Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
The Voicemail Afterlife
By Sara Goldfarb
My grandma called daily and, I sometimes sent her to voicemail — rationalizing that I was just too busy to pick up. In the wake of her death, I cherish those recordings.
Looking Up at El Capitan
By Mark Liebenow
Dying while doing what we love is how we’d all like to go out. But as I watched my friends risk everything for the thrill of the climb, I felt compelled to remind them of the difference between challenge and folly.
Everything Scared Me
By Stevan Schwartzenberger Brown
After my parents died in a plane crash, there was grief, pain and loneliness. But above all, there was fear — until there wasn’t.
Losing Grandma Twice
By Nina Badzin
Dementia stole my grandmother long ago, leaving me to mourn her all over again when she died years later.
5 Resolutions for 2015
By Gabrielle Birkner
This year, commit to setting up a Google "grief calendar," going beyond Facebook condolences and more.
How To: Write Your Story
By Jessica Handler
The author of a guide on writing through grief helps you get started on the essay or memoir that's stuck in your head.
By Laura Leigh Abby
Would the love of my life — reeling from the loss of her mother — ever be happy again?
It’s Time to Reinvent Mourning Attire
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
A museum exhibit and a feature film provided a challenge to our columnist — and to the unorthodox focus group she convened: How to modernize grief garb.
Wild, Like Me
By Claire Bidwell Smith
In a sold-out movie theater, watching the film based on Cheryl Strayed's bestseller, I saw my own experience with mother loss play out on the big screen.
Getting to 'Om'
By Karen Lang
After my young son's death, yoga and meditation changed the shape of my grief.
Close to Death
By Abby Sher
I had just given birth to my third child and was training for a half-marathon when I had a heart attack. And as I lay in my hospital bed, I could hear the woman in the next room dying.
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