Family & Relationships, Death, Grief, Bereavement
A Mother's Tribute to Two Sons
by Sangeeta (vainu) Airi
When we lose a loved one—especially a child— the grief can be overwhelming. Depression sinks in. Without an outlet, it can be impossible to climb back to the light. For anyone who is grieving, A mother's tribute to two sons can be the outlet you ...
Coming Through the Darkness
A True Murder in Durham Region by Darlene Celia Graham
Darlene Celia Graham hasn’t had the easiest life. In her autobiography, My Coming through the Darkness, she breaks down the most eventful and traumatic moments of the past 67 years – from growing pains and marital problems to coping with loss and a ...
Unlocking the Blue Door
Opening Up to Grief by Margaret Schweitzer
Grief is the best known conversation killer in polite society. The subject of death, whenever it arises, is either joked about or quickly discontinued in embarrassed silence. As we so often hear (and say), life is for the living. But what do you do ...
For the Caregiver
Providing Yourself Emotional Support on Your Caregiving Journey by Tricia Perrier
A loved one’s terminal illness diagnosis can be terrifying. If we hold onto that fear and carry it into a caregiving role, we will be left exhausted, ill-equipped to cope, and feeling powerless. What’s more, we will find it extremely difficult to be ...
You Don't Fall Out of the Universe
Surviving the loss of our son by B. J. Jewett
A hybrid of memoir and poetry, You Don’t Fall Out of the Universe navigates what one family endures before and after the unimaginable loss of a son. With quiet moments of heartache and resilience, Jewett shows the strength in being vulnerable. If ...
Without a Manual
The reflections of a woman in her forties determined to live her fullest life, while facing terminal illness by Sandy Trunzer
In 2009, after being diagnosed with Erdheim-Chester Disease, a rare, life-ending illness, author Sandy Trunzer began a blog, with the simple intention of keeping friends updated on her health. Over time, and with feedback from an ever-increasing ...
A Rhyming Guidebook and Roadmap to Driving the Story of Your Life by Jackie Truscott
Choose Love! is a picturesque, rhyming adventure through the body’s brilliant energy centres. It’s a journey I took for a handful of years through love and laughter, grief and tears, where I learned that our thoughts and beliefs are a choice. ...
Look Ma, No Hands
by Christina Laflamme
On Saturday, June 27th, 2020, after 105 days of Covid-isolation alone in my tiny, single-souled apartment in Toronto, I took off on my old Raleigh bicycle, packing nothing but some bike tools, camping gear, and a change of clothes. In search of some ...
Hitting From Behind by Sandra Young Kolbuc and Tracy Stark
A Mother’s Love Story Tragedy Courage Resilience Hope “One cold winter’s day, my life’s trajectory tragically and unimaginably changed in an instant... forever!” - Tracy Stark, Mother of Radek and Ryder Early on a Monday morning in December 2016, ...
The Search for The Unicorn
A dream of love through mental illness by Esteban Powell
Thought-provoking and emotionally moving, The Search for the Unicorn is a memoir recounting the months before and after the tragic suicide of the author’s partner. The work integrates his thoughts with her writings to tell the brief yet profound and ...