CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. . . I want to say to Lynda that what you are doing is so critically important. - Dr. Bernice King, Dr. Martin Luther King's daughter INSPIRATIONAL. . . Grief Diaries is the result of heartfelt testimonials from a dedicated and loving group of people. - Candace Lightner, Mothers Against Drunk Driving MOVING. . . In Grief Diaries, the stories are not only moving, they also provide a rich background for mourners to find a gem of insight for coping. - Dr. Louis LaGrand, author BRAVE. . . The brave individuals who share their truth in these books do it for the benefit of all. - Carolyn Costin, Monte Nido Treatment Centers STUNNING. . . Grief Diaries treats the reader to a rare combination of candor and fragility through the eyes of the bereaved. - Dr. Gloria Horsley, Open to Hope Foundation

Real stories. Real grief. Real hope.

"Your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else." ~ Iyanla Vanzant

Welcome to Grief Diaries

Grief is hard. Very hard. Which is why we’ve created a safe place to share our stories, because they matter. Our loved one mattered. Grief Diaries is full of stories  about our loved ones. . . in books, videos, podcasts, and more. It’s like your own portable support group open 24/7. Come back anytime you need and stay as long as you like. Big hugs to you.
~Lynda Cheldelin Fell

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Surviving Loss by Overdose, true stories by 12 people who answered 18 questions about losing a loved one to an overdose. Read now for just $5.

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Books

Stories help us feel less alone. Browse our growing selection of books.

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Videos

Episodes of Moments of Hope, interviews, and more videos about loss.

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Podcasts

Episodes of Grief Diaries Radio talking about all things grief.

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Grief cruises

Join us on a trip that will infuse you with healing and hope.

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Resources

Free resources to print and share.

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iCare Chapter Groups

Start and lead a community-based virtual support group.

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Write for us
Use your story to give hope to those behind you.

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Share with us
We publish poetry and nonfiction stories about life's losses.

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  • Now you are gone
    What happens when you grieve a person when they are still living? You grieve the loss of them and they are essentially dead to you. But then they actually die. The thoughts left for an estranged parent are tremendous, especially if you grieved them while still alive. I had no choice, I had to keep […]
  • A letter to my best friend
    Dear Kaite, I miss you. You passed so unexpectedly, so without warning. We were texting the day before about nonsense: about friends and about your classroom and I had sent you pictures of my wedding dress. You were supposed to be standing next to me while I wore it, you know. And that’s been hard. […]

About Grief Diaries

Believing in the power of stories to heal, Lynda Cheldelin Fell created Grief Diaries in 2014 as a radio show featuring guests who had turned pain into purpose after loss. She expanded the brand into live filming, the National Grief & Hope Convention featuring Martin Luther King's daughter, and the award-winning Grief Diaries book series.

To date, over 700 writers from 11 countries have participated in the series. The brand's accumulation of stories from blog submissions, interviews, and the award-winning book series has created the largest collection of grief experiences in the world. Join us.

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