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What is it like to mourn today, in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief? After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty-five, Meghan O'Rourke found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow. She began to create a record ...
The Long Goodbye
What is it like to mourn today, in a culture that has largely set aside rituals that acknowledge grief? After her mother died of cancer at the age of fifty-five, Meghan O'Rourke found that nothing had prepared her for the intensity of her sorrow. She began to create a record of her interior life as a mourner, trying to capture the paradox of grief—its monumental agony and microscopic intimacies—an endeavor that ultimately bloomed into a profound look at how caring for her mother during her illness changed and strengthened their bond. With lyricism and unswerving candor, The Long Goodbye captures the fleeting moments of joy that make up a life and the way memory can lead us out of the jagged darkness of loss. Effortlessly blending research and reflection, the personal and the universal, it is a love letter from a daughter to a mother that will touch any reader who has felt the powerful ties of familial love.
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17.850000 USD

The Long Goodbye

by Meghan O'Rourke
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'Letting Go' holds a central place within the pastoral literature for carers of the dying or bereaved. Since publication of the first edition, research and new multi-professional approaches to care require more than ever that those in ministry develop a good grasp of current understanding and models of grief, while ...
Letting Go: Caring for the Dying and Bereaved
'Letting Go' holds a central place within the pastoral literature for carers of the dying or bereaved. Since publication of the first edition, research and new multi-professional approaches to care require more than ever that those in ministry develop a good grasp of current understanding and models of grief, while retaining their own identity as the 'holy person' within a secular setting. As well as outlining the latest research and current thinking about grief and bereavement, this new edition covers specific developments such as the role of the hospice, advance directives, near death experiences, multi-cultural issues, palliative care, post-trauma stress and alternative funerals.
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22.040000 USD

Letting Go: Caring for the Dying and Bereaved

by Ian Ainsworth-Smith, Peter Speck
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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. Before her own death in 2004, she and David Kessler completed On Grief and Grieving, which looks at the way we experience the process of grief. Just as On Death and Dying taught us ...
On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' On Death and Dying changed the way we talk about the end of life. Before her own death in 2004, she and David Kessler completed On Grief and Grieving, which looks at the way we experience the process of grief. Just as On Death and Dying taught us the five stages of death -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance -- On Grief and Grieving applies these stages to the grieving process and weaves together theory, inspiration, and practical advice, including sections on sadness, hauntings, dreams, isolation, and healing.
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9.240000 USD

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss

by David Kessler, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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Written by children for children, this unique workbook is both written and illustrated by children and teenagers who have experienced the death of someone close to them - a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend. They describe their often confusing thoughts and emotions immediately after the bereavement and discuss how their ...
Finding a Way Through When Someone Close has Died: What it Feels Like and What You Can Do to Help Yourself: a Workbook by Young People for Young People
Written by children for children, this unique workbook is both written and illustrated by children and teenagers who have experienced the death of someone close to them - a parent, grandparent, sibling or friend. They describe their often confusing thoughts and emotions immediately after the bereavement and discuss how their day-to-day lives were affected, including such diverse issues as the reactions of those around them, practical changes and managing school and schoolwork. They offer advice, based on their own experiences, on how to cope with the practical and emotional upheavals of bereavement. The workbook's interactive style encourages readers to write about and draw their own feelings and experiences, to consider personal coping strategies and examine their relationships with those around them who may be able to offer support. Advice on how to seek external support and a list of helpful agencies are also provided. The supportive and interactive style of this book will make it a valuable source of help and encouragement for bereaved children and teenagers. It will also be useful to adults seeking to understand how children and teenagers experience bereavement.
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18.57 USD

Finding a Way Through When Someone Close has Died: What it Feels Like and What You Can Do to Help Yourself: a Workbook by Young People for Young People

by Lesley Whittaker, Pat Mood
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In this post-boomer, pre-millennial, coming-of-age female memoir, two young women broach the promise of adulthood and find themselves navigating not only the weightiness and complications of being female, but also a devastating illness. The Last Goldfish is an intimate portrait of a friendship between two women growing up in the ...
The Last Goldfish: A Memoir of Friendship
In this post-boomer, pre-millennial, coming-of-age female memoir, two young women broach the promise of adulthood and find themselves navigating not only the weightiness and complications of being female, but also a devastating illness. The Last Goldfish is an intimate portrait of a friendship between two women growing up in the Greater Toronto Area in the 1980s and early 90s, against the backdrop of dramatic world events, such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Gulf War. This story gives voice to the friend who's there for hospital visits, treatment side-effects, late-night phone calls about fears and what-ifs-not the adventure either had bet on. It traces the impacts of a terminal cancer diagnosis on a young person-what it means to face the possibility of death at the very age when one's identity is emerging.
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24.16 USD

The Last Goldfish: A Memoir of Friendship

by Anita Lahey
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Restore Your Spirit after Sudden LossHealing after loss. When a loved one passes unexpectedly, the person left behind can lose their bearings. After the sudden loss of her mother, Chelsea Hanson, a nationally-recognized grief educator and founder of With Sympathy Gifts and Keepsakes, didn't know where to turn for help, ...
The Sudden Loss Survival Guide: Seven Essential Practices for Healing Grief
Restore Your Spirit after Sudden LossHealing after loss. When a loved one passes unexpectedly, the person left behind can lose their bearings. After the sudden loss of her mother, Chelsea Hanson, a nationally-recognized grief educator and founder of With Sympathy Gifts and Keepsakes, didn't know where to turn for help, what to do next, or how to put the pieces of her life back together. Hanson's The Sudden Loss Survival Guide gathers everything that she learned during her own recovery process and provides an indispensable road map to aid those who've experienced a life-changing loss. A proactive, intentional approach. While you cannot control losing a loved one, you can consciously guide your own recovery. Through the application of simple, proactive practices, The Sudden Loss Survival Guide will empower you to overcome the darkness and anxiety of grief. Action-based tools. The Sudden Loss Survival Guide includes heart-lifting prompts and action steps that guide you towards reengaging in life and discovering deeper meaning. Through Hanson's grief healing practices, this book delivers the essential answers and tools needed to survive, cope, and heal from the devastating impact of sudden loss. The Sudden Loss Survival Guide is a distinctive grief recovery handbook. In this book, discover: Seven practices for healing, including creative memorialization and maintaining an ongoing spiritual connection Skimmable, stand-alone passages with immediate, usable information for the trauma you're facing A transformative method for living a meaningful, fulfilling life in remembrance of your loved one Readers of grief books like It's OK That You're Not OK, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye, and Grief Day By Day will learn how to live again with the help of The Sudden Loss Survival Guide.
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19.900000 USD

The Sudden Loss Survival Guide: Seven Essential Practices for Healing Grief

by Chelsea Hanson
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'Dark. Twisty. Addictive. I couldn't put it down' LISA JEWELL She loves her family. She'd never let anything happen to them . . . Would she? On the outside, Maddie is a happy young mother with a new baby. But on the inside, she's afraid. Afraid that her marriage to ...
A Mother's Secret
'Dark. Twisty. Addictive. I couldn't put it down' LISA JEWELL She loves her family. She'd never let anything happen to them . . . Would she? On the outside, Maddie is a happy young mother with a new baby. But on the inside, she's afraid. Afraid that her marriage to Lucas isn't what she thought. Afraid that she's having mysterious blackouts where her memories should be. But how can she ask for help when something terrible is done to her family? Who can she turn to, who can she trust? And how does she know it wasn't her? Full of twists and turns, this is perfect for fans of I Invited Her In and The Mother-in-Law. 'More chilling than GONE GIRL and twistier than THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, this emotional, raw, dark family drama keeps you guessing until the end' JANE GREEN 'Truly gripping: the opening is heart-breaking and it never lets up, all the way to a genuinely shocking denouement' ALEX LAKE Join the readers already obsessed with Picture of Innocence: 'A cross between Jodi Picoult and Gillian Flynn' Netgalley Reviewer 'An edge-of-your-seat-wondering-what-is-going-on great thriller!' Netgalley Reviewer 'Engrossing, thrilling, never guess the ending' Netgalley Reviewer 'Would I recommend it?....Oh yes, 100%' Netgalley Reviewer 'A gripping, intelligent plot; realistic and well-drawn characters; a difficult subject tackled extremely well' Netgalley Reviewer 'Wow, what a great read! Very well written, it goes between past and present of the characters but this flows so easy throughout the book, lots of twists to keep you page turning! A must read for all psychological thriller fans!' Netgalley Reviewer 'WOW! I could not put this down. The writing is superb. There was nothing I didn't enjoy' Netgalley Reviewer
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13.640000 USD

A Mother's Secret

by Tess Stimson
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Resetting shares the story of a personal grief journey and helps transform today's understanding of the human condition. Although grief and loss are universal human conditions around since the beginning of time, the idea of loss is still greatly feared, ignored, distained, undiscussed, and certainly not prepared for. It is ...
Resetting: An Unplanned Journey of Love, Loss, and Living Again
Resetting shares the story of a personal grief journey and helps transform today's understanding of the human condition. Although grief and loss are universal human conditions around since the beginning of time, the idea of loss is still greatly feared, ignored, distained, undiscussed, and certainly not prepared for. It is no wonder people feel alone and isolated in their feelings and thoughts when loss comes to them. Longtime nurse, Susan Beth Hassmiller, who is no stranger to death, has experienced the journeys of suffering and death in her patients as well as her personal life in which she was completely blindsided by the physical, spiritual, and emotional toll. Resetting is written in a daily diary format in which Susan opens a very private window to the actual feelings and thoughts she experienced in the grief process. Resetting is raw and gripping as it illustrates a new level of understanding of the human condition. Susan helps those who have suffered loss gain a new perception and a greater sense of grief while learning lessons on how to help those suffering from grief-from words to say to tasks to take on.
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17.800000 USD

Resetting: An Unplanned Journey of Love, Loss, and Living Again

by Susan B Hassmiller
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Coping with the Stress of First Responder LifeA traumatic way of life: First responders have the incredibly difficult job of running toward danger while the rest of us run away. No training can prepare them for what they will see and endure. Kim Colegrove understands what it's like to watch ...
Mindfulness For Warriors: Empowering First Responders to Reduce Stress and Build Resilience
Coping with the Stress of First Responder LifeA traumatic way of life: First responders have the incredibly difficult job of running toward danger while the rest of us run away. No training can prepare them for what they will see and endure. Kim Colegrove understands what it's like to watch someone go through that. After 30 years in law enforcement, her husband took his own life. This agonizing experience opened Kim's eyes to the desperate need for an effective form of stress-relief and support for first responders. The power of meditation: No matter our profession, taking care of our mental health needs to be a priority. For first responders like cops and EMTs, ensuring that their heads are in a healthy place is crucial because each day can bring them face-to-face with another trauma. With 40 years of experience, Kim Colegrove is here to share with readers that there is a viable and practical resource for first responders found in meditation. A source of hope: In 2017, Kim founded The PauseFirst Project, Mindfulness for First Responders. Kim offers the PauseFirst block of training to organizations across the country. She teaches techniques that help reduce stress, regulate emotion, and improve overall health and well-being. Colegrove's work to bring awareness is a tribute to both her husband and the countless other first responders who struggle with the realities of their jobs. Readers of Kim Colegrove's Mindfulness for Warriors will find... Evidence-based practices to help first responders and their families deal with stress Interviews with first responders who share their stories of overcoming, surviving, and thriving Colegrove's own raw and intimate story of her husband's troubles and how she continues each day fighting in his memory Readers who have looked for encouragement messages and aid in books like Bulletproof Spirit, Bullets in the Washing Machine, and I Love a Cop (Third Edition) will find a further source of healing in Mindfulness for Warriors.
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17.800000 USD

Mindfulness For Warriors: Empowering First Responders to Reduce Stress and Build Resilience

by Kim Colegrove
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A compassionate guidebook to the energetic stages of dying and how to offer practical support at each stage of the transition back to spirit * Explains the nine energetic levels of dying and what is happening during each stage, including how belief systems and energy blocks can affect the death ...
An Energy Healer's Book of Dying: For Caregivers and Those in Transition
A compassionate guidebook to the energetic stages of dying and how to offer practical support at each stage of the transition back to spirit * Explains the nine energetic levels of dying and what is happening during each stage, including how belief systems and energy blocks can affect the death process * Reveals what the dying person may see and experience, what to watch for in each stage, and specific ways to support your loved one during each phase * Explores the grieving process and offers helpful strategies for moving through it Written by a highly skilled intuitive energy worker, this compassionate guide reveals what is happening energetically during the transition back to spirit and details how to provide support in any phase of losing a loved one: before death, during the dying process, and afterward. Taking readers step-by-step through the nine energetic levels of dying, author Suzanne Worthley explains what is happening at each level or dimension energetically, what to watch for in each stage, and specific ways in which we can support our loved ones through their transition back to spirit. For each of the nine stages, she describes what the dying person may see and experience, including the stages of transition at which people undergo the familiar elements of near-death experiences, such as entering a tunnel, conducting a life review, or encountering angels, guides, loved ones in spirit, or a bright light. She explores what family members and friends may see and experience, such as spirit energy, and what they can do to offer practical support and emotional solace to their loved one. Examining how life force energy works as well as what Akashic records and soul contracts are, Worthley shares hospice case studies for each level of transition, so caregivers can see how belief systems and energy blocks in specific chakras affect the death process and why it is important to clear energy blocks like fear, anger, or guilt during life if possible. She explores the grieving process and offers helpful strategies for moving through it as well as at-a-glance reference tables of the nine stages and related healing strategies designed to be referred to by those holding vigil. Shedding light on one of the great mysteries of existence, An Energy Healer's Book of Dying offers a compact yet comforting guide to support you through this emotional, grief-filled, and exhausting time and help you bring solace to your loved one during the transition back to spirit.
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24.16 USD

An Energy Healer's Book of Dying: For Caregivers and Those in Transition

by Suzanne Worthley
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'As charming and touching as it is astute and insightful' Adam Alter, New York Times bestselling author of Irresistible and Drunk Tank Pink 'This a very useful book, even perhaps for people who have never been near a computer in their lives' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Telegraph Seen any ghosts on ...
All the Ghosts in the Machine: The Digital Afterlife of your Personal Data
'As charming and touching as it is astute and insightful' Adam Alter, New York Times bestselling author of Irresistible and Drunk Tank Pink 'This a very useful book, even perhaps for people who have never been near a computer in their lives' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Telegraph Seen any ghosts on your smartphone lately? As we're compelled to capture, store and share more and more of our personal information, there's something we often forget. All that data doesn't just disappear when our physical bodies shuffle off this mortal coil. If the concept of remaining socially active after you're no longer breathing sounds crazy, you might want to get used to the idea. Digital afterlives are a natural consequence of the information age, a reality that barely anyone has prepared for - and that 'anyone' probably includes you. In All the Ghosts in the Machine, psychologist Elaine Kasket sounds a clarion call to everyone who's never thought about death in the digital age. When someone's hyperconnected, hyperpersonal digital footprint is transformed into their lasting legacy, she asks, who is helped, who is hurt, and who's in charge? And why is now such a critical moment to take our heads out of the sand? Weaving together personal, moving true stories and scientific research, All the Ghosts in the Machine takes you on a fascinating tour through the valley of the shadow of digital death. In the process, it will transform how you think about your life and your legacy, in a time when our technologies are tantalising us with fantasies of immortality.
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18.57 USD

All the Ghosts in the Machine: The Digital Afterlife of your Personal Data

by Elaine Kasket
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In 2017 Susie Kennaway asked her son Guy to kill her. 88 years old, with an older and infirm husband, Susie wanted to avoid sliding into infantilised catatonia. The son immediately started taking notes and Time to Go is the result. In turns a manual for those considering the benefits ...
Time to Go
In 2017 Susie Kennaway asked her son Guy to kill her. 88 years old, with an older and infirm husband, Susie wanted to avoid sliding into infantilised catatonia. The son immediately started taking notes and Time to Go is the result. In turns a manual for those considering the benefits of assisted dying, a portrait of a mother son relationship, and a sympathetic description of old age, this book is a route map through the moral, legal, emotional, intellectual and practical maze that is the biggest issue facing the senior generations today: leaving life on their own terms. During their conversations about when and how to make Susie's final exit, some of the difficulties of their fractious relationship mellowed and some even melted, as the reality of what they were planning brought them together. Many elderly people, like Susie, have clearly stated that they wish to die in a manner and time of their choosing. But the church, the law, the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry stand in the way, wagging their fingers. A change is coming for the rights of the elderly, the way it has come for the rights of women and gay people. Time to Go is a rallying call in this fight. Life is too precious not to be lived properly. As with a job, a relationship or a party, you have to know when it's time to go.
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18.57 USD

Time to Go

by Guy Kennaway
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Lipsticks applied, novels read, imperfect cakes baked-such memories are recalled with crystalline perfection (J. C. Hallmann, Brooklyn Rail) in Sarah McColl's breathtaking testimonial to the joy and pain of loving well. When her mother, Allison, was diagnosed with cancer, McColl dropped everything-including her on- the-rocks marriage-to return to the family ...
Joy Enough: A Memoir
Lipsticks applied, novels read, imperfect cakes baked-such memories are recalled with crystalline perfection (J. C. Hallmann, Brooklyn Rail) in Sarah McColl's breathtaking testimonial to the joy and pain of loving well. When her mother, Allison, was diagnosed with cancer, McColl dropped everything-including her on- the-rocks marriage-to return to the family farmhouse and fix elaborate meals in the hope of nourishing her back to health. In thoughtful and finely crafted prose (Martha Anne Toll, NPR .org) McColl reveals Allison to be an extraordinary woman of infinite love for her unruly brood of children. Mining her dual losses with humor and charm (Rachel Kong, New York Times Book Review) to confront her identity as a woman, McColl walks lightly in the footsteps of the woman who came before her. A gorgeous, painful, exhilarating debut (Kirstin Valdez- Quade), Joy Enough is an essential guide to clinging fast to the joy left behind, for readers of Ann Hood and Jenny Offill.
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16.750000 USD

Joy Enough: A Memoir

by Sarah McColl
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Kirsten Falsey was excited for the birth of her twins and couldn't wait to go through the experience of pregnancy and new parenthood alongside her cherished mother, with whom she had been so close. But things were thrown off course when her mother was suddenly diagnosed with cancer and life ...
Hope and Emergence: A Journey Through Grief and Postpartum Depression
Kirsten Falsey was excited for the birth of her twins and couldn't wait to go through the experience of pregnancy and new parenthood alongside her cherished mother, with whom she had been so close. But things were thrown off course when her mother was suddenly diagnosed with cancer and life took a swift turn for the worse.A former Labor and Delivery nurse, Kirsten couldn't believe that she was suddenly losing a grip on reality due to extreme depression and grief both during and especially after the birth of her babies. She started having thoughts that went beyond dark, and slowly started to slide down a seemingly bottomless hole that she didn't understand and couldn't seem to emerge. Read the true story of a mother with crippling postpartum depression, and her journey of hope and emergence.
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17.850000 USD

Hope and Emergence: A Journey Through Grief and Postpartum Depression

by Kirsten Falsey
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Though it has often been passionately criticized-as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan-the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in our culture. But how did the funeral home come to hold such a position? What is its history? And is it guilty of ...
Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America
Though it has often been passionately criticized-as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan-the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in our culture. But how did the funeral home come to hold such a position? What is its history? And is it guilty of the charges sometimes leveled against it? In Rest in Peace, Gary Laderman traces the origins of American funeral rituals, from the evolution of embalming techniques during and after the Civil War and the shift from home funerals to funeral homes at the turn of the century, to the increasing subordination of priests, ministers, and other religious figures to the funeral director throughout the twentieth century. In doing so he shows that far from manipulating vulnerable mourners, as Jessica Mitford claimed in her best-selling The American Way of Death (1963), funeral directors are highly respected figures whose services reflect the community's deepest needs and wishes. Indeed, Laderman shows that funeral directors generally give the people what they want when it is time to bury our dead. He reveals, for example, that the open casket, often criticized as barbaric, provides a deeply meaningful moment for friends and family who must say goodbye to their loved one. But he also shows how the dead often come back to life in the popular imagination to disturb the peace of the living. Drawing upon interviews with funeral directors, major historical events like the funerals of John F. Kennedy and Rudolf Valentino, films, television, newspaper reports, proposals for funeral reform, and other primary sources, Rest in Peace cuts through the rhetoric to show us the reality-and the real cultural value-of the American funeral.
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33.550000 USD

Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America

by Gary Laderman
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These newly authorized rites are intended to be a supplement to the burial services in the Book of Common Prayer, adding a rich variety of new material from many sources, including prayers for one who has died in military service, for one of unknown faith, for an unbeliever, and for ...
Burial Rites for Adults Together with a Rite for the Burial of a Child: Enriching Our Worship 3
These newly authorized rites are intended to be a supplement to the burial services in the Book of Common Prayer, adding a rich variety of new material from many sources, including prayers for one who has died in military service, for one of unknown faith, for an unbeliever, and for a member of an inter-faith family. All of the major pastoral issues of the Prayer Book rites are addressed from the reception of the body to the consecration of the grave and the interment but with a freshness of language in new texts that the speak to contemporary sensibilities. CONTENTS Introduction with planning information Two vigil rites before a funeral Rites for the reception of the body Collects, prayers and readings for the burial service, including a celebration of the Eucharist Rites of committal Burial of one who does not profess the Christian faith Additional prayers Committal at a crematory A service of remembrance Suggested hymns and songs
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17.800000 USD

Burial Rites for Adults Together with a Rite for the Burial of a Child: Enriching Our Worship 3

by Church Publishing
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Suppose you have a teacher who knows the secret of life. A teacher who can show you what it takes to live to the fullest, to love until your heart bleeds out--to have it all, and then to let it all go. Now, suppose your teacher is only five weeks ...
Five Weeks: A Lifetime: The True Journey of Clinton Jacob
Suppose you have a teacher who knows the secret of life. A teacher who can show you what it takes to live to the fullest, to love until your heart bleeds out--to have it all, and then to let it all go. Now, suppose your teacher is only five weeks old.When the Sullivans are told their unborn child has a congenital heart defect, they have no idea where the news will lead them. Their dreams of bedtime cuddles and soft baby coos give way to the incessant beeping of hospital machinery and the sharp smell of antiseptic. With two young children in tow, the uprooted family takes an unexpected journey discovering the truth of love, sorrow, and ultimately, the gift of life.This true story--comprised of journal entries, letters, and emails--is the legacy of one small boy's lifetime.
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8.390000 USD

Five Weeks: A Lifetime: The True Journey of Clinton Jacob

by Tutor Hannah Sullivan
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The Daughter's Way investigates negotiations of female subjectivity in twentieth-century Canadian women's elegies with a special emphasis on the father's death as a literary and political watershed. The book examines the work of Dorothy Livesay, P.K. Page, Jay Macpherson, Margaret Atwood, Kristjana Gunnars, Lola Lemire Tostevin, Anne Carson, and Erin ...
The Daughter's Way: Canadian Women's Paternal Elegies
The Daughter's Way investigates negotiations of female subjectivity in twentieth-century Canadian women's elegies with a special emphasis on the father's death as a literary and political watershed. The book examines the work of Dorothy Livesay, P.K. Page, Jay Macpherson, Margaret Atwood, Kristjana Gunnars, Lola Lemire Tostevin, Anne Carson, and Erin Moure as elegiac daughteronomies--literary artifacts of mourning that grow from the poets' investigation into the function and limitations of elegiac convention. Some poets treat the father as a metaphor for socio-political power, while others explore more personal iterations of loss, but all the poets in The Daughter's Way seek to redefine daughterly duty in a contemporary context by challenging elegiac tradition through questions of genre and gender. Beginning with psychoanalytical theories of filiation, inheritance, and mourning as they are complicated by feminist challenges to theories of kinship and citizenship, The Daughter's Way debates the efficacy of the literary work of mourning in twentieth-century Canadian poetry. By investigating the way a daughter's filial piety performs and sometimes reconfigures such work, and situating melancholia as a creative force in women's elegies, the book considers how elegies inquire into the rhetoric of mourning as it is complicated by father-daughter kinship.
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36.740000 USD

The Daughter's Way: Canadian Women's Paternal Elegies

by Tanis MacDonald
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Explores what couple and individual stories say and do not say about the child's dying and death and about parent grief. The author uses narratives as his tool for the introduction and exploration of the many facets of parental grief.
Parent Grief: Narratives of Loss and Relationship
Explores what couple and individual stories say and do not say about the child's dying and death and about parent grief. The author uses narratives as his tool for the introduction and exploration of the many facets of parental grief.
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50.350000 USD

Parent Grief: Narratives of Loss and Relationship

by Paul C. Rosenblatt
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Without exception, all people are faced with the inevitability of death, a stark fact that has immeasurably shaped societies and individual consciousness for the whole of human history. Mirrors of Passing offers a powerful window into this oldest of human preoccupations by investigating the interrelationships of death, materiality, and temporality ...
Mirrors of Passing: Unlocking the Mysteries of Death, Materiality, and Time
Without exception, all people are faced with the inevitability of death, a stark fact that has immeasurably shaped societies and individual consciousness for the whole of human history. Mirrors of Passing offers a powerful window into this oldest of human preoccupations by investigating the interrelationships of death, materiality, and temporality across far-flung times and places. Stretching as far back as Ancient Egypt and Greece and moving through present-day locales as diverse as Western Europe, Central Asia, and the Arctic, each of the richly illustrated essays collected here draw on a range of disciplinary insights to explore some of the most fundamental, universal questions that confront us.
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62.950000 USD

Mirrors of Passing: Unlocking the Mysteries of Death, Materiality, and Time

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In this comprehensive handbook, a leading group of experts improve our understanding of the challenges faced by children when coping with death, dying, and bereavement. Organized into three parts, the volume addresses specific issues involved in confrontations with death; discusses the role of bereavement; and explains specific therapeutic interventions for ...
Handbook Of Childhood Death And Bereavement
In this comprehensive handbook, a leading group of experts improve our understanding of the challenges faced by children when coping with death, dying, and bereavement. Organized into three parts, the volume addresses specific issues involved in confrontations with death; discusses the role of bereavement; and explains specific therapeutic interventions for caregivers. The reader is introduced to four distinct periods within childhood--infancy, toddlerhood, early childhood, and middle childhood. Through case examples, the contributors illustrate a child's experience with death and bereavement in all four areas. The book's practical orientation and emphasis will appeal to a broad array of caregivers including counselors, therapists, nurses, and mental health practitioners concerned with child and adolescent death and bereavement.
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115.500000 USD

Handbook Of Childhood Death And Bereavement

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This book fills a critical gap in our scientific understanding of the grief response of parents who have lost a child to traumatic death and the psychotherapeutic strategies that best facilitate healing. It is based on the results of the largest study ever conducted of parents surviving a child's traumatic ...
Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope With the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs
This book fills a critical gap in our scientific understanding of the grief response of parents who have lost a child to traumatic death and the psychotherapeutic strategies that best facilitate healing. It is based on the results of the largest study ever conducted of parents surviving a child's traumatic death or suicide. The book was conceived by William and Beverly Feigelman following their own devastating loss of a son, and written from the perspective of their experiences as both suicide-survivor support group participants and facilitators. It intertwines data, insight, and critical learning gathered from research with the voices of the 575 survivors who participated in the study. The text emphasises the sociological underpinnings of survivors' grief and provides data that vividly documents their critical need for emotional support. It explains how bereavement difficulties can be exacerbated by stigmatisation, and by the failure of significant others to provide expected support. Also explored in depth are the ways in which couples adapt to the traumatic loss of a child and how this can bring them closer or render their relationship irreparable. Findings suggest that with time and peer support affiliations, most traumatically bereaved parents ultimately demonstrate resilience and find meaningful new roles for themselves, helping the newly bereaved or engaging in other humanitarian acts. Key Features: >li> Offers researchers, clinicians, and parent-survivors current information on how parents adapt initially and over time after the traumatic loss of a child Presents data culled from the largest survey ever conducted (575 individuals) of parents surviving a child's suicide or other traumatic death Investigates the ways in which stigmatisation complicates and prolongs the grieving process Addresses the tremendous value of support groups in the healing process Explores how married couples are affected by the traumatic loss of their child
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63.000000 USD

Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope With the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs

by John Macintosh, Beverly Feigelman, John Jordan, William Feigelman
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My greatest teacher has been my cancer, says the author in his story of faith as he faces death. But the author never goes too far in the direction of becoming touchy-feely with his illness. In fact, he refers to his cancer as being of the devil, yet he never ...
My Life and My Death: A Priest Confronts His Cancer
My greatest teacher has been my cancer, says the author in his story of faith as he faces death. But the author never goes too far in the direction of becoming touchy-feely with his illness. In fact, he refers to his cancer as being of the devil, yet he never dwells too long in this application either. There is humor but never too much. There is some preaching about people with grudges against God but never too much. Instead he tells us, step by step, how he learned of his cancer, how he learned that his cancer was worse than originally thought, how he came to bond with his doctor, how he came to accept the stages of disintegration of his body. The author's main work here is to find ways to bring us unbearable tidings about sickness and dying in ways that, with God, are bearable.
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17.800000 USD

My Life and My Death: A Priest Confronts His Cancer

by Jeffrey T. Simmons
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The relation between identity and space is strong and generates many conflicts. Most people attach great importance to their local community and its identity. The possibility of change can cause turmoil and become fertile ground for staking new identities. Understanding how these changes can take place is important to the ...
Local Identities and Politics: Negotiating the Old and the New
The relation between identity and space is strong and generates many conflicts. Most people attach great importance to their local community and its identity. The possibility of change can cause turmoil and become fertile ground for staking new identities. Understanding how these changes can take place is important to the future of community cohesion across the world. This book gives a detailed analysis of how different stakeholders in two Dutch municipalities use and adapt their identity discourses to deal with changing circumstances, situating this work within a wider international context through global comparisons. The growing spatial interdependence and political pressures for municipal cooperation or amalgamation creates not only threats, but also opportunities for stakeholders in local communities to transform their local identities. By studying how local communities attach to local identities, a new conceptual framework can be formed, informed by lively accounts from residents on the rich and varied use of identity in their communities and their concerns over future developments. This is valuable reading for students, scholars and researchers working in geography, politics, sociology and cultural studies.
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27.250000 USD

Local Identities and Politics: Negotiating the Old and the New

by Kees Terlouw
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This fascinating book explores the changing attitudes toward death and the dead in northern Protestant communities during the nineteenth century. Gary Laderman offers insights into the construction of an American way of death, illuminating the central role of the Civil War and tracing the birth of the funeral industry in ...
The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes Toward Death, 1799-1883
This fascinating book explores the changing attitudes toward death and the dead in northern Protestant communities during the nineteenth century. Gary Laderman offers insights into the construction of an American way of death, illuminating the central role of the Civil War and tracing the birth of the funeral industry in the decades following the war. Laderman's work is indispensable for understanding the impact of the Civil War on ideas of death-a subject practically ignored in previous studies of death in the United States. Using photographs, diaries, medical histories, art, and literature, he has produced an indispensable work for understanding the nineteenth-century nation. -Phillip Shaw Paludan, Journal of American History A persuasive and highly readable discussion of how northern Protestants managed death from the early nineteenth century through the Civil War. An excellent book on an important topic, it marks a new high point in the study of death in American history. -Bruce Baird, H-SHEAR Book Review A compelling portrait of the dramatic changes in the ways that Americans managed death from the late eighteenth century to the Civil War. An excellent, exciting book. -Jon Butler, Yale University This is an invaluable work for the family historian to understand the roots of the unique American view on death and the funeral industry that still continues to puzzle, if not horrify, most of the western world! -National Genealogical Society News Magazine
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30.450000 USD

The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes Toward Death, 1799-1883

by Gary Laderman
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-- How can we prepare ourselves for meeting with death? -- How can we help those experiencing the death of someone close to them? Anyone who has been present at the death of a human being will sense that a door into another world is opened for a moment. It ...
When Death Enters Life
-- How can we prepare ourselves for meeting with death? -- How can we help those experiencing the death of someone close to them? Anyone who has been present at the death of a human being will sense that a door into another world is opened for a moment. It is a moment that calls for quiet and reverence. At the same time, the meeting with death comes as a shock. We know that the time will come when we ourselves stand face to face with death. This inspiring book is for those who encounter death along the way, for those facing their own death, and for those experiencing the death of someone close to them. It gathers together thoughts, feelings, experiences and observations about death, and offers both spiritual and practical guidance. It will help those facing death, and their carers, to do so actively and with preparedness.
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20.950000 USD

When Death Enters Life

by John Baum
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Approximately one-fourth of all college students suffer the loss of a family member or friend during their college career, yet the prevalence of bereavement on the college campus is largely unrecognized-sometimes by even the bereaved students themselves. This volume is the first to address the ways in which bereavement may ...
Helping the Bereaved College Student
Approximately one-fourth of all college students suffer the loss of a family member or friend during their college career, yet the prevalence of bereavement on the college campus is largely unrecognized-sometimes by even the bereaved students themselves. This volume is the first to address the ways in which bereavement may affect the college student, particularly during the first year following a loss, and provides guidance for mental health professionals on how best to treat this underserved population. Authored by an internationally known expert on bereavement, the book culls the wisdom gained from 25 years of research. It considers the major models of bereavement, grief, and mourning as they apply to the student, and includes student narratives, treatment exercises and activities, and issues regarding self-disclosure. This volume will be a vital tool in helping college students to grieve in a constructive manner while avoiding potential obstacles to a successful college career.
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68.250000 USD

Helping the Bereaved College Student

by David E. Balk
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Jon, my husband, took his own life at the age of 35. He left for work at 7.30, as usual. He kissed me, and our two children, as usual. He told me he loved me, which was not usual, but that didn't occur to me until later. Sue Henderson candidly ...
Things Jon Didn't Know About: Our Life After My Husband's Suicide
Jon, my husband, took his own life at the age of 35. He left for work at 7.30, as usual. He kissed me, and our two children, as usual. He told me he loved me, which was not usual, but that didn't occur to me until later. Sue Henderson candidly recounts the experience of raising her family as a single parent survivor of suicide. Alongside an honest and moving account of the day-to-day practicalities and emotional impact of Jon's death, there's advice on how to talk to children about death and suicide, how to support them as they grow up, and how to be aware of the heightened emotional risks for bereaved children. She also draws on her experience as a social worker of 25 years to provide a theoretical framework for the book in which she discusses theories of grief and bereavement, issues of men's mental health, and the heightened incidence of male suicide.
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19.900000 USD

Things Jon Didn't Know About: Our Life After My Husband's Suicide

by Sue Henderson
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A compelling and emotional novel, for fans of Jojo Moyes and Jenny Colgan. 'With a style similar to David Nicholls, Gayle's writing is incisive, lyrical and very beautiful...It's impossible not to fall in love with the Hope family' Irish Independent Tom Hope is broken. Ever since his wife Laura died ...
The Hope Family Calendar
A compelling and emotional novel, for fans of Jojo Moyes and Jenny Colgan. 'With a style similar to David Nicholls, Gayle's writing is incisive, lyrical and very beautiful...It's impossible not to fall in love with the Hope family' Irish Independent Tom Hope is broken. Ever since his wife Laura died he hasn't been the same man, and definitely not the same father. Luckily for Tom his mother-in-law Linda is around to pick up the pieces and look after his two struggling daughters, Evie and Lola. But Tom getting arrested on the first anniversary of his wife's death is the last straw for Linda. In a last bid attempt to make Tom reconnect with his daughters she takes drastic action and leaves for Australia. With two fast-maturing daughters Tom has to learn how to accept his responsibilities and navigate the newly discovered world of single fatherhood - starting immediately. With only himself to rely on, will Tom fall back into grief or finally step up and be the father his girls need? Mike's new novel, The Man I Think I Know, is out now!
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14.690000 USD
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After the sudden death of his wife, Maida, Gene is haunted by the fear that their marriage was not all it appeared to be. Alongside Ed and Gayle Donnelly, friends since college days, he tries to resurrect happy memories of the times the two couples shared, raising their children in ...
The Dependents
After the sudden death of his wife, Maida, Gene is haunted by the fear that their marriage was not all it appeared to be. Alongside Ed and Gayle Donnelly, friends since college days, he tries to resurrect happy memories of the times the two couples shared, raising their children in a small New Hampshire town and vacationing together at a lake house every summer. Meanwhile, his daughter, Dary, challenges not only his happy version of the past but also his view of Maida. As a long-standing rift between them deepens, Gene starts to understand how unknown his daughter is to him-and how enigmatic his wife was as well. And a lingering suspicion seizes his mind that could upend everything he thought he knew. Katharine Dion's assured debut moves seamlessly between Gene's present-day journey and the long history of a marriage and friendship. Rich and wonderfully alive, The Dependents is the most moving kind of drama, an intimate glance into the expanse of family life and the way we must all eventually bridge the chasm between what we want to believe and what we know to be true.
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16.790000 USD

The Dependents

by Katharine Dion
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