Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
The Gifts of ‘Grief Brain’
By Clarissa Moll
Even as life propelled me forward, I was no longer the same person I had been before Rob’s death. More specifically: My thinking had changed.
What If We Treated Death Like Birth?
By Jane Whitlock
We would play shower games like 'I will remember you every time I …' We would prepare a death 'nursery.' There'd be a great playlist.
His Beautiful Death
By Mira Simone Etlin-Stein
As my love lay dying beside me, I transformed our cold hospital room into a sacred space.
My Boyfriend Died — and There’s No Word for My Loss
By Rachel Bartkowiak
He was the man I had hoped to marry, but others see our relationship in more ambiguous terms.
GRIEF BACON: That Time I Smelled Like Booze and Old Cake
By Leslie Gray Streeter
After my husband's sudden death, I ate, drank and sobbed my way through entirely unstable territory.
Processing My Friend’s Death in the Sound Studio
By Mallory Kasdan
My podcast helped me work through who I am - and who I want to be - when I was questioning everything.
12 Ways I Needed Support After My Baby Died
By Evin Phoenix
Society needs to do better with sharing the burden carried by bereaved parents. Here's how.
Dressing the Dead
By Sarah Ahrens
My mother-in-law and I were not close, but when she died I was tasked with this surprisingly intimate choice.
‘Was She Sick?’
By Jen Simon
Depression killed my innately joyful sister. When people ask how she died, this is how I respond.
How My Dying Mom and I Learned to Meditate
By Jamie Kolnick
Ironically, a practice we'd always joked about brought us even closer together.
My Therapist Is No Longer a Phone Call Away
By Wendy Cowen-Smith
She counseled me through my young husband's death, through raising children, blending families, and so much more. Now she's gone.
Losing My ‘Naming Rights’
By Katherine Austin-Evelyn
A cousin named her daughter after my mom before I could.
My Father’s Death Changed the Way I Think About Time
By Michelle Chikaonda
I was always running minutes, even hours, behind. Not anymore.
‘At Least You’re Not Having Twins’
By Nicole Minutti
As a mother of twins, responses to my latest pregnancy announcement are all over the map. But amid a private loss, one remark cuts to the bone.
What You Taught Us in 2019
By Gabrielle Birkner
You all are so wise. Here are your 7 loss lessons from the year that was.
2020: The Year Mom Didn’t Live To See
By Cate Honzl
We made it past Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now comes everything after.
My Bizarre Childhood Wish Showed Up in My Mom’s Cremains
By Shelby Forsythia
I found the one piece of her that didn't get scattered.
The Neverending Battle of Fall and Winter
By JoAnn Bacon
Charlotte, my daughter, was murdered at Sandy Hook. Here is how I cope during 'anniversary season.'
Are You There Dad? It’s Me, Samantha.
By Samantha Klein
Two years after my father's mysterious death, I'm finally embracing his life lessons as a way to live mine.
It’s The Worst Wonderful Time of The Year
By Holly Stayton
I'm heading into my first 'festive' seasonal stretch after my husband's death and have no clue what I'll do. Weirdly, that's ok.
Tweets by @ModernLoss
Welcome to Modern Loss, your destination for candid conversation about grief.
No judgments. Our spam-free email is a great way to receive our latest pieces and learn about upcoming events.