Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Bereavement Group Dropout
By Teresa Strasser
Around a table full of widow-baked cookies, I absorbed the most profound of all death clichés, and I was done.
Everything I Didn’t Want to Know About Miscarriages*
By Chari Pere
My bold foray into documenting my loss in full color.
‘Resilient’ Is Not a Four Letter Word
By Adam Grant
Our guest 'Ask ML' columnist and 'Option B' coauthor Adam Grant on bite-sized — and big — ways to embrace post-traumatic growth.
My Dead Mom Turned Me Into a Functional Hoarder
By Meg Tansey
Help! I find it impossible to give away any of the toys my mother gave my children.
This Funeral Changed How I Feel About Weddings
By Elizabeth Felicetti
Many clergy will admit they would rather perform a funeral than a wedding. I used to be one of them.
The Year After My Dad’s Death Was the Best of My Life
By Alyssa Limperis
Assuming I was promised a century, I never worried about throwing away a decade. Watching my father die changed that -- for the better.
Your Kids Don’t Want To Inherit Your Clutter
By Shira Gill
A professional organizer we love offers 5 steps to streamlining your stuff — so your family won’t have to.
11 People You Meet in Hell
By Erin Donovan
Minimizers, vultures, happy morons, competitors at the Sad Olympics and other people you’re bound to encounter on your grief journey.
The Hummingbirds Who Lightened My Grief
By Jacqueline Dooley
When my daughter died, I hated the sun for rising without her. I wept as the world turned green and flowers burst open. But the backyard birds were a different story.
Riding and Hiding in My Griefmobile
By Sarah Kravits
No matter how intense my feelings, my car always comes to the rescue, with available music, clean tissues, and much-needed privacy.
An Ice Cream Truck at the Funeral
By Sarah Troop
And 6 other meaningful ways to incorporate food — and cocktails — into a memorial.
Unpacking That Last Box — Once and For All
By Li Yin
After my boyfriend died, I clung to his things as a way to stay close to him. Eventually, I realized I didn’t need to.
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.
Bring Soup, Not Salad
By Caryn Anthony
And other rules for feeding mourners from a pair of foodies who’ve been there.
By Kelly Haramis
At my daughters' concerts and school performances, I see all the happy grandparents, snapping photos and bearing flowers. That's when I feel my own mother's loss most acutely.
Sautéing My Way Through Grief
By Dallas Woodburn
When my best friend died in a car accident, I felt compelled to take up cooking. Here are three recipes that helped me through.
‘Wish You Were Here’
By Andrea Meyer
My daughter, Nina, died five weeks before she was due to be born. Years on, I am surprised by the depth of pain her absence brings me.
Dad’s Dead. LOL?
By Emily Mongeau
I used to joke that I wanted to die before my dad. The order didn't work out -- but I found I could still laugh.
My Father’s Death Reminded Me I Married a Good Man
By Jo Piazza
My dad, on the other hand, was a cherished friend and a terrible husband.
Don’t Call Sheryl Sandberg a Widow
By Rebecca Soffer
Modern Loss speaks with the Facebook COO about micro-stepping her way through grief, 'Option B,' and how she approaches those painful trigger holidays.
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