Chicken Soup for the Soul - Grief and Recovery


BY: Lisa Florjancic, MA, LSW

CATEGORY: Grief and Loss


Book Review

In Chicken Soup for the Soul there are 101 stories about surviving the loss of a loved one. They cover all types of loss—a spouse, sibling, parent, loved one and friend. The narrators, who come from all ages and all walks of life, describe how they found hope and strength through the grief process.

Each account is comforting and inspirational. The book is divided into 10 sections: Making the Most of Memories, Finding Comfort, Helping Hands, Attitude Adjustments, At the End, Moving Forward, Across the generations, New Beginnings, Healing in Time and Signs from Beyond.

It is easy to read and very reflective. It reminds us that grief is a shared human experience. One reviewer stated that "it is like having your own portable support group." By reading this book, I hope you can find some words of encouragement from the stories that are written from the heart.

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