Whenever I'm in the midst of loss and grief I search for anything and everything to help me help myself. Books, articles, podcasts, therapists, movies, shamans - all the good shit that can help me find the light. Here are some books to help you thru...

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the Grief Recovery handbook by The Grief Recovery Institute

This book is an absolute must for anyone moving through grief of any kind. Not only does it offer up wisdom, but practical exercises to help you commence the journey of grief recovery.

You can work through it with a partner (recommended) or on your own.

"Time and correct action will lead to emotional recovery. One without the other is not going to do that."
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A YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING BY JOAN DIDION

This was the best memoir I read about the experience of grief and its physical, mental, emotional and spiritual impact. It really humanizes the experience and helps you feel a little less cray.

“We are imperfect mortal beings, aware of that mortality even as we push it away, failed by our very complication, so wired that when we mourn our losses we also mourn, for better or for worse, ourselves. as we were. as we are no longer. as we will one day not be at all.”

 

 

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THE RULES OF INHERITANCE by CLAIRE BIDWELL-SMITH

Another amazing memoir about Claire's experience of loss and grief after losing her mother, and later her father, as a young woman.

A powerful and searingly honest memoir about a young woman who loses her family but finds herself in the process.

"My grief fills rooms. It takes up space and it sucks out the air. It leaves no room for anyone else.
Grief and I are left alone a lot. We smoke cigarettes and we cry."

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