Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Wills and Grace
By Polly Dugan
The long-delayed process of drafting my will was even more painful than I expected. We don’t really need this, I kept thinking. Doing a will is for other people. People who die.
Close to the Clouds
By Sarah Kilch Gaffney
My husband’s ashes in tow, I summited the mountain we’d loved to bring him ‘home’. I found my own solace there, amongst the trees and solid rock.
Stop Prettying Up Death
By Melanie Brooks
Language that denies the mess of death also denies the grieving the chance to be messy.
In Praise of Public Grief
By Ilana Sichel
A friend and I created mourning notices for two victims we did not know, and we hung them throughout Jerusalem. Here’s why — and what happened next.
‘Sit Still and Uncover your Eyes’
By Elizabeth Brady
After my 9-year-old son's sudden death, I am forced to choose life — sometimes several times a day.
Don't Say Nothing
By Magnolia Ripkin
And 7 other things to remember when a loved one reveals they are terminally ill.
How My Brother's Death Saved My Life
By Amanda Borschel-Dan
After watching Nick die of skin cancer at age 22, I was determined to clean up my act.
An Ice Cream Truck at the Funeral
By Sarah Troop
And 6 other meaningful ways to incorporate food — and cocktails — into a memorial.
What's Your 'Grief Bacon'?
By Ruby Dutcher
The term is a thing (just ask the Germans). Our new series on the impact grief has on our bodies.
The Dinner Party
By Rebecca Shaloff
A menu of six ways to navigate the social chit chat minefield while living with loss.
ML's Grief Reads
By Modern Loss
Some Modern Loss-approved essays, articles, radio shows and multimedia features taking on loss and grief of all kinds.
Not Set in Stone
By Kate Bigam
It’s been 10 years since my boyfriend died, but his grave bears no headstone with his name on it. He deserves better.
This Side of Paradise
By Nanea Hoffman
Hawaiian cemetery picnics have long been a family tradition, but one I have resisted since my father died.
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