Books that have provided me with comfort, insight, strength…

Grief and Loss

The ABC’s of Healthy Grieving by Harold Ivan Smith

Grieving the Death of A Mother by Harold Ivan Smith

Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Healing Through the Shadows of Loss by Deborah Morris Coryell

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Chuck DeKlyen and Pat Schwiebert

Dear Cheyenne: A Journey into grief, A Collection of Angels & Miracles A Celebration of Motherhood… by Joanne Cacciatore

When the Bough Breaks Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter by Judith R. Bernstein, PH.D.

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia, PH.D.

Conversations at Midnight: Coming to Terms with Dying and Death by Kay and Herbert Kramer

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Heart-Broken Open A Memoir Through Loss to Self-Discovery by Kristine Carlson

Growing Through Difficult Times

Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser

Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chodron

Thresholds How to Thrive through Life’s Transitions to Live Fearlessly and Regret-Free by Sherrie Hirsch

Bounce Living the Resilient Life by Robert J. Wicks, PsyD

The Lessons of Love Rediscovering Our Passion for Life When It All Seems Too Hard to Take by Melody Beattie

Self Care/Self Empowerment

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion by Christopher K. Germer, PhD

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

A Short Path to Change 30 Ways to Transform Your Life by Jenny Mannion


Still Alice by Lisa Genova * Fiction*

That Which We Can Not See

Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.

The Presence of the Light by Annabel Chaplin

Journey of Souls Case Studies of Life between Lives by Michael Newton, PH. D.


What Smart Women Know by Steven Carter and Julia Sokol

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

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