Without My Mum: A Daughter's Guide to Grief, Loss and Reclaiming Life

Author: Leigh Van Der Horst

Publisher: Vivid Publishing

ISBN: 9781922565006

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

View: 5626


Revised 2021 edition. Perhaps the only thing that can impact and shape a woman's life with the same power as her mother's love and guidance is her mother's death. In 'Without My Mum', Leigh Van Der Horst shares her own honest, heartfelt story of losing her beloved mother to cancer in 2008. She invites us on a journey that is at times heartbreaking and others heartwarming, yet is ultimately comforting and inspiring. With genuine warmth and candor, Leigh tells of her transformative passage through devastating grief to rediscover and redefine her own identity. The motherless mother's heart needs to know that she can and will move through grief to reclaim a fulfilling, grateful and loving life. 'Without My Mum' addresses this need by providing a definitive source of emotional and practical resources specifically for women dealing with the loss of their mother, including reflections on the current evidence-based grief literature by Dr Sarah Wayland, Grief and Trauma researcher. Offering resounding reassurance that no motherless woman is ever alone, 'Without My Mum' provides a connective bond amongst readers, featuring stories of loss from women around the world as well as words of wisdom, revealing a village of support and delivering a comforting resource and much needed hope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "A wonderful book that captured my heart in the first few paragraphs. 'Without My Mum' is a moving account of a beautiful, close relationship between a mother and her treasured daughter as they are forced to say goodbye. Leigh's candid, humorous and heartfelt narrative, together with a collection of stories and wisdom from others who have walked a similar path, are authentic, uniting and ultimately inspiring. It's a laugh-out-loud, sob-a-little-uncontrollably kind of book that will resonate with any parent or carer. I adored it!' - Jools Oliver.

Helping Those Experiencing Loss: A Guide to Grieving Resources

Author: Robert J. Grover Professor Emeritus,Susan G. Fowler

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598848275

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

View: 3899


This book provides a guide for grieving youth and adults as well as extensive descriptive lists of recommended professional literature resources. • Provides over 450 evaluative annotations of recommended books, audio recordings, video recordings, websites, and organizations • Presents an introduction to the topic as well as a bibliography of consulted sources with each chapter • Includes a comprehensive author-title-subject index

Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief

Author: Emily Thiroux Threatt

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1642504831

Category: Self-Help

Page: 177

View: 4196


Help in Healing from Grief and Loss “Filled with insight, wisdom, and relatable stories, this resource shares everything you need to know to start living again with joy, meaning, and love after loss.” —Chelsea Hanson, author of The Sudden Loss Survival Guide Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief is a handbook on how to deal with grief, organized so that you can pick and choose a topic from the table of contents pertaining to the issue that is affecting you the most at that moment. Rediscover sustained moments of joy as you seek a new way of being in the world. Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief guides and lightens the journey to positivity for those who feel the pain of loss, whether it is the loss of a loved one, a job, a marriage, a house, a pregnancy, a nest egg—anyone or anything that we loved and that is no longer in our lives. In this book, author and fellow griever Emily Thiroux Threatt provides you with strategies to embrace the process of learning how to start living again. The book includes 26 practices and stories from people who have been through the grieving process and have come out on the other side feeling renewed: one for every week of the year. Mourning and coping with grief looks different for everyone. Emily organized Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief with this in mind, giving you 26 different options to try in any given moment. Find what works for you, with dozens of ideas covered, including: • Meditating and allowing space for mindful grieving, sadness and loneliness • Finding joy and gratitude in the dark moments • Learning what you can say to others so that they can better understand and help you in your recovery journey If you’ve found help from grief books like It's OK That You're Not OK, Bearing the Unbearable, To Love and Let Go, or Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died, then you’ll be encouraged and inspired by all of the tips and ideas in Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief.

Don't Let Death Ruin Your Life

Author: Jill Brooke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440621144

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 4746


In her unique guide, Jill Brooke reveals how to cope with grief and turn this time of sadness into an opportunity for positive change and growth. Although they are no longer physically with us, we can keep our loved ones emotionally and spiritually close by incorporating their memories into our daily lives. As we draw comfort from their sustaining presence, we can have a positive impact on those around us. Recent research shows that the trauma of loss can stimulate creativity which leads to new pportunities for happiness and success. Katie Couric and Rosie O'Donnell are just a few people in this book who have coped with loss in unique and special ways. Including tips on how to preserve our memories, create lasting family histories, and reach out to others, Don't Let Death Ruin Your Life shows how the experience of grieving helps us to heal, learn, and grow. Filled with gentle guidance and practical advice, this indispensable handbook takes readers on a journey that will motivate, inspire, and transform their lives. "Should be on everyone's bookshelf . . . Charts a survival course with dignity and hope." (The New York Post)

Death & Dying, Life & Living

Author: Charles A. Corr,Donna M. Corr,Kenneth J. Doka

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 133767057X

Category: Psychology

Page: 768

View: 8647


Practical and inspiring, DEATH & DYING, LIFE & LIVING, 8th Edition helps students learn how to navigate encounters with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors integrate classical and contemporary material, present task-based approaches for individual and family coping, and include four chapters devoted to death-related issues faced by children, adolescents, young and middle-aged adults, and older adults. They also discuss a variety of cultural and religious perspectives that affect people's understanding and practices associated with such encounters. Practical guidelines for constructive communication encourage productive living in the face of death. You can use this book as a primary textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in death, dying, and bereavement; as a supplementary text in related courses; or as a general resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What Forever Means After the Death of a Child

Author: Kay Talbot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135057532

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 4292


List of Tables. List of Figures. Series Editor's Foreword. Preface. Prologue. Acknowledgements. What It Means to Be a Parent After a Child Had Died. The "Mothers Now Childless" Study: Research Design and Findings. When a Child Dies, Does Grieving Ever End? One Death - A Thousand Strands of Pain: Finding the Meaning of Suffering. Bereaved Parents' Search for Understanding: The Paradox of Healing. Confronting a Spiritual Crisis: Where is God When Bad Things Happen? Confronting an Existential Crisis: Can Life Have Purpose Again? Deciding to Survive: Reaching Bottom - Climbing Up. Remembering With Love: Bereaved Parents as Biographer. Reaching Out to Help Others: Wounded Healers. Reinventing the Self: Parents Ask, "Who Are We Now?". The Legacy of Loss. References. Resources. Appendices. Index.

Grieving Reproductive Loss

Author: Kathleen Gray,Anne Lassance

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351844113

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

View: 9677


Grieving Reproductive Loss: The Healing Process acknowledges the devastating impact these losses can have. Written in ""plain language"", the book attempts to bring about a greater understanding of the grief associated with reproductive loss and, through the Healing Process Model[copyright], offers a holistic approach for constructive healthy grieving and healing of body, mind, and spirit.

Prayers from the Darkness

Author: Lyn Fraser

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0898697867

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 7176


The "difficult psalms" which amount to more than a third of the Psalter, shock us with their cries of pain, anger, and alienation. They call on God for help in moving from suffering and grief to trust and mercy. Lyn Fraser, following the lead of Old Testament theologian Walter Brueggemann, shows how to integrate these "psalms of disorientation" in Sunday morning worship, pastoral care, and any situation of extreme need.

Grief Interrupted

Author: Corey Stiles

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683505522

Category: Self-Help

Page: 140

View: 1317


A heartfelt guide for grieving mothers, from someone who has found her way out of the pain and darkness of this uniquely difficult loss. None of us escapes life without experiencing grief in one form or another. But the journey of grieving parents, specifically that of the grieving mother, is something no one can imagine unless they have lived it. Is there a way through? Is it possible to live vibrantly again, to find joy and purpose in life after your teenage child has passed on? Grief Interrupted is a letter of love, hope, and healing from one mother in grief to another. Corey Stiles, who lost her seventeen-year-old daughter, has walked the path, and her words will inspire you to reclaim your joy. With Corey as your guide, start your journey to a new normal where you will create space for both sorrow and joy to reside within you, without crippling you. On this courageous sojourn, you will rediscover the magic and wonder of life while still honoring your loved one who has transitioned to heaven. Grief Interrupted is like a personal healing retreat for grieving mothers. If you’re ready to move out of the dark, painful sea of grief and into the warmth and light of joy, this is your starting point. While this is a journey only you can set out on, you are not alone. You have someone to guide you, to encourage you, and to walk alongside you. And as difficult as it may be to believe right now, you can be happy again.

Healing Grief

Author: James van Praagh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405511192

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 867


In HEALING GRIEF James Van Praagh draws on his unique access to the world of spirit to show you how to move on from pain and grief to achieve inner peace. Sensitive and inspiring, HEALING GRIEF shows you how to cope with losing a loved one and rebuilding your life. The book explains that by confronting repressed feelings of grief and anger you can bring about self-healing. Through James Van Praagh's advice and guidance you may begin to recognise your loss, beyond the pain and sadness it brings, as an opportunity to involve yourself fully in life. HEALING GRIEF also explores other kinds of loss including divorce, losing your home or job and ageing.