Coping and recovery strategies for dealing with the loss of a loved one Whether the death of a loved one is sudden or expected, grieving the loss is a difficult yet transformative process. Grieving For Dummies approaches this very important subject with sensitivity, helping readers who are grieving the loss of a loved one as well as those who want to support them in this process. This compassionate guide covers all types of profound losses, including parents, spouses and partners, children, siblings, friends, and pets. It also addresses children’s grieving and how the manner of death may cause additional hurdles to grieving the loss. The book is filled with practical suggestions for moving through the phases, stages, and tasks of grieving with an eye towards successfully integrating the loss of a loved one, while at the same time, keeping the love shared alive.
From formulas to functions to the latest features - practice and plan Excel tasks with ease Confused by Excel? Want to make the most of its capabilities? No worries - this hands-on workbook gets you up to speed in a step-by-step manner. From navigating the new user interface and creating your first spreadsheet to using formulas, working with charts and graphics, managing and securing data, and creating macros, you'll do it all with the help of practice files and more than 30 walk-throughs of Excel features on the CD-ROM. Plus, you get full coverage of all the new and enhanced features of Excel 2007! See how to * Set up, format, and edit basic spreadsheets * Manage and secure your Excel data * Create formulas and functions for finance, date and time, math, text, and more * Master data analysis with pivot tables * Save and share your spreadsheet data Quick refresher explanations Step-by-step procedures Hands-on practice exercises Tear-out Cheat Sheet A dash of humor and fun All this on the bonus CD-ROM * Dynamic video walk-throughs demonstrate Excel features and tasks * Practice files let you work through the exercises in the book For details and complete system requirements, see the CD-ROM appendix.
John and Erica Mason-Grey are hard-working artists and loving parents—but when John dies, their teenage daughter Mona’s casual drug use spirals into heroin addiction. She and her mother soon begin an anguished game of hide-and-seek leading to countless arguments, arrests, thefts, rehabs, and relapse, a recurring nightmare that seems to have no end. Ultimately, it’s only when each of them finds a way to accept their new reality—Mona by taking charge of her own recovery, and Erica by focusing on her own vitality—that each experiences the unexpected joy and renewal that await those who decide to stop living in the bad dream of addiction. Unflinching about the ways the disease of addiction can torpedo a family yet leavened with dollops of humor, The Bad Dream Notebook will resonate with anyone who has lived through the agony of a loved one’s drug dependency.
As Dr. Mark Goulston tells his patients who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), "The fact that you’re still afraid doesn’t mean you’re in any danger. It just takes the will and the way for your heart and soul to accept what the logical part of your mind already knows." In Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder For Dummies, Dr. Goulston helps you find the will and shows you the way. A traumatic event can turn your world upside down, but there is a path out of PTSD. This reassuring guide presents the latest on effective treatments that help you combat fear, stop stress in its tracks, and bring joy back into your life. You'll learn how to: Identify PTSD symptoms and get a diagnosis Understand PTSD and the nature of trauma Develop a PTSD treatment plan Choose the ideal therapist for you Decide whether cognitive behavior therapy is right for you Weight the pros and cons of PTSD medications Cope with flashbacks, nightmares, and disruptive thoughts Maximize your healing Manage your recovery, both during and after treatment Help a partner, child or other loved one triumph over PTSD Know when you're getting better Get your life back on track Whether you're a trauma survivor with PTSD or the caregiver of a PTSD sufferer, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder For Dummies, gives you the tools you need to win the battle against this disabling condition.
Thinking about getting a ferret? Want to make sure you’re giving the ferret you already have the best possible care? Ferrets For Dummies helps you decide whether a ferret is for you and give your little fellah a healthy, happy home. It’s packed with practical information on feeding, housing, health maintenance, and medical care. This friendly, plain-English guide gives you the authoritative information you need in a cut-to-the-chase, quick-reference format. You’ll find the latest on appropriate diets for ferrets, dental hygiene, common ferret diseases and infections, and designing and establishing an enjoyable and enriching environment for both your ferret and yourself. You’ll also get solid tips about how to get to know your ferret and introduce it to other family members and how and when to give your ferret and his cage a good cleaning. Discover how to: Choose the perfect ferret Ferret-proof your house Handle ferret first-aid Make foods your ferret will love Deal with behavior issues Select terrific ferret toys Interpret your ferret’s actions Find the best vet for your ferret Travel with your ferret Make sure your little friend doesn’t get bored Decide whether to breed your ferret Complete with helpful lists of ferret myths and misconceptions as well as recipes for meals your ferret will gobble up, Ferrets For Dummies is the resource you need to keep your ferret happy and healthy for years to come.
My daughter Trisha left this world due to a reckless driver just one month short of her eighteenth birthday. Confusion, rage, anger, and denial became my new world. I felt alone, as if I were free falling for years. But my words are a sanctuary. My desire is to bring awareness to other parents who have lost children. My message is to convey to bereaved parents that they are not alone on this journey and their feelings are not only acceptable, but also normal. I hope to provide a forum in which those who suffer as I have can compare their feelings along with mine, can share in the same emotions I have, as we try to learn the best way to continue moving along in a world that for us can never be the same. I have had many obstacles interfere with the grieving process as I share my story, pain and anguish as therapy and solace to others.
NCLEX-RN For Dummies is essential for any nursing candidate who wishes to join the workforce as soon as possible... and who wants to increase their score on the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses). Featuring a companion CD-ROM with an extra practice test, this friendly guide provides readers with a point-by-point review of typical test questions, helping them hone their skills in each of the different phases of the nursing process covered in the exam. It also provides savvy test-taking tips and practice exams. Patrick R. Coonan, EdD, RN (Garden City, NY), is a Professor and Dean of Adelphi University's School of Nursing. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Adoxography of an Inaniloquent Aeolist 159 sincere apologies, life lessons, and pseudointellectual observations (among other things) by Christopher Campbell life is shit life is pain make the best of it or else you'll end up a martyr and nobody likes a martyr (except the catholics)
A well written collection of poetry and journalings about the grief of a young woman, and her very real, inspiring journey through that grief. Of how she came to realize exactly that, it was a journey. That the grief she suffered was so much more than the loss of a loved one, it was the loss of faith...the loss of a way of life...and the discovery that you can live beyond it. Grief in one form or another is an inevitable journey that each person will go through at one stage or other on this road called life. It is the author's hope that this book help people along their 'road'. To perhaps help them find words they struggle to find and voice emotions they hold deep inside. That maybe, the lessons she has learned will help them not only through their grief, but beyond it.
In accessible, informed, and often humorous prose, the author examines contemporary medical, legal, and bioethical debates on death and dying, to argue that modern America is not a death-denying culture; on the contrary, we have placed issues regarding end-of-life at the very center of public conversations about what it means to be human.
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