Grief is a common human experience, but our experience with it is anything but common.
There are probably thousands of posts, poems, writings, and articles on the internet concerning the experience of bereavement. There is also an enormous amount of books available on the subject. Here are a few writings that I thought were especially helpful and encouraging. Some I simply resonated with, some brought a new thought or idea to my heart. Please let me know if you find a link that does not work. There is a list of books that can be purchased below.
When the Holidays Aren’t Jolly – Paul O’Rear
Acquainted With Grief – Oswald Chambers
Comfort in Any Season – Phil Ware
The After-Loss Credo – Barbara Hills LesStrang
Preparing for the Holidays – Randy Becton
Thoughts on Death – Thomas a Kempis
Grieving is Personal – Bonnie
Crying for Health – Emily Long
How I Learned the Secret Rule of Grief – Sheila M. Trask
Helping Bereaved People (107 page reference booklet)
Naming The Loss (on miscarriage)
-Some Books on Grief-
There are many other resources. Some are specifically for certain kinds of loss. There is something cathartic in reading the experiences of others and knowing you are not alone. If this list helps you, I am happy to share it.
Thanks for reading,