Reading can be a great option for healing when you’re grieving. It certainly helped me to escape to someone else’s world for a bit.
I also learned one of my greatest lessons from a chapter of a book in my early days of grief. The book, Option B by Sheryl Sandberg (COO of Facebook and author of Lean In) and Adam Grant (professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, yay Philly!), outlined post-traumatic growth– the idea that you could not only bounce back from your trauma, but that you could come back better than before. It was definitely a turning point in my grief journey and what led me to create So Sorry For Your Loss.
I’ve included a link to Option B below and collection of other books and journals that have proved helpful to me and others while grieving.
By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
By Tiffany Reese
By Megan Devine
By Laura Lynn Jackson
By Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner
By Steve Leder