Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Putting My Dead Mom in the Cloud
By Marisa Bardach Ramel
After stalling for 15 years, I finally have a low touch way to introduce my kids to the vibrant woman I knew.
Writing With Heart From Behind Bars
By Allison Langer
I teach memoir writing at a prison. One week, the topic was loss. My students really went there — and so did I.
Time Machine in a Timepiece
By Dani Klein Modisett
In telling me he wanted me to have his beloved watch, Dad was also letting me know his days were numbered.
‘I’m Not Done Being Your Mom’
By Caryn Anthony
My son is gone, but our relationship — surprisingly — continues to evolve.
‘Congratulate Kim on Her Work Anniversary’
By Anne Pinkerton
The upside of LinkedIn’s reminder about my dead friend.
Survivor Gilt: 6 Ways To Make Inherited Items Work for You
By Stacy London
In an excerpt from the Modern Loss book, stylist Stacy London tells us how to repurpose and reinterpret the fashion and furniture your loved ones left behind.
My Mother’s Day Trifecta
By Elizabeth Felicetti
I lost my mom, my stepmom, and my dream of mothering a child of my own. On Mother’s Day, people say the darndest things to me.
What I Did With My Husband’s Life Insurance Money
By Leslie Gray Streeter
During the rawest moments of my grief, what I bought helped me breathe easier.
What I Tell My Kids About Their Brother Who Died Before They Were Born
By Michelle DuBarry
Even in Seamus' absence, our four-person household continues to feel to us like a family of five.
What Triggers Me Isn’t What You Think It Is
By John Ptacek
Old photos and anniversaries don’t do me in the way one sitcom theme song does.
‘Holy Shit, I’m Single Again’
By Teresa Shimogawa
When the fog of my grief lifted and I began to think about dating, my old insecurities returned in a big way.
The Bread I Still Can’t Bear To Bake
By Lisa Kolb
Some people say grief is bitter, but I say it is nutty whole-wheat flavored, slightly sweet with molasses.
My Mom’s Violent Death Gave Me PTSD
By Erin Donovan
I had to remind myself, repeatedly, that my mom was dead. If I can imagine what it feels like to have dementia, this might be it. Having to be told the same bad news again and again and again.
My Guide to Finding Love After Loss
By John Duberstein
A totally conventional and easily followed roadmap to emotional transition, by the widower of "The Bright Hour" author.
I Was Given My Grandmother’s Name, But I Took Her Locket
By Virgie Townsend
No matter how many stories I heard, my grandmother remained abstract to me. I needed something tangible to make my grandmother feel real to me.
Disrupting the Funeral: 7 Innovations You Should Know About
By Tré Miller Rodríguez
From cremains pressed into vinyl records to photo-wrapped coffins, our columnist finds 7 suprisingly cool products no one wants to search for.
The Upside of Anger
By Ilina Dimovska
After my mom’s death, I learned to use my all-encompassing anger as a force for good.
Bereavement Group Dropout
By Teresa Strasser
Around a table full of widow-baked cookies, I absorbed the most profound of all death clichés, and I was done.
What My Dad’s Suicide Taught Me About Resilience
By Annie Robinson
A wellness coach offers practical advice for finding your center amid complicated grief.
Everything I Didn’t Want to Know About Miscarriages*
By Chari Pere
My bold foray into documenting my loss in full color.
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