Resources

These books, websites, ideas...have helped me. Maybe they can be of help to you too!

Greater Reality Living founded by Mark Pitstick, MA, DC and Gary E. Schwartz, PhD is dedicated to providing an integrative foundation for expanding humanity's awareness of the greater reality -- that death of your physical body is not the end of your life. 


Laura Lynne Jackson is a psychic medium and author of the New York Times bestseller The Light Between Us. Her book Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe is her newest book. 

ramdass.org Love Serve Remember Foundation is dedicated to preserving and continuing the teachings of Ram Dass and his guru, Meedm Karoli Baba. 

helpingparentsheal.org This organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting bereaved parents. They aspire to help individuals become "Shining Light Parents" meaning a shift from a state of emotional heaviness to one of hopefulness and greater peace of mind. HPH allows the open discussion of spiritual experiences and afterlife evidence in a non-dogmatic way. HPH affiliate groups welcome everyone regardless of religious or non-religious background and encourage open dialog.

HPH organization led me to Suzanne Giesemann. And they have helped me become a "Shining Light Parent!"


suzannegiesemann.com Suzanne Geisemann is a "Messenger of Hope." I wish I had discovered her sooner. She has a very interesting background story and her life took a dramatic change (as did mine) when she lost her step daughter. She is a former US Navy Commander who served as a commanding officer and aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Today, she provides stunning evidence of the existence of Universal Consciousness and our interconnectedness. She teaches proven methods that ANYONE can use to connect with all levels of Consciousness.



compassionatefriends.org is an organization whose mission is to offer comfort, support, hope, community when a child dies, at any age for any reason.

bereavedparentsusa.org is an organization dedicated to helping families cope after the loss of a child.

alivealone.org is an organization for the education and charitable purposes to benefit bereaved parents whose only child or all children are deceased by providing a self-help network and publications to promote communication and healing.


empathy.com is an app that provides step by step guidance through everything that comes after losing a loved one. I didn't discover it until a year or so after we lost Tom but it looks practical and it's free for a 30 day trial. After that it's $64.99 for unlimited access. It guides you through wills, documents, bills, personal belongings, the house, applying for benefits, taxes...immediate arrangements including the funeral. I wish I had seen it sooner as I think it would have been helpful. I never ever had to deal with any of these things before...both my parents are alive and well. Take a look if you are just beginning the grief journey.


Eckhart Tolle's books and YouTube videos REALLY helped me a lot in the beginning. The Power of Now, A New Earth, Stillness Speaks, and Practicing the Power of Now

eckharttolle.com

Jack Kornfield's book No Time Like The Present

jackkornfield.com

Michael A.Singer's book The Untethered Soul

untetheredsoul.com

Megan Devine's books It's OK That You're Not OK and How To Carry What Can't Be Fixed

refugeingrief.com

Sam Harris's Waking Up app and podcast.

Pema Chodron's book Welcoming the Unwelcome

pemachodronfoundation.org

Austin Kleon's blog/website and books Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work!, and Keep Going

austinkleon.com

Speaking Grief Organization

speakinggrief.org

Joan Didion's book The Year of Magical Thinking

Sheryl Sandberg's book Option B

Tara Brach

tarabrach.com

Sounds True 

soundstrue.com

Joan Cacciatore's book Bearing the Unbearable 

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche's books The Joy of Living and In Love With the World

Alan D. Wolfelt's book Healing A Parent's Grieving Heart

T.J. Wray's book Surviving the Death of a Sibling

Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair's book I Wasn't Ready To Say Goodbye

Leo Tolstoy's A Calendar of Wisdom

Sherrie Dillard's book I'm Still With You

sherriedillard.com

Nicholas Wilton's YouTube videos are fun and helpful if you're an artist - especially if you are a painter!

artf2life.com

Blue Zones is an organization that is dedicated to empowering everyone, everywhere to live longer and better.