Real people. Real stories. Real hope.

Dedicated to bringing you comfort, understanding and hope through books, videos, podcasts, resources, events, social media & so much more!

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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Meet the writers who became Grief Diaries authors.

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

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  • The lonely toll of funeral bells
    Hi friends. I just returned from Switzerland, and have an experience to share. We were touring the magnificent Grossmünster church in Zürich when visitors were asked to leave so staff could prepare for a funeral. A short time later, the Grossmünster’s bells began to toll—and continued for at least 20 minutes. The sound was magnificent, […]
  • Are you grief literate? Take the Grief Literacy Test to find out.
    With mass shootings fresh in the nation’s cross hairs, it’s more important than ever to test our emotional intelligence about grief—and learn how to help those who are mourning the loss of someone they loved. Why is this test important? Because we all play a direct role in each griever’s ability to survive the journey. […]

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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