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Grief & Loss Book Reviews

Book Review: Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved Book Review: Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a BelovedIn a rare way, I am a perfect reviewer for this book, written by a psychologist in the devastated wake of (and through the long aftermath of) the suicide of her boyfriend. I, too, am a psychologist, and my father committed suicide, leaving me in ...

Book Review: Grief Day By Day Book Review: Grief Day By Day“Shortly after my husband died, I bought a sign that read, ‘Have an adequate day.’ It made me smile. I could have an adequate day even if I wasn’t having a good day,” writes Jan Warner. In her new book, Grief  Day By Day: Simple Practices ...

Book Review: Healing a Community Book Review: Healing a CommunityWhen something as devastating as a mass shooting occurs, it is hard to know where to begin the process of healing. With so many people affected on such a mass scale, there is chaos, uncertainty, confusion — even for mental health providers. “Despite their best intentions, ...

Book Review: Transformation in Troubled Times Book Review: Transformation in Troubled Times“The willingness to bear with our wounds opens our eyes and potentially our hearts to what is going on around us. A wounded planet is also potentially a healing planet,” write Chris Robertson and Sarah Van Gogh. Their new book, Transformation in Troubled Times: Re-Vision’s Soulful ...

Book Review: Finding Hope in a Crisis Book Review: Finding Hope in a Crisis“When clients come to therapy to ‘free themselves so they can be themselves,’ in a hermeneutic sense, they do change by becoming who they really are,” writes Maura A. Matarese. In her new book, Finding Hope in a Crisis: A Therapist’s Perspective on Love, Loss, and ...

Book Review: Somebody I Used to Know Book Review: Somebody I Used to KnowMost adults are familiar with the topic of Alzheimer’s disease, but how many of us have had the opportunity to sit down with someone with Alzheimer’s and learn about their personal experience with the disease? Wendy Mitchell set about changing the narrative around Alzheimer’s with her ...

Book Review: The Ten Worlds: The New Psychology of Happiness Book Review: The Ten Worlds: The New Psychology of HappinessWhile happiness is a universal goal, and one that is uniquely linked to our survival, it is also elusive. It is so elusive that for many, the idea that it is better to look for moments of happiness rather than enduring happiness comes as a ...

Book Review: The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New Synthesis Book Review: The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New SynthesisEmotions, while ubiquitous across species and one of the most common topics of conversation, are still, it seems, misunderstood. Do emotions have biological roots and, if so, where? And how do physiological factors influence how emotions are felt, expressed, and understood? For Ralph Adolphs and David J. ...

Book Review: Making the Big Move, 3rd Edition Book Review: Making the Big Move, 3rd EditionMost of the important transitions in our lives are marked by rituals that affirm our new identities, including weddings, graduations, baby showers, and funerals. For insights and guidance on how to navigate these transitions, we can find an abundance of books. But I never realized, ...

Book Review: You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide for Grief, Healing, and Hope Book Review: You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide for Grief, Healing, and Hope“Grief is chaotic and messy and hard,” writes Debbie Augenthaler. And yet grief is also an invitation to see the world differently — aware of what we have lost and in appreciation of what remains. In her new book, You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide ...

Book Review: You are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide for Grief, Healing & Hope Book Review: You are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide for Grief, Healing & HopeGrief is a strange, strange force. Just ask anyone who has lost someone dear to them or traversed through unexpected tragedy. As writer Dean Koontz puts it, “Grief can destroy you — or focus you.” In the case of author and therapist Debbie Augenthaler, both ...

Book Review: Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges, 2nd Edition Book Review: Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges, 2nd EditionIt is not news that most of us won’t escape this life without facing some form of major life trauma. And how we get through these events lays the groundwork for who we are, how we face challenges, and how resilient we are in the ...

Book Review: Going Solo: Hope & Healing for the Single Mom or Dad Book Review: Going Solo: Hope & Healing for the Single Mom or DadImagine going through your morning routine, getting the kids up and ready for school while also trying to get yourself and partner ready, when the rug is suddenly pulled out from under you and your world is changed. Rather than having a partner to help ...

Book Review: The Art of Not Falling Apart Book Review: The Art of Not Falling ApartLondon journalist Christina Patterson wanted to read a book called, I Feel So Awful I Don’t Know What to Do. There was no such book, so she wrote The Art of Not Falling Apart. Patterson had every reason in the world to fall apart. At thirteen, ...

Book Review: The Only Way Out Is Through Book Review: The Only Way Out Is ThroughIt is often said that it is the most challenging life experiences that plant the seeds for the most profound growth. When we are struggling to find meaning in our losses, it is then that we reconsider our lives very deeply, ask fundamental questions about ...

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