We highly recommend these books. Each one helps us to understand the challenge of being human. But most importantly, every one of these books is a continued source of inspiration and hope.
Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life by Irwin Kula with Linda Loewenthal - So much of grief, if not all of life, is messy. Irwin Kula helps us to reframe that mess and find the life-affirming within the seeming disorder. Kula's words are accessible, wise and loving.
Safe Passage: Words to Help the Grieving by Molly Fumia - Hundreds, if not thousands, of books have been written about the experience of grief and loss. Among all of them this is one of our favorites. Molly Fumia writes from the heart and her words ring exquisitely true.
Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen
My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging by Rachel Naomi Remen - We should all be so lucky to have physicians like Rachel Naomi Remen. She is a master storyteller, and helps us to discover the essence of things behind the facade.
The Blessing of a Broken Heart by Sherri Mandell - The author's son died in a terrorist attack in Israel, and her story is painfully, yet beautifully told. She explores the geography of the broken heart, yet is able to discover moments of redemption and blessing.
Invisible Lines of Connection: Sacred Stories of the Ordinary by Lawrence Kushner - Kushner artfully helps us in this primary renewal activity: to find the sacred within the ordinary.
Getting Back to Life When Grief Won’t Heal by Phyllis Kosminsky- This book skillfully examines the topic of getting stuck in grief despite one’s best intentions and efforts. Kosminsky explores the many factors that lead people to get stuck, and offers many examples of how EMDR can help lead to a greater accommodation with the realities of loss and death and aid in healing and the creation of a meaningful life.
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