Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving, Loss and Healing: 101 Stories of Comfort and Moving Forward

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving, Loss and Healing: 101 Stories of Comfort and Moving Forward

by Amy Newmark
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving, Loss and Healing: 101 Stories of Comfort and Moving Forward

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving, Loss and Healing: 101 Stories of Comfort and Moving Forward

by Amy Newmark


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These 101 inspirational, compassionate, and empowering stories will help you cope with loss, regain your strength, and find joy in life again.

You deserve loving support in your time of need, because it hurts—a lot. It helps to read stories from other people who have been through the same thing and who are passing on their advice and best tips.

Losing a loved one, whether a child, a spouse, a parent or grandparent, a sibling, a friend, a pet... it’s a process you have to work through. The same goes for losing the future you thought you had due to chronic illness. And with these 101 stories you’ll find people just like you sharing what worked for them and helped them continue living, loving, and even laughing.

You don’t have to feel alone. Think of this as your portable support group, with 101 new friends who care about your situation and understand what you’re going through.

Chicken Soup for the Soul books are 100% made in the USA and each book includes stories from as diverse a group of writers as possible. Chicken Soup for the Soul solicits and publishes stories from the LGBTQ community and from people of all ethnicities, nationalities, and religions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611590876
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 02/22/2022
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 116,949
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Amy Newmark is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Table of Contents

1|∼Oh, How It Hurts∼

1 Writing Through the Aftermath Bob Thurber 1

2 Intersection of Grief Stephanie Tolliver Hyman 5

3 My Breath Stops Short Trish L. 9

4 Lost Bracha Goetz 12

5 Grief Tantrum Jennifer Stults 13

6 The Reality of Grief Mackenzie Gambrill 16

7 The Monty Dinner Sheila Roe 19

8 Losing My Words Evelyn Krieger 22

9 I Was Somebody's Sister Jamie Korf 26

2 ∼Saying Goodbye∼

10 The Truest Thing Raymond M. Wong 30

11 Packing Up a Life Aimee C. Trafton 32

12 Watching Over Me Deborah Shouse 34

13 The Day Basil Died Julie Stielstra 37

14 Joy Amidst the Sorrow, Beth Cato 41

15 Finding Our Beat Nicholas R. 44

16 The Golden Years Diane Helmken MacLachlan 49

17 Laughter at a Funeral Melissa B. Mork 52

18 Gone Too Soon Rachel Chustz 55

19 White Shirt Angela Larks 59

20 Ashes to Ashes Deb Gorman 62

3 ∼Let It Out∼

21 Turning Point Miriam Van Scott 67

22 A Hallmark Story Mariah E. Julio 70

23 Contingency Plans Susan Evans 74

24 Not So Strong Robin D. Hamilton 78

25 A Different Me B.J. Taylor 80

26 My Pretend Happy Face Diane Stark 83

27 Freedom to Feel John Kevin Allen 87

28 Grieving My Ordinary Life DaNice D. Marshall 90

4 ∼The New Normal∼

29 The Presence of Absence Barbara Rady Kazdan 94

30 I Choose Joy Diane Rumbo 98

31 What I've Learned Gail Nehamen 101

32 My Husband Died, But I'm No Widow Pamela Jane 103

33 Erasers and Stars Patti Santucci 105

34 Grief Grows Up Nancy Burrows 109

35 Losses and Labels Ava Pennington 113

36 A New Home Tonya May Avent 116

37 The Day I Became the Spider Killer Christine Malone 119

5 ∼Honoring and Remembering∼

38 Welcome Back Kathy Humenik 122

39 Graying Memories Maegann Mansfield 125

40 The Last Game Nick Kachulis 129

41 Relief Not Grief Mary Lee Moynan 134

42 Remembering His Name Shannon Kernaghan 137

43 It's Yesterday Once More Kate Fellowes 140

44 Cemetery Celebration Sara Matson 143

45 Show Me the Love Sue-Ellen Sanders 145

46 Hummingbird Florence Niven 148

47 Love, Life, and Lemon Pie Toya Qualls-Barnette 151

48 Light It Up Blue for Jake Charlotte Louise Nystrom 154

6 ∼Moving Forward∼

49 The Phone Call That Changed My Life Denise R. Fuller 158

50 Choosing Life Amanda Gist 161

51 The Shed Linda C. Olaveson 165

52 Beauty in the Brokenness Mark Mason 168

53 Muted Joy Christy Heitger-Ewing 171

54 Lost & Found Marianne Fosnow 174

55 Grief Is Not Just for Humans Kathryn Hackett Bales 176

56 A Time to Move On Tim Martin 179

57 Second Sunrise Sarah Barnum 182

58 How to Breathe Kerri Davidson 186

7 ∼It Takes a Village∼

59 The Pink Shoe Natasha Lidberg 191

60 Paisley Beth Bullard 194

61 Mirror Image Susan Evans 197

62 What Remains Anne Oliver 200

63 A Shared Grief Julie Cole 202

64 Angel on a Park Bench Marianne Simon 204

65 A Silent Partner Cynthia Mendenhall 207

66 Gary and the Bear Tammy Parker 209

67 Finding the Unfindable Shannon Stocker 213

8 ∼Words of Wisdom∼

68 Gift Horse Wayne Rapp 218

69 Just Take My Hand Katy Ryan 222

70 How to Survive the Death of a Spouse Sally Jadlow 226

71 The Mirror of Death John Stevens 229

72 Bittersweet Loretta D. Schoen 232

73 When the Fairytale Ending No Longer Exists Beth Saadati 234

74 Missing Aunt Mae C. Manzo Nicoletta 237

75 Plain Ol' Ted Michelle Close Mills 240

76 The Hug Mary Ellen Angelscribe 245

9 ∼Finding New Purpose∼

77 Before & After Andrea Peebles 248

78 The Memory Garden Monica A. Andermann 252

79 Shocked into Silence Marcia McGreevy Lewis 255

80 A Source of Comfort Rita Plush 258

81 The Only Way to Find It Kayleen Kitty Holder 261

82 Am I Still His Mother? Luanne Tovey 264

83 An Unexpected Day of Feasting Marlys Johnson Lawry 267

84 The House Kim Johnson 270

85 Dancing Back to Life Queen Lori 274

10 ∼Love That Doesn't Die∼

86 My January Gardenia Nancy Emmick Panko 278

87 Special Delivery Joyce R. Kebodeaux 280

88 Friday the 13th D.J. Sartell 283

89 A Parting Gift Dave Bachmann 285

90 Eternity Is in Our Nature Camille Dan 288

91 Rituals Jan Bono 292

92 For the Dead Ed Meek 294

93 Roses in Winter Christine Trollinger 295

11 ∼Creative Coping∼

94 The Magic in Christmas Photos R'becca Groff 299

95 Gone Fishin' Laura Lewis 302

96 No Laughing Matter Nikki Campo 304

97 The Ring Kim Kluxen Meredith 307

98 A Promise for Someday Capi Cloud Cohen 311

99 Lucky Dog Lou Zywicki Prudhomme 314

100 Brushstrokes of Comfort Patricia Ann Rossi 318

101 Tabi Rocks Michele Boom 321

Meet Our Contributors 325

Meet Amy Newmark 339

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