Wellness Momentum: Grief & Loss

Recommendations from Jacqueline Hope Derby for further reading or study.

Session 1: The 100 Coins of Energy (Feb. 20th)


Website: Association of Professional Chaplains

Session 2: The Hurricane of Grief: In the Storm (Feb. 27th)


Session 3: The Hurricane of Grief: After the Initial Storm (Mar. 6th)


Session 4: Our Bodies, Our Healing (Mar. 13th)


Website: Decolonizing Fitness

Authors/activists/humans whose work invites is to listen to our body’s wisdom and honor the wisdom of others. Read their books and look for them on Instagram:

  • Dr. Kira Banks
  • Dr. Shamell Bell
  • Diane Bondy
  • Austin Channing   BCPL Catalog
  • Christena Cleveland   BCPL Catalog
  • Rev. Dr. Monica Coleman
  • Marci Evans
  • Ginny Jones
  • Christy Harrison
  • Trista Hendren
  • Blair Imani
  • Rev. Dr. Jacki Lewis
  • Jeffery Marsh
  • Alisha McCullough
  • Matt McGorry
  • Alok V. Menon aka Alok Vaid-Menon aka ALOK
  • Dr. Jennifer Mulian
  • Anna OBrian
  • Sonalee Rashatwar
  • Shishi Rose
  • Linda Sarsour
  • Jessamyn Stanley
  • Sonya Renee Taylor   BCPL Catalog
  • Dr. Laura Thomas
  • Rozella Haydee White
  • Dr. Joshua Wolrich

Session 5: Using Active, Curious Love to Heal (Mar. 20th)



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City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Tracy says:
A spellbinding, addictive fantasy that steps outside the usual tropes and settings to create something truly memorable. Weaving in fascinating details of Islamic history and folklore, The City of Brass is a fast-paced, opulent roller-coaster ride drenched in intrigue, hidden dangers, and compelling world building. I hung on every word and can’t wait to see what comes next for this fascinatingly complex cast of characters.

Mrs. Miracle

Cheryl says:
A great, feel-good holiday movie (and book) by my favorite author. Mrs. Miracle really does work miracles.

Let the Right One In

Raychel says:
If you’re looking for a foreign horror film, try Let the Right One In (based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist) is a new take on the vampire genre and follows a bullied 12-year-old boy named Oskar who befriends a pale young girl named Eli who shows up in their Swedish village. If this sounds familiar, there was also a late-2010 American film called Let Me In starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Grace Moretz.

Warcross by Marie Lu

Tracy says:
I legit read this book in a matter of hours. It has a little of everything, from suspense and masterful world building to forbidden romance and a character you can’t help but root for. Best of all, it’s all so much fun.

Ready Player One fans: YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK NOW!


**Also recommended by Shelby (Lebanon Junction)