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A Manual for Heartache
A Manual for Heartache | Cathy Rentzenbrink
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When Cathy Rentzenbrink was still a teenager, her happy family was torn apart by an unthinkable tragedy. In A Manual for Heartache she describes how she learnt to live with grief and loss and find joy in the world again. She explores how to cope with life at its most difficult and overwhelming and how we can emerge from suffering forever changed, but filled with hope. This is a moving, warm and uplifting book that offers solidarity and comfort to anyone going through a painful time, whatever it might be. It's a book that will help to soothe an aching heart and assure its readers that they're not alone.
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A Manual for Heartache | Cathy Rentzenbrink
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve needed this a time or two through the years! 💔 11mo
vkois88 I need to check this one out. #Stacked 11mo
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Libby1
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Thankfully, this book gives better advice than “don‘t cry over spilled milk”!

This is an insightful handbook of sorts for dealing with grief & loss, as well as the normal bad things life can throw our way.

I warmed to the author and feel that this short book has made her my friend. The chapters about depression and recovering alone make this a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read for me. I want to give this to everyone I know to explain how depression feels.

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Libby1
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HELP!

I just spilled milk all over my library book!

🥛😱😬🤭🤷🏼‍♀️

Tamra Oops 2y
Anna40 Oh no! Hope it's not too bad! 2y
Suzze Ack! 2y
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WhatDeeReads Stick paper towels or napkins between the wet pages and then close the book and weight it down with others books so the pages will dry flat. You may have to check and change the napkins a couple times. (edited) 2y
Libby1 Thanks for the good advice, @WhatDeeReads , and for the encouragement, @Tamra , @Anna40 , @Suzze , @Chrissyreadit . It‘s not too bad. I will go in today and offer to pay for it, though. 2y
Itchyfeetreader Eek! Good luck 2y
Libby1 Thanks, @Itchyfeetreader 🤦🏼‍♀️. 2y
Anna40 Happened to me with water once and I did the same, offered to pay for a new book. They said people could still read it and only made me pay a small amount for the damage. I thought that was really nice. 2y
Libby1 How kind, @Anna40 ! I doubt they‘ll let me pay anything. 2y
Velvetfur Don't tell me you cried over what you spilled...! 😂 2y
LibrarianRyan Take it in and admit that you did. No heming or hawing. We librarians love it when someone is honest and says my bad. 2y
Crystalblu At my library if a book is in too bad of shape to go back in the stacks we tell them to check amazon or another site to find one in good condition to bring us rather than pay the brand new price we would have changed them. 2y
Libby1 @Anna40 - that‘s nice. Libraries are the best. 2y
Libby1 @Velvetfur - no crying involved but there may have been some unladylike guffawing. 2y
Libby1 @LibrarianRyan - my librarians love me (it‘s mutual!) and we chat regularly. I also have a tricky honesty gene that just doesn‘t allow me to lie. I would tell on myself every time. 2y
Libby1 @Crystalblu - my librarian was happy with the condition of the book, thankfully! 😃 2y
LibrarianRyan @Libby1 that's awesome. I love patrons like that. The stories I could tell about the others. 2y
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Libby1
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“My favourite bit in all of Shakespeare is a line from The Merchant of Venice about a candle throwing its beam: ‘So shines a good deed in a naughty world.‘

This has always been helpful when I‘ve been struggling with the vastness of this cruel world. When everything seems so broken that my own actions feel pointless, I tell myself I can‘t do anything about the naughty world, but I can decide to be a good deed.”

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Libby1
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Referring to the estimated 1/4 people who will struggle with their mental health:

“One in four is a huge number of people. It means that every one of us is closely connected to someone who struggles with their own mind. I think that‘s a reassuring thing to know. You are not alone. You are neither special nor terrible, you are just one in four.”

Libby1 @daydreamin_star - I thought I‘d tag you because of the #MHRoundRobin . This is a library book but may be excellent for our little club. We‘ll see. I plan to read a few before I decide which book to select for the club. 2y
daydreamin_star Oooh, looks good! 2y
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Libby1
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The child woke me up at 3 AM and now I can‘t get back to sleep. Thankfully he‘s out for the count again. 😴

I started reading this last night and am finding it powerful in its simplicity.

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bookishrose
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Finished it yesterday night and it is worth all five stars. I had so many sentences I just could agree with and found myself in the same situation once. A book for all kind of loss and grieve you are feeling and if you even don‘t feel it anymore it still is a gem to read and feel the comfort it gives...
#read #reading #bookstagram #cathyrentzenbrink

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bookishrose
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Reading it slowly to let it sink in...

#manualforheartache #reading #currentread #read #lesen

Curiouser_and_curiouser Cool puzzle! 3w
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