The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition

The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith

The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition

Updated to commemorate its 20th anniversary, this classic resource further explores the effects of grief and sheds new light on how to begin to take effective actions to complete the grieving process and work towards recovery and happiness. Incomplete recovery from grief can have a lifelong negative effect on the capacity for happiness. Drawing from their own histories as well as from others', the authors illustrate how it is possible to recover from grief and regain energy and spontaneity. Based on a proven program, The Grief Recovery Handbook offers grievers the specific actions needed to move beyond loss. New material in this edition includes guidance for dealing with: · Loss of faith · Loss of career and financial issues · Loss of health · Growing up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional home The Grief Recovery Handbook is a groundbreaking, classic handbook that everyone should have in their library. “This book is required for all my classes. The more I use this book, the more I believe that unresolved grief is the major underlying issue in most people’s lives. It is the only work of its kind that I know of that outlines the problem and provides the solution.”—Bernard McGrane, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Chapman University

Feast for the Journey

A Creative Path for Cultivating and Celebrating a Life That Matters

Feast for the Journey

Feast for the Journey is an enriching guide for individuals and small groups who want creative ways to cultivate a meaningful life in the midst of hectic and uncertain times. If you long for a renewed spark, clearer direction, more confidence in your choices, fresh ways to make a difference, and self-care that isn't self-ish, Feast for the Journey offers four soul-satisfying, hands-on courses that will lead you through: An eye-opening self-assessment that reveals what's most important in your life's story. Four new practices to help you cultivate a life that matters-starting wherever you are. Practical tips for finding and freeing your voice in love, work, and everyday life. Creative ways to celebrate and honor the changes and seasons you're going through. On whatever path you find yourself, Feast for the Journey invites you to try a new vision and direction for moving forward-all in a nourishing, peaceful, and creative setting. KAREN LEE TURNER has designed, taught, and refined the courses offered in Feast for the Journey for more than twenty years. An artist, musician, college professor, and retreat leader, she has a doctorate in education from Peabody of Vanderbilt University and writes in her backyard studio "shed" in Nashville, Tennessee. She is joined by NEVIN COMPTON TRAMMELL, career expert, poet, activist, and author of Cream Soda Blues. He is a licensed clinical social worker with a doctorate from Vanderbilt University. "Whether you're starting out, starting over, or somewhere in-between, Feast for the Journey is a rare book for anyone wondering, 'What's next in my life?'" -Joe Calloway, author of Becoming A Category of One, Never By Chance, and Indispensable "This is good stuff-a journal, a workbook, a confessional memoir, a scholarly text, a resource manual, and a story. Woven together, it is indeed a new sort of book." -Dale Brown, Director of the Buechner Institute and author of The Book of Buechner "Anyone who senses the soul's deep longing for celebration, restoration, delight, and movement toward something 'more' will find their place at the beautifully hospitable table set for Feast for the Jour ney." -Pamela C. Hawkins, author of The Awkward Season and Simply Wait"

Death for Beginners

Your No-Nonsense, Money-Saving Guide to Planning for the Inevitable

Death for Beginners

With efficiency and a touch of humor, this valuable guidebook offers information on the difficult subject of planning for one's own death or organizing funerals for loved ones. Topics ranging from cremation, burial, caskets, services, and organ donation are explored, and each section offers data, definitions, examples, pros and cons, and helpful worksheets for narrowing down the best options. Numerous sidebars that offer engaging and occasionally bizarre facts on the death industry are also included. Emphasizing practicality and frugality, a bevy of money-saving steps are explored, citing that if smart choices are made beforehand then expensive choices made in grief can be avoided. Ideal for the time-constrained, this comprehensive resource presents fast facts in an easy-to-read format, while helpful links for each topic are compiled in an accompanying website. Readers will benefit from the peace of mind that follows the creation of a structured plan to reduce the financial burdens and emotional distress on loved ones left behind.

Practical Strategies in Geriatric Mental Health

Cases and Approaches

Practical Strategies in Geriatric Mental Health

This book provides practical, up-to-the-minute information and tools for clinicians working with older adults. A roster of expert authors offers the most practical clinical and research insights across the most relevant, frequently encountered diagnostic and treatment problems. Each chapter is organized in a logical, easy-to-follow structure that hinges discussion of a particular symptom or disorder on the presentation of a representative, realistic clinical vignette.

Neverborn

Neverborn

Did you ever have a period of time in your life when the whole world crashed in on you? Rachael, the principal character in this book had such a time; an entire year of tragic events piled one upon the other. She finds strength and reassurance from the imagined voices of her never-born children. Her path leads her to write about relentless attacks on her spirit. Along the way she seeks solace from reading about others who have experienced similar loss. Rachael’s family and friends join her on this exploratory journey. They consider the written works that influence her life. That intellectual exercise morphs into an emotional and spiritual adventure. Perhaps the imagined voices are real. Readers will decide.