Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Mother’s Day, Millennial Style
By Ruby Dutcher
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.
Beyond Surface Treatments: 6 Trite-Free Tribute Tattoos
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Our "Mourning, Noon & Night" columnist is back with more examples of memorial ink that avoid stale grief motifs.
A Night With ‘The Dead Dads Club’
A new show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater draws comedy from grief.
My Facebook Page, After Me
By Rebecca Soffer
After years of blunders, the company finally hit the mark when it comes to death and loss by letting users choose what their networks can see after they die, and who can manage them.
Wild, Like Me
By Claire Bidwell Smith
In a sold-out movie theater, watching the film based on Cheryl Strayed's bestseller, I saw my own experience with mother loss play out on the big screen.
There’s More Than One Way To Die With Dignity
By Kerry Donahue
Suffering from terminal cancer, Brittany Maynard made plans to end her life. My friend Chris Doheny, after a transplant rejection, made a different choice. Both should be respected.
5 Ways To Reframe Pregnancy Loss
By Dr. Jessica Zucker
Letting go of self-blame, avoiding comparisons and other tips from a psychologist who specializes in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health.
How Much Information Is Too Much Information?
By Jennifer Richler
I have so many questions about my mother's tragic accident. But will the details of her death provide me with relief or will it traumatize me all over again? Weighing the pros and cons of fact-finding.
The Things We Do for Grief: Marathons, Memoirs & More
Our Mourning, Noon & Night columnist introduces us to 6 people who channeled their grief to achieve the extraordinary.
What I Mourn When I Mourn Robin Williams
By Alysia Abbott
What Gen Xers mourn when we mourn Robin Williams.
Robin Williams: His ‘Little Spark’ Gave Off So Much Light
By Malina Saval
For comic genius Robin Williams — dead in an apparent suicide — there was ultimately no reprieve from the darkness.
Motherless Daughters on the Road
By Modern Loss
Authors Hope Edelman and Allison Gilbert are leading a group of motherless women on an ambitious trek and volunteer vacation in Peru.
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.
The Hungry Mourner
By Sarah Troop
From funeral biscuits to cemetery picnics to parsley crowns, here's how the world marks death with food.
Into Thin Air
By Annie Stamell
HBO's The Leftovers' isn't a show about The Rapture; it's show about grief — and our wide-ranging responses to it.
How Do You Want To Die?
When it comes to discussing the end of life, 'it's always too soon, until it's too late.' The Conversation Project explains how to start that dreaded talk with loved ones.
A Card Game Tackles ‘Living and Dying Well’
Action Mill's new card game about 'living and dying well' prompts players to discuss the tough stuff.
Among Motherless Daughters
By Marisa Bardach Ramel
Each year, scores of women whose mothers have died unpack their loss at the Motherless Daughters conference. This year I was one of them.
Tweets by @ModernLoss
Welcome to Modern Loss, your destination for candid conversation about grief.
No judgments. Our spam-free email is a great way to receive our latest pieces and learn about upcoming events.