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Coloring Your Grief: Coloring to Soothe the Soul and Mend the Heart

In the past few years coloring has become a very popular trend for adults. It can help individuals focus and increase mindfulness. Coloring can also help with decreasing stress and promoting calmness. It incorporates a childhood activity with adult creativity.

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November 09 2017

Categories: About Grief Tensie Holland LSW, CT Reading 

The Handbook for Companioning the Mourner: Eleven Essential Principles

In his book, The Handbook for Companioning the Mourner: Eleven Essential Principles, Alan Wolfelt, raises the question, “just imagine how profoundly the world would change if all those who mourn life’s losses-everyone-were companioned through their grief journeys.”

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August 29 2017

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Reading Diana Battles LISW, ACHP-SW 

Book Review: Understanding Your Grief Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart

“You will learn over time that the pain of your grief will keep trying to get your attention until you have the courage to gently, and in small doses, open to its presence.”

Often while walking through the challenges of grief and loss we feel alone, confused and anxious. Sometimes, we even feel like we are going crazy. Dr. Wolfelt breaks down “10 touchstones” of grief and helps make normal everything you think is NOT normal while you are grieving.

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May 17 2017

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief JoDee Coulter, MT-BC, CT Reading 

Angel Catcher by Kathy Eldon & Amy Eldon Turteltaub

​Angel Catcher is a beautiful journal book written by Kathy Eldon and her daughter Amy Eldon Turteltaub after the tragic loss of one of their family members. This journal of remembrance was first published in 1998, then revised to reach a new audience with the message of hope and peace as one copes with a loss.
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February 22 2017

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Reading April L. Ratcliffe LSW 

Book Review: The Empty Chair - Handling Grief on Holidays and Special Occasions

​Authors Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge, a registered nurse and licensed clinical psychologist, and Robert C. DeVries, an ordained minister and seminary professor wrote this book specifically about grief and the holidays offering hope for bereaved individuals in need of support during these times. This book is intended for the newly bereaved however, it can be utilized regardless of time.

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December 03 2016

Categories: Grief and Loss About Grief Reading 

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