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I Wasn’t Ready To Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping & Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One. Brook Noel & Pamela D. Blair

The Wilderness of Grief: Finding Your Way.  Alan D. Wolfelt

Loving from the Outside In; Mourning from the Inside Out.  Alan D. Wolfelt

It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand.  Megan Devine

Option B. Sheryl Sandberg

Grief Is A Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss.  Kenneth J. Doka

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief.  David Kessler

I Can’t Stop Crying: It’s So Hard When Someone You Love Dies.  John D. Martin and Frank D. Ferris

Life after Trauma: A Workbook for Healing.  Dena Rosenbloom and Mary Beth Williams

Surviving Grief… And Learning to Live Again.  Catherine M. Sanders

Men & Grief: A Guide for Men Surviving the Death of a Loved One.  Carol Staudacher

Beyond Grief: A Guide for Recovering from the Death of a Loved One.  Carol Staudacher

Help Me…If You Can.  Bill Webster

The Depression of Grief: Coping with Your Sadness and Knowing When to Get Help.  Alan D. Wolfelt

Healing the Adult Child’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas after Your Parent Dies.  Alan D. Wolfelt

Losing a Parent: Practical Help for You and Other Family Members.  Fiona Marshall

Healing Grief at Work: 100 Practical Ideas after Workplace is Touched by Loss.  Alan D. Wolfelt

Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas.  Alan D. Wolfelt

The Journey through Grief: Reflections on Healing.  Alan D. Wolfelt

Living in the Shadows of the Ghosts of Grief: Step into the Light, Reconcile Old Losses and Open the Door to Infinite Joy and Love.  Alan D. Wolfelt

Understanding Grief: Helping Yourself Heal.  Alan D. Wolfelt

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart.  Alan D. Wolfelt  (Canadian Virtual Hospice)  (Dr. Alan Wolfelt)   (David Kessler)  (American Psychological Association)

Spousal Loss

Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas after Your Husband or Wife Dies.  Alan D. Wolfelt

When Your Soulmate Dies:  A Guide to Healing Through Heroic Mourning.  Alan D. Wolfelt

Suicide Grief

The Wilderness of Suicide Grief: Finding Your Way.  Alan D. Wolfelt

Touched by Suicide.  Michael F. Myers and Carla Fine

I’ll Write Your Name on Every Beach: A Mother’s Quest for Comfort, Courage and Clarity After Suicide Loss.  Susan Auerbach

Miscarriage and Infant Loss

I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy.  Angie Smith

Empty Womb, Aching Heart.  Marlo Schalesky

Help, Comfort, & Hope: After Losing Your Baby in Pregnancy or the First Year.  Hannah Lothrop

Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death.  Sherokee Ilse

Death of a Child

When the Bough Breaks: Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter.  Judith R. Bernstein

After the Death of a Child: Living With Loss through the Years.  Ann K. Finkbeiner

Healing a Parent’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies.  Alan D. Wolfelt


Grief One Day at a Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss.  Alan D. Wolfelt

A Time to Grieve: Meditations for Healing After the Death of a Loved One.  Carol Staudacher


The Mourner’s Book of Faith, 30 Days of Enlightenment.  Alan D. Wolfelt

The Mourner’s Book of Hope, 30 Days of Inspiration.  Alan D. Wolfelt

Pet Loss

When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing. Alan D. Wolfelt

I Miss My Pet: A First Look At When A Pet Dies.  Pat Thomas (ages 3-7 years)

The Invisible Leash: a Story Celebrating Love After the Loss of a Pet. Patrice Karst (ages 4-8 years)

The Tenth Good Thing about Barney.  Judith Viorst (ages 5-10 years)

Caregivers of Children and Teens

Healing a Child’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers.  Alan D. Wolfelt

Finding the Words: How to Talk with Children and Teens about Death, Suicide, Funerals, Homicide, Cremation, and Other End-of-Life Matters.  Alan D. Wolfelt

Healing The Bereaved Child: Grief Gardening, Growth Through Grief and Other Touchstones for Caregivers.  Alan D. Wolfelt

Helping Children Cope with Grief: For Caregivers.  Alan D. Wolfelt

Children’s Books

The Invisible String.  Patrice Karst (ages 4-8)

The Invisible String Workbook: Creative Activities to Comfort, Calm, and Connect. (ages 4+)

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children.  Bryan Mellonie (ages 3-6 years)

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss.  Pat Schwiebert (ages 8+ years)

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death.  Laurie Krasny Brown (ages 4-12 years)

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf A Story of Life for All Ages.  Leo Buscaglia (ages 6+ years)

The Memory Box: A Book about Grief.  Joanna Rowland

The Memory Book: A Grief Journal for Children and Families.  Joanna Rowland

I Miss You: A First Look at Death.  Pat Thomas (ages 3-7 years)

Tough Boris.  Mem Fox (ages 2-7 years)

Samantha Jane’s Missing Smile: A Story about Coping with the Loss of a Parent).  Julie Kaplow & Donna Pincus (ages 4-10 years)

Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids: 100 Practical Ideas.  Alan Wolfelt (ages 6-12)

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