The grief after death books are here for providing information on grief, and everyone here should know by now that I have adopted Elizabeth Harper-Neeld’s “The Turn” (in Seven Choices) as practically required reading. Additionally, the woman is a professor of literature and the book is so well written, it’s amazing. Plus her bibliography is one of the most in-depth I’ve ever seen. Another is Stephen & Ondrea Levine’s The Grief Process. I attended the workshop where this was recorded and it’s the only thing that soothed me after Michael passed. If you’re grieving, their work is truly amazing. I kept a diary of Michael’s illness and passing at Rope Burns
The recommendation for Hyperbole and a Half is because it’s a great book that is both funny and sad. It makes me laugh out loud at times and also makes me want to cry at times. Bill Gates released a list of his favorite books, most of them (of course) business books but Hyperbole and a Half made the list. It’s a treasure and I give it as a gift whenever I can.
Also recommended here are “adult coloring” books and coloring pencils which helped me SO MUCH when I was anxious. I still have the mandala I did (and never finished) when my first marriage broke up and I couldn’t sit still. Coloring them helped SO MUCH especially with the grief induced anxiety. I have been recommending them for the past 25 years and suddenly they’ve become in vogue. I still use mandalas and intricate colorings to relieve stress and anxiety so I’ve included some of my favorite suppplies here. If you have hobbies, interests etc. that intrigue you or should be recommended, please let me know. I’d love to know about it!
Yes, I’ve read all these and even had the honor of being a pre-publication reviewer for “The New Codependency.” I was asked by Melody Beattie’s agent, and I was thrilled that she even knew about me since I have been an MB fan a very very long time!
Anyway, these are my recommendations, but if you have a book that has really helped…let me know. But I do not and will not include anything I have not read. I will add a “Reader Recommends” if I’m not familiar with it. I found some of these titles from my readers, so I trust and value your input.
Any questions about the books on the list or if you have a suggestion, leave it in comments on this POST: GPYB Recommends
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For the grief audios I fell asleep every night to the Levine audio using a headband with earphones inside because I wouldn’t fall asleep with ear buds in. I used the Acoustic Sheep pair but I included a less expensive pair here as well. I can’t vouch for the other ones but the Acoustic Sheep were great.
I’ve also included things that really help me such as the Kindle and the backpacks. As an NYC commuter, we are pretty up on things that help us with reading/writing/working on trains and buses etc. I have also included some of my favorite journals and notebooks. ENJOY!!!
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I belong to Kindle Unlimited and actually read most of the books on my phone.It’s a great program.
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