Heal Wounded Heart with Daily Meditations in Healing After Loss

Do you know how to heal the wounded heart, grif and sorrows? Is anyone ever ready to lose a love one -- no matter the age or devastation of illness? For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

When download or buy Healing After Loss by Martha W. Hickman, this book takes the form of a page a day, which if you are in mourning is all you can get through sometimes. Each day has a literary quote dealing with grief, a commentary, and then a one-line something to think about during the day.

This small book has 365 dated entries. They begin with a brief quote, followed by a short comment by the author, and end with a one-sentence thought for the day. The author lost a teenaged daughter to an accident, but the meditations are general in scope.

Book has become the single most helpful tool in my journey through grief. The author unexpectedly lost her teenaged daughter and offers a unique perspective on the deep bond between mother and daughter without being overtly maudlin or "religious". However, the book is appropriate for anyone experiencing loss, not only of a child but also of a spouse or other loved one and certainly for professionals involved with the bereavement process. 

The most comforting words are the ones that assure us our loved ones are still with us in spirit, we just have to open our minds and hearts to the possibility and it makes everything easier to bear.

Hickman's book is both comforting and inspiring to a grief-stricken reader. Each one-page entry consists of a quote, a reflection that applies the quote to feelings typical of the grieving person, and then a short take-this-through-the-day thought. Hickman deeply understands the myriad of feelings associated with the loss of a loved one.

Martha Whitmore Hickman is the author of more than twenty books for adults and children. Among her adult titles are The Growing Season, Fullness of Time, and I Will Not Leave You Desolate. Books for young children include And God Created Squash, When Andy's Father Went to Prison, and Eeps Creeps, It's My Room. A native of Massachusetts and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she lives with her husband in Los Altos, California. Lorna Raver has been named a Best Voice of the Year by AudioFile magazine and has been nominated for Audie Awards for her readings of Washington Square by Henry James, Nothing with Strings by Bailey White, and Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon by Diana L. Paxson. She has also received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for her narrations. An accomplished stage actress, Lorna has also guest-starred in many top television series, and she stars in director Sam Raimi's film Drag Me to Hell.