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Tear Soup

While soft foods may contain a comforting recipe for dinner, this book contains a recipe for the days when your heart aches and longs for comfort following a loss.

"Tear Soup" is a great resource for children as well as adults. The story uses the act of cooking to address various "ingredients" of loss ~ and seeking hope in days ahead.

Helpful Ingredients To Consider:

a pot full of tears
one heart willing to be broken
a dash of bitters
a bunch of good friends
a handful of comfort food
a lot of patience
buckets of water to replace the tears
plenty of exercise
a variety of helpful reading material
enough self care
season with memories
optional: one good therapist and/or support group

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