Archives for Grief and Loss

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Book Review: Wild

How wild it was, to let it be. — Cheryl Strayed Cheryl Strayed’s national best-seller, Wild, is the true account of a woman who loses everything and risks everything...
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Creativity

Coming Home

From when I was 19 until only just recently, my family and I watched my little brother slip further and further into the darkness of his own mind. The...
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Book Review: Torch

Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild, poignantly captures the human spirit in her novel, Torch. Strayed’s writing is pure and honest, infused with raw emotion and sharp, pivotal imagery....
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Book Review: How to Deal with Adversity

Although the title sounds very self-help,  a serious text in which Christopher Hamilton — philosopher, author, and senior lecturer in philosophy of religion at London’s King’s College — uses his scholarship to push...
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The Compass of Now

Many books on the healing power of meditation belabor the importance of breathing and focused practice. In her new book, DDnard — the popular name of a spiritual guru in...
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Cognitive-Behavioral

Depression Kills

Last month, I was sitting on my sofa with my laptop when I saw the headline “Robin Williams Found Dead.” I was shocked and deeply saddened by the news...
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Book Review: The Matchmaker

The Matchmaker, Elin Hilderbrand’s new summer novel, brings readers back to the place where the sand is hot but the ground is healing — Nantucket. This beautifully written and...
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