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When the Grim Reaper Visited My High School
By Elana Rabinowitz
Decades later, a favorite teacher’s death resonates still.
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.
Dead in Real Life, Alive on Twitter
By Kate Essig
How a post-mortem scrapbook project kept teaching me about my friend.
Ned and I
By Mira Ptacin
I'm 36. One of my best friends is 84. I try to live in the moment, knowing our relationship might be a fleeting one.
A Physical Place to Mourn a Virtual Friendship
By Christina Wallace
My friend and I encountered each other over social media and business travel. So it was complicated when he died, but my daily routine didn't change.
The Writing Life
By Joanna Chen
My friend allowed me no excuses for unfinished work. When she died, I thought I’d never put pen to paper again.
By Annie Robinson
Narrative practice has helped me navigate grief. Here's how it could help you, too.
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.
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.
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.
Back in the Saddle Again
By Randi Olin
My teenaged son stored his bike after a friend's fatal riding accident. One year on, I still wanted to hold onto him tight but was also ready for him to move forward.
By Zivar Amrami
The day after a dear friend's death, I captured on camera my first 24 hours without her.
Close to Death
By Abby Sher
I had just given birth to my third child and was training for a half-marathon when I had a heart attack. And as I lay in my hospital bed, I could hear the woman in the next room dying.
Living a Year as if It Were My Last
By Barbara Becker
As my childhood friend was dying of cancer, I embarked on a 365-day experiment in living.
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.
Last Call in the ‘Land of What If’
By Cori MacDonald
After the man I was falling in love with committed suicide, I spent a year dating a ghost.
Death, Valentines and the YA Section
By Renata Sancken
When my best friend died, I was through with Valentine's Day (aka her birthday). I found solace in the library, surrounded by teen angst.
‘Girls’ on Grief
By Annie Stamell
When it comes to loss and the 20-something, the HBO hit gets it right, says our resident TV guru.
The Yoga Dialogues
By Jennifer Pastiloff
After a close friend's sudden death, even a yoga teacher has trouble quieting her mind.
Mourning Tina, the Nanny Who Raised Me
By Catie Lazarus
When strangers ask me if my necklace is a family heirloom, the answer is not so easy as yes or no.
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