Best Books and Blogs on Grief

There are many resources available for those who suffer after the loss of a loved one. It can be overwhelming to wade through all of the information--just one more thing to do. When you really don’t feel up to it. Stardust Memorials offers their short list of good quality resources for anyone who needs support. 


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Grief Healing a blog aimed to share useful and reliable information about caregiving, loss, grief and transitions. 


A Grief Observed by CS Lewis is considered a classic text on grief. An exploration of Lewis’ grief after losing his wife and his journey to understanding. The author struggles with the ‘Why’ of death framed by his Christian faith. 

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler is a powerful guide teaching the five stages of grief. 

Widow to Widow by Genevieve Ginsburg the practical book on how to rebuild your life after the loss of a spouse. 

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman. Short, fanciful stories about the afterlife. Quick, enjoyable read with thought shifting perspectives. 


 A meditation with Joan Halifax featured on Krista Tippett’s PodCast OnBeing a tremendous resource for all of the big questions about being human.

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Helping a Child Grieve When a Pet Dies