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Graceful Exit

This is a book that I read a while back and it was very relevant to me with all that went on in my life over the last two years.  Graceful Exit: How to Advocate Effectively, Take Care of Yourself, and Be Present for the Death of a Loved One Book description : When we are thrust into the role of caregiver for a loved one who is in the process of dying, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Yet it’s a situation millions of us face every year with virtually no sort of preparation or guidance. With Graceful Exit, Dr. Gustavo

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Option B

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you about a book I’ve been hearing about over the week. I find the name and what it talks about fascinating – Option B is a  book about facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy. Option B After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and current COO of Facebook, felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in ‘the void,’” she writes, “a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your

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Standing On My Brothers Shoulders #suicideprevention

Today, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention day – a day dedicated to bring focus on how we can prevent the tragedy of suicide and all the grief and devastation it leaves in its wake. Last year I read a book that I got through NetGalley and though I was supposed to share a review of it a long time ago, it somehow didn’t happen. However, the book and its author have stayed in my mind and I would recommend that you read it too. Standing on My Brothers Shoulders: Making Peace with Grief and Suicide Tara Lal is a

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How To Comfort Someone Who Is Grieving

Today I’m happy to host Corrie Sirota here. Corrie’s book, Someone Died… Now What?, is out now and I requested her to guest post here. I will also be sharing my review of the book and a fantastic giveaway. Corrie Sirota holds a Masters degree in Social Work as well as a Graduate Certificate in Loss and Bereavement from McGill University (Montreal) where she has been teaching as a lecturer in the School of Social Work for over 20 years. Corrie is a licensed psychotherapist who currently maintains a private practice specializing in Loss and Bereavement, Parenting issues and Relationship issues. She

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Asia’s New Wings Review and Giveaway

What were you doing on that fateful day of September 11, 2001? I know, even though I live in far away India, I can recall every single thing that happened around me when I heard the news of the terrible attack on America. I can feel the shock and horror right to this day. Truly, the world has never been the same since that day. Imagine, if on the morning of 9/11, your 11-year-old daughter excitedly boards a plane for a National Geographic field trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in Santa Barbara, California. You’re a little worried,

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Why Did She Jump #septemberchallenge

Why Did She Jump : My Daughter’s Battle with Bipolar Disorder by Joan E. Childs, LCSW HCI Books ISBN 9780757316975 Description There is one day in Joan Child’s life that she wishes she could do over: the day her daughter Pam, a brilliant psychotherapist, plunged from a fifteen-story building to her death. But despite the coroner’s report of a suicide, Childs explains why her daughter’s life was taken by the most unforgiving of executioners: bipolar disorder. It was the delusions, not her daughter, who made the final decision. Why Did She Jump? is an intimate, uncompromising delve into one mother’s

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