A Boy's Book on Grief, Loss and Healing
Margie Grebin, M.S., MT #2583, a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling has authored the book, “Baseball Forever! A Boy’s Book on Grief, Loss and Healing.” This book is the culmination of her work through her own personal losses, as well as her work as a volunteer/professional at a local children’s bereavement center. Through this bereavement work, Margie recognized the need for creating a book that would incorporate a “continuum of life” after loss. She also became aware of the challenges boys face in recognizing and processing their emotions after loss. This was the impetus for her book.
Using the metaphor of a baseball team, Margie’s book focuses on values and strengths which can be harnessed, allowing movement and transformation. The reader moves from grieving the loss of the physical presence of the loved one, into acceptance, resilience, and commemoration and celebration of their life.
This book is endorsed by Cal Ripken, Jr., a 2007 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee. Ripken states, “Margie’s book is both a very touching and poignant story and a great resource for kids dealing with death. In demonstrating how Jeremy deals with Timothy’s death, Margie gives insight into all the emotions that go into living through the loss of a loved one.”
Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D., a Professor of Gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America has also endorsed Ms. Grebin’s book. Dr. Doka notes, “Margie’s book is a wonderful gift, sensitive to the very special ways that boys mourn and offers tools to assist them as they grieve.”
This book is available through Centering Corporation: http://www.centering.org