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In Rainbows and Rain: Finding Comfort
in Times of Loss
, we learn that it is
possible to feel joy again, but first we
must give ourselves permission to
grieve. Grieving takes time and we
need to be extra patient with
ourselves.  This book provides the
words to help us express life's most
indescribable emotions.  It is a
thoughtful and loving gift for anyone
suffering the pain of bereavement.

"Grief is very personal.  Everyone
grieves in their own way and on their
own timetable.  In our society, virtually
no one talks about it, so we can feel
isolated and alone.  Grieving isn't just
about feeling sad.  It is about how we
heal the wounds of the soul.  Grieving
fully will make us stronger and give us
the confidence to feel joyful again.
I know, I've been there.  I wrote

Rainbows and Rain
to help others cope
with their pain and find peace once
- Peggy Waterfall
Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
114 pages
5.25" x 8"
October 2005
ISBN: 1-4196-1125-9

Finally, a book to offer your clients
when grief strikes.  In
Rainbows and
, each chapter is a gentle
exploration into the turmoil
experienced when a loved one dies.  
It will comfort anyone who has
experienced significant loss and
provides a way for clients to begin
the real conversations that are the
heart of your grief work together.
Journaling is an excellent
way to deal with your
thoughts and feelings after a
loss.  But a blank journal can
be overwhelming.  Where to
begin?  This journal provides
prompts to get you started,
without assuming where
your entries will take you
Format: Spiral Bound
Publisher: LuluPress
164 pages
6" x 9"
March 2006
Copyright 2005-2014
by Peggy Waterfall
Alaska Rainbow - courtesy of NOAA
"Waterfall skillfully guides readers to a point
where they can understand that their grief is like a
broken bone and that with patience and time, it will
heal. Their sorrow and sadness, like a rainstorm,
will eventually subside, revealing the beautiful
rainbows of life."

Ellen Tanner Marsh, New York Times best-selling author
"I loved this book!"
"I especially appreciate the way she gives
those who are grieving permission to grieve
in whatever way that feels right to them,
regardless of convention.   
Helen Fitzgerald, National Training Director,
American Hospice Foundation
Facing life without your loved one
can be so isolating... Are you...
  • Feeling lost and alone in your grief?

  • Wondering if you are "losing it"?

  • Unsure if things will ever be "right"

  • Know someone you care about who is
    suffering terribly over a lost loved one?
Please keep reading...

"What struck me most about "Rainbows and Rain" was
how well the author put words to the experience of
grief... Waterfall nails it when she says in the opening,
'We don't manage grief, it manages us.'"

"While no book can make the pain go away, this
one feels like a loving friend giving us permission
to feel all that we need to feel as we work our way
towards healing, giving words to the pain in our
Photo by David Sinson, NOAA
"Peggy, your book is so compelling, I couldn't put
it down. You have captured the heart of a griever's
soul with your gift, not only to me, but for grievers
everywhere. I sincerely thank you for sharing this
with me. I hope you will continue writing and
sharing your profound and compassionate talents."

Judith Pedersen, LSW, CT
Executive Director, Interregnum
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