Books About Grief and Loss

There are many great resources out there, from books to podcasts.  If there’s something you’d like to share, be sure to let us know at info@endoflifeoptionsnm.org or Contact Us through the website.

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Moving On Doesn’t Mean Letting Go

A modern guide to navigating loss

by Gina Moffa

Grief hurts. Don’t do it alone. Learn to navigate any loss—a parent, a friendship, a job, a miscarriage—at your own pace with the help of a licensed grief and trauma therapist. After nearly two decades of clinical experience and her own journey after losing her mother to cancer, Gina Moffa, LCSW offers knows all too well how disorienting, painful, and lonely grief can be. 
Moving On Doesn’t Mean Letting Go

The Wild Edge of Sorrow

Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief
by Francis Weller Noted psychotherapist Francis Weller provides an essential guide for navigating the deep waters of sorrow and loss in this lyrical yet practical handbook for mastering the art of grieving. Describing how Western patterns of amnesia and anesthesia affect our capacity to cope with personal and collective sorrows, Weller reveals the new vitality we may encounter when we welcome, rather than fear, the pain of loss. Through moving personal stories, poetry, and insightful reflections he leads us into the central energy of sorrow, and to the profound healing and heightened communion with each other and our planet that reside alongside it. Find it at your library or on Amazon

It’s Ok that You’re Not Ok

Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture The Doesn’t Understand

by Megan Divine

Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to “solve” grief. Megan writes, “Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution.” Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face―in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world.

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A Matter of Death and Life

Love, Loss and What Matters in the End

by Irvin D. and Marilyn Yalom

In ‘A MATTER OF DEATH AND LIFE,’ internationally renowned psychiatrist Irvin Yalom and his wife, feminist author Marilyn, share their poignant journey through grief and love as Marilyn faces a terminal diagnosis. This heartfelt memoir explores universal questions of intimacy, love, and grief, offering solace and wisdom for those confronting death and seeking meaningful living.

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