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Publications

At heart2heartnc, we witness and honor the personal stories of those who are navigating dying time, death, and the survivors' path of loss, grief, and renewal. As a lifelong keeper of stories, founder and director Cathy Brooksie Edwards has published two anthologies—each a collection of powerful stories told by contributors from many walks of life. With her understanding of the healing power of storytelling, she weaves a tapestry of real-life experiences and celebrates the strength of community and the resilience of the human spirit.

Heartspace
Real Life Stories on Death and Dying

heart2heartnc's first anthology is a moving collection of personal stories about grief, loss, and love in death and dying. Nineteen contributors invite you into their lives and hearts as they share their most intimate experiences in tending to the loss of a child, a spouse, a parent, a friend, and a beloved.

 

These stories demonstrate the strength of community, the importance of ritual, and the resilience of the human spirit. You will be reminded that we are not alone in what we feel; and that dying time gives us the most precious gift—an awakening and a deepened appreciation of life.

Heartspace is available for purchase on Amazon. All proceeds support heart2heartnc's events and services.

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Heartspace II
Real Life Stories on Loss and Renewal

The second anthology features stories from twenty-two contributors who share their journey of turning loss and grief into growth and healing. From the heartache of losing a loved one to the expanded grief of losing one's entire childhood, culture, birthplace, birth mother, homeland, or homestead, the storytellers share their devastating losses, the darkness of pain and suffering, and the healing that comes from walking through the fire. Each of these unique stories illustrate the vastness of heartache and path to renewal.

Heartspace II is available for purchase on Amazon. All proceeds support heart2heartnc's events and services.

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