We can’t change the past, but we can change the way we think about it.
I hope these resources help you feel less alone in your grief.
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Tom Zuba’s books are among my favorites because they are extremely easy to read, like poetry, and are very relatable. You can pick up the book for 2 minutes or 20. I received the first book shortly after my daughter died. I bought the second book as soon as it came out, later in my grief journey, because I wanted more.
Permission to Mourn & Becoming Radiant
By: Tom Zuba
Sheryl Sandberg's book has so many amazing take aways, starting with the title! I think it does a brilliant job of explaining post traumatic growth, gratitude, and family resiliency.
By: Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
David Kessler has written six books on grief and loss. I like his recent publication the most because it talks about how meaningful connections can replace the painful memories in time. Here is a short TED talk with a brief overview of the book.
Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief
By: David Kessler
Aurora Winter, founder of the grief coach academy, has written several books. I personally like the book listed below because she explains how to use the Peace Method to go from heartbreak to happiness.
Grief Relief in 30 minutes
By: Aurora Winter
These books by Joanne Cacciatore felt like a companion for my grief journey. The stories are powerful and led me to a deep appreciation for the life of my daughter.
Bearing the Unbearable & Grieving is Loving
By: Joanne Cacciatore, PhD
Brant Menswar is a motivational speaker, podcast host, musician, and bereaved father. I had the privilege of attending one of his workshops, and it was life changing a few years into my grief journey. His method helped me rediscover my core values to live my life with intention.
By: Brant Menswar
This book by Susan Jeffers provides great guidance when you put yourself back out in the world in a new way. You are a different person after your child dies, and that can be extremely scary.
Feel the Fear… and Do it Anyway
By: Susan Jeffers, Pd.D.
Kristi Keller is an established writer, bereaved parent, and the founder of Grief Notes. Her inclusive publication provides a soft landing for people to read and write about the turbulence of loss.