by Megha Nancy Buttenheim

In the final installment of this blog series, Finding Grace within Grief: Seven Healing Ways, I offer a list of books, music, films, and videos that have helped me along the way. If you’re just joining us, you can begin reading my story here.

Happier; Even Happier; and Choose the Life you Want, by Tal Ben-Shahar
Flourish, by Martin Seligman
Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl
Anatomy of an Illness, by Norman Cousins
Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, by Stephen Cope

Joyful Songs
Whistle a Happy Tune, by Rogers and Hammerstein, from The King and I
Happy, by Pharrell Williams.
Love You Like a Love Song, by Selena Gomez
All About That Bass, by Meghan Trainor.

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Funny films that have comforted me
While You Were Sleeping
My Cousin Vinny
Love, Actually
Valentine’s Day
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Videos that have inspired me and made me laugh
Ellen DeGeneres: I love Ellen’s stand-up performance on procrastination, as well as clips of the silliest moments on her show.
Dog videos: Google “inspiring and funny dog videos” and you’ll find hours of giggles!
Great moments from Britain’s Got Talent: I think I watched Susan Boyle’s audition 10 times!

Megha Nancy ButtenheimMegha Nancy Buttenheim, MA, E-RYT, Megha Nancy Buttenheim, MA, E-RYT 500, is the founding director of Let Your Yoga Dance® and a faculty member for Wholebeing Institute’s Certificate in Positive Psychology.