The Healing Power of Humor

10 best books like The Healing Power of Humor (Allen Klein): Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial, Creative Visualization Meditations, Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life, Coming to Term: Uncovering the Truth About Miscarriage, The Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying, Unattended Sorrow: Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart, Slamming Open the Door, Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss, How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies, Grace, Under Pressure: A Girl with Asperger's and Her Marathon Mom

AuthorMark Harris
By the time Nate Fisher was laid to rest in a woodland grave sans coffin in the final season of "Six Feet Under, " Americans all across the country were starting to look outside the box when death came calling."Grave Matters" follows families who found in "green" burial a more natural, more economic, and...
AuthorShakti Gawain

This audio book is very helpful. The author, herself reads this book. Unlike many authors, she is a very capable reader of her work. The suggestions in this book are effective, useful, and easy to do. The author recommends journaling exercises, meditations, and affirmations in order to manifest...
AuthorFrederic Brussat
A book that belongs in every seeker's home, Spiritual Literacy answers the universal question, "How can I live a spiritual life every day?" Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat reveal a way to read the texts of our lives and of the world around us for sacred meaning.
Using more than 650 brief examples from...
AuthorJon Cohen
After his wife lost four pregnancies, Jon Cohen set out to gather the most comprehensive and accurate information on miscarriage – a topic shrouded in myth, hype, and uncertainty. The result of his mission is a uniquely revealing and inspirational book for every woman who has lost at least one pregnancy...
AuthorLynne Ann DeSpelder
This book was an incredibly informative read. The subject of death can be a difficult one to study, and there were definitely parts during the book that I was feeling uncomfortable. Yet, to explore something so human was fascinating. We will all face death at some point, or someone in our life will, this...
AuthorStephen Levine
Unattended sorrow is unresolved grief that has never been given a chance to heal. This lovely, spiritual book from one of the nation's most trusted grief counselors offers a series of techniques to help heal this pain so readers can lead full and joyful lives. The book not only guides those who have experienced...
AuthorKathleen Sheeder Bonanno
The author's daughter was murdered just as she was beginning her career as a nurse. The entire very short book is a series of poems describing the death, funeral, trial, and aftermath. All the time I was reading it, I had such a confused feeling because the poetry was so beautiful, but the pain was so real,...
AuthorSameet M. Kumar
Grief is a personal journey, never the same for any two people and as unique as your life and your relationships. Although loss is an inevitable part of life, how you approach this fact can make the difference between meaningless pain and the manifestation of understanding and wisdom. This book describes...
AuthorTherese A. Rando
Mourning the death of a loved one is a process all of us will go through at one time or another. But whether the death is sudden or anticipated, few of us are prepared for it or for the grief it brings. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Each person's response to loss will be different. Now, in this compassionate,...
AuthorSophie Walker
By the time her daughter Grace was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, Sophie Walker’s life had unraveled. Her career was in disarray. She couldn’t sleep. She felt hopeless and useless in her role as a mother. Sophie began to seek the things Grace needed — everything from advocacy for her educational...
AuthorBob Deits
Loss can be overwhelming, and recovery sometimes seems terribly daunting, if not impossible. But Bob Deits demonstrates that the only way past grief is through it. In this newly revised edition of Life after Loss, Deits offers sound guidance for navigating the uncertain terrain of grief. With practical...
AuthorJim Rendon
In the tradition of Po Bronson and Paul Tough, journalist Jim Rendon delivers a deeply reported look at the life-changing implications of post-traumatic growth—an emerging field of psychological research that shows how the suffering caused by traumatic events can be harnessed as a force for self-improvement...
AuthorDaniel Gottlieb
What if the things you imagine will make you happy won't—if what you really need is not what you think you need? Daniel Gottlieb (Letters to Sam) has produced an inspirational primer that takes us on an enlightening journey toward a sense of well-being. Gottlieb, who suffered a traumatic injury that...
AuthorJohn O'Donohue
In this eagerly awaited follow-up to his international bestsellers Anam Cara and Eternal Echoes, John O'Donohue turns his attention to the subject of beauty - the divine beauty that calls the imagination and awakens all that is noble in the human heart.

In these uncertain times of global conflict...
AuthorJerome Groopman
With The Measure of Our Days, Dr. Jerome Groopman established himself as an eloquent new voice in the literature of medicine. In these eight moving portraits, he offers us a compelling look at what is to be learned when life itself can no longer be taken for granted.

These stories are diverse--from...
AuthorJ. William Worden
Praise for earlier editions:

Worden ... has again provided mental health professionals with a superb guide describing specific principles and procedures that may be helpful in working with bereaved clients undergoing normal or abnormal grief reactions .... an extremely practical...
AuthorHarvey Cox
“A beautiful book and a Cox classic….Readers will be grateful that they joined him on his journey.” —E.J. Dionne Jr., author of Souled Out

“Insightful, provocative, and inspiring—I even found myself uttering a hearty evangelical ‘Amen!’” —Richard Mouw, President,...
AuthorBernie S. Siegel
A classic of patient empowerment, Peace, Love & Healing offered the revolutionary message that we have an innate ability to heal ourselves. Now proven by numerous scientific studies, the connection between our minds and our bodies has been increasingly accepted as fact throughout the mainstream...
Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart
AuthorAlan D. Wolfelt
This book helped me tremendously when I lost my beautiful mom in 2017, and I still have it very close by me for when I feel the need. Grief is a strange, strange thing. It's different for everybody, and Wolfelt's book helps one see that grief is unique and how to live with it, no matter what form it takes. It...
Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain World
AuthorHarold S. Kushner
Think you’re not afraid?

If you had to list five things you were afraid of, what might they be?

death, loneliness, abandonment, rejection, public speaking, terrorism,
natural disasters, aging, sudden change, spiders, airplanes, germs, loss...
How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick
AuthorLetty Cottin Pogrebin
Everyone knows someone who’s sick or suffering. Yet when a friend or relative is under duress many of us feel uncertain about how to cope.

Throughout her recent bout with breast cancer, Letty Cottin Pogrebin became fascinated by her friends’ and family’s diverse reactions to her and...
The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside
AuthorSherwin B. Nuland
Like all doctors, Sherwin Nuland collects stories, and over thirty years in the practice of surgery, he has collected a consider number of both his own stories as well as the stories of surgeons he has worked with and admires. The remarkable stories told in this book are filled with the lessons of humanity....
The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us about Life After Loss
AuthorGeorge A. Bonanno
We tend to understand grief as a predictable five-stage process of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. But in The Other Side of Sadness, George Bonanno shows that our conventional model discounts our capacity for resilience. In fact, he reveals that we are already hardwired to...
Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Reflections on Death, Rebirth and Hunger for a Faith
AuthorStuds Terkel
“IT’S THE UNGUARDED VOICES HE PRESENTS THAT STAY WITH YOU. . . . Terkel’s interviews may not allay fears about death. But reading them certainly encourages life while we have it.”
–The New York Times

Whether it’s Working or The Great War, the legendary oral histories of Studs...
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