The Best Books On Grief And Loss

The Books I Picked & Why

The Courage to Grieve: The Classic Guide to Creative Living, Recovery, and Growth Through Grief

By Judy Tatelbaum

The Courage to Grieve: The Classic Guide to Creative Living, Recovery, and Growth Through Grief

Why this book?

Experiencing a loss may feel overwhelming. That is why you need to read this comforting book; it can ease that feeling. Written by a Gestalt therapist, this book feels like the author is in the room with you helping you deal with your sorrow, guilt, loneliness, resentment, confusion, and encouraging you to take part in life again after your loss.


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Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying

By Stephen Levine, Ondrea Levine

Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying

Why this book?

Technically this is not really a “grief” book in that it doesn’t provide information on how to manage a loss. What it does provide, as the subtitle says, An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying. In other words, how to live life fully knowing that someday we will no longer be here.


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Living When a Loved One Has Died

By Earl A. Grollman

Living When a Loved One Has Died

Why this book?

This book explores what to expect during your mourning, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to work through feelings of loss. A well-written guide to ease suffering while moving through the many facets of grief.


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Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy

By John E. Welshons

Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy

Why this book?

This meditation teacher shows those who have experienced a loss new ways to embrace the pain so that they can feel joy again. Written for all types of loss, Welshons shows readers how grief can provide a unique opportunity to live a fuller and richer life in spite of our losses.


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On Death & Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy & Their Own Families

By Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

On Death & Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy & Their Own Families

Why this book?

Not exactly a guide on how to deal with grief but an important groundbreaking book dealing with death and dying. A classic in the field helping readers understand the five stages we go through in the dying process. A must-read to better understand life’s final days.


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