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Modern Loss’ Grief Reads
By Modern Loss
Some Modern Loss-approved essays, articles, radio shows and multimedia features taking on loss and grief of all kinds.
What to Keep When Someone Dies
By Shira Gill
Banish guilt, set concrete limits, and other rules for figuring out what to save, store, and donate.
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.
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.
Picturing the Dead
By Elettra Pauletto
Victorians were known for elaborate memorial photography. A century on, the genre takes on new life.
Grief Is a Change Agent
By Meg Tansey
This Thanksgiving, don’t normalize your grief. Turn it into a catalyst.
6 Grief Books That Actually Helped
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
After my husband died, people gave me a lot of books about loss. Most didn’t speak to me. These did.
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.
Mourning with Miso
By Alana Chernila
When someone is cracked wide open from grief, I bring over a briny soup to help replenish the tears they've lost. Here's my recipe.
The Pain of the Mundane
By Melissa Gould
A young widow has some advice for going back to work ... and facing 4 other toughies after losing a spouse.
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.
By Annie Robinson
Narrative practice has helped me navigate grief. Here's how it could help you, too.
Don’t Say Nothing
By Magnolia Ripkin
And 7 other things to remember when a loved one reveals they are terminally ill.
An Ice Cream Truck at the Funeral
By Sarah Troop
And 6 other meaningful ways to incorporate food — and cocktails — into a memorial.
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.
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.
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
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.
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