• After the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again
    After the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again
    ISBN: 9780684811703
    Title: After the Darkest Hour the Sun Will Shine Again
    Author: MEHREN, ELIZABETH

    "After Elizabeth Mehren lost her daughter, she set out to write the book she most needed: one that would offer solace, support, and inspiration. Telling her own story and the stories of other bereaved parents - contemporary and historical - she discovered that this worst grief of all never ends but that if you're open to it, it can transform itself. Above all, it is a journey." "After the Darkest Hour is both a guide and a meditation. The author takes us through the process of grieving, from the effects of a child's death on the parents' marriage to what to say when someone asks, "Do you have children?" This book also offers valuable advice for the friends and relatives of bereaved parents."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • All That Remains
    All That Remains
    ISBN: 9780857524935
    Title: All That Remains
    Author: BLACK SUE


    Professor Dame Sue Black discusses the subject she grapples with every day - Death - bringing her unique perspective to the multitudinous circumstances in which life is lost. From the painful grieving process after losing a loved one, to violence, murder, criminal dismemberment, missing persons, war (such as Kosovo), natural disasters (such as a tsunami), unidentified bodies, historical remains -- involving investigative agencies, lawyers, justice, criminal sentences, and always sadness and pain, she takes us on a scientific and reflective journey explaining the genetic DNA traits that develop before our birth, and those traits and features we gather in the twists and turns through life, all of which add up to an identity that reveals itself in death.
    Riveting as the best crime novel, and leavened with humour, this is an enriching and reassuring read and a parallel celebration of life.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Arranging a Funeral: What You can do Yourselves: a NZ Guide
    Arranging a Funeral: What You can do Yourselves: a NZ Guide
    ISBN: 9780473237745
    Title: Arranging a Funeral: What You can do Yourselves: a NZ Guide
    Author: TOMLINSON PHILIP D



    Two men have made it their mission to spread the acceptance of DIY funerals, and to aid those who choose to go that way.

    They are Philip Tomlinson of Timaru and Paul Briggs of Nelson.

    The pair are in open rebellion against the funeral industry because both feel the New Zealand funeral industry has become too commercialised and demands too much money from families.

    Tomlinson, a retired mathematician, has even published a book on the subject, Arranging a Funeral, to give people some pointers on doing it themselves.

    Tomlinson warns it would be a big ask for someone to just pick up his book after a death and begin organising the funeral, though it has been done.

    Instead, both Tomlinson and Briggs insist the key to DIY send-offs is pre-preparation, especially as there will be risk-averse family members who will insist a funeral is not cobbled together.

    "Unless preparations have been put together, a funeral director is almost certainly rung," Tomlinson says.

    Broadly speaking, there are seven key areas that need to be done to organise a funeral.

    These are:

    1. The interim care of the deceased.

    2. Completing the legal paperwork.

    3. Transporting the deceased.

    4. Informing the community of the death.

    5. Acquiring a coffin.

    6. Organising the burial, or cremation.

    7. Organising the funeral service.

    Only the first, and possibly the third, areas present any real difficulties.

    Cremations and burials can be arranged directly once the paperwork is done, and do not require a funeral director. Death notices can be placed in newspapers without aid. A hall, church or other reception place can be arranged, catering planned, flowers ordered.

    To achieve these things just requires organisation and a little knowledge, and that, says Briggs, is not something you want to be learning when there's a body in the bedroom.

    "Very few people do want to think about it or do any planning, so when a death happens they are totally unprepared," says Briggs, who was prompted into his stance after his father's funeral, which felt totally out of keeping with the man. With the stress and grief, it is a terrible time to be thinking about DIY.

    He says it is entirely possible for professional funeral directors to do as little as 20 per cent of the work in the funeral process - picking up the deceased and storing them in preparation for the burial or cremation. The family can do the rest.
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    Some funeral directors may be resistant to being hired to do so little, Briggs says, and they may even try to insist that people pay a "minimum" package price for the service that's the same as their no frills cremation package, sometimes in the region of $2500.

    Negotiating may be hard, and both Tomlinson and Briggs say they have had "wrestles" with funeral directors to get what they consider to be fair and transparent pricing.

    Some families even prefer to store and transport their loved ones' bodies themselves, though Tomlinson cautions care both in regards to the dignity of the deceased, as well as the risk to the backs of those lifting bodies which are quite literally dead weights.

    Dealing with dead bodies is something our society has made unfamiliar to most of us, says Tomlinson, but it is entirely possible. However, how hot the weather is and the length of time until the deceased is buried or cremated are both factors that need to be considered. Some keen DIYers even buy dry ice to help keep bodies cool, Tomlinson says, removing the need for contracting a funeral director to store the body.

    A possible hitch to managing a body is it can be hard to organise a coffin in a short space of time as not all funeral directors may be happy to sell you a casket on its own, Tomlinson says.

    If a casket can can be bought in advance - and the internet makes sourcing one easier - a great deal of pressure is taken off the DIY funeral arranger. Once a body is in a coffin, it is easier to manage.

    Tomlinson says the cost of a traditional funeral is a big burden for many families, and prices of $8000 to $10,000 seem relatively common.

    And he bridles at some of the things that have come to be seen as normal, such as the standard practice to burn or immediately bury an immaculately finished expensive coffin.

    People may think that is a fitting way to show respect for the dead, and if that is people's choice, so be it, says Tomlinson. But for others a home-made MDF coffin, on which loved ones have written and drawn messages and tributes to the dead may be an equally valid choice.

    Similarly, Tomlinson believes much of the embalming that is done before burials is unnecessary, and just adds to costs.

    Both however warn that people who wish to do things themselves may find hurdles in the way.

    Tomlinson says he's fought with funeral directors to get quotes for the provision of limited services such as body collection and storage.

    Crematoria may even try to insist only funeral directors can arrange cremations. But Tomlinson says you can insist that you are a funeral director and legally so. If need be, quote from the Internal Affairs brochure, "A funeral director means a person whose business is or includes the burial and/or cremation of bodies."

    THE IMPETUS

    Why people do funerals themselves, according to Philip Tomlinson in his book Arranging a Funeral:

    You may be disenchanted by the social pressure to purchase a "standard funeral".

    You may feel the obligation to "present" an entertainment-oriented funeral while carrying grief is an awful ordeal.

    You may feel professional services are inordinately expensive or even unaffordable.

    You may find that purchasing a full funeral package, in which everything is done for you, leaves you "wringing your hands", wanting to do something.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
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  • Badger's Parting Gifts
    Badger's Parting Gifts
    ISBN: 9781849395144
    Title: Badger's Parting Gifts
    Author: VARLEY SUSAN

    An award-winning picture book about bereavement.
    & & & & & Badger is so old that he knows he will soon die. He tries to prepare his friends for this event, but when he does die, they are still grief-stricken. Gradually they come to terms with their grief by remembering all the practical things Badger taught them, and so Badger lives on in his friends' memories of him.

    & & & & & A beautiful story sensitively and reassuringly told -- perfect for helping children understand death.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, & What Matters in the End
    Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, & What Matters in the End
    ISBN: 9781846685811
    Title: Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, & What Matters in the End
    Author: GAWANDE ATUL

    New York Times Number One bestseller Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2014In Being Mortal, Gawande examines his experiences as a surgeon, as he confronts the realities of aging and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do. And he emerges with story that crosses the globe and history, exploring questions that range from the curious to the profound: What happens to people's teeth as they get old? Did human beings really commit senecide, the sacrifice of the elderly? Why do the aged so dread nursing homes and hospitals? How should someone give another person the dreadful news that they will die? This is a story told only as Atul Gawande can - penetrating people's lives and also the systems that have evolved to govern our mortality. Those systems, he observes, routinely fail to serve - or even acknowledge - people's needs and priorities beyond mere survival. And the consequences are devastating lives, families, and even whole economies. But, as he reveals, it doesn't have to be this way. Atul Gawande has delivered an engrossing tale of science, history and remarkable characters in the vein of Oliver Sacks.Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection, a free visitor destination that explores the connections between medicine, life and art. Atul Gawande will deliver this year's BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures on the subject of The Future of Medicine.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Being Mortal: Medicine & What Matters in the End
    Being Mortal: Medicine & What Matters in the End
    ISBN: 9781846685828
    Title: Being Mortal: Medicine & What Matters in the End
    Author: GAWANDE ATUL

    From the international bestselling author of Better, Complications and The Checklist Manifesto and Reith Lecturer 2014, a revolutionary and emotionally searing account of death, dying and medicine.
    For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal. So here is a book about the modern experience of mortality - about what it's like to get old and die, how medicine has changed this and how it hasn't, where our ideas about death have gone wrong. With his trademark mix of perceptiveness and sensitivity, Atul Gawande outlines a story that crosses the globe, as he examines his experiences as a surgeon and those of his patients and family, and learns to accept the limits of what he can do.

    Never before has aging been such an important topic. The systems that we have put in place to manage our mortality are manifestly failing; but, as Gawande reveals, it doesn't have to be this way. The ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death, but a good life - all the way to the very end.

    Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection, a free visitor destination that explores the connections between medicine, life and art.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Being With Dying Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death
    Being With Dying Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death
    ISBN: 9781590307182
    Title: Being With Dying Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death
    Author: HALIFAX JOAN

    The Buddhist approach to death can be of great benefit to people of all backgrounds as has been demonstrated time and again in Joan Halifax s decades of work with the dying and their caregivers. Inspired by traditional Buddhist teachings, her work is a source of wisdom for all those who are charged with a dying person s care, facing their own death, or wishing to explore and contemplate the transformative power of the dying process. Her teachings affirm that we can open and contact our inner strength, and that we can help others who are suffering to do the same."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Best Death: How to Die Well
    Best Death: How to Die Well
    ISBN: 9780702259722
    Title: Best Death: How to Die Well
    Author: WINCH SARAH

    In April 2008 Sarah Winch's husband, Lincoln, died from kidney cancer that was diagnosed only four months earlier. He was 48. Sarah and Lincoln prepared as best they could for his death. Her 30 years as a registered nurse and ethicist, specifically focused on end-of-life care, did not fully prepare Sarah for Lincoln's death, but it did help them plan for the best death possible.This book advocates for taking control of the final stages of life. It opens up the conversation around death and encourages us to become more informed about how we want to die. This is an intimate, compassionate and practical guide, from someone with uniquely relevant personal and professional experience.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Better Send Off: the Ultimate Funeral Guide
    Better Send Off: the Ultimate Funeral Guide
    ISBN: 9780994106971
    Title: Better Send Off: the Ultimate Funeral Guide
    Author: MCJORROW GAIL



    Are you currently planning a funeral for a loved one?

    During this difficult time, Better Send Off want to make the funeral planning process not only stress and hassle free for you, but cost effective.

    Better Send Off is a one-stop for everything you need to personalise the celebration of your loved one's life.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Beyond Words: Grieving When Your Child Has Died
    Beyond Words: Grieving When Your Child Has Died
    ISBN: 9780987654007
    Title: Beyond Words: Grieving When Your Child Has Died
    Author: THOMPSON ANDREW & IRVING HENDRY TRICIA

    The death of a child is a heartfelt experience like no other.It is a deep grief experience that goes beyond words.The loss affects bereaved parents emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually and socially. It makes more demands on them than most others ever realise. Many bereaved parents say that the only people who can ever genuinely begin to understand what it's like for them are other bereaved parents. Hearing from others who have 'been there' can make all the difference. For this reason, Beyond Words is a handbook that features the honest words, perspectives and suggestions of many bereaved parents. It also offers useful information about managing grief, support options and ideas that may be helpful on the grief journey. It is comforting, encouraging, informative and practical. It will also provide understanding and insights to professionals and others seeking to effectively support bereaved parents. From Wellington based Skylight publishers.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Cigarette Lighter
    Cigarette Lighter
    ISBN: 9781501307362
    Title: Cigarette Lighter
    Author: PENDARVIS JACK

    Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.Smokers, survivalists, teenagers, collectors.. The cigarette lighter is a charged, complex, yet often entirely disposable object that moves across these various groups of people, acquiring and emitting different meanings while always supplying its primary function, that of ignition. While the lighter may seem at first a niche object-only for old fashioned cigarette smokers-in this book Jack Pendarvis explodes the lighter as something with deep history, as something with quirky episodes in cultural contexts, and as something that dances with wide ranging taboos and traditions. Pendarvis shows how the lighter tarries with the cheapest ends of consumer culture as much as it displays more profound dramas of human survival, technological advances, and aesthetics.Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in the The Atlantic.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Coping With Grief 3ed
    Coping With Grief 3ed
    ISBN: 9780733304385
    Title: Coping With Grief 3ed
    Author: MCKISSOCK MAL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
    $16.00
  • Coping With Grief 4th Edition
    Coping With Grief 4th Edition
    ISBN: 9780733330889
    Title: Coping With Grief 4th Edition
    Author: MCKISSOCK MAL

    This best-selling book offers sensitive and practical advice on how to deal with the grieving process, from coping with the funeral to managing anniversaries and special dates. Suitable for both the bereaved and their support team, it explains what to expect emotionally, psychologically and practically from the first day through the first year, as well as outlining the physical and emotional reactions to grief, why men and women react differently, how children deal with grief and some of the long-term consequences of bereavement. Whether you have been be reaved, or are part of the bereaveds support team, this self-help book will prove invaluable, and show you how to survive or help others survive, the most challenging experience a human being can have; the loss of a loved one.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Dead People Suck
    Dead People Suck
    ISBN: 9781635650006
    Title: Dead People Suck
    Author: KILMARTIN LAURIE


    An honest, irreverent, laugh-out-loud audiobook guide to coping with death and dying from the Emmy-nominated writer and New York Times bestselling co-author of Sh*tty Mom, Laurie Kilmartin.


    Death is not for the faint of heart, and sometimes the best way to cope is through humor. No one knows this better than comedian Laurie Kilmartin. She made headlines by live-tweeting her father's time in hospice and her grieving process after he passed, and channeled her experience into a comedy special, 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad. Dead People Suck is her hilarious guide to surviving (sometimes) death, dying, and grief without losing your mind.


    Whether you are old and about to die, sick and about to die, or with a loved one who is about to pass away or who has passed away, there's something for you. With chapters like "Are You An Old Man With Daughters? Please Shred Your Porn," "If Cancer was an STD, It Would Be Cured By Now," and "Unsubscribing Your Dead Parent from Tea Party Emails," Laurie Kilmartin guides listeners through some of life's most complicated moments with equal parts heart and sarcasm.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Death Expands Us
    Death Expands Us
    ISBN: 9780473388171
    Title: Death Expands Us
    Author: HARRIS STEPHANIE

    he loss of a loved one leaves an empty space in our lives that can't be filled. Stephanie Harris is a professional grief coach who has experienced profound loss in her own lifetime. She understands firsthand how the death of someone close can leave the living feeling victimized, isolated, trapped, and traumatized. She also knows that tragedy can be a powerful catalyst for positive change. Life will always go on after a death, but the loss of someone we dearly love changes us, profoundly and permanently. Only by taking responsibility for our own lives and embracing this transformation can we hope to find peace and freedom. When we grieve, our pain holds us captive. This essential work can open our eyes to possibilities that will set us free. Death Expands Us offers much more than coping methods and comforting spiritual balms. With insight, honesty, and grace, Harris maps a clear pathway that we can follow through a harsh, unfamiliar landscape of personal grief. She shares common experiences and offers helpful strategies and compassionate guidance that will enable us to emerge even stronger on the other side. Stephanie Harris is a growth coach and bodywork therapist who specializes in grief management and recovery. Her career has taken her around the world, from the Maldives to Iceland. Born in South Africa and based in New Zealand, she holds a diploma in somatology from Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Death: Vintage Minis
    Death: Vintage Minis
    ISBN: 9781784872601
    Title: Death: Vintage Minis
    Author: BARNES JULIAN


    When it comes to death, is there ever a best case scenario?


    In this disarmingly witty book, Julian Barnes confronts our unending obsession with the end. He reflects on what it means to miss God, whether death can be good for our careers and why we eventually turn into our parents. Barnes is the perfect guide to the weirdness of the only thing that binds us all.


    Selected from the book Nothing to be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes


    VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.


    Also in the Vintage Minis series:
    Calm by Tim Parks
    Drinking by John Cheever
    Babies by Anne Enright
    Psychedelics by Aldous Huxley



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
  • Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul
    Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul
    ISBN: 9781583949733
    Title: Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul
    Author: JENKINSON STEPHEN

    'Die Wise' does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the centre of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty. The book teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Dying Badly
    Dying Badly
    ISBN: 9781048040318
    Title: Dying Badly
    Author: HAVILL JACK & BARBER DAVID

    This book, compiled by retired intensive care specialist Dr Jack Havill and writer David Barber, contains relatives' stories of bad deaths suffered by their loved ones, as submitted to the New Zealand Parliament's inquiry into the issue of assisted dying for the terminally ill. It illustrates the need for a compassionate change in the criminal law to allow medical assistance to die for those who choose to end their suffering safely and peacefully in a loving environment without risking a jail term for relatives and friends with them at the time.

    Format: Pamphlet
    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
  • Dying Badly
    Dying Badly
    ISBN: 9780473423193
    Title: Dying Badly
    Author: HAVILL JACK & BARBER DAVID

    This book, compiled by retired intensive care specialist Dr Jack Havill and writer David Barber, contains relatives' stories of bad deaths suffered by their loved ones, as submitted to the New Zealand Parliament's inquiry into the issue of assisted dying for the terminally ill. It illustrates the need for a compassionate change in the criminal law to allow medical assistance to die for those who choose to end their suffering safely and peacefully in a loving environment without risking a jail term for relatives and friends with them at the time.

    Format: Pamphlet
    Price: $9.00
    $9.00
  • Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your Last
    Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your Last
    ISBN: 9780593069639
    Title: Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If It Were Your Last
    Author: LIPSENTHAL LEE

    Lee Lipsenthal had a charmed life: married to the love of his life, the proud father of two remarkable children, working as medical director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. In his personal relationships and with his patients, Lee was committed to living his life fully and gratefully each day.

    The power of those beliefs were tested in July 2009 when he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, leaving him with a 90 percent chance of dying within five years. As Lee and his wife Kathy navigated his diagnosis, illness and treatment, he discovered that he did not fear death, and even as he faced his own mortality, he felt more fully alive than ever before.

    In the bestselling tradition of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and The Last Lecture, Enjoy Every Sandwich distils everything Lee learned about how we find meaning, purpose and peace in our lives. Told with humour and heart, this deeply inspiring book will help readers embrace their humanity, accept uncertainty and live a life of gratitude - whether they are facing the end now or not.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00

    $34.00
  • Final Exit
    Final Exit
    ISBN: 9780385336536
    Title: Final Exit
    Author: HUMPHRY DEREK


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully
    Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully
    ISBN: 9781743538616
    Title: Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully
    Author: OSTASEKI FRANK

    This beautiful book is at home in an energising genre that finally allow us to talk about death, other examples of which include The Last Lecture and When Breath Becomes Air. Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most in life. So begins Frank Ostaseski's stirring book, The Five Invitations, an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present awareness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. In his thirty-plus years as a companion to the dying, MD Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. A renowned teacher of compassionate care-giving, Ostaseski has distilled the lessons gleaned over the course of his career into a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us about how to forge rich and meaningful lives. The 'Five Invitations' show us how to accept and embrace dying in the midst of a death-denying era and explain how death can be the guide we need to wake up fully to our lives. This stunning, unforgettable book offers a radical path to transformation.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Grace in Dying: a Message of Hope Comfort & Spiritual Transformation
    Grace in Dying: a Message of Hope Comfort & Spiritual Transformation
    ISBN: 9780062515650
    Title: Grace in Dying: a Message of Hope Comfort & Spiritual Transformation
    Author: SINGH KATHLEEN DOWLING

    A moving illumination of the final transition of our lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Grief
    Grief
    ISBN: 9781401308940
    Title: Grief
    Author: HOLLERAN ANDREW


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Grief Observed
    Grief Observed
    ISBN: 9780571066247
    Title: Grief Observed
    Author: LEWIS C S

    A Grief Observed comprises the reflections of the great scholar and Christian apologist on the death of his wife after only a few short years of marriage. Painfully honest in its dissection of his thoughts and feelings, this is a book that details his paralysing grief, bewilderment and sense of loss in simple and moving prose.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Grief Observed
    Grief Observed
    ISBN: 9780571290680
    Title: Grief Observed
    Author: LEWIS C S


    Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly homest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Grief Observed Readers' Edition
    Grief Observed Readers' Edition
    ISBN: 9780571310876
    Title: Grief Observed Readers' Edition
    Author: LEWIS C S

    In April 1956, C.S. Lewis, a confirmed bachelor, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four brief, intensely happy years, Davidman died of cancer and Lewis found himself alone again, and inconsolable. To defend himself against the loss of belief in God, Lewis wrote this journal, an eloquent statement of rediscovered faith. In it he freely confesses his doubts, his rage, and his awareness of human frailty. In it he finds again the way back to life. Now a modern classic, 'A Grief Observed' has offered solace and insight to countless readers worldwide.This expanded edition will include the original text of 'A Grief Observed' as well as new and specially commissioned responses to the book and its themes from respected contemporary writers and thinkers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death & Surviving
    Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death & Surviving
    ISBN: 9780241270769
    Title: Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death & Surviving
    Author: SAMUEL JULIA

    Death is the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood. So many of us feel awkward and uncertain around death, and shy away from talking honestly with family and friends. Grief Works is a compassionate guide that will inform and engage anyone who is grieving, from the 'expected' death of a parent to the sudden unexpected death of a small child, and provide clear advice for those seeking to comfort the bereaved.
    With deeply moving case studies of real people's stories of loss, and brilliantly accessible and practical advice, Grief Works will be passed down through generations as the definitive guide for anyone who has lost a loved one, and revolutionise the way we talk about life, loss and death.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Grieving Mindfully A Compassionate & Spiritual Guide To Coping With Loss
    Grieving Mindfully A Compassionate & Spiritual Guide To Coping With Loss
    ISBN: 9781572244016
    Title: Grieving Mindfully A Compassionate & Spiritual Guide To Coping With Loss
    Author: KUMAR SAMEET M.


    Grief is a personal journey, never the same for any two people and as unique as your life and your relationships. Although loss is an inevitable part of life, how you approach this fact can make the difference between meaningless pain and the manifestation of understanding and wisdom. This book describes a mindful approach to dealing with grief that can help you make that difference.


    By walking this mindful path, you will discover that you are capable of transforming and healing the grief you carry and finding the spiritual and emotional resilience you need to move through this challenging time. These mindfulness practices, explained here in simple and practical language, will help you bear your time of grief. But they will do more than that, too. They will guide you to a life more fully lived, with more meaning. These simple practices will help you experience what richness comes from asking deeper questions about loss and about life.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
    $39.99
  • Heal & Move On: Seven Steps to Recovering from a Break-up
    Heal & Move On: Seven Steps to Recovering from a Break-up
    ISBN: 9781408802601
    Title: Heal & Move On: Seven Steps to Recovering from a Break-up
    Author: MARSHALL ANDREW G

    Whether your partner left or it's you who decided to end the relationship, breaking-up is painful, difficult and sometimes overwhelming. Friends and family urge you to forget the past and reach for the future. However, it is never that simple. Before you can move on, you need to understand what went wrong, mourn the loss and, mostimportantly, to heal. In this compassionate book, marital therapist, Andrew G Marshall takes you from hearing the bad news or making the decision to leave, through the fall-out from the split, the first steps of recovery and finally onto making a new life. He covers:- Knowing when to stop trying and accept the inevitable.- Why the break-up hurts so much.- Emotional first-aid to make it through the worst times.- The difference between looking back and learning, and becoming trapped in the past.- What helps and what hinders recovery.- Making sense of your break-up.- Helping your children cope.- Learning how to fly high again.With over 25 years' experience as a marital therapist, Marshall draws on hundreds of case studies, and provides sensible, compassionate and practical advice.(Some of the exercises in this book have appeared inI Love You But I'm Not In Love With Youby Andrew G. Marshall, published by Bloomsbury)


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
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  • Healing After Loss Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief
    Healing After Loss Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief
    ISBN: 9780380773381
    Title: Healing After Loss Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief
    Author: HICKMAN MARTHA W

    For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Heart & the Bottle Book & Cd
    Heart & the Bottle Book & Cd
    ISBN: 9780007345953
    Title: Heart & the Bottle Book & Cd
    Author: JEFFERS OLIVER

    Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming, uplifting tale, due to be featured in a major motion picture. Once there was a girl who was full of wonderment at how the world worked. She shared all her dreams and excitement with her father, who always had the answer to every question. That is until one day when his chair was empty, not to be filled again - how would the girl ever find meaning from her life again?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Heart & the Bottle Mini Hb Ed
    Heart & the Bottle Mini Hb Ed
    ISBN: 9780007429004
    Title: Heart & the Bottle Mini Hb Ed
    Author: JEFFERS OLIVER

    Award-winning picture book star Oliver Jeffers explores themes of love and loss in this life-affirming, uplifting tale, due to be featured in a major motion picture. Once there was a girl who was full of wonderment at how the world worked. She shared all her dreams and excitement with her father, who always had the answer to every question. That is until one day when his chair was empty, not to be filled again “ how would she find the meaning of life now?

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $16.00
    $16.00
  • Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Teen Suicide
    Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Teen Suicide
    ISBN: 9781583227206
    Title: Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Teen Suicide
    Author: BORNSTEIN KATE

    Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Here, Kate bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival for navigating an often cruel world. A one-of-a-kind guide to staying alive outside the box, Hello, Cruel World is a much-needed unconventional approach to teenage suicide prevention for marginalized youth who want to stay on the edge, but alive. Hello, Cruel World features a catalog of 101 Alternatives to Suicide that range from the playful (Moisturize), to the irreverent (Disbelieve the Binary), to the highly controversial (Get Laid. Please). Designed to encourage readers to give themselves permission to unleash their hearts' harmless desires, the book has only one directive: "Don't be mean." It is this guiding principle that brings its reader on a self-validating journey, which forges wholly new paths toward a resounding decision to choose life. Tenderly intimate and unapologetically edgy, Kate is the radical role model, the affectionate best friend, and the guiding mentor all in one kind and spirited package. A celebrated pioneer for the LGBTQI community, transsexual author and performance artist, Kate Bornstein is the author of the wildly successful books My Gender Workbook and Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and The Rest of Us.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • History of Suicide : My Sister's Unfinished Life
    History of Suicide : My Sister's Unfinished Life
    ISBN: 9781783781171
    Title: History of Suicide : My Sister's Unfinished Life
    Author: BIAOLSKY JILL

    On the night of April 15, 1990, Jill Bialosky's 21-year-old sister Kim came home from a bar in downtown Cleveland. She argued with her boyfriend on the phone. Then she took her mother's car keys, went into the garage, and closed the garage door. Her body was found the next morning. Those are the simple facts, but the act of suicide is far from simple. For 20 years, Bialosky has lived with the grief, guilt, questions, and confusion unleashed by Kim's suicide. Now, she recreates with unsparing honesty her sister's inner life, and the events and emotions that led her to take her life on this particular night. In doing so, she opens a window on the nature of suicide itself, our own reactions and responses to it - especially the impact a suicide has on those who remain behind.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye Surviving, Coping & Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
    I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye Surviving, Coping & Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
    ISBN: 9781402212215
    Title: I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye Surviving, Coping & Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
    Author: NOEL BROOK & BLAIR PAMELA D

    <p><i>Now there is a hand to hold... </i></p><p>Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now for thse who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold, written by two women who have experienced sudden loss. This updated edition of the best-selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. explore sudden death and offers a comforting hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one.</p><p>Featured on ABC World News, Fox and Friends and many other shows, this book acts as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression. New material covers the unique circumstances of loss, men and women's grieving styles, religion and faith, myths and misunderstandings, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye reflects the shifting face of grief. <br><br>These pages have offered solace to over eighty thousand people, ranging from seniors to teenagers and from the newly bereaved to those who lost a loved one years ago. Individuals engulfed by the immediate aftermath will find a special chapter covering the first few weeks.</p><p>Tapping their personal histories and drawing on numerous interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D, explore unexpected death and its role in the cycle of life. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye provides survivors with a rock-steady anchor from which to weather the storm of pain and begin to rebuild their lives.</p><p><b><font color="#FF0000">PRAISE FOR I WASN'T READY TO SAY GOODBYE </font></b></p><p><i>"I highly recommend this book, not only to the bereaved, but to friends and counselors as well."</i><br><b>Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Grieving Child, The Mourning Handbook, and The Grieving Teen</b></p><p><i>"This book, by women who have done their homework on grief... can hold a hand and comfort a soul through grief 's wilderness. Oustanding references of where to see other help."</i><br><b>George C. Kandle, Pastoral Psychologist</b></p><p><i>"Finally, you have found a friend who can notonly explain what has just occurred, but can take you by the hand and lead you to a place of healing and personal growth. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a family member, a close personal associate or a friend, this guide can help you survive and cope, but even more importantly... heal."</i><br><b>The Rebecca Review</b></p><p><i>"For those dealing with the loss of a loved one, or for those who want to help someone who is, this is a highly recommended read."</i><br><b>Midwest Book Review</b></p>

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • I'll See Myself Out, Thank You
    I'll See Myself Out, Thank You
    ISBN: 9780992627096
    Title: I'll See Myself Out, Thank You
    Author: BREWER COLIN ET AL (EDS)

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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Infinite Thread
    Infinite Thread
    ISBN: 9781582700465
    Title: Infinite Thread
    Author: O'DONOHUE JOHN & KENNEDY ALEXANDRA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • It's Ok That You're Not Ok
    It's Ok That You're Not Ok
    ISBN: 9781622039074
    Title: It's Ok That You're Not Ok
    Author: DEVINE MEGAN

    As seen in THE NEW YORK TIMES - READER'S DIGEST - SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH - HUFFPOST

    Featured on NPR's RADIO TIMES and WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO

    When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: there is nothing wrong with grief. "Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form," says Megan Devine. "It is a natural and sane response to loss."

    So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible?

    In It's OK That You're Not OK, 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:

    - Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief
    - 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
    - Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to "fix" your pain
    - 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

    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.

    It's OK That You're Not OK is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves--and each other--better.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Kissing Shadows
    Kissing Shadows
    ISBN: 9781869692032
    Title: Kissing Shadows
    Author: RENEE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
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