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When Your Loved One’s Last Wish Was ‘No Funeral’
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
Our columnist offers 7 alternatives for memorializing the dead.
A Word for My Loss
By Michael Flamini
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage on what would have been my 28th anniversary with my partner. Though we were never able to marry, I consider myself a widower.
Thanksgiving After Jack
By Anna Whiston-Donaldson
A few weeks before Thanksgiving, my 12-year-old son went out to play in the rain and never came home. That year, everything about the holiday just felt wrong.
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.
Meet Patricia, Aunt Esther’s Amazon Alter Ego
By Joey Chernila
It was only after my aunt's death that I really got to know her -- through hundreds of Amazon.com product reviews.
Could Everybody Stop Trying to Pretty Up Death? It’s Not Working.
By Melanie Brooks
Language that denies the mess of death also denies the grieving the chance to be messy.
After My Daughter’s Death, On Guilt and Apologies
By Eric Meyer
In the year since cancer took my little girl's life, I find myself saying 'I'm sorry.' For not being able to save her, for surviving her death, and for simply being 'sorrowful.'
Beyond Surface Treatments: 6 Trite-Free Tribute Tattoos
Our "Mourning, Noon & Night" columnist is back with more examples of memorial ink that avoid stale grief motifs.
David Carr’s ‘Lasting Totem’
By Brian Stelter
The writer David Carr thought of me like a son. When he died, he left me with a trove of fatherly wisdom, courtesy of Gmail.
With the Swish of a Skirt, “La La Land” Triggered My Grief
By Paul Starke
With the swish of a skirt, the musical suddenly triggered my grief.
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