Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
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.
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.
Remembering Jeff Schmalz
By Samuel G. Freedman
My advocate in the newsroom was also the first openly gay man I knew. Even years after his death, his influence on my life takes on new forms.
Father-Daughter Death Spiral
By Rachel Mack
My mother's and grandfather's simultaneous illnesses challenged their shared worldview that the world could be managed.
Grief: There's No Comparison
By Becky A. Benson
We may try size up our grief to justify the depth of our pain, or to remind ourselves that it could be worse. But trying to determine a hierarchy does no one any good.
Two Minus One
By Sarah Kravits
I always defined myself as an older sister to a younger brother. But after his sudden death in our 40s, I'm struggling to identify as an only child.
The Art of the Public Deathbed
By Ruby Dutcher
With her powerful presence on social media, writer, musician and cult celebrity Amanda Palmer offers a poignant lesson on grieving in front of an audience.
The Future, Without Me
By Magnolia Ripkin
I am a happily married mother of two young children and I have terminal lung cancer. These days, I’m consumed with curiosity — and worry — about what my husband’s and children’s lives will look like after I’m gone.
A 'Lasting Totem'
By Brian Stelter
The writer David Carr thought of me like a son. When he died, he left me with a trove of fatherly wisdom, courtesy of Gmail.
Lose Your Father, Date Your Papi
By Mathew Rodriguez
As a young man, I lost my father to AIDS-related illness. Now I search for echoes of him in the men I choose to love.
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