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Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems > Coping with death & bereavement

Dream Of A Lifetime - Crossing Antarctica (Paperback): Mike Horn Dream Of A Lifetime - Crossing Antarctica (Paperback)
Mike Horn
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"White, and more white, in every imaginable shade. Each and every second in this whiteness became an ordeal: being this close to the magnetic South Pole made the needle of my compass spin like the hands of a crazy watch. I didn't know where I was heading. I was a blind man in the middle of Antarctica ... "

South African-born explorer Mike Horn achieved his childhood dream of crossing Antarctica in February 2017. Journeying alone across this immense, white desert on foot and by kite-ski, he followed an unexplored path: 5 100 kilometres over crevasses, ice fields and some of the highest summits of the South Pole.

Dream of a Lifetime: Crossing Antarctica tells the story of the authorʼs deeply personal quest, which followed the loss of his wife. It is the narrative of an individual testing his limits and overcoming adversity through willpower, with the support of family and friends.

Cul-De-Sac - A Memoir (Paperback): Elsa Joubert Cul-De-Sac - A Memoir (Paperback)
Elsa Joubert
R325 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R46 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Multiple award-winning author Elsa Joubert's memoir about life after the death of her beloved husband. She must come to terms with the loss of independence, friends who die and the changes in her memory and bodily powers. Vivid memories of her eventful life as a celebrated writer are skilfully woven into her story. Filled with wisdom, compassion and humour, this book will leave no reader untouched.

Terreur in Kaboel (Afrikaans, Paperback): Hannelie Groenewald Terreur in Kaboel (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Hannelie Groenewald
R230 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R32 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dit is die verhaal van ’n vrou wat haar familie in ’n terreuraanval verloor. Dit vertel van ’n gelowige wat in gehoorsaamheid leef, net sodat die mat onder haar uitgeruk kan word. Die boek sal die leser aanmoedig om die werklike koste van ons geloof te bereken, na te dink oor die karakter van God en ons identiteit as Sy kinders. Hannelie se verhaal is ’n merkwaardige getuienis van ’n lewe in geloof en die krag van vergifnis.

Never Again - A New Generation Draws The Line (Paperback): David Hogg, Lauren Hogg Never Again - A New Generation Draws The Line (Paperback)
David Hogg, Lauren Hogg
R109 R19 Discovery Miles 190 Save R90 (83%) In stock

From two students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School comes a declaration for our times, and an in-depth look at the making of the #NeverAgain movement that arose after the Parkland, Florida, shooting.

On February 14, 2018, seventeen-year-old David Hogg and his fourteen-year-old sister, Lauren, went to school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, like any normal Wednesday. That day, of course, the world changed. By the next morning, with seventeen classmates and faculty dead, they had joined the leadership of a movement to save their own lives, and the lives of all other young people in America. It's a leadership position they did not seek, and did not want--but events gave them no choice.

The morning after the massacre, David Hogg told CNN: "We're children. You guys are the adults. You need to take some action and play a role. Work together. Get over your politics and get something done."

This book is a manifesto for the movement begun that day, one that has already changed America--with voices of a new generation that are speaking truth to power, and are determined to succeed where their elders have failed. With moral force and clarity, a new generation has made it clear that problems previously deemed unsolvable due to powerful lobbies and political cowardice will be theirs to solve. Born just after Columbine and raised amid seemingly endless war and routine active shooter drills, this generation now says, "Enough!". This book is their statement of purpose, and the story of their lives. It is the essential guide to the #NeverAgain movement.

Travel Light, Move Fast (Paperback): Alexandra Fuller Travel Light, Move Fast (Paperback)
Alexandra Fuller 1
R390 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R125 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From bestselling author Alexandra Fuller, the utterly original story of her father, Tim Fuller, and a deeply felt tribute to a life well lived.

After her father’s sudden death, Alexandra Fuller realizes that if she is going to weather his loss, she will need to become the parts of him she misses most. So begins Travel Light, Move Fast, the unforgettable story of Tim Fuller, a self-exiled black sheep who moved to Africa to fight in the Rhodesian Bush War before settling as a banana farmer in Zambia. A man who preferred chaos to predictability, to revel in promise rather than wallow in regret, and who was more afraid of becoming bored than of getting lost, he taught his daughters to live as if everything needed to happen all together, all at once—or not at all. Now, in the wake of his death, Fuller internalizes his lessons with clear eyes and celebrates a man who swallowed life whole.

A master of time and memory, Fuller moves seamlessly between the days and months following her father’s death, as she and her mother return to his farm with his ashes and contend with his overwhelming absence, and her childhood spent running after him in southern and central Africa. Writing with reverent irreverence of the rollicking grand misadventures of her mother and father, bursting with pandemonium and tragedy, Fuller takes their insatiable appetite for life to heart. Here, in Fuller’s Africa, is a story of joy, resilience, and vitality, from one of our finest writers.

The Blackridge House - A Memoir (Paperback): Julia Martin The Blackridge House - A Memoir (Paperback)
Julia Martin 1
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A quest is never what you expect it to be.

Elizabeth Madeline Martin spends her days in a retirement home in Cape Town, watching the pigeons and squirrels on the branch of a tree outside her window. Bedridden, her memory fading, she can recall her early childhood spent in a small wood-and-iron house in Blackridge on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg. Though she remembers the place in detail – dogs, a mango tree, a stream – she has no idea of where exactly it is. ‘My memory is full of blotches,’ she tells her daughter Julia, ‘like ink left about and knocked over.’

Julia resolves to find the Blackridge house: with her mother lonely and confused, would this, perhaps, bring some measure of closure? A journey begins that traverses family history, forgotten documents, old photographs, and the maps that stake out a country’s troubled past – maps whose boundaries nature remains determined to resist. Kind strangers, willing to assist in the search, lead to unexpected discoveries of ancestors and wars and lullabies. Folded into this quest are the tender conversations between a daughter and a mother who does not have long to live.

Taken as one, The Blackridge House is a meditation on belonging, of the stories we tell of home and family, of the precarious footprint of life.

I Wish I'd Said - A Product Of The AVBOB Poetry Project (Paperback): Johann de Lange, Mantoa Motinyane I Wish I'd Said - A Product Of The AVBOB Poetry Project (Paperback)
Johann de Lange, Mantoa Motinyane
R200 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R35 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Funeral service and insurance provider AVBOB, through its sponsorship of the AVBOB Poetry Project, gave South Africa the gentlest, most inclusive act of bereavement support in the form of an online poetry competition in all 11 official languages.

Poets submitted words of loss and consolation in all 11 mother tongues. Editors in all languages were carefully selected to curate the collection of poems entered, and they too were transformed by the process.

This is a poetry portal for all South Africans – a cathartic space where amateur and accomplished poets can use their craft to comfort others.

A Beautiful Tragedy - A Navy Seal Widow's Permission to Grieve and a Prescription for Hope (Hardcover): Char Fontan... A Beautiful Tragedy - A Navy Seal Widow's Permission to Grieve and a Prescription for Hope (Hardcover)
Char Fontan Westfall
R501 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R98 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Happy Old Me - How to Live A Long Life, and Really Enjoy It (Hardcover): Hunter Davies Happy Old Me - How to Live A Long Life, and Really Enjoy It (Hardcover)
Hunter Davies 1
R452 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R157 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'If anyone knows how to be happy and old, it's Hunter. Read a page before breakfast and two at night, preferably with food'- Michael Palin. 'As long as I'm alive, I'll be with her, and she'll be with me.' Hunter Davies on Margaret Forster. Happy Old Me is a moving yet uplifting account of one year in Hunter Davies' life, navigating bereavement and finding hope in the future. On 8th February 2016, Margaret Forster lost her life to cancer of the spine. The days that followed for her husband, Hunter Davies, were carried out on autopilot: arrangements to be made, family and friends to be contacted. But how do you cope after you have lost your loved one? How do you carry on? As Hunter navigates what it means to be alone again after 55 years of marriage, coping with bereavement and being elderly (he still doesn't believe he is), he shares his wisdom and lessons he has learnt living alone again. Revealing his emotional journey over the course of one year, as well as the often ignored practical implications of becoming widowed, he learns that, ultimately, bricks and mortar may change but the memories will remain. Part memoir, part self-help, Happy Old Me is a fitting, heart-felt tribute to the love of his life and a surprisingly amusing and informative book about an age, and stage in life, which we might all reach someday. The third book in Hunter Davies' much-loved memoir series, which includes The Co-Op's Got Bananas and A Life in the Day. Praise for Hunter Davies:- 'He recalls his childhood growing up in Scotland and Cumbria in the Forties and Fifties, capturing gritty working-class life with humour and charm and painting a vivid picture of that period of social history' Press Association 'What sets this book apart, though, is its avoidance of cliche and its determination to reveal everything that might be revealed.' Daily Mail 'Eighty-year-old Davies takes a delightfully irreverent approach to his account of his youth and his days as a rookie journalist. Food was rationed, clothes were utilitarian and life could be rough, but there was fun to be had from friendships, films, skiffle and girls' Sunday Express 'Davies is a wonderful companion, leading readers down memory lane with great chumminess that will really resonate with those of a certain age. This book deserves a place on the shelf beside Alan Johnson's This Boy.' Express 'Ken Loach might have turned all this into a powerful social film, but the avuncular Davies sprinkles in so many cheery anecdotes that the book bounces along enjoyably' Sunday Times

Wreed en Mooi is die Dood - Verhale oor Verlies, Hunkering en Heling (Paperback): Tobie Wiese Wreed en Mooi is die Dood - Verhale oor Verlies, Hunkering en Heling (Paperback)
Tobie Wiese
R270 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R54 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Van die oomblik wat ons gebore word, begin ons ook te sterf. Maar al is die dood een van die algemeenste menslike gebeurtenisse, vermy die meeste mense om daaroor te dink of te praat. Wreed En Mooi Is Die Dood – met bydraes deur gewilde Afrikaanse skrywers – probeer hierdie stilte te verbreek.

Deur hul diep persoonlike verhale oor verlies en heling te deel, bied die bydraers onbewustelik ook raad vir hoe om die hartseer van ’n geliefde se dood te verwerk en hoe om jou eie sterflikheid te konfronteer. So vertel Marita van der Vyver van haar babaseun se dood, terwyl Valda Jansen beskryf hoe sy lamgelê is deur die nuus dat sy kanker het en Kerneels Breytenbach deel sy ervaring van eensaamheid na sy vrou se dood. ’n Paramedikus beskryf sy daaglikse ontmoetings met die dood, daar is ’n lys van dinge wat ’n mens vir ’n sterwende moet sê en nie moet sê nie en ook ’n bespreking van die rituele om die dood. Daar is soms selfs ’n bietjie humor . . . soos die storie oor die jong dominee wat in ’n leë graf geval het en Annelie Botes se voorbereidings vir haar begrafnis.

Dit is ’n aangrypende boek wat beloof om lesers te roer en weer te laat dink oor hulle prioriteite in die lewe.

The AfterGrief - Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss (Paperback): Hope Edelman The AfterGrief - Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss (Paperback)
Hope Edelman 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Grief is a path we can all expect to walk one day, when we lose someone we love, and life suddenly looks different. But how long does grieving take? When can we expect to feel 'normal' again? And should we? In The Aftergrief, acclaimed grief coach and New York Times bestselling author Hope Edelman helps us to understand that loss isn't something to get over, get past, or move beyond, and trying to achieve these will only lead us nowhere. Instead, she draws on her own experiences of early bereavement, as well as interviews with dozens of men and women who have lost someone dear, toanswer how, individually, we can learn to live with loss and grief long-term, and accept it as something that becomes a part of us, and shapes our thoughts and our choices, our hopes and our fears. Offering advice for processing loss, regaining balance in its wake and even finding new purpose, while also being prepared that our sorrow can ebb and flow, recede and return, and this doesn't mean that we're 'doing it wrong', The Aftergrief will help us to see that while grieving may be a lifelong process, it needn't be a lifelong struggle.

The Breath of Sadness - On love, grief and cricket (Hardcover): Ian Ridley The Breath of Sadness - On love, grief and cricket (Hardcover)
Ian Ridley
R378 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R34 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Ian Ridley's wife, the trailblazing sports reporter Vikki Orvice, died of cancer at the age of 56, he found himself plunged deep into a sadness that he expected and a world of madness that he did not. In an attempt to make sense of it all and seek some solace from the brutality of his grief and anxiety, he embarks on a summer of watching county cricket. Reliving bitter-sweet memories in places he and Vikki had visited together, he is alternately unnerved and consoled by the ebbs and flows of his mourning. But gradually, against a backdrop of the County Championship's peace and solitude - with the sun on his back and tea, cake and crossword at his side - he finds a way to survive the rhythms and cadences of his grief. The Breath of Sadness is an unflinching account of how we carry on when we are left behind, and a poignant, tender and candid exploration of love and loss.

The Afterlife - What Really Happens in the Hereafter (Paperback): Elizabeth Clare Prophet The Afterlife - What Really Happens in the Hereafter (Paperback)
Elizabeth Clare Prophet
R326 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R61 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
With the End in Mind - How to Live and Die Well (Paperback): Kathryn Mannix With the End in Mind - How to Live and Die Well (Paperback)
Kathryn Mannix 1
R306 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R112 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Impossible to read with dry eyes or an unaltered mindset' Sunday Times How should we think of death and how can we prepare for it? With the End in Mind is a book for us all: the grieving and bereaved, the ill and the healthy. By turns touching and tragic, funny and wise, it tells powerful human stories of life and death. Eric, the retired head teacher who even with Motor Neurone Disease gets things done. Sylvie, 19 and diagnosed with leukaemia, sewing a cushion for her mum to hold after she has died. Nelly and Joe, two people enduring loneliness to shield their beloveds from distress. A powerful and emotional book based on a lifetime's clinical experience, With the End in Mind offers calm, wise advice on how to face death, live fully and find a model for hope in dark times.

Mia - 'n Ma Se Storie Van Verlies En Hoop (Afrikaans, Paperback): Mariska Robberts Mia - 'n Ma Se Storie Van Verlies En Hoop (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Mariska Robberts
R220 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R31 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mia en haar gesin gaan hou vakansie in Stellenbosch. Die gesin in 'n motorongeluk waarin Mia sterf. Die verhaal gaan oor hoe haar ma Mariska haar pyn en hartseer verwerk en haarself vergewe. Maar ook oor nuwe lewe en jou lewe se herstel en terugbymekaar probeer kry na die dood van jou kind.

Why Baby Loss Matters (Paperback): Kay King Why Baby Loss Matters (Paperback)
Kay King
R236 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R44 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The loss of a baby, however it occurs, can be heartbreaking and painful and leave parents in need of support as they grieve. While awareness about baby loss is increasing, the suffering and sadness, isolation and loneliness parents feel is often invisible and it can be hard for them to reach out, and for those around them to know how best to support them. Why Baby Loss Matters explores what happens when families experience baby loss or the end of a pregnancy, drawing on the first-hand experiences of parents who have navigated life and the fourth trimester without their baby, and the vital work of charities and services which offer support. By examining different approaches to coping with the loss of a baby and keeping memories alive, the book offers insight into the ways that families have found the support and peace that they need to continue living after saying goodbye.

A Hui Hou - Until We Meet Again (Hardcover): Dawn Davidson A Hui Hou - Until We Meet Again (Hardcover)
Dawn Davidson; Isabel Bugge, Hudson Bugge, Adeline Bugge
R369 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R68 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
When Children Grieve - For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses (Paperback):... When Children Grieve - For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses (Paperback)
John W James, Russell Friedman, Matthews
R340 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

To watch a child grieve and not know what to do is a profoundly difficult experience for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Yet, there are guidelines for helping children develop a lifelong, healthy response to loss.

In When Children Grieve, the authors offer a cutting-edge volume to free children from the false idea of "not feeling bad" and to empower them with positive, effective methods of dealing with loss.

There are many life experiences that can produce feelings of grief in a child, from the death of a relative or a divorce in the family to more everyday experiences such as moving to a new neighborhood or losing a prized possession. No matter the reason or degree of severity, if a child you love is grieving, the guidelines examined in this thoughtful book can make a difference.

Dear Blacksmith - A Journey of Love and Loss (Paperback): Beverley Ward Dear Blacksmith - A Journey of Love and Loss (Paperback)
Beverley Ward 1
R327 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Colors of goodbye (Paperback): September Vaudrey Colors of goodbye (Paperback)
September Vaudrey
R50 R42 Discovery Miles 420 Save R8 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What happens after the worst happens?. Before May 31, 2008, September Vaudrey’s life was beautiful. But on that day, with one phone call from the ER, her whole world—everything she knew and believed—was shaken to the core. Katie, her 19-year-old artist daughter, had been in a car accident and would not survive. How does a family live in the wake of devastating tragedy? When darkness colors every moment, is it possible to find light? Can God still be good, even after goodbye?. With the depth of C. S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed and the poignancy of Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, Colors of Goodbye offers a moving glimpse into a mother’s heart. Combining literary narrative and raw reflection, September Vaudrey walks through one of life’s worst losses—the death of a child—and slowly becomes open to watching for the unexpected ways God carries her through it. It’s a story of love and tragedy in tandem; a deeply personal memoir from a life forever changed by one empty place. And at its core, Colors of Goodbye calls to the deepest part of our spirits to know that death is not the end . . . and that life can be beautiful still.

Miracles in the Darkness - Building a Life After Loss (Paperback): Julie Cluff Miracles in the Darkness - Building a Life After Loss (Paperback)
Julie Cluff
R327 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R60 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Leeg - God se Troos na Swangerskapverlies of Miskraam (Afrikaans, Paperback): Braam Klopper, Marlena du Toit, Justine Pike Leeg - God se Troos na Swangerskapverlies of Miskraam (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Braam Klopper, Marlena du Toit, Justine Pike
R200 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R28 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Saam met swangerskap kom hoop en drome. Maar vir vir sommige spat dié drome wreed aan skerwe met ’n miskraam of stilgeboorte, wat vrae laat soos: Waarom, Here? Leeg is ’n praktiese gids saamgestel deur ’n dokter, ’n pastoor en ’n pastorale terapeut, spesiaal vir ouers wat ’n miskraam of stilgeboorte beleef het. Dis vir elkeen wat sit met worstelvrae en magteloos voel teenoor die verlies. Die pad van rou en aanvaarding is geensins maklik nie, maar te midde van dit alles ís daar hoop.

Die WENNER van die Bybel-Media-Cordis Trust-prys vir oorspronklike, Afrikaanse Christelike familie- en/of jeugpublikasie vir 2018!

'n Reenboog deur my trane (Afrikaans, Paperback, 4th ed): Solly Ozrovech 'n Reenboog deur my trane (Afrikaans, Paperback, 4th ed)
Solly Ozrovech
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

’n Reenboog deur my trane is ’n bron van ryke troos en bemoediging vir enigeen wat treur oor die verlies van ’n geliefde en wat genesing soek vir hulle verskeurde harte. Dit bied 31 dagstukkies, gebede en inspirerende aanhalings wat God se vertroosting in onstuimige tyde met die leser deel, asook ’n lys van beloftes uit die Bybel vir spesifieke behoeftes in tye van nood.

The Color of Rain - How Two Families Found Faith, Hope, and Love in the Midst of Tragedy (Paperback): Michael Spehn, Gina Spehn The Color of Rain - How Two Families Found Faith, Hope, and Love in the Midst of Tragedy (Paperback)
Michael Spehn, Gina Spehn
R315 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Matt Kell is a young husband and father in the late stages of terminal cancer. His former classmate Cathy Spehn has recently moved to his hometown with her husband and three children. Four weeks after Matt dies on Christmas Day, Cathy develops a bad headache. She dies seventeen days later of inoperable brain cancer. On her last day of life, she tells her husband, Michael: Call Gina Kell. The Color of Rain illuminates the stepping-stones of healing that led to a new life for Michael, Gina, and their five children. This remarkable real-life Brady Bunch story explores the differences between despair and grief, denial and joy, bitterness and redemption. Told from alternating points of view, Michael and Gina s gripping journey of growing new hearts inspires readers to not just survive loss but to receive the courage, faith, and identity that God gives in the midst of tragedy---and be transformed forever."

The New Day Journal - A Journey from Grief to Healing (Paperback): Mauryeen O'Brien The New Day Journal - A Journey from Grief to Healing (Paperback)
Mauryeen O'Brien
R232 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R41 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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