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A Gift Guide for Grievers (and Those Who Love Them)
By Rebecca Soffer
From ego-boosting apparel to frame-worthy puzzles to an instant community, these gifts say ‘I know the holidays are rough, and I'm here for you.'
It’s Time to Build Your Self-Care Routine
Grief gives us little control over ourselves, so it’s vital to control what we can by nourishing our needs. Here are some ideas.
How a Simple Set of Cards Brought Me Surprisingly Closer to My People
In these physically distanced times, meaningful conversations have kept my sanity afloat.
Scenes from a Dead Mom Graphic Memoir
From cliché grief remedies that actually work to 'reaction bingo,' our favorite cartoons from 'Dancing at the Pity Party'
Triggered by a Celebrity’s Death? Here are 7 Ways to Care for Yourself and Others
Public figures are deeply connected to our own lives and grieving their loss can be complicated. Here's a basic roadmap.
Live From New York, It’s Modern Loss!
We laughed, we cried, it was better than 'Cats.'
‘Take Ownership of What You’ve Discovered’
Writer Dani Shapiro opens up about secrets, healing through exploring, and the thrill of of the word “million.”
The Good China That Will Outlive Us All
By Gina Luongo and Rebecca Soffer
After my mom’s death and my sister’s suicide, the dishes they left behind are newly sentimental.
By Alica Forneret and Rebecca Soffer
From lapel pins to cremains jewelry, these accessories can help honor loss with something beautiful.
Grief Bacon: Breastfeeding Through My Grief
By Jesse Anna Bornemann and Rebecca Soffer
After Dad died, my body felt numb, but my breasts soldiered on.
Traveling the World With My Daughter’s Ashes in Tow
By Becky Livingston and Rebecca Soffer
In Ireland, alongside an empathic stranger, I watched Rachel's cremains scatter with the wind.
Had My Dog Come Back as a Squirrel?
By Carrie Friedman and Rebecca Soffer
My beloved beagle died, but he still seemed to inhabit our yard.
The Pittsburgh of My Dreams
By Geoffrey W. Melada and Rebecca Soffer
By day, I am aware that 23 years have passed since my father’s death. When I close my eyes, it’s a different story.
We All Have ‘That Ex.’ Mine Died.
By Emily Michele Warchot and Rebecca Soffer
What it means to lose somebody who isn’t your somebody anymore.
Screening Calls for My Dead Son
By Casey Mulligan Walsh and Rebecca Soffer
‘Sorry, he’s not here.’ You have no idea how sorry I am Eric’s not here.
Saving the Date for a Wedding That Will Never Take Place
By Gabrielle Brazeau and Rebecca Soffer
I was supposed to be married on November 9, but tragedy stopped this self-proclaimed ‘Bridezilla’ in her tracks.
Meet My ‘Dead Mom Friends’
By Andrea I. Stagg and Rebecca Soffer
I’ve found kinship (but no judgment or pity) among my friends — and even acquaintances — who have also experienced a loss of a parent.
7 Ways To Accommodate Little Kids at a Funeral
By Megan Carmichael and Rebecca Soffer
Having my kids at my mom’s funeral was the right thing for our family. Here’s what helped.
Grieving in a Broken Body
By Aimee-Claire Smith and Rebecca Soffer
I was badly injured in the accident that killed my mother. Never was I more at peace with her death than in those six months between the funeral and when I started walking again.
Built for Two, But Minus One
By Mark Gunther and Rebecca Soffer
Grief is one of the deep intimacies of our marriage. Our tandem riding reflects that.
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