Links and Resources, Kathy Briant, author of 106 Ways to Deal With Grief, a website I did for my daughter, Shannon Morgan. Read more about my journey and hers in “About Shannon” and view her wonderful art.  I am looking for homes for her 200 pieces, so perhaps you would like one.  Or, you may have an idea for me about where I can exhibit/sell Shannon’s art, in which case please contact me through the website.  Thanks.

Grief and Loss Links:

Here are some books, websites and other info that come recommended by me or by others who gave me their suggestions.  Standard and eclectic, take your pick.


The Art of Happiness:  A Handbook for Living, by the Dali Lama and Howard Cutter, Riverhead, 1998, ISBN 1-57322-111-2)

The Grief Recovery Handbook:  The Action Plan for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce and Other Losses by John W. James and Russell Friedman, Harper Perennial, revised edition, 1998

On Grief and Grieving:  Finding the Meaning of Grief  Through the Five Stages of Loss by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler, Simon and Schuster, 2005

Love you Forever, by Robert Munsch, Firefly books, 1995, for children

Lifetimes:  The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children by Byron Mellonie and Robert Ingpen, Bantam, 1983, for children

Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss, by Michaelene Mundy, Illustrated by R.W. Alley, (Elf-Help Books for Kids), One Caring Place, Abbey Press 1998 (Paperback), for children

A Pebble in Your Pocket by Thich Nhat Hanh, Plum Blossom Books, 2001 (children)

The Heart of Buddha’s Teaching:  Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy and Liberation by Thich Nhat Hanh, Broadway Books, 1998

Life After Death:  The Burden of Proof by Deepak Chopra, Three Rivers Press (Random House), 2006

Many Lives, Many Masters:  The True Story Of A Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient & The Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives by Dr. Brian Weiss, Simon & Schuster, 1988

Children’s Past Lives:  How Past Life Memories Affect Your Child by Carol Bowman, Bantam, 1997

The Mindfulness Manifesto: How Doing Less and Noticing More Can help Us Thrive in a Stressed-out World by Ed Halliwell and Dr Jonty Heaversedge, Hay House, 2010

Other Resources and Groups

Compassionate Friends:  An international self-help organization for parents who have experienced the death of a child, of any age, from any cause  [email protected]

Canadian Mental Health Association,  Grief support groups for loss of a loved one, peer support groups, counselling, books & literature

Centre of Suicide Prevention,  Also a Library – The Suicide Information and Education Collection (SIEC) with info on suicide, mental illness is a non-profit self-help group with good info on, for instance, depression

The Mayo Clinic always has good info.

Audio Meditation, Ely Bay (breath, muscle relaxing)

Mindfulness meditation info.

Rainbow programs – to help children 4-18 to deal with a loss of any kind.

Lists of organizations dealing with grief, books and other resources.

Hospice – a gentle and caring death – provides basic information on Hospice care and links, counselling and support to families., who raises awareness on the dangers of addiction and helps local communities stay drug-free

American Society of Addiction Medicine, who also promotes drug abuse prevention and treatment