12 Resources Worth Sharing

Celebrating 12 years of Full Circle

1.  What’s Your Grief

An online community that provides hope, support, and education to anyone wishing to understand the complicated experience of life after loss.

2.  Still Standing

Still Standing Magazine has been the world’s leading online voice in breaking the silence on child loss – from conception to adulthood, and infertility. They share stories from around the world of writers surviving the aftermath of loss and grief – and include information on how others can help.

3.    My Uncle Keith Died

The children’s book, My Uncle Keith Died, describes the symptoms of depression. It also helps children understand why a depressed person may not seek help. By reading Cody’s questions and his mother’s answers about his uncle’s death, young readers will learn what to do if someone they know shows signs of depression. 

4.    The Invisible String

This accessible, bestselling picture book phenomenon about the unbreakable connections between loved ones has healed a generation of readers — children and adults alike.

5.      Brene Brown and David Kessler Podcast

A recent podcast by Brene Brown and David Kessler on “Grief and Finding Meaning.” Grief expert David Kessler takes us by the hand and walks us into what he’s learned about love, loss, and finding meaning. As someone who has a lot of fear about grief and grieving, this conversation is not what I expected. The only word I can use to describe what I learned from David is “beautiful.”

6.  Option B

Option B is a book about facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy. Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant combine stories, research, and practical advice to help you build strength for life’s challenges—and help your family and community do the same.

7.  Mindfulness and Grief Blog

The Mindfulness & Grief Blog has a mission of offering useful insights into grief and loss, and they accept original posts from professionals/volunteers/authors who wish to offer helpful guidance that is rooted in evidence-based research or anecdotal observations, as well as Bereaved People who want to share their personal story of how mindfulness can help with grief.

8.  Someone I Loved Died by Overdose

This story is an excellent tool for parents and caregivers who are supporting children grieving the death of a loved one due to overdose. The book includes a workbook, definitions, some facts and a note to the adult reading the story.

9.  It’s Okay You’re Not Okay book and Writing Grief Course by Megan Devine

Each day over the course of 30 days, you will receive an email with a writing prompt encouraging you to explore an aspect of your grief. The prompts aren’t like the typical prompts – they’re deeper, more complex, and designed to bring you to new and unusual vantage points. Megan’s book is an excellent read as well, to let us all know that it’s okay to be struggling with our grief.

10.   TedTalk with Nora McInerny

In a talk that’s by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let’s face it, affect us all, is as liberating as it is gut-wrenching. Most powerfully, she encourages us to shift how we approach grief. “A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again,” she says. “They’re going to move forward. But that doesn’t mean that they’ve moved on.”

11.  Alan Wolfelt’s Healing Your Grieving Heart Books

These books provide practical ideas for adults, children, spouses, parents, and others who have experienced the death of a loved one.

12.  Full Circle’s Memory Wall

Remembrance activities enable children and adults to feel more connected to their loved one, give them a way to document memories, express their feelings in a safe way, and make connections to others in similar situations.  The Full Circle Memory Wall is a way to remember a loved one in a very special way. You can upload pictures, dates, and a brief message to remember your loved one. It’s a very special way to remember a person’s life and legacy.