Resources For Making Peace With Grief

This list includes resources from my research and reading as well as the recommendations from the Happy Circle meditation group. It has been heartwarming to hear how helpful the talk and meditation have been in the healing process within the group. As more recommendations come in over the weeks, they will be added to this list.



Bearing The Unbearable by Joanne Cacciatore (her foundation is

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

It’s OK That You Are Not OK: Meeting Grief And Loss In A Culture That Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine

The Year Of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Counseling Strategies For Loss And Grief by Keren Humphrey

When Bad Things Happen To Good People by Rabbi Harold Kushner

A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis

Wild Comfort: The Silence OF Nature by Kathleen Dean Moore

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg (foundation, also has a Facebook page)

Understanding Your Grief by Alan D. Wolfelt Phd


The Grief Recovery Method

Locally: St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 169 Fairmount Road, Ridgewood, NJ, has a healing service on Wednesdays from 12/noon to 1 PM. Phone 201-444-2299

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