Mourning And Dancing

Author: Sally Downham Miller
Publisher: HCI
ISBN: 9781558746718
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Robert Downham died on Wednesday, August 23, 1967 of Reticulum Cell Sarcoma. Three weeks before he died, he did not know he was sick. Nine days after diagnosis, he was dead. This is his story, and the story of Sally, his young wife and mother of his two young children, and all the others whose lives touched his life - and who had to go on living. It is about life and death and grief and the lessons that the survivors learned. This inspiring work chronicles Sally Miller's thirty-year journey of grief and recovery. A professional educator, Dr. Miller has constructed a book that leads readers through their grief as they read about hers. Along with her own moving story, Miller provides a framework that readers can use to identify and process their own grief. Mourning and Dancing is designed for people who are trying to cope with any loss, even if years have passed since the loss or losses occurred. Its format includes true-life stories of the author's family and individuals with whom she has walked through grief. The vignette-style of presentation allows the newly aggrieved to read the book in small doses, a key ingredient for healing. Written after thirty years of learning, this touching book will show readers how to incorporate loss into their lives, how to live with the pain, and how to have hope and heal as a result of that brave endeavor.

Mourning And Dancing For Schools

Author: Sally Downham Miller
Publisher: Hci
ISBN: 9781558747753
Size: 67.54 MB
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A grief expert offers parents and teachers valuable tools and advice to help teenagers cope with a death or tragedy in their school.

Helping Those Experiencing Loss A Guide To Grieving Resources

Author: Robert J. Grover Professor Emeritus
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598848275
Size: 62.88 MB
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This book provides a guide for grieving youth and adults as well as extensive descriptive lists of recommended professional literature resources. • Provides over 450 evaluative annotations of recommended books, audio recordings, video recordings, websites, and organizations • Presents an introduction to the topic as well as a bibliography of consulted sources with each chapter • Includes a comprehensive author-title-subject index

Sit It Out Or Dance

Author: Sally Gerth
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989637718
Size: 64.70 MB
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Author Sally Gerth lost both her husband and only child within a two-year span. With this double blow came a “new normal” and many decisions. Sally could either “sit it out” or “dance” into the future—a metaphor for the choices we make as we cope with grief. People wonder how she bears it, and the answer is: She chooses to dance! Her poignant, funny, and gung-ho journey is both a tribute to her departed family members and a resource for those facing the most challenging life and death scenarios. It hasn’t been easy. She shares insights into a perfectly imperfect marriage haunted by a mistress named “alcohol,” and her husband’s life-changing recovery. Written from a mother’s perspective, Sally celebrates her “carbon copy”—a son who lit up her world and produced her wonderful grandchildren. Suddenly both her husband and son were gone. Now what? Refusing to be a victim, Sally honors Lou and Michael by living the life they would want for her, a life full of “Bucket List” moments and new adventures. Sally chronicles the steps she took to blossom into the woman she is today. “My best friends weighed in and pre-eulogized me,” says Sally of this collaborative memoir. “But the true mission of Sit It Out Or Dance is to help others heal.” A sprinkling of faith, a dose of chutzpah and a positive mindset fill the pages. This must-read book is a testament that you, too, can find joy after deep loss. Follow along at www.sallygerth.com. The book is a wonderful resource for anyone facing the unthinkable.

Unsweetined

Author: Jodie Sweetin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439152683
Size: 22.55 MB
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In the vein of Nic Sheff's "Tweak" and Tori Spelling's "sTori Telling, UnSweetined" reveals the former "Full House" star's harrowing journey from her role as America's sweetheart on a popular television show to her struggle with substance abuse. color photo insert.

Dance With Jesus

Author: Susan B. Mead
Publisher: Morgan James Pub
ISBN: 9781630473075
Size: 53.66 MB
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When we are lost in the storms of grief, only God can pierce the darkness.How can a broken, bewildered woman who lost . . . Her sister, a brilliant PhD nurse, to suicideHer youngest son to respiratory distress caused by an accidental drug-alcohol interaction, on the night of her brother-in-law's memorial service Her sister-in-law to cancer, four years to the day after her son's death . . . want to get out of bed and live—out loud and in color? Simple. God revealed Himself to her and breathed life back into every nook and cranny of her very being.In Dance with Jesus: From Grief to Grace, author Susan B. Mead shares her personal story of how God came to her in the midst of grief with a display of love, insight and comfort far beyond her expectations. Have you ever: Held the Hand of God?Felt God caress your broken heart?Heard Him speak out loud?Seen Jesus dancing with your lost loved one?Seen your loved one in the holy presence of God—on His Mercy Seat?Do you want to? In her vibrant, inspiring, and up-close-and-personal style, Susan freely shares how her encounters with God in the midst of overwhelming grief led her to a deeper, more intimate relationship with Him that truly restored her soul. Are you ready to laugh through the tears and dance—with Jesus?Susan B. Mead, a medical technologist with an MBA, spent 22-plus years in the diabetes sector with Johnson & Johnson prior to founding the blog Agog4God.com. After Susan lost her youngest son, she came to realize that even when things get broken, discarded, or replaced, people matter most. Susan is a Charter Blogger on the Bible Gateway Blogger's Grid, has been published in Medical Laboratory Observer (MLO), is on the path to becoming a Chaplain with the IFOC and has been described as a solid, comforting voice in a messy world.10% of the profit from Dance with Jesus: From Grief to Grace will benefit Water for LIFE to help dig water wells in remote locations around the world. People Matter!

Promise Me Dad

Author: Joe Biden
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250171687
Size: 11.51 MB
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The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller “Promise Me, Dad is a brisk, often uplifting read, a consequence of its author’s congenital jollity and irrepressible candor.” - Vanity Fair A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country. In November 2014, thirteen members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past forty years; it was the one constant in what had become a hectic, scrutinized, and overscheduled life. The Thanksgiving holiday was a much-needed respite, a time to connect, a time to reflect on what the year had brought, and what the future might hold. But this year felt different from all those that had come before. Joe and Jill Biden's eldest son, Beau, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor fifteen months earlier, and his survival was uncertain. "Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you’re going to be all right." Joe Biden gave him his word. Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden’s extraordinary life and career. Vice President Biden traveled more than a hundred thousand miles that year, across the world, dealing with crises in Ukraine, Central America, and Iraq. When a call came from New York, or Capitol Hill, or Kyiv, or Baghdad—“Joe, I need your help”—he responded. For twelve months, while Beau fought for and then lost his life, the vice president balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and his responsibilities to his family. And never far away was the insistent and urgent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. The year brought real triumph and accomplishment, and wrenching pain. But even in the worst times, Biden was able to lean on the strength of his long, deep bonds with his family, on his faith, and on his deepening friendship with the man in the Oval Office, Barack Obama. Writing with poignancy and immediacy, Joe Biden allows readers to feel the urgency of each moment, to experience the days when he felt unable to move forward as well as the days when he felt like he could not afford to stop. This is a book written not just by the vice president, but by a father, grandfather, friend, and husband. Promise Me, Dad is a story of how family and friendships sustain us and how hope, purpose, and action can guide us through the pain of personal loss into the light of a new future.

The Mourner S Dance

Author: Katherine Ashenburg
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307398706
Size: 42.18 MB
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There is no doubt that the death of a loved one has a profound - and unpredictable - effect on the lives of those left behind. Mourning is the price we pay for love. But how does anyone survive those first weeks, months, and even years after a death, and then eventually return to normal life? When her daughter's fiancé died suddenly, Katherine Ashenburg found herself drawn into the world of mourning customs. Finding little comfort in the stripped-down North American approach, she sought solace, and shaped the core of this much-praised book, by exploring the rich traditions that have sustained mourners in cultures around the world and across centuries. Intertwining anecdotes from past and present with her own story, Ashenburg uncovers the wisdom and creativity embedded in mourning rituals and their value in rebuilding those unravelled by loss. Somehow, as Ashenburg so deftly reveals, we find strength and go on living. With a new afterword by the author.

Grief Observed

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0060652381
Size: 31.34 MB
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Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly homest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.