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Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road
by Neil Peart

Language

English

Pages

470

Publication Date

June 01, 2002

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In less than a year, Neil Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie. Faced with overwhelming sadness and isolated from the world in his home on the lake, Peart was left without direction. That lack of direction lead him on a 5
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greates...
by Mitch Albom

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

June 29, 2007

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<b>A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives<br /><br /></b>Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.<br /><br />For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.<br /><br />Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?<br /><br />Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live.<br /><br /><i>Tuesdays with Morrie</i> is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
You Can Heal Your Life
by Louise L. Hay

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

March 07, 1995

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Louise L. Hay, bestselling author, is an internationally known leader in the self-help field. Her key message is: "If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed." The author has a great deal of experience and firsthand information to share about healing, including how she cured herself after being diagnosed with cancer. What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.
Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss
by Margaret Renkl

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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From <i>New York Times</i> opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family—and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world.<br /><br /><br /><br />Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red-dirt roads, and a fiercely loved daughter. Here, in brief essays, she traces a tender and honest portrait of her complicated parents—her exuberant, creative mother; her steady, supportive father—and of the bittersweet moments that accompany a child’s transition to caregiver.<br /><br /><br /><br />And here, braided into the overall narrative, Renkl offers observations on the world surrounding her suburban Nashville home. Ringing with rapture and heartache, these essays convey the dignity of bluebirds and rat snakes, monarch butterflies and native bees. As these two threads haunt and harmonize with each other, Renkl suggests that there is astonishment to be found in common things: in what seems ordinary, in what we all share. For in both worlds—the natural one and our own—“the shadow side of love is always loss, and grief is only love’s own twin.”<br /><br /><br /><br />Gorgeously illustrated by the author’s brother, Billy Renkl, <i>Late Migrations</i> is an assured and memorable debut.
The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everyt...
by Julie Yip-Williams

Language

English

Pages

301

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more—a powerful exhortation to the living.</b><br /><b><br />“An exquisitely moving portrait of the daily stuff of life.”—<i>The New York Times Book Review </i><b>(Editors’ Choice)</b></b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>The New York Times Book Review </i>• <i>Time </i>• <i>Real Simple </i>• <i>Good Housekeeping</i></b><br /><br /> That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to flee with her family the political upheaval of her country in the late 1970s. Loaded into a rickety boat with three hundred other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She would go on to become a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, and a life she had once assumed would be impossible. Then, at age thirty-seven, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began.<br /><br /> <i>The Unwinding of the Miracle</i> is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. When she was first diagnosed, Julie Yip-Williams sought clarity and guidance through the experience and, finding none, began to write her way through it—a chronicle that grew beyond her imagining. Motherhood, marriage, the immigrant experience, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, fortune-tellers, grief, reincarnation, jealousy, comfort, pain, the marvel of the body in full rebellion—this book is as sprawling and majestic as the life it records. It is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. It is a book of indelible moments, seared deep—an incomparable guide to living vividly by facing hard truths consciously.<br /><br /> With humor, bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Unwinding of the Miracle</i></b><br /><br /> “Everything worth understanding and holding on to is in this book. . . . A miracle indeed.”<b>—Kelly Corrigan, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author</b><br /><br />“A beautifully written, moving, and compassionate chronicle that deserves to be read and absorbed widely.”<b>—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <i>The Emperor of All Maladies</i></b>
It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture T...
by Megan Devine

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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<b>Challenging conventional wisdom on grief, a pioneering therapist offers a new resource for those experiencing loss</b><br />  <br /> When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: <i>there is nothing wrong with grief.</i> “Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form,” says Megan Devine. “It is a natural and sane response to loss.”<br />  <br /> So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible?<br />  <br /> In <i>It’s OK That You’re Not OK, </i>Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides—as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner—Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, “happy” life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you’ll learn:<br />  <br /> • Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief<br /> • How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve<br /> • Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to “fix” your pain<br /> • How to help the people you love—with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process<br />  <br /> Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to “solve” grief. Megan writes, “Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.” Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world.<br />  <br /><i>It’s OK That You’re Not OK</i> is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.
A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life a...
by , Shoshana Berger

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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<b>“A gentle, knowledgeable guide to a fate we all share” (<i>The Washington Post</i>): the first and only all-encompassing action plan for the end of life. </b><br /><br />“There is nothing wrong with you for dying,” hospice physician B.J. Miller and journalist and caregiver Shoshana Berger write in <i>A Beginner’s Guide to the End</i>. “Our ultimate purpose here isn’t so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do.”<br /> <br />Theirs is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, written to help readers feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but controllable. Their book offers everything from step-by-step instructions for how to do your paperwork and navigate the healthcare system to answers to questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor, like whether or not sex is still okay when you’re sick. Get advice for how to break the news to your employer, whether to share old secrets with your family, how to face friends who might not be as empathetic as you’d hoped, and how to talk to your children about your will. (Don’t worry: if anyone gets snippy, it’ll likely be their spouses, not them.) There are also lessons for survivors, like how to shut down a loved one’s social media accounts, clean out the house, and write a great eulogy.<br /> <br />An honest, surprising, and detail-oriented guide to the most universal of all experiences, <i>A Beginner’s Guide to the End</i> is “a book that every family should have, the equivalent of Dr. Spock but for this other phase of life” (<i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Dr. Abraham Verghese).
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself an...
by Margareta Magnusson

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English

Pages

145

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life.</b><br /><br />In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called <i>döstädning</i>, <i>dö</i> meaning “death” and <i>städning</i> meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In <i>The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning</i>, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming.<br /> <br />Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.
This Is Me Letting You Go
by Heidi Priebe

Language

English

Pages

133

Publication Date

April 08, 2016

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Letting go is not a process that comes naturally to us. In a world that teaches us to cling to what we love at all costs, there is an undeniable art to moving on – and it’s one that we are constantly relearning. In this series of honest and poignant essays, Heidi Priebe explores the harsh reality of what it means to let go of the people and situations we love most - often before we are ready to – and how to embrace what comes next.
Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir
by Jayson Greene

Language

English

Pages

239

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<b>“A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss.”<br /><b> --Cheryl Strayed</b><br /><br />For readers of <i>The Bright Hour</i> and <i>When Breath Becomes Air,</i> a moving, transcendent memoir of loss and a stunning exploration of marriage in the wake of unimaginable grief.</b><br /><br />As the book opens: two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious, and she is immediately rushed to the hospital. But although it begins with this event and with the anguish Jayson and his wife, Stacy, confront in the wake of their daughter's trauma and the hours leading up to her death, <i>Once More We Saw Stars</i> quickly becomes a narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it--that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems unsurvivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures both the fragility of life and absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation--and a book that will change the way you look at the world.

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