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Faith, Grief & Pass the Chocolate Pudding
BY HEATHER WALLACE & STUART RUBIO
Best book on grief ever. Why? Because it’s real. Because it tells you you’re not crazy. Because even though you’re in the midst of grieving and there’s all this noise and confusion in your head screaming at you, this book is the sweet whisper from Heather and Stu saying, “I get you. You’re not crazy. It’s gonna be ok.”
- AMY LOGAN, Author of A Girl With A Cape
True stories featuring ordinary people facing extraordinary challenges. Since launching in August 2015, to date over 275 people around the world have joined the project dedicated to raising awareness and help those who share the journey feel less alone. LEARN MORE
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Grief Diaries: Surviving Loss by Suicide named Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist 2016!
“MUCH NEEDED…Faith, Grief and Pass the Chocolate Pudding is not a traditional book on grief. It is a book about life that happens in the midst of grief and all the other stuff that happens along the way. ”
– Rev. Dr. Rob Erickson
“EXTRAORDINARY……This book is an unconventional, educational, extraordinary, quirky, genuine, authentic, laugh-out-loud look at grief.”
-Pastor Karen Akin
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A good story is so much more than just words. It takes you inside another person's heart, into the rich tapestry of their memories, and allows you to see beyond the edge of your own life, into someone else's world. Whether one is young or old, poor or wealthy, educated or not, we believe that inside every human is a story worth sharing. And we love helping people share their story.
CRITICALLY IMPORTANT . . .I want to say to Lynda that what you are doing is so critically important.”
–DR. BERNICE A. KING, Daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King
“HOPE AND HEALING . . . You are a pioneer in this field and you are breaking the trail for others to find hope and healing.” -KRISTI SMITH, Author & International Speaker
"DEEPLY INTIMATE . . . Grief Diaries is a deeply intimate, authentic collection of narratives that speak to the powerful, often ambiguous, and wide spectrum of emotions that arise from loss. I so appreciate the vulnerability and truth embedded in these stories, which honor and bear witness to the many forms of bereavement that arise in the aftermath of death." -DR. ERICA GOLDBLATT HYATT
Chair of Psychology, Bryn Athyn College
“MOVING…. We learn from stories throughout life. In Grief Diaries, the stories are not only moving but often provide a rich background for any mourner to find a gem of insight that can be used in coping with loss.” -DR. LOUIS LAGRAND
Author of Healing Grief, Finding Peace
“INCREDIBLE . . . Thank you so much for doing this project. it’s absolutely incredible!”
-JULIE MJELVE, Founder, Grieving Together
“STUNNING . . . Delving into the deepest recesses of the heartbroken, the reader easily identifies with the diverse collection of stories and richly colored threads of profound love that create a stunning read full of comfort and hope.”
-DR. GLORIA HORSLEY, Founder, Open to Hope Foundation
“WONDERFUL . . .Grief Diaries is a wonderful computation of stories written by the best of experts, the bereaved themselves. Thank you for building awareness about a topic so near and dear to my heart.”
-DR. HEIDI HORSLEY, Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work, Columbia University, Grief Expert, Author, and Co-Founder of Open to Hope Organization
"A FORCE . . .The writers of this project, the Grief Diaries anthology series, are a force to be reckoned with. I'm betting we will be agents of great change."
-MARY LEE ROBINSON
Author and Founder of Set an Extra Plate initiative
“AMAZING . . . This is so amazing that after all these years of dealing with all the issues I’ve had in my life, I’m finally feeling like I’m not alone in all this.”
-DEBBIE PFIFFNER, Writer, Grieving for the Living
“GLOBAL . . .One of The Five Facets of Healing mantras is together we can heal a world of hurt. This anthology series is testimony to the power we have as global neighbors to do just that.”
-ANNAH ELIZABETH, Founder -The Five Facets of Healing
"GRATEFUL . . .This journey, while the intent has been to guide and encourage others through this path of darkness, has provided invaluable insights into my feelings, allowing validation of those feelings by the person who matters most -- me! I am grateful for this opportunity."
-NANCY HAMMINK REMOND
Writer, Loss of a Spouse & Loss by Homicide
"POWERFUL . . .I'm so glad that I have been a part of something so powerful."
-MARY SUTHERLAND, Writer, Grieving for the Living
"HEALING . . . This was one of the hardest journeys I have led myself on and yet I would do it all over again. Healing is a hard process, of so many emotions but there is no time frame on how long it will take and through this project I have come closer to feeling healed."
Writer, Loss of a Parent & Grieving for the Living
"REWARDING . . .This experience has been very rewarding for me. Just being able to talk with others who have walked this road." -MONICA MIRKES, Writer, Loss of a Child
"SUPPORTED . . .The project was very organized. The expectations were clear. The secret groups kept us all informed, and is where we all supported one another. I must say that I have been a part of very few things that were run this well! I have already signed up to be a part of one of the books in the next batch. And I look forward to being a part of that and any books that I qualify to be a part of in the future."
-CHRISTINE BASTONE, coauthor, Loss of a Sibling Writer, Loss by Suicide, Loss of a Pregnancy, Loss of Health
"NECESSARY . . .I feel blessed to be a part of this endeavor. This project has been very challenging emotionally. Digging deeper into really a life time of feelings and processes, was necessary and healing at the same time. I know there was some holding back, and in time, this beginning will bring about more work, more tears, and more healing for myself and others."
-EMILY BAIRD-LEVINE, Writer, Loss of a Sibling
"CHANGED . . . If you take the first (hardest) step and trust the process, be kind with yourself in answering and processing the questions you will come out a changed person."
Writer, Grieving for the Living, Loss of a Parent
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