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Book Review: “From Here To Eternity: Traveling The World In Search Of The Good Death,” by Caitlin Doughty

Author Caitlin Doughty traveled the world to see how other cultures care for their loved ones who have died

“From Here To Eternity” by Caitlin Doughty is a fascinating look at funerary practices from around the world. Doughty, herself a funeral home owner, was inspired to witness how death is dealt with in other cultures. She wanted to show … Continue reading

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Book Review: “My Father’s Arms Are a Boat”

A children's book about grief and loss

Stein Erik Lunde’s “My Father’s Arms Are A Boat” is a Norwegian picture book that tells the story of a young boy and his father trying to make sense out of the grief that has rocked them since the death … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Cry, Heart, but Never Break” by Glenn Ringtved

A beautifully illustrated children's book approaches death in a magical way

“Cry, Heart, But Never Break” is the first children’s book I’ve ever read that approaches the topic of death in a truly magical way. This one-of-a kind book from Danish author Glenn Ringtved brings together a charming storyline and emotionally … Continue reading

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Book Review: There Is No Good Card For This: What To Say And Do When Life Is Scary, Awful and Unfair To People You Love, by Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell

An illustrated guide to showing up when someone in your life is hurting

“There Is No Good Card for This: What to Say and Do When LIfe is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love” is a gem of a book by Dr. Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell. It’s a step-by-step, illustrated … Continue reading

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Book Review: “This Thing Called Grief: New Understandings of Loss” by Thomas M. Ellis

The short book provides insightful ways to deal with loss and grief

“This Thing Called Grief” by Thomas M. Ellis is a treatise on loss and grief. It is a short yet powerful book comprised of tips and helpful ways to understand and deal with the messiness that is grief. Mr. Ellis … Continue reading

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“Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss” by Chuck DeKlyen and Pat Schwiebert

A children's book about finding your own way though the grieving process

“Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss” is brilliant. It’s one of those deceptively simple “children’s books” about loss and grief that is so profound, layered, and moving that it seems like it’s written as much for grieving adults … Continue reading

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