Top 3 Best Reads for Grief, Love and Loss

I can honestly say that the summer of 2018 has been a staggering reminder of how numbing and complicated grief can be. In July, I lost my uncle. It was the first death of a sibling on my mother’s side of the family, and it was a tough one. I was able to spend the last three days of my uncle’s life with him, and it has changed my life. In August, another amazing soul left this earth. She was one of the creatives behind Tulo Beauty. Her message to me when I was starting this venture was to offer comforting services to others who can utilize my expertise in a time of need, such as cancer treatments. She helped me dig deep within myself and take the fear out of my own worn cancer diagnosis and push forward.

There is such loss in my personal and professional life. I am not sure if I can even describe grief at its full, complex scope. I do know this—there are great authors that are giving great perspective on how to define, deal and persevere in the midst of loss. The most valuable piece of information that has brought great comfort is knowing that it is ok to NOT be ok at times. Grief is a process, and with that I give you a few of my favorite reads regarding loss, love and grief.

It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant

It’s Okay To Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort
Minnesota native who writes a witty, warming and real feel book about losing her husband to cancer.