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By Arnoldo Kraus. 2021
Según datos de la OMS, el suicidio es la segunda causa de defunción entre las personas jóvenes, con un total…aproximado de 800 000 muertes al año a nivel mundial. Esto lo convierte en uno de los problemas de salud mental más preocupantes del presente, situación que se agrava debido a la creciente desigualdad económica y social, así como a la depresión debida a la pandemia por covid-19. En este libro, Arnoldo Kraus reúne a algunas de las voces más relevantes del panorama científico, intelectual y literario de nuestro país para discutir el fenómeno del suicidio, en un intento por comprenderlo mejor, sin mitos ni prejuicios. Algunas de las preguntas que cruzan estas páginas indagan sobre las circunstancias que propician los pensamientos suicidas, sobre la posibilidad de prevenirlo y sobre la necesidad de que no se estigmatice y se comprenda como un derecho irrenunciable cuando la vida ya no es digna ni plena. Lejos deofrecer respuestas definitivas o de censurar los hechos desde la superioridad moral, la intención principal de estos textos es propiciar un diálogo honesto y plural sobre uno de los problemas más profundos de la condición humana : la terrible angustia de sentir que la vida no vale la pena. Asunción Álvarez del Río | Roger Bartra Marisa Belausteguigoitia Rius | Sergio García Ramírez | Enrique Graue | Arnoldo Kraus | Marta Lamas | Antonio Lazcano | Jorge Linares | Ana López | Sandra Lorenzano | María Elena Medina-Mora | Eduardo Matos Moctezuma | Mineko Mori | Laura Emilia Pacheco | Vicente Quirarte | Jesús Ramírez-Bermúdez | Eunice Rendón | Latife Salame | Beatriz Vanda | José Woldenberg
By Milly Johnson. 2020
A husband and a wife. Not married to each other, so they should never have met. But fate is about…to intervene. Sometimes, the perfect person for you can be found in the most imperfect of ways.
By Laura Vidal. 2021
El libro que te ayudará a superar la muerte de tu animal de compañía. Perder a un ser querido nunca…es fácil. Al fin y al cabo, ¿cómo podemos pasar página tras la marcha de alguien que ha estado tan presente en nuestra vida? ¿De qué manera hemos de superar el no volver a ver a un amigo, a un miembro de nuestra familia? Aunque a menudo se le resta importancia, la muerte de un animal de compañía sigue siendo un momento muy duro para quienes la sufren. No por nada ese peludo ha estado ahí día tras día, dándonos calor cuando hacía frío y consuelo cuando estábamos tristes. Y, cuando ya no está, el vacío que deja puede llegar a ser muy doloroso. Laura Vidal, especialista en gestión del duelo animal, ofrece en este libro un apoyo a todo aquel que haya perdido a su perro, a su gato, y no halle en psicólogos convencionales o en su entorno la ayuda, las palabras y la empatía que necesita. Porque el camino puede ser duro, pero no hay por qué recorrerlo solo.
By Thomas Moore. 2004
A 'dark night of the soul' is not a psychological syndrome, but a quest for meaning during life's darkest hours:…the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, ageing and illness, career disappointments or just an ongoing dissatisfaction with life. Thomas Moore's extensive experience as a psychologist and theologian has taught him that the dark night is a challenge to restore ourselves and to become someone of substance, depth and soul. By using these trying times as an opportunity to reflect and delve into the soul's deepest needs, we can find a new understanding of life's meaning. Dark Nights of the Soul has its roots in a favourite chapter in Thomas Moore's million copy bestseller, Care of the Soul. In this beautifully-written and thought-provoking work he explores our contemporary anxieties and insecurities and shows how these metaphoric dark nights can become transforming rites of passage.
By Gail Muller. 2021
&‘Gail writes with humour, heart and passion.&’ Giovanna Fletcher, Sunday Times #1 bestselling authorGail Muller was told she&’d be wheelchair…bound by the age of forty. At forty-one, she embarked on one of the world&’s toughest treks – The Appalachian Trail. An inspiring, uplifting and moving account of one woman&’s incredible journey into the unknown and how she reclaimed herself in the process.As Gail took her first steps on the 2,200-mile trek through the wilderness of the USA, she had no idea what lay ahead of her, but she knew she felt burnout from city life, lost and broken – ready to heal a mind and body that she had battled with for so long.From the resilience-building mountain climbs, painful injuries and harsh reality of braving the raw elements, to the unexpected friendships forged with other hikers and the kindness of strangers offering food and shelter – with every step, Gail started to let go of a past dominated by chronic pain and reconnected with herself in a way she&’d never been able to before.A love letter to the healing power of the wild outdoors and an incredible testament to the strength of the human spirit, Gail&’s story is for anyone who has ever felt stuck in a rut, lost or scared. She shows us that even in our darkest times, it&’s possible to find our inner grit, face our fears and feel hopeful.Essential reading for fans of Cheryl Strayed&’s Wild and Elizabeth Gilbert&’s Eat, Pray, Love.
By Mary Roach. 2003
"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."--Entertainment Weekly Stiff is an oddly…compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers--some willingly, some unwittingly--have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.
By Karen Newell, Dr Eben Alexander III. 2017
What is the relationship between the mind and the brain?In Living in a Mindful Universe, Dr Eben Alexander, author of…the international phenomenon Proof of Heaven, shares the next phase of his journey to understand the true nature of consciousness and how to cultivate a state of harmony with the universe and our higher purpose.'Dr Alexander's life-transforming NDE during a coma had shattered all of his former beliefs about the nature of consciousness, the roles of the mind and brain, and the meaning of life and death. Living in a Mindful Universe illuminates the many steps he took to expand his understanding of a much larger, richer, and deeper cosmos' Bill Guggenheim, coauthor of Hello from HeavenWhen eminent neurosurgeon Dr Eben Alexander experienced a startling near-death experience, he was plunged into the deepest realms of consciousness and woke a changed man, certain of the infinite reach of the soul and a life beyond death.In Living in a Mindful Universe, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven shares the next phase of his journey to understand the true origins of consciousness and uncover ways to cultivate a state of harmony with the universe and our higher purpose. Questioning, thoughtful but also practical, Living in a Mindful Universe demonstrates how we can tap into our greater mind and the power of the heart to enhance many facets of our lives, including healing, relationships and creativity.
By Erin A. Dolgoy. 2022
Political Theory on Death and Dying provides a comprehensive, encyclopedic review that compiles and curates the latest scholarship, research, and…debates on the political and social implications of death and dying. Adopting an easy-to-follow chronological and multi-disciplinary approach on 45 canonical figures and thinkers, leading scholars from a diverse range of fields, including political science, philosophy, and English, discuss each thinker’s ethical and philosophical accounts on mortality and death. Each chapter focuses on a single established figure in political philosophy, as well as religious and literary thinkers, covering classical to contemporary thought on death. Through this approach, the chapters are designed to stand alone, allowing the reader to study every entry in isolation and with greater depth, as well as trace how thinkers are influenced by their predecessors. A key contribution to the field, Political Theory on Death and Dying provides an excellent overview for students and researchers who study philosophy of death, the history of political thought, and political philosophy.
By Elizabeth Burton-Phillips MBE. 2007
i newspaper 'What We're Reading This Week' December 2017'Elizabeth's courage in speaking out is moving, and her ability to move…others is impressive. This is a story that needs to be told, and needs to be heard.' - Theresa May, Prime Minister'Elizabeth [is] someone who had the courage to tell her family's story and to challenge attitudes. Elizabeth has already made a difference and I am sure that all those who read this book will be both challenged and inspired.' - Chief Constable Sara Thornton, National Police Chiefs' Council'I cannot praise this book highly enough . . . Born out of personal pain and tragedy, this story will lead you to the birth of DrugFAM . . . It is truly inspiring and wonderful what has been and continues to be achieved through this story.' - Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham'I would urge all parents, teachers and pupils to read this heart-rending book.' - FT Magazine'A book that is moving and ultimately, inspiring.' - Waterstones Books QuarterlyElizabeth Burton Phillips was a teacher, an ordinary mother who had always tried to do the best for her children; she never imagined that her identical twin sons, who had been doing so well at school, would become involved in drugs. She was shocked when they were suspended from school for smoking cannabis; but this was just the start of a terrible descent into personal and family heartbreak. The painful journey ended in the way Elizabeth had always dreaded - a knock on the door in the middle of the night by the police. They gave her the devastating news that her son Nick had killed himself in despair at his heroin addiction. Since his death, Elizabeth has campaigned tirelessly to make parents aware of the pain and suffering caused to families by drug addiction; and her surviving twin, Simon, now drug-free, has contributed his own thoughts to this inspiring and gut-wrenching story that will shake every reader to the core.This new edition brings Elizabeth's story up to date, sharing the inspiring achievements of the author - awarded an MBE in the Queen's 2017 Honours List - and her charity DrugFAM, giving hope to families impacted by addiction.
By Marianna De Marco Torgovnick. 2021
From the award-winning author of Crossing Ocean Parkway, a personal memoir about adjusting to loss through books, meditation, and the…process of memory itselfMarianna De Marco Torgovnick experienced the rupture of two of her life’s most intimate relations when her mother and brother died in close proximity. Mourning rocked her life, but it also led to the solace and insight offered by classic books and the practice of meditation. Her resulting journey into the past imagines a viable future and raises questions acute for Italian Americans but pertinent to everyone, about the nature of memory and the meanings of home at a time, like ours, marked by cultural disruption and wartime. Crossing Back: Books, Family, and Memory without Pain presents a personal perspective on death, mourning, loss, and renewal.A sequel to her award-winning and much-anthologized Crossing Ocean Parkway, Crossing Back is about close familial ties and personal loss, written after the death of her remaining birth family, who had always been there, and now were not. After their loss, she entered a spiritual and psychological state of “transcendental homelessness”: the feeling of being truly at home nowhere, of being spiritually adrift. In a grand act of symbolic reenactment, she found herself moving apartments repeatedly, not realizing she did so subconsciously to keep busy, to stave off grief. By reading and studying great books, she opened up to mourning, a process she constitutionally resisted as somehow shameful. Over time, she discovered that a third death colored and prolonged her feelings of grief: her first child’s death in infancy, which, in the course of a happier lifetime, had never been adequately acknowledged. Her new losses led her finally to take stock of her son’s death too. Reading and meditating, followed by writing, became daily her healing rituals.A warm and intimate user’s guide to books, family, and memory in the mourning process, the end-point being memory without pain, Crossing Back is a wide-ranging memoir about growing older and learning to ride the waves of change. Lively and conversational, Torgovnick is masterful at tracking the moment-to moment, day-to-day challenges of sudden or protracted grief and the ways in which the mind and the body seem to search for—and sometimes find—solutions.
Do Funerals Matter? is a creative interweaving of historical, sociocultural, and research-based perspectives on death rituals, drawing from myriad sources…to create a picture of what death rituals have been; and where, especially in the Western world, they are going. The Classic Edition includes a new preface from the author reflecting on changes in the field since the book’s initial publication. Death educators, researchers, counselors, clergy, funeral-service professionals, and others will appreciate the book’s theory- and research-based approach to the ways in which different cultural groups memorialize their dead. They will also find clear clinical and practical applications in the author’s exploration of the five ritual anchors of death-related ceremonial practice and help for professionals counseling the bereaved surrounding funerals. Based on nearly four decades of research and teaching on funeral rites, this volume promises to fill an important gap in the cross-cultural literature on bereavement, while answering an important question for our generation: Do funerals matter?
By Jeff Brazier. 2017
Jeff Brazier has experienced bereavement in many forms: In his childhood, helping his two boys through the devastating death of…their mother, Jade Goody, witnessing the anguish of his own mum when she lost both of her parents, and hearing the stories of his coaching clients who are coming to terms with loss. No one can be an expert on grief, but within this book Jeff provides support and guidance from someone who has been there. Accessible and hands-on The Grief Survival Guide offers practical advice on everything from preparing for the eventuality of death, managing grief, how best to support family and friends, and moving forward. There is no 'one size fits all' approach so instead Jeff teaches us that the best we can do is understand, cope and survive.
By Theresa Cheung. 2016
An inspiring and moving collection of true encounters with the afterlife from the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers An…Angel Called My Name and An Angel Healed MeHeaven Called My Name is a compelling collection of incredible true stories from people who believe they have heard the voice of heaven and reveals messages of comfort, guidance and inspiration. Using first-hand accounts from ordinary people whose lives have been forever transformed by an afterlife encounter, as well as her own experiences and insights, Theresa Cheung will answer the eternal questions that we all ask ourselves at some point in our lives, regardless of whether we follow a religion or not.*Is there a meaning and a purpose to my life?*What is my calling or my destiny? *Is there life after death?*Can I talk to a departed loved one in heaven?*Does heaven watch over me?The moving and honest accounts in Heaven Called My Name are proof that extraordinary things can and do happen to ordinary people, guiding and transforming their lives in the process.
By Samantha Towle. 2018
From Samantha Towle, New York Times bestselling author of Breaking Hollywood and Ruin, comes a new powerful, passionate and dramatic…contemporary romance."With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select..." It's been three years since quarterback Ares Kincaid's NFL dream came true, and he's living the high life. The days of cleaning up after his drunk of a father are long gone, and he has no intention of going back. A car crash and DUI charge meant a lengthy stint in rehab for Arianna Petrelli, and her dream of being a professional artist slips further away when she's sacked from her position at a gallery. Her need for a job stronger even than her dislike of football, Ari goes to work for her father, the head coach of the New York Giants. Ares hates alcoholics, which is fine with Ari because she thinks he's a brainless jock. Yet when Ares rescues Ari from a situation with her ex-boyfriend, an unlikely friendship begins - one that quickly becomes more. But messing around with the coach's daughter can only lead to one thing...trouble.'A moving and fan-yourself-worthy love story' USA Today's Happy Ever After on Ruin
How to Survive Losing a Loved One: A Practical Guide to Coping with Your Partner's Terminal Illness and Death, and Building the Next Chapter in Your Life
By Christine Pearson, Karen Jackson Taylor. 2020
A practical, empowering guide to navigating your partner's diagnosis of a terminal or life-limiting illness, or death. Receiving the news…that your partner has a terminal or life-limiting illness, or has died unexpectedly, is among the worst experiences in life. At a time when you are least able to cope, you are faced with a multitude of difficult decisions, some of which must be made quickly. What you need is a friend who has experienced everything you are about to face, who can support you as you navigate some tough, important choices. This book is that friend. There is plenty of information out there but where to start looking? What information is needed and how can it be accessed? What decisions are essential in the immediate term and what can be left until later? Throughout the book, the emphasis is on protecting and supporting those left behind by presenting almost every choice you may need to make and the possible implications of each decision. You will learn:- The importance of creating a will, arranging power of attorney, organising advanced decisions of treatment, and even getting married or entering a civil partnership- What you are entitled to from the state, the NHS and your employer- How to stabilise your finances and prepare to run a household alone- Where your partner ought to be during treatment and/or palliative care, and how to go about achieving this- Which decisions need to be made after death, from planning the funeral to accessing your partner's estate- How to navigate the grieving process and take control of a happy future No matter where you are in the process, How to Survive Losing a Loved One is a comprehensive, practical and empowering guide to coping with your partner's terminal illness and death, and building the next chapter in your life.
By Philippe Claudel. 2016
A middle-aged filmmaker visits Indonesia and becomes entranced by the Toraja custom of interning the bodies of very young deceased…children in the trunks of trees. In time, the trunk heals, encasing and protecting the tiny bodies as the tree grows slowly heavenwards. On his return to France, the filmmaker receives news that his dearest friend is dying of cancer, prompting a reflection on the part death occupies in our existence, our inability to confront our mortality and our struggle to conceive of a happy life after a devastating loss.For the Toraja, dying is a central part of being alive. Death is at the forefront of their culture, unlike the western preference for keeping death firmly in the shadows, unacknowledged until it begins to really breathe down your neck and simply cannot be ignored; a taboo subject to be feared and resented. Like the trees of the Toraja, this powerful novel encloses and preserves memories of lost loves and friendships, and contains the promise of rebirth and rebuilding, even after a terrible tragedy.
By Georgina Lawton. 2021
'A jaw-dropping story, told deftly... a gripping, thought-provoking book.' The Sunday Times'Freshly fascinating. [Lawton] is a particularly astute observer of…the psychological dislocation caused by growing up mixed race... and she writes beautifully about questions of identity and belonging, so central to each of us in finding our particular place in the world.' New York Times Book Review'A poignant and eye opening memoir...a nuanced and crucial dissection of race as a construct.' Yomi Adegoke, co-author of Slay in Your Lane'A beautifully written account of an extraordinary story, Raceless is as eye-opening as it is profound.' Otegha UwagbaA Guardian, Sunday Times, Evening Standard and Cosmopolitan book of the year for 2021'Ideas from our parents form the backbone to our identities, the bedrock to personal truths that we recite and remember like prayers from Church or poems from school. But they condition us in more powerful ways than lessons from any book or religion ever could. Now the tale had been destroyed. So what did that mean about who I thought I was?'In Georgina Lawton's childhood home, her Blackness was never acknowledged; the obvious fact of her brown skin, ignored by her white parents. Over time, secrets and a complex family story became accepted as truth and Georgina found herself complicit in the erasure of her racial identity. It was only when her beloved father died that the truth began to emerge. Fleeing the shattered pieces of her family life and the comfortable, suburban home she grew up in, at age 22 Georgina went in search of answers - embarking on a journey that took her around the world, to the DNA testing industry, and to countless others, whose identities have been questioned, denied or erased.What do you do when your heritage or parentage has been obscured in a complex web of deceit?How can you discuss race with your family, when you each see the world differently? When a personal identity has been wrongly constructed, how do you start again? Raceless is both the compelling personal account of a young woman seeking her own story amid devastating family secrets, and a fascinating, challenging and essential examination of modern racial identity.
By Vanessa Moore. 2021
Vanessa's husband Paul dies suddenly and tragically on their regular Sunday morning swim. How will she cope with her dilapidated…house, her teenage children, the patients who depend on her? Will therapy help? Why do mysterious white feathers start appearing in unexpected places? Beautifully written and honestly relayed, Vanessa uses her professional skills to explore the many questions posed by unanticipated death, and to try to find a way forwards."This book is about a period of great loss in my life, a time when the tables were completely turned on me. I was a qualified therapist who suddenly found myself needing psychological therapy. I was a trained researcher who became my own research subject, as I tried to make sense of what was happening to me. I was an experienced manager who now struggled to manage the events taking place in my own life. Yet, throughout all this turmoil, my patients were always there, in the background, reminding me that there are many different ways to deal with loss and trauma and search for a way forwards." Vanessa Moore
By Sue Westwood. 2022
Death Rights is a collection of cutting-edge chapters on assisted dying and euthanasia, written by leading authors in the field.…Providing an overview of current regulation on assisted dying and euthanasia, both in the UK and internationally, this book also addresses the associated debates on ethical, moral and rights issues. It considers whether, just as there is a right to life, there should also be a right to death, especially in the context of unbearable human suffering. The unintended consequences of prohibitions on assisted dying and euthanasia are explored, and the argument put forward that knowing one can choose when and how one dies can be life-extending, rather than life-limiting. Key critiques from feminist and disability studies are addressed. The overarching theme of the collection is that death is an embodied right which we should be entitled to exercise, with appropriate safeguards, as and when we choose. Making a novel contribution to the debate on assisted dying, this interdisciplinary book will appeal to those with relevant interests in law, socio-legal studies, applied ethics, medical ethics, politics, philosophy, and sociology.
By Gary Andrews. 2020
'Perhaps the sweetest and most poignant book of the year . . . It's often said that men don't talk…about their feelings enough: this widowed father has doodled about them instead, and the result is more eloquent than any words' DAILY MAIL, BOOKS OF THE YEARWhen his wife, Joy, died very suddenly, a daily drawing became the way Gary Andrews dealt with his grief.From learning how to juggle his kids' playdates and single-handedly organising Christmas, to getting used to the empty side of the bed, Gary's honest and often hilarious illustrations have touched the hearts of thousands on social media. Finding Joy is the story of how one family learned to live again after tragedy.An uplifting, funny and beautifully illustrated journey to hope, for fans of Charlie Mackesy's The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, and Raymond Briggs' Ethel & Ernest