Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Thanksgiving After Jack
By Anna Whiston-Donaldson
A few weeks before Thanksgiving, my 12-year-old son went out to play in the rain and never came home. That year, everything about the holiday just felt wrong.
By Jennifer Dunsmore
We never had any holiday traditions, like the ones you see on TV. But in my mom’s absence — and in her honor — I’m creating some.
By Anna Davies
For years, I swore off Thanksgiving. Then my mom died, and I found myself longing to go home again.
Happy Birthday, Modern Loss!
By Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner
Modern Loss' co-founders look back on the site's first year — and share their goals for Year Two.
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.
Closing My Eyes, Seeing My Father
By Mattea Kramer
I refused to look at my dad in the morgue — a decision I came to second-guess. Then my father showed up in my dreams.
Sandy's Deadly Wrath
By Gretchen Sword
Don't tell me hard it was to get to work during "superstorm" Sandy, or how long you lived without power. The hurricane, two years ago this week, killed my father right before my eyes.
On the Road
By Nadia Redel
After watching cancer kill my father, I booked a one-way 'tribute trip' overseas. I don't know when I'll be ready to return.
Death & Dignity
By Kerry Donahue
Suffering from terminal cancer, Brittany Maynard made plans to end her life. My friend Chris Doheny, after a transplant rejection, made a different choice. Both should be respected.
Marathons, Memoirs & More
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Our Mourning, Noon & Night columnist introduces us to 6 people who channeled their grief to achieve the extraordinary.
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