The Loss That Binds Us by Sweta Vikram is a helpful guide for grief.

The Loss That Binds Us is a beautifully written grief manual from the heart. When the agony of losing a beloved one strikes, you will find solace, comfort and even inspiration within it. The 108 practical tips help navigate the multitude of emotions brought on by loss. Let Sweta’s guidance help begin your own healing and move on or support someone who is grieving.

“pick up this read and dive in”
“practical suggestions to embrace your grief and live through it”
“heartfelt and vulnerable journey”
“hopeful, gentle, and kind”
“skillfully articulates and normalizes the dark side of grief”


“Within, you will find solace, comfort, and even inspiration on how to navigate the multitude of emotions brought on by loss. Getting through the period of grief is complicated, whether it is your grief or that of someone close to you.” ~ India Currents Magazine
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“In the book, Sweta Vikram includes a brief but touching account of her own experience of grief with the loss of her parents. Including the definition of grief and distinguishing Anticipatory from Conventional Grief.” ~ Ernest Dempsey, NewsBlaze
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“Vikram’s writing is insightful and authentic, making it a valuable resource for anyone navigating the complexities of loss. The author shares her personal journey, allowing readers to connect with her on a deeper level as they identify, understand, and accept their own experiences of grief.” ~ Veena Rao, NRI Pulse
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“With a keen understanding of the multifaceted nature of grief, Sweta delves into its various dimensions, helping readers identify and acknowledge their emotions with clarity and compassion. Through poignant anecdotes and insightful reflections from her own journey of loss, Sweta invites readers to confront their grief with courage and authenticity, fostering a sense of connection and understanding amidst the pain.” ~ Monica Lofstrom, EGW Global Magazine
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“There is nothing about grief that is easy – whether it is ours or a friend’s. Is there a right way to grieve?  No. Is there a wrong way to grieve?  Yes.  It is my personal experience that allows me to say this. I did everything ‘wrong’ after my partner of 8 years and father of my son was killed in a car accident. I was totally unprepared. I had no understanding of the many emotions that were swirling around and in me. Sweta’s immensely personal and powerful book, The Loss that Binds Us, is an essential book for every household – TWO copies! One for your own library and one for a friend in need. This book will greatly assist those who are in the midst of grieving a loved one; it will greatly assist each of us as we do our best to support a friend who is grieving. Thank you, Sweta, for this beautiful tribute to your Dad and family and for sharing this much-needed wisdom.” ~ Abby Abhaya Geyer, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist; Ayurvedic Health Educator

“The Loss That Binds Us is a delve into the personal exploration of grief that we cannot possibly venture until we have personally touched its rainbow facade.  The connection that Mrs. Vikram offers through her words is a priceless contribution to the fundamentally human part of us that cannot venture grief in solitude.  If you are experiencing the loss of a loved one, or the loss of love in your own heart, then pick up this read and dive in.  You will emerge with a sense of priceless wholeness that we all gravely need in this modern life, bereft of the fabric of community that has long been our human right.” ~ Victor Briere, Ayurvedic Doctor

“The Loss that Binds Us by Sweta Vikram is the grief manual we never knew we needed. Vikram’s work allows you to journey beside her as she faces grief through the sudden loss of her mother and then father years later. She skillfully articulates and normalizes the dark side of grief, which is not always spoken about. Whether you are a fellow therapist looking to better understand the anguish of losing a loved one or a client struggling to find support through your own grief journey, The Loss that Binds Us can provide authentic and actionable ways to cope with the heartbreak.” ~ Alysia SobhrajLMHC

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“In her book, The Loss that Binds Us, Sweta’s authentic and raw expression of her own journey of loss provides insight into the life-altering impact of loss, the unique and individualistic expression of grief and the myriad ways in which it manifests itself. She sheds light on the various stages of grief, coping with it, emphasizing emotional and mental wellbeing and leaves you with practical suggestions to embrace your grief and live through it.” ~ Inder Kalra M.D

“As a woman who lost both of her parents by the age of 15, I can vouch that we all go through the grieving process in our own way and at our own pace.  In The Loss That Binds Us, Sweta Srivastava Vikram so beautifully captures the true realities of the grieving journey (the good, the bad, and the ugly). She reminds us of the importance of feeling our feelings, rather than judging or bypassing them. This book is a beautiful reminder that despite our differences, we are all connected.” ~ Ruchi Pinniger, Founder/CEO of Watch Her Prosper

“The Loss that Binds Us is not only a helpful guide through the grieving process, but also a wonderful insight into the lives of Sweta’s parents and how death of our closest people changes who we are and how we experience life. This heartfelt and vulnerable journey through Sweta’s grief is a meaningful companion to anyone learning the ins and outs of their grief journey. The book provides concrete and realistic tools and tips for grievers at any stage in their journey. Sweta’s ability to interweave education about grief with her own lived experience demonstrates the power our cultures and communities have in learning to live with grief. The Loss that Binds Us reminds us all that we don’t have to navigate grief alone.” ~ Shelby Remillard, LMHC, Senior Therapist and Assistant Clinical Director, Steady NYC

“Grief is a universal experience we all endure. In her book, The Loss that Binds Us, Sweta asks us to think of grief as a cycle, and to be prepared for its temperamental nature. The book provides 108 such tips that will deepen your understanding of Grief and hand us tools to quietly but surely soldier on. The book is hopeful, gentle, and kind. It maintains that navigating grief and swimming to the other side is a lot of work, but with time it’s possible.” ~ Mamta Singh, Documentary Filmmaker

The Loss that Binds Us is a profound book, a valuable manual for people who are dealing with grief after the loss of a loved one. It is worth reading, and rereading.  It provides understanding, ideas, insights–and hope!” ~ Suko’s Notebook
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