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Recipe for Tear Soup September 11, 2008

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Tear Soup, a recipe for healing after loss.

By Pat Schwiebert & Chuck DeKlyen  Illustrated by Taylor Bills 
Copyright Grief Watch 2006

Helpful ingredients to consider

* a pot full of tears
* one heart willing to be broken open
* a dash of bitters
* a bunch of good friends
* many handfuls of comfort food
* a lot of patience
* buckets of water to replace the tears
* plenty of exercise
* a variety of helpful reading material
* enough self care
* season with memories
* optional; one good therapist and/or support group


Choose the size pot that fits your loss. It’s ok to increase the pot size if you miscalculated. Combine ingredients. Set temperature for a moderate heat. Cooking times will vary depending on the ingredients needed. Strong flavors mellow over time. Stir often. Cook no longer than you need to.


* be creative
* trust your instincts
* cry when you want to, laugh when you can
* freeze some to use as a starter for next time
* write your own soup making in a journal so you won’t forget

Serves One


FROM TEAR SOUP, a recipe for healing after loss.  Available Through Grief Watch

By Pat Schwiebert & Chuck DeKlyen  Illustrated by Taylor Bills

Copyright Grief Watch 2006


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