the past and unable to move forward in their lives. GRAB A COPY OF THIS EBOOK TODAY

Author : Sally S. Roach
Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : Singular
ISBN : UOM:39015037777128
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This text provides an overview of the grieving process by introducing the nurse and other health care professionals to some of the more common theories associated with death and dying. Beginning with an overview of the grieving process, different chapters focus on specific stages of grief and emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse in the healing process. Also included in this text is the hospice philosophy which encompasses four dimensions of support - physical, emotional, social and spiritual, and other specific healing strategies designed to be used in working with those in the midst of grief. Dedicated to personal growth, the final part of the book presents vignettes depicting the many phases of grief, as well as a healing approach that will enable the griever to continue living in spite of the loss.

Author : John Wilt
Genre : Estate planning
Publisher : John Wilt Publishing
ISBN : 0971655804
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Author : Erin Linn
Genre : Children
Publisher : Pubs Mark
ISBN : 0961463635
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Author : Rebecca Soffer
Genre : Family & Relationships
Publisher : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9780062499226
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File Download : 384 page

Inspired by the website that the New York Times hailed as "redefining mourning," this book is a fresh and irreverent examination into navigating grief and resilience in the age of social media, offering comfort and community for coping with the mess of loss through candid original essays from a variety of voices, accompanied by gorgeous two-color illustrations and wry infographics. At a time when we mourn public figures and national tragedies with hashtags, where intimate posts about loss go viral and we receive automated birthday reminders for dead friends, it’s clear we are navigating new terrain without a road map. Let’s face it: most of us have always had a difficult time talking about death and sharing our grief. We’re awkward and uncertain; we avoid, ignore, or even deny feelings of sadness; we offer platitudes; we send sympathy bouquets whittled out of fruit. Enter Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner, who can help us do better. Each having lost parents as young adults, they co-founded Modern Loss, responding to a need to change the dialogue around the messy experience of grief. Now, in this wise and often funny book, they offer the insights of the Modern Loss community to help us cry, laugh, grieve, identify, and—above all—empathize. Soffer and Birkner, along with forty guest contributors including Lucy Kalanithi, singer Amanda Palmer, and CNN’s Brian Stelter, reveal their own stories on a wide range of topics including triggers, sex, secrets, and inheritance. Accompanied by beautiful hand-drawn illustrations and witty "how to" cartoons, each contribution provides a unique perspective on loss as well as a remarkable life-affirming message. Brutally honest and inspiring, Modern Loss invites us to talk intimately and humorously about grief, helping us confront the humanity (and mortality) we all share. Beginners welcome.

Author : Susan Duncan
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Random House Australia
ISBN : 9781742759128
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Heartbreaking, funny and searingly honest, Susan Duncan’s bestselling memoirs Salvation Creek and The House at Salvation Creek are now available in one special ebook edition. Salvation Creek is the story of a woman who found the courage to not only walk away from a successful career and begin again, but to beat the odds in her own battle for survival and find a new life – and love – in a tiny waterside idyll cut off from the outside world. Continuing the story of Salvation Creek, The House at Salvation Creek is about what happens when you open the door to life, adventure and love. But it’s also about mothers and daughters, as Susan confronts her mother’s new frailty and her own role in what has always been a difficult relationship. In turns funny and moving Susan Duncan’s beautifully crafted memoirs remind us to honour what matters in life, and to disregard what really doesn’t.

Author : Frances Ennis
Genre : AIDS (Disease)
Publisher : St. John's, Nfld. : Educational Planning and Design Associates
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110694648
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File Download : 144 page