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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.
‘Grief Is Something You Live in and Then Eventually It Lives in You’
By Allison Yarrow
Writer Ariel Levy on her son's birth, death and what she considers grief's most valuable lesson.
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.
5 Inspiring Tribute Tattoos
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
From words conjured in a dream to ashes mixed into ink, our columnist presents her annual feature on these forever memorials.
By Mindy Stricke
As an artist, it's an intimate and risky exchange to make something based on someone else’s grief. But I’d rather attempt to connect and engage than to turn away.
The Wills Party
By Shmuly Yanklowitz
My wife and I thought finalizing our wills was a good reason to have a party. Here’s why.
The ‘Funeral Clothes Project’
By Spencer Merolla
How (and why) I'm turning old funeral frocks into fine art.
Video Game Review: ‘That Dragon, Cancer’
By Eric Meyer
A new experience on gaming and grief, created by a couple inspired by the loss of their young son.
In 2015, These Events Changed How We Talk About Grief
By Gabrielle Birkner
From #JeSuisCharlie and #BlackLivesMatter to Sheryl Sandberg's meditation on loss, the past year has transformed the conversation around death and dying.
‘I Don’t Wait’
By Modern Loss
It's hard being patient when you're living with a fatal illness. Emily Kramer-Golinkoff is channeling her impatience into changing how Cystic Fibrosis research is done.
The Best Show for Your Grieving Child (and You)
By Ruby Dutcher
"Steven Universe" might just be the most nuanced, realistic portrayal of grief on television.
Oliver Sacks’ Brain, on Music
By Ryan Murdock
What did we see inside the brain of the most famous neurologist in the world?
In Praise of Public Grief
By Ilana Sichel
A friend and I created mourning notices for two victims we did not know, and we hung them throughout Jerusalem. Here’s why — and what happened next.
Don’t Say Nothing
By Magnolia Ripkin
And 7 other things to remember when a loved one reveals they are terminally ill.
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.
Holding on to Culture and Tradition During Mourning
By Franny Silverman
From talking to the deceased to 'tomb sweeping,' here's how mourners have found meaning in their religious and cultural rituals.
Et Tu, Betty?
By Gabrielle Birkner and Rebecca Soffer
The Modern Loss TV club, a.k.a. Rebecca and Gabi, dissects the big 'Mad Men' news, and looks ahead to the series finale.
Mother’s Day, Millennial Style
How Tootsie Rolls and apple cider helped bring my haphazard support system together on the first Mother's Day after my mom's death.
25 Things I Learned from My Dad
By Kate Hudson
Life lessons, in chronological order, from a recently deceased parent.
By Asha Rajan
One moment, I was planning a long-awaited trip to East Africa. The next, I was facing down two life-or-death decisions.
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