April 18, 2022

Journaling Through Grief

By reliving her personal journey through grief, author Connie Berg hopes to guide others who have suffered loss to experience heart-healing and find new hope for the life ahead.

Berg’s book provides opportunity for her readers to reflect, remember, and journal their thoughts and prayers as they move through the stages of grieving. Each page […]


December 6, 2021

Journey’s End, Part 1: Heartfelt Stories of Death and Dying

With Journey’s End, editors Victoria Brewster and Julie Saeger Nierenberg offer a valuable sourcebook on death and dying.

The editors begin by offering context to the subject, with chapters discussing: how people experience the process of death, hospice and palliative care, what constitutes a “good death,” and the COVID pandemic.

These are followed by essays […]


June 29, 2020

Living Forward After Loss: Rebuilding Your Life after Losing Your Life Partner

Living Forward After Loss: Rebuilding Your Life After Losing Your Life Partner describes the poignant challenges Kathleen Ho faced during the first 18 months after her husband David died from a stroke, with Ho providing suggestions to help others navigate this heartbreaking path.

“If you have met death,” she writes, “I share this unimaginable pain […]


September 23, 2019

From Despair to Hope: Survival Guide for Bereaved Parents

Nine years of her own evolution from devastation to acceptance, Linda Zelik offers this valuable book to aid other parents grieving the sudden death of a child.

Linda and her husband had no time to prepare for the shock of her 24-year-old son Kevin’s death by asphyxiation. “The next three years were the […]


May 27, 2019

From Grief to Acceptance: An Active Process for Healing While Honoring Our Loved Ones

For 20 years, Misty Proffitt-Thompson struggled with the grief of losing her 23-year-old sister Stephanie in a violent, unsolved murder. Through what the author calls “soul to soul experiences,” in which Stephanie “was watching over me and surrounding me with love,” and Proffitt-Thompson’s own resolute journey to self-fulfillment, she can now say, “Stephanie’s tragic death […]


January 7, 2019

It’s Grief: The Dance of Self-Discovery Through Trauma and Loss

In It’s Grief, psychotherapist Edy Nathan offers an invaluable road map for navigating grief, whether caused by the death of an intimate or another loss such as divorce, abuse, a career setback, or serious illness.

Nathan knows the territory, having experienced grief after the death of her first love. This brought back the memory of […]


June 20, 2017

GPS: Your Guide Through Personal Storms

The title, artwork and back cover synopsis of GPS: Your Guide Through Personal Storms portend a useful, secular guide of life lessons from Dr. James Coyle, a chaplain, trauma counselor, and first responder who has helped victims around the world in the aftermath of tornadoes, bombings and other disasters. As he notes in Chapter 1, […]


June 5, 2017

A Widow’s Musings

Author Kathleen Iannacone lost her husband in 2011. In A Widow’s Musings, she walks readers through her grief, offering reminiscences about her marriage and her resolve to begin looking forward again, and relaying tips for others going through similar times.

When Iannacone’s husband, Chuck, was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, the couple resolved to make […]


May 1, 2017

A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent

Lisa Shultz’s father died at 89, having outlived his quality of life by five years. A Chance to Say Goodbye is the impressive result of Shultz’s considerable soul-searching about the experience.

A WWII veteran who lived alone in a remote area of Colorado, Shultz’s father had lost his hearing, mobility, and autonomy. Multiple heart attacks, […]