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Grief & Loss Book Reviews

Book Review: Wild Book Review: WildHow 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 in order to rebuild herself, slowly but surely, after inconceivable loss. At 22 years old, Strayed lost her ...

Your Next Chapter: How to Turn the Page & Create the Life of Your Dreams Your Next Chapter: How to Turn the Page & Create the Life of Your DreamsIf you are trying to reach someone who is discouraged, struggling, or headed for a troubled path, Manny Scott might help. One of the original so-called Freedom Writers — the at-risk youth in Los Angeles whose lives were portrayed in a Hilary Swank film several ...

The Loneliness Cure: 6 Strategies for Finding Real Connections in Your Life The Loneliness Cure: 6 Strategies for Finding Real Connections in Your LifeAfter losing my mother, I know how isolating and painful loneliness can be. Loneliness and hunger for affection can weigh you down, even turn into a more serious health condition. So I did not expect The Loneliness Cure to be warm and fuzzy, but rather hoped that it would at least ...

Choosing to Live: Enduring the Loss of a Loved One Choosing to Live: Enduring the Loss of a Loved OneDeath is difficult to discuss. When it comes to our own demise, we might think we’re tempting fate if we talk of wishes or of writing a will. And when it comes to the death of a loved one, we are hit with a major loss: we ...

Book Review: Torch Book Review: TorchCheryl 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. Torch tells the story of how one family in a small Midwestern town copes with ...

Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy: Theory & Practice With an influx of research on mindfulness and self-awareness, even schools are beginning to notice. They, too, are learning the benefits of having students meditate and practice yoga. As a social worker who has worked with young students myself, I was interested in Dottie Higgins-Klein’s Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy. In it, she ...

Book Review: Man's Search for Meaning In a 1991 survey for the Library of Congress, readers were asked to name a book that made a difference in their lives. Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning was among the top ten. It is a daunting task to review such a book. It goes without ...

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 the reader. His is not a simple recitation of how to act when faced with difficulties — not a ...

Book Review: Nineteen Minutes “To the thousands of kids out there who are a little bit different, a little bit scared, a little bit unpopular: this one’s for you.” So writes Jodi Picoult in the acknowledgments section of Nineteen Minutes, a novel that thoroughly dissects a school shooting. In the book, Picoult ...

Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children: Family Therapy & EMDR Meltdowns are common in young children of a certain age. But did you know that meltdowns and emotional outbursts are even more common among children who struggle with attachment issues and traumatic pasts? Many parents — and even some mental health professionals — are uninformed about ...

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 Thailand — concentrates instead on Buddhist parables. As DDnard explains in The Compass of Now: How One ...

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 thought-provoking story illustrates the power of love and emphasizes the notion that we have one life ...

The Fog of Paranoia: A Sister's Journey through Her Brother's Schizophrenia When a loved one develops a mental illness, we sift through the sands of memory looking for clues. Running our hand through the fine grains, we examine past events, vague memories, comments made in passing. As we home in on a recollection, we ask ourselves: ...

Emotional Wellness: The Other Half of Treating Cancer Your friend was diagnosed with cancer this morning. She is scared and you are scared. Distraught, you make a beeline to a bookstore, seeking guidance. As you browse through various books, you come across one that you think might help your friend because it provides ...

Retelling the Stories of Our Lives: Everyday Narrative Therapy to Draw Inspiration This book began as a project between author David Denborough and the creator of narrative therapy, the late Michael White. Denborough worked alongside White for 15 years, then carried the book to fruition following White’s death in 2008. He has written an excellent work that ...

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