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Ferndale resident releases 35th book in series about dealing with grief

Ferndale resident and creator of the award-winning book series, “Grief Diaries“, Lynda Cheldelin Fell recently announced the release of the series’ 35th book, “Through the Eyes of a Widow.”

According to Fell, the book takes readers inside the lives of 13 women ranging in age from 31 to 73 who share their personal insights into widowhood and how they coped with the challenges of losing a husband. Topics addressed include handling home maintenance, returning to the marital bed alone, loss of her husband’s income, feeling vulnerable without a spouse, contending with social shifts, views on remarriage and more.

“Through the Eyes of a Widow” is coauthored by widows Mary Lee Robinson, an award-winning blogger and founder of Widowlution, and Maryann Mueller, a Houston author who helps widows through writing.

Fell says she discovered helping others was a “powerful balm for her wounds” after losing her daughter in a car accident and her husband suffering a disabling stroke shortly after.

Fell says she uses the power of storytelling to heal, speaking to groups globally. She is a certified critical incident stress management educator dedicated to creating a sustainable culture of support through best practice strategies. Lynda has earned 4 national literary awards and 5 national advocacy award nominations for her work.

Certified in critical incident stress management, Fell uses her training and former experience as a Ferndale volunteer EMT to provide services to local businesses impacted by death of a loved one. She coordinated the high school and community vigils 4 years ago after Windward High School students Shane Ormiston and Gabriel Anderson were tragically killed. Fell also teaches grief management strategies at Whatcom Community College.

More information about opportunities to hear Fell speak and about the book series is available at

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