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Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died

Author : Ty Alexander
ISBN : 9781633533875
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This #1 Amazon Best Seller from one of today’s top bloggers is a compassionate guide through the process of grieving for a lost loved one. Ty Alexander has touched many lives with her popular lifestyle blog, Gorgeous in Gray. But in her early 20s, her own life was upended when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. Ty was suddenly forced to become not just a loving daughter, but a caregiver, patient advocate, and researcher. And when her mom passed the pain was overwhelming. Though she still grieves every day, her experience has taught her how to move on while still honoring the love that endures. In this beautiful, honest, and intensely personal guidebook, Ty provides the insight and inspiration that every mourner needs to make it through this time of unrelenting emotional pain and sadness. Her deep compassion, understanding, and enlightening true stories will help readers along every step of their grieving journey, from the shock of discovery through anger, disbelief, and despair, and ultimately to acceptance and healing. We all grieve differently, but the pain of loss is universal. Things I Wish I Knew before My Mom Died can provide a reassuring voice, a helping hand, and a shining beacon of hope for anyone who is heartsick and suffering.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Speaking Of Death

Author : Annie Broadbent
ISBN : 9780349403151
Genre : Self-Help
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'To support the bereaved, we need to get to grips with death.' Talking about death and grief has become something of a modern taboo. Most of us would rather avoid the subject altogether because it makes us feel anxious or awkward. When Annie Broadbent's mum died, one of the hardest parts of her experience was seeing her friends and extended family paralysed by their fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. Frustrated and saddened by her own experience, in this thoughtful book Annie presents sixteen stories which build a much needed bridge between the bereaved and the rest of us. Combined with expert advice, Speaking of Death is a collection of real life experiences of grief. The stories help you build your own relationship with death and provide support for supporters of the bereaved. If you've never known what to say to a grieving person, you will after this book. 'Annie offers a compassionate and caring approach to supporting someone through grief, developed through her own experience and the use of expert advice . . . this book will be a helpful tool for everyone' Shelley Gilbert, CEO of Grief Encounter 'Wonderfully moving, relevant and important' Kate Timperley, Maggie's This book was first published as We Need to Talk About Grief.
Category: Self-Help

Coping With Loss

Author : Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
ISBN : 9781134799336
Genre : Psychology
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Coping With Loss describes the many ways in which people cope with the death of someone they love. Most earlier books on bereavement have fallen into two categories: distillations of the clinical experience of individual therapists or collections of chapters reporting the results of empirical studies. Each category is valuable but has tended to serve a narrow group of readers--practitioners with particular theoretical orientations or researchers in quest of the latest findings. Coauthored by a leading research psychologist and an experienced therapist who specializes in bereavement education and intervention, this book is different. The authors weave together the strands of theory, research, and clinical wisdom into a seamless and readable narrative. While they discuss previous work, they also present new data, never before published, from one of the largest studies of bereaved people ever conducted, the Bereavement Coping Project. Unlike most studies to date, which focused on only one type of bereaved group (usually widows or widowers), the Bereavement Coping Project examined the experiences of several different groups during the first l8 months after the death. The groups included those who had lost a spouse, a parent, an adult sibling, or a child; and those who had lost their significant other to cancer or cardiovascular disease on one hand as opposed to the stigmatized disease of AIDS on the other. The book begins with a critical overview of theories of bereavement; succeeding chapters explore in depth the impact of specific types of loss, the impact of particular coping strategies on recovery; the impact of social supports and religion, and the special cases of children and of people who seem to grow and change for the better after a loss. A final chapter considers implications for intervention with bereaved people. Each chapter is richly illuminated with real-life examples throughout and ends with a section called "Voices" in which bereaved people describe their various attempts to cope in their own words. Insightful and informative.
Category: Psychology

My Mother My Father

Author : Susan Wyndham
ISBN : 9781743431900
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The loss of a parent is an experience that we all face without any training - relating to a parent through old age and illness; going through the actual death in different circumstances and whether we can help parents to have a good death; the emotional aftermath - shock, grief, relief, the effect on families; funerals, wills and other rituals; clearing out the house and keeping memories alive; recovery and carrying on with life; the longer-term changes in us and our relationship with our parents. Edited by Sydney Morning Herald literary editor, journalist and writer Susan Wyndham, My Mother, My Fatheris a collection of stories from 14 remarkable Australian writers, sharing what it is to feel loss, and all the experiences and memories that create the image of our parents. Contributors include Helen Garner, David Marr, Tom Keneally, Gerard Windsor, Susan Duncan and Caroline Baum. These stories are intimate, honest, moving, sometimes funny, never sentimental, and always well written.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Peace After Grief

Author : Tristan A. Watson
ISBN : 9781466911482
Genre : Reference
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Undeniably, we as a people come from different backgrounds, different religions, and divergent cultures. However, one common thing for those of us who have lost someone significant in our lives is the deep-rooted pain and heartache death can bring. People are looking for answers, guidance, and wants to know if anyone else has experienced a tragedy similar to their own. A Peace After Grief reaches out to those who grieve, dealing with existent issues readers can relate to such as death of a parent, child, spouse, student, sibling, and an array of others. The uniqueness of Tristan Watson's A Peace After Grief is not only that it is written in a sensitive manner, but it also reveals the rawest form of emotion and grief felt by those who suffer a loss. An exemption from death is not possible, and for those who have experienced the devastation and tragedy of losing someone, A Peace After Grief is a must read. This collection of stories is a first step for those who still need to center their grief and try to come to a place of acceptance. Though the pain and grief may be hard to bear, it is possible to receive a peace after grief.
Category: Reference

Facing Death And Finding Hope

Author : Christine Longaker
ISBN : 9781448108268
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Many books have been written on the subject of death and dying over the last twenty-five years, yet none provides a comprehensive spiritual paradigm combined with practical guidance for resounding effectively and compassionately to be most common difficulties and challenges of the dying. Christine's Longaker's uncompromising and uplifting book does it all, and is based on her own personal experiences, her study and work with Sogyal Rinpoche and on the workshops she now holds all over Europe and the USA.
Category: Family & Relationships

Motherless Daughters

Author : Hope Edelman
ISBN : 9780738217741
Genre : Self-Help
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The classic New York Times bestseller that has helped millions of women cope with and heal from the grief of losing their mothers Although a mother's mortality is inevitable no book has discussed the profound lasting and far reaching effects of this loss until Motherless Daughters, which became an instant classic. More than twenty years later, it is still the go-to book that women of all ages look to for comfort, help, and understanding when their mother dies. Building on interviews with hundreds of mother loss survivors, Edelman's personal story of losing her mother, and recent research in grief and psychology, Motherless Daughters reveals the shared experiences and core identity issues of motherless women: Why the absence of a nurturing hand shapes a woman's identity throughout her lifespan How present day relationships are defined by past losses How a woman can resolve past conflicts and move toward acceptance and healing Why grief really is not a linear passage but an ongoing cyclical journey How the legacy of mother loss shifts with the passage of time
Category: Self-Help

Mayes Midwifery E Book

Author : Sue Macdonald
ISBN : 9780702045967
Genre : Medical
File Size : 63.85 MB
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Mayes’ Midwifery, an established key textbook for students and qualified midwives, contains essential knowledge for professional practice. For this 14th edition, each section and chapter has been fully updated and enhanced by leading authors to ensure the text complies with contemporary practice and current guidelines. Added benefits are the availability of a variety of additional online resources for each chapter, including case studies, video and website links, and a bank of multiple-choice questions to test knowledge. With a strong emphasis on normal birth, the book covers the spectrum of midwifery-related topics applied to practice, providing a foundation of knowledge, and encouraging independent thought through the use of reflective exercises in each chapter and online. The book provides midwives with material that meets individual ways of learning and supports current modes of midwifery education. Mayes’ Midwifery is the text for initial preparation and for ongoing midwifery practice. New chapters on essential contemporary issues: Vulnerable women Perspectives on the future of midwifery, in a global context Evidence-based information to guide best practice Learning outcomes and Key Points in all chapters Reflective activities Now with an integrated website offering additional resources and material including: Multiple-choice questions for self-testing Case studies Reflective activities to consolidate your professional development Useful additional reading, resources and weblinks Expanded topics Downloadable materials including illustrations
Category: Medical

The Colors Of Hope

Author : Richard Dahlstrom
ISBN : 1441232117
Genre : Religion
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The Christian life, says Richard Dahlstrom, should be guided by the intentional goal of blessing the lives of the friends, loved ones, and strangers in our midst. We are called to impact a culture that, for all the rhetoric about hope, is overwhelmingly preoccupied with personal peace, prosperity, protection, and survival. Christians should be artists who paint with the colors of hope in a broken world, embodying Christ's redemptive presence in our personal lives, our work, and our relationships. This inspiring and practical book offers tools for living out this vision in daily life, with special attention given to the challenges we face in staying focused on the mission of imparting hope to others even while dealing with our own personal issues. Anyone who wishes they could have an impact on the world will cherish this unique book.
Category: Religion

Vertigo

Author : Louise DeSalvo
ISBN : 9781558617773
Genre : Social Science
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Born to immigrant parents during World War II and coming of age during the 1950s, DeSalvo finds herself rebelling against a script written by parental and societal expectations. In her revealing family memoir, DeSalvo sifts through painful memories to give voice to all that remained unspoken and unresolved in her life: a mother's psychotic depression, a father's rage and violent rigidity, a sister's early depression and eventual suicide, and emerging memories of childhood incest. At times humorous and often brutally candid, DeSalvo also delves through the more recent conflicts posed by marriage, motherhood, and the crisis that started her on the path of her life's work: becoming a writer in order to excavate the meaning of her life and community.In Vertigo, Louise DeSalvo paints a striking picture of the easy freedom of the husband and fatherless world of working-class Hoboken, New Jersey, the neighborhood of her early childhood, where mothers and children had an unaccustomed say in the running of their lives while men were off defending their country, but were jolted back into submission when World War II ended. Hoboken was not a place where girls were encouraged to develop their minds, or their independent spirits, yet it is that tenement-dotted city with its pulse and energy, wonderful Italian pastry, and sidewalk roller-skating contests, and not suburban Ridgefield, where the family moves when Louise is seven, that claims Louises heart.Written with an honesty that is as rare as it is unsettling, Vertigo also speaks to broader truths about the impact of ethnicity, class, and gender in American life. Offering inspiration and a healthy dose of subversion, this personal story of a writers life is also a study of the alchemy between lived experience and creativity, and the life-transforming possibilities of this process.
Category: Social Science