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Help! My Sister Keeps Posting Photos of Our Dead Father (and Tagging Me) on Social
By Meg Tansey
Help! My sister keeps posting photos of our dead father (and tagging me) on social.
6 Ways to Use Improv Comedy While Grieving
By Emma Rogers
You can find a joke in any situation. (And there's a lot more to it than 'Yes, and.')
Remembering Grandma as She Really Was
Some guidelines for memorializing someone at the end of a long and debilitating illness
The Stoic’s Guide to the Holidays
By Matt Fisher
An emotional clam wishes he could take his own advice for enduring the festivities with loss.
Grief Is a Change Agent
This Thanksgiving, don’t normalize your grief. Turn it into a catalyst.
Take a Breather
By Dr. Jude Black
And 4 other grief therapist-approved tips for surviving Christmas after a loss.
Six Reasons Why You Should Focus on a Grieving Child
By Dr. Robin F. Goodman
The director of child and family grief support organization A Caring Hand offers simple ways to make a huge difference.
How to Handle and Help with Workplace Grief
By Sloane Davidson
A guide for managers and coworkers on navigating the tough transitions stemming from loss.
By Annie Robinson
Narrative practice has helped me navigate grief. Here's how it could help you, too.
An Ice Cream Truck at the Funeral
By Sarah Troop
And 6 other meaningful ways to incorporate food — and cocktails — into a memorial.
Guess Who’s (Not) Coming to Dinner?
By Rebecca Shaloff
A menu of six ways to navigate the social chit chat minefield while living with loss.
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.
What To Say (or Not) to Someone Who Has Had a Miscarriage
By Dr. Jessica Zucker and Ryan Alexander-Tanner
Ever wish there were an illustrated guide on supporting someone who has had a miscarriage? Now there is.
6 Tips for Writing An Investigative Memoir
By Jessica Barraco
Curious about what goes into writing an investigative memoir? Journalist Jessica Barraco invites you into the process of researching her own mother's life.
5 Things to Do Before Visiting a Psychic Medium
By Claire Bidwell Smith
A session with a good medium may actually benefit the grief process. But before diving in, Claire Bidwell Smith encourages you to mindfully prepare yourself.
Getting Dead Loved Ones #Offline
By Modern Loss
We know it's a job that sucks. So we're giving you the step-by-step instructions to get it done.
It’s Your Funeral: 10 Ways to Hack the Planning
By Caleb Wilde
A funeral director guides you through what you can control about the process (hint: a lot more than you think!) and what you can’t.
How To: Avoid Family Conflict When There’s No Estate Plan
By Amanda Clayman
What do to when a loved one dies with no estate plan? A financial therapist offers six ways to work with your family and remain sane -- and harmonious.
How To: Support Someone Affected by Suicide
By The Jed Foundation
But that doesn't mean you can't help a friend who has lost a loved one to suicide. In honor of Suicide Prevention Week, the Jed Foundation explains how.
How To: Cultivate Self-Compassion
Learning to treat our grieving selves with greater kindness — and why it matters
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