6 Inspiring Books to Read When You’re Grieving
Grieving is hard. These books on grief can help.
Books on Loss and Grief
Grief is one of the most human of all emotions. At some point in our lives, it is something we all go through, probably multiple times, and it is never easy. This list of books to read when you are grieving won't cure you of your grief, but it can help you make sense of it. Some of the books on this list will help help you through the beginning stages of grief, while others will help you make sense of some of the things you are feeling. There is a daily mediation on the list and many different perspectives on grief that are sure to be help you cope through such a difficult journey.
1. Grieving: A Beginner's Guide
Jerusha Hull McCormack's Grieving: A Beginner's Guide is exactly what it sounds like - a good book to read when you are experiencing grief and loss for the first time.
2. It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand
We live in a society that isn't comfortable with grief and grieving and Megan Devine's It's OK That You're Not OK is the antidote you need when you're grieving and the world doesn't understand. According to Devine, "Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form. It is a natural and sane response to loss."
3. Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome.
Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner, the founders of the Modern Loss website, bring us this honest take book on grief, letting us know that it's okay for grief to be messy, complicated, sad, and complicated.
4. Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief
Now considered a classic, Martha Whitmore Hickman's Healing After Loss is a daily meditation that you work through a little bit at a time. It's an on going recovery book and something to keep with you as you journey through the grieving process.
5. Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief
Joanne Cacciatore's Bearing the Unbearable is a 52 chapter that "opens a space to process, integrate, and deeply honor our grief." A bereavement educator, Cacciatore creates a book that is perfect for those grieving, therapists, and anyone else.
6. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Known for her memoir Wild, Cheryl Strayed, who experienced the loss of her mother and her marriage, brings forth a lot of advice on grief in Tiny Beautiful Things.
7. Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief: A Revolutionary Approach to Understanding and Healing the Impact of Loss
Only a few months old, this new book takes a different approach and delves into an often overlooked aspect of grief: anxiety. Packed with advice on how to cope and strategies to get you through grief.
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