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Discover "Holistic Mental Health," "Brave Kids: Short Stories Volume 1 and 2," and "The Grief Experience: Tools for Acceptance, Resilience and Connection" books on our website, authored by Kelly Daugherty of Center for Informed Grief. These collaborative books, published by Brave Healer Productions, offer engaging narratives for personal growth and inspiring future world-changers.  Join us in shaping a brighter future.

The Grief Experience Book

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of "The Grief Experience: Tools for Acceptance, Resilience & Connection," a powerful collection of personal narratives from 25 authors sharing their unique experiences with grief. Published in collaboration with Brave Healer Productions, this book aims to offer solace, understanding, and valuable tools for those navigating the intricate landscape of grief. 

Now available, this heartfelt compilation delves into a diverse range of losses, encompassing profound themes such as parental death, traumatic grief,  disenfranchised grief, infertility, divorce, and much more. With each chapter crafted by individuals who have journeyed through their own unique encounters with grief, the book offers an authentic and relatable exploration of the many dimensions of loss.

At the core of "The Grief Experience" lies the intention to provide a comforting companion for readers who may be grappling with their own grief. By sharing personal stories from a multitude of perspectives, the book ensures that every reader will find resonance with at least one of the authors. It is a testament to the power of connection and the understanding that, in the face of grief, we are never truly alone.


In addition to fostering connection, this book also equips readers with a variety of practical tools to navigate their grief journey. The authors share their insights,  coping strategies, and techniques that have helped them accept the reality of their loss and build resilience. Through this diverse toolkit, readers can discover approaches tailored to their unique circumstances, fostering personal growth and fostering a sense of empowerment.

"The Grief Experience: Tools for Acceptance, Resilience & Connection"

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Holistic Mental Health

Holistic Mental Health book- Chapter 3 was written by Kelly Daugherty sharing her personal grief story and a tool to connect to your deceased loved one through visualization

I'm super excited to have been a part of an amazing book called Holistic Mental Health: Calm, Clear, and in Control for the Rest of Your Life!!

The book is a collaboration led by Laura Mazzotta, and published by Brave Healer Productions.

We can’t consciously imagine how calm, clear, and in control we’ll feel. . .
. . . once we master our thoughts and emotions, we feel controlled by them rather than working with them.

You know your potential, that you have a lot to offer the world—but you’re still hiding your truth.
There are so many old stories, symptoms, resistance, and belief systems interfering with forward momentum, that you feel stuck and helpless.

This Amazon best selling book provides you with the tools to break down the wall you feel stuck behind. The 25 expert authors in this collaboration offer potent, tried-and-true strategies for effective, lasting change.


Gone But Not Forgotten is Chapter 3 of this book and includes Kelly's personal story regarding grief and loss and features a tool for how to stay connected to your deceased loved one.

Here are reviews of what readers said about Holistic Mental Health and Chapter 3:


5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful, meaningful read


"This collaboration of authors wrote a beautiful piece to guide and support my life. Kelly Daugherty's chapter was a blessing to read. To see how she turned her life story from a young teenager losing her mother into an inspiration to help many others was beautiful. Her guided reflection helped me in ways others could not- I lost my best friend as a teenager and my dad 12 years ago. I hope others read this to help them as well."

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Read!

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 5, 2022

"This book is full of deeply personal and heartfelt stories along with helpful strategies to assist you with daily life. I was especially moved by Chapter Three which details losing a parent as a teenager. I highly recommend this book."

"Brave Kids Volume 2- Short Stories to Inspire Our Future World-Changers"


Dusty the Spunky Classroom Bunny: Navigating Grief Together, One Hop at a Time' is a heartwarming short children's story about a group of children who form a deep bond with their classroom bunny, Dusty. As they navigate the joys and challenges of school life, Dusty becomes a source of comfort, teaching them about responsibility, teamwork, and the power of friendship. When Dusty eventually dies, the children learn valuable lessons about love, loss, and supporting one another during tough times. This touching short story beautifully illustrates the enduring impact of friendship and the importance of cherishing memories. Discover Dusty's remarkable journey as he helps these young hearts find comfort and connection through their grief.

Now Available on Amazon!

Dusty's coloring adventure

This coloring book is a companion to Chapter 10, “Dusty the Spunky classroom bunny: Navigating Grief Together one hop at a Time” in the BOok Brave Kids Volume 2: Short Stories to inspire our future world-changers

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Dusty's coloring adventure

This coloring book is a companion to Chapter 21, “From Shy to Soaring: Cecilia’s Flight to Confidence,” by my 16-year-old niece, Eileen Poninski, in the book "Brave Kids Volume 2: Short Stories to inspire our future world-changers." Eileen wrote this chapter as part of her Gold Award for Girl Scouts.

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"Brave Kids- Short Stories to Inspire Our Future World-Changers"
Volume 1

After more than two decades of longing to write a children's book on grief and loss, the opportunity finally arose when I joined Holistic Mental Health and became part of the Brave Healer Productions community. Collaborating with two remarkable girls who shared a passion for supporting grieving siblings, we created a story that addresses coping with sibling loss. Our chapter, "One Rock at a Time: Coping with the Loss of Ruby," can be found in Chapter 8 of Brave Kids: Short Stories to Inspire Our Future World-Changers.

I'm thrilled to announce that this book is now available on Amazon! With a collection of 25 incredible stories that explore bravery in the face of various challenges like grief, bullying, and trying new things, we hope our chapter brings comfort to other grieving children. This book is a valuable resource for classrooms, libraries, and anyone with children aged 5 to 12 years old, as it contains stories that will undoubtedly resonate with every child.

Coloring Through Grief

This coloring book is a companion toChapter 8, titled "One Rock at a Time: Coping with the Loss of Ruby" in the book "Brave Kids: Short Stories to Inspire Our Future World-Changers."


This coloring book is designed to provide an outlet for children who have experienced loss and are working through the grieving process. We hope that this coloring book can serve as a valuable resource for children who are navigating the complex emotions that come with grief. Whether used alone or in conjunction with the Brave Kids book, Coloring Through Grief can provide comfort and support as children grieve their deceased loved ones.  


Download your free copy of Coloring Through Grief today.

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