Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
Author: Brook Noel
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
The grief books that just "gets it". Each year about eight million Americans suffer the unexpected death of a loved one. For those who face the challenges of sudden death, the classic guide I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye offers a comforting hand to hold, written by two authors who have experienced it firsthand. Acting as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times, this book covers such difficult topics as: The first few weeks Suicide Death of a Child Children and Grief Funerals and Rituals Physical effects Homicide Depression Featured on ABC World News, Fox and Friends and many other shows, this book has offered solace to over eight thousand people, ranging from seniors to teenagers and from the newly bereaved those who lost a loved one years ago. An exploration of unexpected death and its role in the cycle of live, 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. Praise for I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: "I highly recommend this book, not only to the bereaved, but to friends and counselors as well."— Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Grieving Child, The Mourning Handbook, and The Grieving Teen "This book, by women who have done their homework on grief... can hold a hand and comfort a soul through grief's wilderness. Outstanding references of where to see other help."— George C. Kandle, Pastoral Psychologist "Finally, you have found a friend who can not only explain what has just occurred, but can take you by the hand and lead you to a place of healing and personal growth...this guide can help you survive and cope, but even more importantly... heal."— The Rebecca Review "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."—Midwest Book Review
Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
Author: Brook Noel
Updated and Revised, this best-selling book authored by two women who have lost someone firsthand is a timeless and sensitive resource to help those who have lost someone tragically deal with the grieving process. This expanded edition will include an expanded section on "What is next?" and dealing with survivors guilt and grief after events such as 9/11 and Katrina. This revised edition will also add more on compounded grief or mulitple losses. Authors Noel and Blair address the question of are we ever really ready to say goodbye? First Edition has sold over 80,000 copies.
In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Burns, a woman discovers that the man she least expects is exactly what she needs… High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She’s tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she’s developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding “The One.” Bar owner Sebastian “Bash” Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous and unnecessary. Intent on proving Chelsea is looking for love in all the wrong ways, he offers to help her find the “perfect” man. Chelsea knows Bash isn’t the right guy for her—he barely meets one of her criteria—but there’s something about the charismatic man that has her yearning for things that are most definitely not list approved. Because sometimes, a relationship that looks totally wrong on paper can turn out incredibly right…
Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school—only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney's social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she's made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate, Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore. Max knows about feeling lost—he's been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it's time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney's the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything…. It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that's ever been broken, there's another that can make it complete.
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Bully, Until You, Rival, and Falling Away comes the sizzling conclusion to the Fall Away series. The tables have turned. Now I have the power—and it’s his turn to beg… Everyone wants to be me. Maybe it’s the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don’t care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can’t stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name. I’m her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I’m surviving—something he thought I’d never do. They all talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate? But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won’t be here. Tatum Brandt is gone. I’m someone new.
It was a crime that shocked the world. The CCTV footage shows a young woman pushing through the hospital doors. She walks into the nursery, picks up a baby and places her carefully in a shopping bag. She walks out to the car park, towards an old Ford Corolla. For a moment, she holds the child gently against her breast and, with her eyes closed, she smells her. Then she clips the baby into the car, gets in and drives off. This is where the footage ends. What happens next will leave a mother devastated, and a little boy adrift in a world he will never understand.
How do you get a boy to notice you? I'm completely in love with Scott Lawes, except that it's like I don't exist to him. But I have a plan, and I'll do whatever it takes! Jenny wants Scott, and ropes Nick into her plans to get Scott to really see her as a girl he could date. But Before Nick knows what's happening he's falling for the girl that wants his best friend. Can he make her notice him instead before it's too late? Young Adult Romantic Comedy, from best selling author of The Flirting Games Series Warning, this book contains mild swearing and sexual references, suitable for 13+ Keywords: High School Romance, Flirting, Kissing, Boys, Best friends, Teen Romance, first time, first kiss, first love relationship, young adult, new adult, late teen romance, romantic comedy, humour humor humorous, light hearted fun romance, falling for you, his kiss, dating deal, kissing dating love and sex, British English School romance
I was born in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, on November 21. I did not stay there long, for my father was in the army, in which, he moved my family to Manchester, NH long before I can remember. However, I am now living in North Carolina with my husband and step son.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is a moving story of hope and forgiveness, and an international bestseller. The Victorians used flowers to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. For Victoria Jones, flowers and their meanings are her only connection to the world – although for her, they are most useful in expressing feelings such as grief, mistrust and solitude. After a childhood in the foster care system, Victoria – now eighteen – has nowhere to go, and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. When her talent is discovered by a local florist, she discovers her gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But it takes a meeting with a mysterious vendor at the flower market for her to realize what's been missing in her own life. As she starts to fall for him, though, she must confront a painful secret from her past – and decide whether it's worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.
Lucy Karate is finally a senior and ready to make her permanent mark on the Forrest Hills High School drum line. After receiving the honor of section leader, the bass drummer's season starts out with a bang - literally. When recent British transfer student (and current heartthrob of the school's female population), Wes Mallinson, accidentally kicks a football directly into Lucy's drum one afternoon at practice, he inadvertently triggers a season long showdown of band geek vs. jock.
Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He's got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now… Jude's everything she knows she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. But she's about to find out that staying away is the only thing she's incapable of.
Dare she say…"I don't"? Paramedic Georgie's dreams of staying free and single come crashing down when her conventional Greek family unexpectedly arrives in town. Desperate, she calls on new doc Josh "No Strings Attached" Wetherly to pose as boyfriend extraordinaire! Except, pretence soon leads to passion—so when Georgie and Josh try to convince their family there'll be no big Greek wedding after all…suddenly they're no longer sure!
USA TODAY bestselling author Sara Orwig returns to Verity, Texas… All Wyatt Milan wants is a quiet life. That's why the billionaire rancher became sheriff of the sleepy town of Verity, Texas. But Wyatt's tranquility is disrupted when charismatic TV host Destiny Jones blows into town, determined to solve a murder mystery tied to a long-standing family feud. Destiny's questions threaten to stir up the old Milan-Calhoun dispute—along with the hottest desire Wyatt has ever felt. This woman has turned his town, and his life, upside down. Suddenly Wyatt's got a brand-new feud on his hands—one a lot closer to his heart!
When Mari spends time outside the office with her boss and they share a slice of cheesecake, life at the office gets complicated. Navigating big life changes, forty-eight-year-old Mari Gonzales appreciates two constants—her friends and a job she loves. After working for Travis Bentley seven years, they are friends as much as coworkers, but only at the office. When she offers to help his daughter with her summer wedding, that changes. Outside the office, Mari discovers the man is irresistible. Travis Bentley looks forward to Monday mornings but reins in his attraction. Romancing his personal assistant would make the legal team twitchy, and sneaking around isn't what he expected dating in his sixties would be like. Asking Mari to give up her job is out of the question. Travis has decisions to make about his future. And Mari? She must choose between what she has—and what she craves.
Found in Translation is more than just a book about words. In its lighthearted and inspirational essays, the book offers readers an opportunity to enhance their vocabulary and gain a fresh perspective about everyday experiences.
The Myth of Its Five Stages and the New Science of Loss
Author: Ruth Davis Konigsberg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
The five stages of grief are so deeply imbedded in our culture that no American can escape them. Every time we experience loss—a personal or national one—we hear them recited: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The stages are invoked to explain everything from how we will recover from the death of a loved one to a sudden environmental catastrophe or to the trading away of a basketball star. But the stunning fact is that there is no validity to the stages that were proposed by psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross more than forty years ago. In The Truth About Grief, Ruth Davis Konigsberg shows how the five stages were based on no science but nonetheless became national myth. She explains that current research paints a completely different picture of how we actually grieve. It turns out people are pretty well programmed to get over loss. Grieving should not be a strictly regimented process, she argues; nor is the best remedy for pain always to examine it or express it at great length. The strength of Konigsberg’s message is its liberating force: there is no manual to grieving; you can do it freestyle. In the course of clarifying our picture of grief, Konigsberg tells its history, revealing how social and cultural forces have shaped our approach to loss from the Gettysburg Address through 9/11. She examines how the American version of grief has spread to the rest of the world and contrasts it with the interpretations of other cultures—like the Chinese, who focus more on their bond with the deceased than on the emotional impact of bereavement. Konigsberg also offers a close look at Kübler-Ross herself: who she borrowed from to come up with her theory, and how she went from being a pioneering psychiatrist to a New Age healer who sought the guidance of two spirits named Salem and Pedro and declared that death did not exist. Deeply researched and provocative, The Truth About Grief draws on history, culture, and science to upend our country’s most entrenched beliefs about its most common experience.
It was said that the Gods tied an invisible red string around the ankles of those that are destined to meet each other in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. Lucas Dawson finds himself drawn to Desmond Carter, a student studying architecture. The only problem is, Lucas is dead and Desmond cant see his spirit. With the help of CeCe, an art student, they must make Desmond believe before Lucas moves on.
Hope has everything that money can buy . . . except happiness. She may be spoilt but Hope’s sure that as far as her preoccupied parents are concerned, she’s hopeless. Oksana doesn’t even have a mum. And her dad and brother are miles away, left behind in Russia. She thought Europe would offer a better life – instead, bought and sold into prostitution, she feels dirty and used. Then Oksana and Hope are thrown together in the most terrifying circumstances imaginable. Their only real chance of escape lies with each other, but how do two teenagers with so little in common find the way . . . ? A tense, shocking novel – with a hint of hope.