Grief and Loss


Face to Face Local Counseling Support 


Hospice By The Bay (707) 935-7504 

Hospice of Petaluma (707) 778-6242

Memorial Hospice (707) 568-1094 

North County Hospice (707) 431-1135

Sutter VNA and Hospice (707) 535-5780 

Willmar Family Grief & Healing Center (707) 935-1946 


Community Resources

Additional Online Resources 




Books On Grief, Death and Dying


  • The Divine Art of Dying, Herb Anderson and Karen Speerstra 

  • The Denial of Death, Ernest Becker 

  • Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die (Death stories of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, and Zen masters), Sushila Blackman 

  • Dying Well, Ira Byock, MD 

  • Coming Home: A Guide to Dying at Home with Dignity, Deborah Duda 

  • The Dying Time: Practical Wisdom for the Dying & Their Caregivers, Joan Furman 

  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End , Atul Gawande, MD 

  • When Your Family's Lost a Loved One, Nancy Guthrie and David Guthrie 

  • Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, Stephen Jenkinson 

  • Death: The Final Stage of Growth, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 

  • To Live Until We Say Good-Bye, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 

  • On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss,  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 

  • Who Dies?, Stephen Levine 

  • A Grief Observed, C. S. Lewis 

  • Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness, Joanne Lynn, MD, Joan Harrold, MD, Janice Lynch Schuster 

  • The Art of Dying, Rob Moll 

  • Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring, Henri J. M. Nouwen 

  • Rethinking Life and Death: The Collapse of Our Traditional Ethics, Peter Singer 

  • Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People Who Are Dying, Rachel Stanworth 

  • Peaceful Dying: The Step-by-step Guide To Preserving Your Dignity, Your Choice, And Your Inner Peace At The End Of Life, Daniel R. Tobin 

  • A Shelter in the Time of Storm, Paul Tripp 

  • The Good Death: The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life, Marilyn Webb 

  • The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, Bronnie Ware 

  • Making Loss Matter : Creating Meaning in Difficult Times, Rabbi David J. Wolpe