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 without special software or device 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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Bereavement cruise

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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Peer support training

Learn to provide individual and community support.

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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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  • 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. […]
  • 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, […]

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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