Doing Grief

Update: Due to supply chain issues, our publication date for the softcover edition of Doing Grief in Real Life has been delayed. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Those who pre-order will be the first to have their copies in hand. We are hoping to ship orders by January. (New softcover publication date: February 28, 2022)

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Pre-sale: Doing Grief in Real Life – Softcover

A soulful guide to navigate loss, death and change, this book makes learning about grief and grieving a growth-inspiring, life-shifting event. It is a personable, story-rich, family-friendly guide that provides a new paradigm of the human grieving process. It will serve as a compass on your way to healing. Order now and receive free shipping in U.S.


Praise for Doing Grief in Real Life


Shea has written a book that speaks to the heart and soul of who we are as humans.  The compass she offers us for navigating the change and loss that we will all experience is nothing short of life-changing. And Shea does it with a voice that embraces readers and makes them feel like they are sitting in their living room with her as she shares her wisdom.  Doing Grief in Real Life will be a gift to all readers who have the good fortune to open up its pages.”

~ Dr. David Boninger, Ph.D.

“Tour de Force”

Shea Darian has transformed her own grief and loss into a tour de force. Doing Grief in Real Life is chocked full of resources, ideas and prompts for navigating grief and has something for everyone. (The) personal stories, her own and others, that show how people survive grief and loss…gave me hope.”

~ Peggy O’Mara, former editor and publisher of Mothering Magazine and author of Natural Family Living

“A Sure Guide”

Shea Darian has done something remarkable–created a well-written, practical, soulful book designed for those who are actively grieving and those who want to know about the process of grief intellectually for themselves and others. Her emphasis on the wholeness of grief–body, mind, heart and spirit, is spot on. Her Model of Adaptive Grieving Dynamics is a welcome and timely addition to the field of grief. Doing Grief in Real Life is a sure guide, just as she is.

~ Jim Miller, D.Min., founder of Willowgreen, author of When Mourning Dawns and The Art of Being a Healing Presence

Books & CDs for Everyday Healing

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Sanctuaries of Childhood: Nurturing a Child’s Spiritual Life

Seven Times the Sun: Guiding Your Child Through the Rhythms of the Day by Shea Darian


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Keynote Talk: Sanctuaries of Family Life
Celtic Quest – Avalon a cappella CD
Seven Times the Sun Companion CD
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