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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

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  • Surviving Loss of a Partner
    Death of a partner is something nobody can really prepare for. Your partner is the one person you confided in; the person you shared inside jokes with; the person with whom you spent most of your time. Losing a partner is like losing half of yourself. While most of us understand that sorrow and sadness […]
  • Parents, cars can be replaced but kids can’t—one father’s story about forgiveness.
    Yesterday, an 18-year old girl, her mother, older sister and brother-in-law came to my office. The girl had just rear-ended another vehicle. When I asked if everyone was okay, they all politely smiled and said yes. But I sensed otherwise. As an insurance agent, I spelled out the steps to file a claim, then came […]

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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