So here we are on the page where you might find something that will help. In the literature section below my list there are books for adults and kids which will grow. I will also be adding lists of other media that might just get the job done. See them here for my official launch Valentines Day 2013.

Movies to watch when you need to cry your face off but it’s stuck in your throat

  1. “Love Story” Ali McGraw and Ryan O’Neil
  2. “P.S. I Love You” Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler
  3. “Always” Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss, Audrey Hepburn and John Goodman
  4. “The Family Stone” Diane Keaton and Craig T. Nelson
  5. “Truly, Madly, Deeply” Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman
  6. “The Notebook” Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling
  7. “The Gathering” Edward Asner and Maureen Stapleton
  8. “Philadelphia” Tom Hanks and Antonio Banderas
  9. “Ghost” Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze
  10. “Wuthering Heights” Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes
  11. “If These Walls Could Talk 2”Vanessa Redgrave and Marian Seldes
  12. “The Lake House” Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves
  13. “Love Actually” Emma Thompson and Liam Neason (a fellow grief captain)
  14. “Dying Young” Julia Roberts and Campbell Scott
  15. “Calendar Girls” Julie Walters and John Alderton

Literature that will help…literally

Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart; 100 Practical Ideas After your Husband or Wife Dies” Compassionate advice and simple activities for widows and widowers by Alan D. Wolfelt, PH.D.Published by Companion Press Fort Collins, Colorado Simple, no pressure format, queer friendly and heartfelt. See site for addition titles including ones for kids and teens etc.

The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran. A fictional character with some wise, beautiful words that have always helped me. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York. ” “You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life.”

Owls and Other Fantasies; Poems and Essays” by Mary Oliver. This poet changed my life. She writes a lot about animals and the natural word, of which death is a natural part. Published by Beacon Press, Boston. From White Owl Flies Into and Out of the Field “maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us-…scalding, aortal light-in which we are washed and washed out of our bones.”

Children’s Books

I Miss You; A First Look at Death” by Pat Thomas, Picture Book, Published by Barron’s Educational Series Inc, New York. I especially like the part where they describe death like this: “It not an easy idea to understand. Sometimes it helps if you think of the soul as a single raindrop, joining a great big ocean.”

Wherever You Are, my love will find you” Story by Nancy Tillman. Design by Nancy Tillman and Kathleen Breitenfeld, Picture Book, Published by Feiwel and Friends, New York. The pictures are just a stunning as the poetry. “And if someday you’re lonely, or someday you’re sad, or you strike out at baseball or think you’ve been bad…just lift up your face, feel the wind in your hair. That’s me my sweet baby, my love is right there.”