Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Loss as Muse
By Modern Loss
With her ‘Writing Your Grief’ course, Megan Devine helps students turn sad stories into powerful prose.
When Your MIL Is a Pill
By Meg Tansey
After losing her mom to cancer, one reader finds it harder to contend with her difficult mother-in-law. Our advice guru explains how to keep the peace.
Living A Year As If It Were My Last
By Barbara Becker
As my childhood friend was dying of cancer, I embarked on a 365-day experiment in living.
Letter of Last Resort
By Judy Bolton-Fasman
Had I unknowingly destroyed my father's suicide note all those years ago?
The Death Doula
By Mara Altman
Hear the word "doula" and you're likely to think of a birth coach. But some doulas are trained to help the dying. I was one of them.
Not So ‘Crazy,’ After All
By Janet Reich Elsbach
How my sister’s cancer death changed the way I approach my own health care choices.
The Hungry Mourner
By Sarah Troop
From funeral biscuits to cemetery picnics to parsley crowns, here's how the world marks death with food.
‘I’m Only 19’
By Ruby Dutcher
After my mom's death, my dorm room was an embarrassing place for grief.
5 Tips for Returning to Work
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
The funeral’s over and you’re expected back in the office. Our Mourning, Noon & Night columnist offers suggestions for avoiding the awkwardness.
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