Winner Health: Death & Dying 2021 Best Book Awards
The Wind Blows and the Flowers Dance is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Health: Death & Dying category of the 2021 International Book Awards. When a beloved husband dies after decades of marriage, his artist wife must redefine herself in order to go on. Now living alone, but not eager to think of herself as "a widow"— with the baggage of loneliness that term carries—Terre struggles to adapt from a life built for two. Blossoming as an artist, Terre reclaims her late husband's space in the home in order to use painting and poetry to grow anew. She also re-invents herself in the larger community, exploring opportunities newly available even as she grieves the loss of her former life. Terre's heartfelt story, complete with humorous anecdotes and touching reminiscences, is an inspiration to all those who know the best way to honor the deceased is to use the energy of grief to rise, renewed.
Grief leaves us with empty arms and fistfuls of questions. If we don’t get help processing our loss, we can easily get stuck there. But take heart—there is hope to be found for the way ahead.
When Mountains Crumble offers you an interactive, healing journey through the big questions and emotions of grief. This book serves as your companion and guide, providing practical wisdom and thought-provoking questions that will help you wrestle with the pain you’re feeling.
The ongoing evolution and application of health sciences has recast humanity’s relationship with health and mortality.The transformative changes in modern medicine exist in an environment of high speed and efficient care that frequently fails to slow down enough to fully appreciate the person, to speak human.
Palliative medicine seeks not just to manage symptoms but to utilize sensemaking and assist in navigating the complexities of life-limiting illness. These stories traverse a journey into learning the skills necessary to provide this specialized care. In this book, Dr. Durie, a palliative care nurse practitioner, shares exemplar stories as tools framing how to engage in critically important conversations.
Find a Place for Me is a memoir about facing a marriage's last act—a spouse's death—as a couple united in mind and holding hands. Deirdre and Bob are married eleven years and have two young children when forty-three-year-old Bob is diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. ALS determines the journey their marriage will now take, but Bob and Deirdre are resolute in how they will traverse their remaining months as a couple. Chronicling Bob's illness, Find a Place for Me is also the love story of a happy marriage filled with humor, honesty, and essential conversations. In this moving, tragic, and surprisingly funny book, Deirdre and Bob raise a glass to love and the life each of them has left while learning how to lovingly say goodbye.
What happens after we die? What is consciousness? Are God, Jesus, heaven, and angels real? In the past, these age-old burning questions remained entirely unanswered until near-death experiences, like Janet Tarantino’s, have shed light on what lies beyond life on this earth.
Janet’s engaging story is passionate yet humble, thought-provoking yet mind-shattering, and leaves readers wanting a supernatural experience too—but Janet warns we need to be careful what we wish for. She says these types of experiences can blow one’s life apart like glass shattering to pieces until the NDEr understands the deeper meaning of what God was conveying. It is only after understanding the important messages within that bring wholeness, joy, and comfort to our lives in the fact that we never die and life goes on into eternity.
Janet says the narratives of her three near-death experiences hold characteristics that are not restricted to one religion but stretch the boundaries to contain aspects of Christianity, Buddhism, Spirituality, and possibly more because she says God is the superpower of everything.
Agastya Raj has a stroke that leaves him paralysed from the neck down and unable to speak. Confined to his bed, surrounded by a circle of love and care sewn together by his wife Khushi, he shares with us the tumultuous thoughts that swirl in his mind.
In this fictionalized narrative, Rima Pande immerses herself in her father’s consciousness to become his voice, bringing to you the story of her parents, her father's illness, and her strong and giving mother.
His Voice is a sensitive portrayal of deep family roots and often unspoken bonds across four generations. With little twists aplenty that will make you nod and smile.
Finalist Health: Death & Dying 2021 Best Book Awards
Matters of Death, the second volume of Matters of Life and Death, takes on a daunting subject, the realization of the inevitable end of life.
“A Prelude in Sentences” previews the theme of the book in a series of aphorisms.
“Death Interpreted”, the first chapter, delves into archaeology and history to examine the meaningfulness of human death. The ultimate meaning is not that of the death of the body as a natural process, but the immortality of the soul as pronounced by philosophy and religion.
“The Morbidity of Authors”, the next chapter, is a byway on the character traits of the author, case studies of the morbidity and deaths of certain authors, and on to literary immortality in spite of it all.
“Incidents of Death”, the final chapter, contains further narratives of tragic situations in the life-and-death of fictional, but very real and human characters.
Despite apprehension, Matters of Death concludes with the hope for life-satisfaction and fulfillment.
Finalist Health: Death & Dying 2021 Best Book Awards
Nearly 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes every day — that night, Jennifer was one of them.
On Shattered Wings is the powerful story of the people left behind and their powerful life lessons for us all, an unforgettable true story of a family’s struggle to survive overwhelming sorrow amidst ongoing unexpected and startling events. Along the way, they discover the value of faith, the insignificance of regrets, and the realization there can be joy again through harnessing pain into healing action for themselves and others.