Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Across the Pond, a Lesson in British Mourning
By Judy Batalion
A North American transplant, I'd spent years trying unsuccessfully to master British restraint. Never did I feel more at home as an expat than at my first British funeral.
Between Death and Goodbye
By Mark Liebenow
Before my wife's body was taken away — and her final organs harvested — I was able to spend a few precious moments with the woman I loved.
Robin Williams: His ‘Little Spark’ Gave Off So Much Light
By Malina Saval
For comic genius Robin Williams — dead in an apparent suicide — there was ultimately no reprieve from the darkness.
Fighting White Privilege, Grieving My White Mother
By Amy Mihyang Ginther
The problems with international adoption are many. But I cannot reject the mother who raised me — especially in her absence.
The Words We Couldn’t Say
By Megan Birch-McMichael
As my daughter grew inside of me, my best friend's pregnancy ended in stillbirth. Comforting her felt impossible.
Motherless Daughters on the Road
By Modern Loss
Authors Hope Edelman and Allison Gilbert are leading a group of motherless women on an ambitious trek and volunteer vacation in Peru.
Home, Not Home
By Nikki Reimer
After my brother died suddenly, everything about my hometown felt all wrong — until it didn't.
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.
Letter of Last Resort
By Judy Bolton-Fasman
Had I unknowingly destroyed my father's suicide note all those years ago?
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.
Not So ‘Crazy,’ After All
By Janet Reich Elsbach
How my sister’s cancer death changed the way I approach my own health care choices.
The Hungry Mourner
By Sarah Troop
From funeral biscuits to cemetery picnics to parsley crowns, here's how the world marks death with food.
Into Thin Air
By Annie Stamell
HBO's The Leftovers' isn't a show about The Rapture; it's show about grief — and our wide-ranging responses to it.
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.
By Ruby Dutcher
After my mom's death, my dorm room was an embarrassing place for grief.
What Mom Would Have Thought of the Kardashian Clan
By Kate Spencer
I missed my mother at my wedding, and at the birth of my children. But the real reason I wish she was still here is to discuss reality TV with me.
From a Distance
By Julie Satow
Sixteen years after my brother’s suicide, keeping his memory alive finally feels less a burden — and more a privilege.
My Father, Myself
By Sloane Davidson
On the anniversary of Dad’s death, I honored him by spending a leisurely day, uncharacteristically, alone.
Mourning the Dad Who Walked Out on Me
By Laura La Sala
My dad walked out on me when I was nine. All grown up, I decided to find him — only to find out he was dead. Here's how I mourned.
Those Final Moments
By Jennifer Richler
When I think about my mom, much of the time I recall not her life, but her horrific death while on an island vacation.
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