Resources on Grief & Loss

Our Grief Care team is often asked about resources for individuals to learn more about grief and loss. It is our hope that these offerings will provide you with insight and encouragement as you continue along your grief journey.

Grief Podcasts

Where’s the Grief? Jordan Ferber, who lost his 21-year-old brother; in each episode, Ferber discussing mourning and even the weirdest parts of grief with other comedians and performers who’ve been through it too.

What’s Your Grief? Hosted by mental health professionals, Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams, the What’s Your Grief podcast demystifies the complicated grieving process. Covering topics ranging from grief theory, to expectations, to coping strategies, the podcast can be useful for the bereaved as well as those who work with or love them.

Terrible, Thanks for Asking: Nora McInerny’s podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking also provides valuable information on how to actually process feelings of grief. That way, when someone asks how you’re doing, you don’t have to just say “I’m fine.”

The Art of Dying Well: Each episode of The Art of Dying Well podcast focuses on a specific topic within the world of grief and bereavement. Topics range from losing someone during the COVID-19 pandemic, to deathbed etiquette (yes, that’s a thing), and talking to children about the death of a pet.

The Mindfulness & Grief Institute Podcast: Heather Stang, MA, C-IAYT, is a thanatologist, mindfulness speaker, author of Mindfulness & Grief: With Guided Meditations To Calm Your Mind & Restore Your Spirit, and the host of the Mindfulness & Grief Podcast. In each episode, she tackles everything from grieving a pet, to dealing with the guilt and regret that so frequently accompany grief in our lives.

Help 2 Make Sense: is geared towards children and young adults who have experienced loss. Episodes include going back to school while grieving, and the death of a sibling.

Grief Out Loud: With a mix of personal stories, tips for supporting children, teens, and yourself, and interviews with bereavement professionals, the Grief Out Loud podcast is a great resource for the bereaved. It is hosted by Jana DeCristofaro and produced by The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families in Portland, Oregon.

Sisters in Loss Podcast: Miscarriage, Pregnancy Loss, & Infertility Stories: Though society may not fully recognize it, miscarriage, pregnancy loss, and infertility can all result in grief. The Sisters in Loss Podcast shares the stories of Black women who have been through these types of losses.

Healing Pet Loss: They may not be human, but that doesn’t mean we don’t mourn the loss of our beloved pets. The Healing Pet Loss Podcast shares practical steps for coping with the loss of a beloved pet, but it also veers into spiritual territory, which may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Still, the practical tips can be very useful.

Good Mourning: Sally Douglas and Imogen Carn want to normalize talking about loss and grief in a world that makes death taboo. Their podcast is honest and even a little funny at times, talking about losing someone to suicide to watching someone slowly fade from a degenerative disease.

Books on Grief & Loss


  • The Grieving Brain; Mary-Frances O’Conner, Ph.D.
  • It’s OK That You’re Not OK; Megan Devine
  • How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies; Therese A. Rando
  • The Other Side of Sadness; George Bonanno
  • Resilient Grieving: Finding Strength and Embracing Life After a Loss That Changes Everything; Lucy Hone, Ph.D.
  • Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart; Alan Wolfelt, PhD
  • Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief; David Kessler
  • You Can Heal Your Heart – Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Death; Louise Hay and David Kessler


  • The Year of Magical Thinking; Joan Didion (loss of spouse)
  • A Grief Observed; C.S. Lewis (any loss/loss of spouse)
  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy; Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant (any loss/loss of spouse)
  • Permission to Mourn: A New Way to Do Grief; Tom Zuba (any loss/loss of child/loss of spouse)


  • I Will Remember You – What To Do When Someone You Love Dies; A Guidebook Through Grief For Teens; Laura Dower
  • The Creative Journal for Teens – Making Friends With Yourself; Lucia Capacchione, PhD


  • Surviving the Death of a Sibling; T.J. Wray


  • Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief; Joanne Cacciatore (any loss/loss of child)
  • Permission to Mourn: A New Way to Do Grief; Tom Zuba (any loss/loss of child/loss of spouse)


  • The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change After the Death of our Parents; Alexander Levy


  • Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief: Rebecca Sofer and Gabrielle Birkner (any loss/loss of friend)


  • The Grief Recovery Handbook; John W. James and Russell Friedman
  • Navigating Grief: A Guided Journal: Prompts and Exercises for Reflection and Healing; Mia Roldan LCSW LCDC
  • The Understanding Your Grief Journal: Exploring the Ten Essential Touchstones; Alan Wolfelt, PhD
  • The Healing Sorrow Workbook: Rituals for Transforming Grief and Loss; Peg Elliott Mayo
  • How to Carry What Can’t be Fixed: A Journal for Grief; Megan Devine

If you have additional questions for our Grief Care team, call 734.464.3277, or complete our form to request more information.