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By Emily Page Hatch
There was something about my first days as a mother that reminded me of my final moments with my own mother. Neither my newborn nor my mother could talk back. But could they understand me?
The Best Things in My Life Came From My Brother’s Death
By Natasha Noman
The best things in my life really did come out of my brother's death.
Ask ML: No Thanks(giving)
By Meg Tansey
My parents and I aren't in a Thanksgiving mood after my brother's sudden death. Other relatives disagree. How can we can ditch the holiday in style?
Signs Of Life
By Deana Cairo
I'm an EMT volunteer who knew the paramedics 'working my mother.' Finally reboarding an ambulance a year after her death, I discovered a new dimension to my service.
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.
This Side of Paradise
By Nanea Hoffman
Hawaiian cemetery picnics have long been a family tradition, but one I have resisted since my father died.
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.
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.
Why I Like Funerals More Than Weddings
By Rachel Amondson
"Four Weddings and a Funeral"? I'd rather watch "Four Funerals and a Wedding."
Take a Breather
By Dr. Jude Black
And 4 other grief therapist-approved tips for surviving Christmas after a loss.
How To Bury a War
By Merissa Nathan Gerson
It begins at a New Jersey diner, and ends as the last Holocaust survivor in our family was lowered into the ground.
Was My Dead Ex Talking to Me From Inside the TV?
By Molly Tolsky
Was my dead ex talking to me from inside the TV?
Tears and Tequila in Tinseltown
By Ruby Dutcher
A novel imagines a safe haven for young widows and widowers in the City of Angels.
Don’t Make Them Eat Cake
Endless comfort food can be the opposite of comforting to someone dealing with loss. Here are 5 gifts to show you care –without the added sugar.
My 6 Years of Anticipatory Grief
By Hannah Barrett
My daughter died after an unsuccessful heart transplant. But I've lived very real stages of loss since even before she entered the world.
The Long Arc of My Mentor’s Impact
By Samuel G. Freedman
My advocate in the newsroom was also the first openly gay man I knew. Even years after his death, his influence on my life takes on new forms.
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.
The End of My Self-Pity Party
By Michael Cohen
Life with my partner felt like finally being invited to the ball. Since his death, I've spent too long insistent on feeling devalued.
20 Things You Probably Don’t Know About My Dead Dad
He never met my children, but they will know him through the photos, scrapbooks and stories of those who knew and loved him best. Through me.
Why I’m Jealous of Grieving People
By Nicole Ferraro
Dad died when I was 6, and life went on seemingly undeterred. All these years later, I find myself envious of those who have the chance to mourn.
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