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The Modern Loss Holiday Gift Guide — 2018
From scalp whisks to s’mores to soups that arrive at your doorstep, these gifts for the grieving say ‘the holidays are rough, but I love you.’
Why Michelle Obama’s Miscarriage Revelation Matters
The former First Lady could change the conversation around pregnancy loss and infertility.
ISO: Graphic Designer
Modern Loss — a content website that the New York Times hailed as “redefining mourning” and the basis of a recent book praised by Mindy Kaling and Stephen Colbert — is looking to redesign its homepage.
The Modern Loss Book in the Media
Hillary Clinton’s Condolence Note to a Newly Bereaved Mother
But this one is a condolence note to a mother whose baby died at four days old.
‘I Don’t Wait’
It's hard being patient when you're living with a fatal illness. Emily Kramer-Golinkoff is channeling her impatience into changing how Cystic Fibrosis research is done.
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.
Motherless Daughters on the Road
Authors Hope Edelman and Allison Gilbert are leading a group of motherless women on an ambitious trek and volunteer vacation in Peru.
Loss as Muse: A Q&A With Megan Devine
With her 'Writing Your Grief' course, Megan Devine helps students turn sad stories into powerful prose.
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.
How To: Cultivate Self-Compassion
Learning to treat our grieving selves with greater kindness — and why it matters
How To: Approach a Windfall
Financial therapist Amanda Clayman weighs in on the complex dynamics of inheritance — and how to approach a windfall in a healthy way.
Rites of Passage
Rituals of all kinds — from daily prayers to playing pop songs — can help mitigate grief after loss, a new study out of Harvard shows.
Remembering Parents Lost to AIDS
Hundreds of thousands have died of AIDS in this country. Now, two women are building a community of those who lost parents to the disease.
How the World Says Goodbye
From a festive graveside picnic in Mexico to an elaborate gift-giving ceremony in India, check Modern Loss' interactive map featuring memorial rituals from around the world.
Complicated Grief: How It’s Different
When the intense pain lingers, it may be 'complicated grief.' Here's how to recognize it, and where to find help.
Looking to connect with others who have suffered a similar loss? There are support services for just about every kind of grief.
Modern Loss’ Grief Reads
Some Modern Loss-approved essays, articles, radio shows and multimedia features taking on loss and grief of all kinds.
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