BECAUSE LIFE GETS RAGGEDY
A crowdsourced selection of books on coping, thriving, and finding joy in the worst of times
Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death by Joan Halifax
The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, and Body In The Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk M.D.
A Comb of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow
Finding Refuge: Heart Work for Healing Collective Grief by Michelle Cassandra Johnson
The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully by Frank Ostaseski
Grief Is Love: Living with Loss by Marisa Renee Lee
Grief Thoughts: Brief Anecdotes About Profound Loss by Issa M. Mas
Heaven’s Coast by Mark Doty
I Sell Tomatoes, Inspiration and Consideration Before End-Of-Life by Michelle Angel
The Light of the World by Dr. Elizabeth Alexander
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The Next Place by Warren Hanson
Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Self-Care for Grief: 100 Practices for Healing During Times of Loss by Nneka M. Okona
Smell of Rain on Dust Grief & Praise by Martin Prechtel
The Orphaned Adult: Understanding & Coping with Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents by Alexander Levy
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Peña Chodren
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Year of Miracles: Recipes About Love + Grief + Growing Things by Ella Risbridger
Yellow Tulips on a Cloudy Day: A Survivor's Journal by Christy Sims
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