Release on 2007-06-11 | by Lynne Halamish,Doron Hermoni
Encounters With Grief
Author: Lynne Halamish,Doron Hermoni
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Riveting in their emotional clarity and utterly jargon free, these 30 stories from real life penetrate how we grieve and how we can help those who grieve- whether the griever is oneself, someone we care about, or a client or patient. Lynne Dale Halamish, an internationally respected grief counselor with more than 20 years' experience, and Doron Hermoni, a family physician, researcher, and educator, present vignettes from practice that show how death- lingering, unexpected, violent, or self-inflicted- and the loss of a relationship- to oneself or with a child, sibling, parent, mate, grandparent, or friend- give life to grief, together with the process by which each person fully encounters his or her grief. Each story is no more than two or three pages, and the authors follow each one with a short summary of its teachings and a selection of annotated recent references for those who wish to read more about a topic. Looked at in relief, the stories reveal a master grief counselor at work.
When he discovers that his wife is in love with another man, Lee Harris, a Chicago accountant, packs everything into his SUV and leaves town. He finds himself in a quirky place called River Bend where he is forced to re-examine everything as he starts over.
After a young girl tragically loses one of her siblings, she learns through many trials and tribulations how to live without someone who was once apart of her every day life. Become engulfed in the emotions, reading through each page as if you were being personally told her story, and relating it to your own life. With Weeping Willow, you'll find comfort, peace of mind, be inspired and learn something new about yourself. Open Weeping Willow and begin a journey you'll always remember.
Weeping Willow was a place that survived by serving long-distance drivers, with petrol, food and girls. The truck driver was badly shaken as he arrived there in the dark and rain, but more shaken when he left. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Madwoman on the Bridge.
Most of Shorty's time was spent galloping through fields and jumping fences. That was the only world he knew and he was quite content with it. Then a tragic accident happened, leaving him lame and scarred, which turned his world upside down. Abandoned, he was left outside, cold and hungry, feeling sad and lonely. He endured a heartbreaking and abusive life until it got to the point where he didn't want to continue this life he was living any more. It was at that point when a strange man came and rescued Shorty and took him to a home of a family with children who loved him and thought he was beautiful, regardless of his scars and lame leg. His life would now be filled with all kinds of friends, of love, laughter, sadness and tears. This is the story about Shorty's life on the farm.