They say one picture is worth a thousand words because it captures complex emotions in a single shot.
Our newest book is filled with photos that are priceless.
Faces of Resilience is a stunning gallery of nearly 200 portraits taken by Barbara J Hopkinson, PRae M Miliotis, and myself that showcase both the commonality and individuality of a timeless journey experienced by people around the world.
Traveling the country to conferences, annual gatherings and even support groups, each subject was invited to write something meaningful on his or her skin to portray how grief has influenced their emotions while serving as a visual reminder that the power of resilience lies within us all.
Thousands of photos later, the top 200 made it into our first published collection.
It’s our hope that this influential collection tells a story better than written words, and serves as an agent of change by stimulating conversations about a universal experience through love, loss, heartbreak, resilience and—ultimately—hope.
Collateral blessings, a term describing something good that results from something bad.
Today marks the release of the 35th book bearing my name. A book filled with stories by widows who share their own personal insight into the unspoken challenges of losing a husband, and the emotional, mental and social shifts she’s forced to reckon with in the aftermath.
I didn’t lose a husband, but I lost a child. Our daughter Aly.
As I fought to restore balance to my world, I found comfort in stories by those who walked before me. They gave me hope.
Grief Diaries was born and built on this belief. By leaning on and learning from one another, our stories become a lifeline in a griefphobic society.
Each book offers family and friends a better understanding of why their loved one acts the way they do.
Scholars and clinicians learn from the rich spectrum of unfiltered narrations by people from all backgrounds.
When I lost Aly, I didn’t set out to do anything other than breathe. The collateral blessing is that her death led to something far bigger than either her or me. It birthed a village of people brave enough to share the truths of their loss—and what hope means to them today.
Kindness. It’s a simple act that unites instead of divides, and Tuesday, Nov. 13 is World Kindness Day. Watch Lynda Cheldelin Fell’s story about teaching her children to be messengers of joy through the 12 Nights of Kindness, the family tradition she started 14 years ago and how, since losing her daughter 9 years ago, the tradition unexpectedly helps her own heart to heal.
Free instructions and printables available on www.LyndaFell.com.