*** The Depression of Grief: Coping With Your Sadness and Knowing When to Get Help by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. (2014) Recognizing that depression is a normal and natural component of grief, this compassionate guide helps mourners understand their depression, express it in healing ways, and know when they may be experiencing a more severe or clinical depression that would be eased by professional treatment.
Don’t Let Death Ruin Your Life: A Practical Guide to Reclaiming Happiness after the Death of a Loved One by Jill Brooke (2001) Includes tips on how to preserve memories, create lasting family histories, and reach out to others. The author also shows how the experience of grieving helps us to heal, learn, and grow. Filled with gentle guidance and practical advice. [NHCPL]
*** Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss by Jai Pausch (2012) Jai Pausch, the widow of Randy Pausch, the author of the Last Lecture, tells her story of grief, healing, and new found independence as she copes with life as a single mother of three young children. [NHCPL]
Life After Loss: A Practical Guide to Renewing Your Life After Experiencing Major Loss by Bob Deits (2004) Deits provides practical exercises for navigating the uncertain terrain of loss and grief, helping readers find positive ways to put together a life that is necessarily different, but equally meaningful. [NHCPL]
Widow to Widow: Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for rebuilding Your Life by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg, M.S. (2004) Author, therapist, and fellow widow, the author offers sage advice for coping with the loss of a spouse and walks you through the many challenges ahead. [NHCPL]
This bibliography was prepared by Rebecca Taylor, Funeral Consumers Alliance – Costal Carolina. Notation of “NHCPL” means the New Hanover County Public Library.
Please check your local public library, or request titles by Interlibrary Loan. Virtually all titles are also available from online bookstores, like amazon.com, often in “used” and other inexpensive editions.,
Questions or for more copies contact:
Rebecca Taylor, President
Funeral Consumers Alliance Coastal Carolina
P.O. Box 4262
Wilmington, NC 28406