Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief Paperback – Dec 1 1994
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About the Author
MARTHA WHITMORE HICKMAN is the author of more than twenty books for adults and children. Among her adult titles are The Growing Season, Fullness of Time, and I Will Not Leave You Desolate. Books for young children include And God Created Squash, When Andy's Father Went to Prison, and Eeps Creeps, It's My Room.
A native of Massachusetts and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Mount Holyoke, she has lived in the south for many years. To her writing she brings the additional perspective of being a wife, mother, grandmother, and sometime editor and teacher. She presently lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee.
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The friend who gave me the book had lost both her parents and her maternal grandparents within a 10 year span. She actually brought over her own dog-eared copy saying that I needed it now and she didn't have time to get a new one. Since then I have ordered my own as well as copies for my parents, Aunts and Uncles and friends.
This book has incredibly insight, hope, understanding and some new ideas delivered in small doses (the tiny shafts of light in the darkness). Since concentration levels are so affected during grieving, the one page entries are easy to read or skip, if you need a one that will more fit your moment. With grief, at least for me, it seems like my mood and outlook can change so much within a couple days - this book fills many needs.
Although my husband hasn't read it like I have, I will now and again give him a page to read that is particularly insightful for us at that moment and it can, however briefly, help him as well.
At first I read what ever I turned to when I opened it, then I read all the dates that were significant to me, now I am reading it like a daily diary. Last week I was talking to my friend, she has a copy, and although she listened she didn't feel she had an answer for me. Later, she called back giving me a page in the book to read - it was so completely accurate for that moment and feeling - I felt a bit of strength after reading the page.
I cannot say enough about the author and her grace, strength and ability to comfort.Read more ›
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For those dealing with loss, it can be an overwhelming process. I came across this little book many years ago, while at a very dark time in my life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by skybird
I cry every time I read this, but in a good way. Really helps you process your own feelings of grief. I will be giving this to others who need it.Published 10 months ago by Stephanie Webb
An amazing daily read on grief - I found this very comforting and helpful for me, in a time when maybe not everyone is able to relate to the subject, this book makes you feel... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
An excellent little book with daily thoughts and encouragements on dealing with grief and loss - it's been invaluable.Published 14 months ago by M. Catherine Knox
This was gifted to me after the loss of my son. It was very helpful in a healing way, gentle and insightful. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Purple Sun
A great little book to comfort and educate when grieving. A very supportive and helpful tool.Published 18 months ago by LittleVeganOnThePrairie
Excellent book to give solace, comfort & permission for the way you feel after profound loss.Published 18 months ago by Jeff
The writing is beautiful and so profound in its wisdom. It expresses what the heart and soul is feeling at a time when you are in such emotional turmoil. Read morePublished on Aug. 1 2014 by Mahara Wardel
Healing After Loss is an absolute favourite among the bereaved that we serve:) The books' truths resonate fully for them:)Published on June 27 2014 by Della Ferguson
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