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Grief & Loss Book Reviews

Book Review: Resilience Book Review: ResilienceSince the publication of the first edition of Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges in 2012, both of the authors have had to put their research on resilience into practice in their own lives. Dennis Charney lost his father, and was shot last year while leaving a ...

Book Review: Writing for Bliss Book Review: Writing for BlissEver since her mother gave her a journal at age ten to help her cope with the suicide of her beloved grandmother, Diana Raab has used writing as a way of navigating life’s challenges and joys. She believes it can help you, too. Writing for Bliss: ...

Book Review: Option B Book Review: Option BSheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of the bestselling book Lean In, was vacationing with her seemingly healthy 47-year-old husband Dave Goldberg when her life changed in an instant. While at the gym by himself, Dave died suddenly from an arrhythmia caused by an ...

Book Review: Born To Run Book Review: Born To RunFrom his early childhood days in Freehold, New Jersey to his 60th birthday and beyond, Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, Born To Run is an in depth, insightful, and extremely honest memoir encompassing the trials, tribulations and beauty of the musician’s (more like rock n roll icon’s) life. What ...

Book Review: A Loving Divorce Book Review: A Loving DivorceWhen a couple says, “I do,” those two simple words are filled with hope, love, and devotion. There is a sense of permanency, of stability, of forever. And yet we are repeatedly faced with sobering statistics. Half of all US marriages end in divorce. The average ...

Book Review: The Lies We Tell Ourselves Book Review: The Lies We Tell OurselvesWhile writers such as Dan Ariely and Robert Trivers have explored the topic of self-deception from the perspectives of behavioral economics and evolutionary biology, the question we may often find ourselves asking is, just how do we stop lying to ourselves? In his new book, ...

Book Review: The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls Book Review: The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen GirlsOnly about 30% of sexual assault cases are reported to authorities, according to the National Sexual Offender Public Website. That number is extremely low. Why? Some research suggests that sexual abuse victims don’t report sexual violence either out of fear of retaliation by the perpetrator ...

Book Review: Beyond Borderline Book Review: Beyond BorderlineWhat comes to mind when you hear the diagnostic term “borderline personality disorder”? As a mental health trauma therapist working with children, adolescents, and some adults, I have seen my fair share of individuals of all ages diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and suffering from ...

Book Review: Suddenly Single After 50 Book Review: Suddenly Single After 50One of the most popular books in the 1970s was called Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask. When I was in high school, we used to pass it around in class, without its identifying book jacket, and read ...

Book Review: Done With the Crying Book Review: Done With the CryingWhat do you do when your child suddenly disappears from your life? How do you explain it? Who do you blame? For many mothers of adult children who no longer contact them or involve them in their worlds, self-blame, doubt, fear, and uncertainty reign supreme. ...

Book Review: It Didn't Start With You Book Review: It Didn't Start With YouShakespeare said, “The sins of the father are to be laid upon the children.” Often repeated and even more often actualized, this concept of the transference of “sins” through a generation is now supported by scientific evidence, as explained in Mark Wolynn’s It Didn’t Start ...

Book Review: Mom, Mania, & Me Book Review: Mom, Mania, & MeJust how is a child cope when her mother goes off the handle in fits of rage, often leaving painful welts on her arms and legs, only to, days later, dress her up, buy her new clothes and take her to the theater? How is ...

Book Review: Redeemable: A Memoir of Darkness & Hope Book Review: Redeemable: A Memoir of Darkness & HopeIt has been said that to know true redemption, one must first know true devastation or destruction. After taking a step into the world of Erwin James through the pages of his transparent and candid memoir, one would agree that he has truly known and ...

Book Review: In the Slender Margin Book Review: In the Slender MarginIn a compelling and breathtaking memoir about death and the end of life, Eve Joseph explores the process of dying and the pain of those who remain behind in her stirring book, In the Slender Margin: The Intimate Strangeness of Death and Dying. Eve Joseph’s ...

Book Review: A Mother's Reckoning Book Review: A Mother's ReckoningWhen a school shooting stops the nation in its tracks, and we all watch the coverage in stunned horror, I think first about the victims and their friends and families. Then I try to wrap my mind around the shooters and what could possibly have ...

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