Grief and Loss Library

  • Book Review: Gone: A Novel
    Cathi Hanauer’s Gone explores life’s pitfalls, changes and second chances, leaving the reader beautifully satisfied and content with the pages before them. The narrative alternates between the protagonists' contrasting viewpoints. Eve Adams must cope with the ...
  • Depression Commonly Strikes Seniors & Other Vital Facts About Depressed Seniors
    There’s a common belief that depression is a normal part of ...
  • How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy & Sorrow
    “I see you.” These three little words have remarkable power to change how you think, feel, and live. Author Toni Bernhard visited Paris back in 2001 one and came down with a viral illness that has ...
  • Summer Island
    "It was the impurity in her heart that made her successful. She was an ordinary woman who’d made extraordinary mistakes. She understood every nuance of need and loss." ~ Summer Island Given my love for women’s ...
  • The Song Remains the Same
    “I really enjoyed playing with the idea of ‘who are we without our memories’? Do you make the same choices? Do the same things make you happy?” - Allison Winn Scotch Imagine waking up one ...
  • New Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?
    “I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I’m supposed to feel a surge of maternal instinct, right? I’m supposed to ...
  • Natural Disaster Crisis Management
    Crisis intervention in natural disasters is important to look at from many different angles. The points of view of those experiencing the disaster ...
  • Book Review: I Apologize
    Bradley Booth was tormented by survivor's guilt for five years after the leukemia death of his fiancee. When he fell in love again, the emotional upheaval of these life-changing events compelled him to write I ...
  • The Divorce Party
    I enjoy reading anything by Laura Dave; I find that her characters embody a perfect blend of endearment and fault that really make them human. Dave does not disappoint with The Divorce Party, an entertaining ...
  • 9 Tips to Cope with Holiday Depression
    The stress of the holidays triggers sadness and depression for many people. This time of year is especially difficult ...
  • Breath in the Dark: A Childhood Lost
    When I was 6 years old, my favorite pastime was playing with dolls or playing dress-up. I can remember spending hours in my “princess” dress, dancing around the living room while my mother stood by ...
  • How to Heal from Infidelity
    Consider this surprising statistic: At least one or both parties in 50 percent of all couples, married and living together, straight and ...
  • Healing Those Stubborn Emotional Wounds
    Mary was experiencing low self-esteem and worthlessness. She’d say her eyes were "broken faucets." She’d cry often, and would easily ...
  • Companion to an Untold Story
    Marcia Aldrich’s Companion to an Untold Story is the author’s attempt to make sense of her close friend’s suicide. In the time leading up to the unfortunate event, Aldrich’s friend Joel hatched a plan to ...
  • Why Friends Disappear When Crisis Turns Chronic
    It’s a common experience: Something goes wrong in a family. A child is diagnosed ...
  • Surviving Your Breakup
    As a society, we place great emphasis on finding “the one.” We pressure ourselves to find the perfect lifemate for ourselves. Often, ...
  • Through the Unknowable: Family Life with Depression, Alcohol, and Love
    Self-help books about how to cope with loss or trauma typically tend to fall into one of two simple categories: those which are written by professionals, and those which aren’t. The former tend to be ...
  • Red Flags of Love Fraud: 10 Signs You’re Dating a Sociopath
    Donna Andersen started LoveFraud.com after her former husband drained her of $227,000, cheated on her, fathered a child outside their marriage, and remarried 10 days after their divorce was finalized. The website, which was created ...
  • Habilitation Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
    According to Silverman, Flaherty and Tobin (2006), ..."[I]t is a better understanding of the psychology of dementia – ...
  • Joblessness and Symbolic Loss
    We live in a stressful society. We need to keep up with the hustle and bustle of everyday, as ...
  • Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief and Small Boats
    Roger Rosenblatt’s Kayak Morning: reflections on love, grief, and small boats mirrors the structure of grief itself: nonlinear; highlighting times of confusion, searching, yearning, aching, and love; full of small revelations that prove useful; and ...
  • How to be a Friend Indeed to a Friend in Need
    Friendship is easy when friends ...
  • Moving and Young Children
    Moving day. Such excitement! Such distress! An event nearly every family experiences a few times, if not more. The impact on ...
  • Adolescent Tragedies and My Teenager
    Once again I am writing about a terrible tragedy. Fifteen dead children. Fifteen lives ...
  • What Death Can Teach Us about Life
    I attended a funeral the other week for the husband of one of my colleagues. He was a relatively ...