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Modern Loss’ Grief Reads
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Some Modern Loss-approved essays, articles, radio shows and multimedia features taking on loss and grief of all kinds.
You ‘Can’t Imagine’? Well, Neither Can I.
By Becky A. Benson
People say a lot of useless shit to grieving people. Here's how to do better.
On Teaching Writing Through Grief
By Debbie Leaman
I teach others how to tell their saddest stories. But when it came to my own brother’s loss, the words wouldn’t come — until they did.
6 Ways to Support a Grieving Teen
By Shoshana Berger
They might act like adults, but they're still kids. A short guide to helping a teenager grappling with loss, from normalizing their feelings to remembering all those firsts.
To the Widowed Dad on Father’s Day
By Justin Yopp and Donald Rosenstein
Being a ‘good enough’ parent is precisely what your grieving children need.
Introducing ‘The Estate Department’
By Liza Hanks
You asked, we listened. Welcome to our new column on wills, trusts, and so much more.
Don’t Talk About How ‘It Gets Better’
By Suchandrika Chakrabarti
This is what I wish my friends knew when my parents died.
4 Ways to Take Charge of Funeral Planning
By Josh Slocum
No need to be passive about it; you've got more options than you might think.
The Good Work of Providing Good Food for Solace
By Janet Reich Elsbach
Some delicious and nourishing ways to lift the burden of cooking from a grieving person's shoulders.
Grief Download: 5 Podcast Episodes You Need To Hear
By Alica Forneret
Listen to Prince Harry, Michelle Obama and others get real about loss.
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.’
From lapel pins to cremains jewelry, these accessories can help honor loss with something beautiful.
10 Ways to Overcome Grief-Related Anxiety
By Claire Bidwell Smith
The author of a new book offers her step-by-step guide to managing the monster sibling of grief.
7 Ways To Accommodate Little Kids at a Funeral
By Megan Carmichael
Having my kids at my mom’s funeral was the right thing for our family. Here’s what helped.
6 Tips for Talking to Kids About Death
By Michelle DuBarry
We can’t gloss over the topic without denying a fundamental part of our lives and our family. Here’s how we navigate the conversation.
How To Write an Obituary: A Primer
By Jule Banville
The tips you need for crafting a compelling true-life story (plus: examples of obits that got it right).
What to Keep When Someone Dies
By Shira Gill
Banish guilt, set concrete limits, and other rules for figuring out what to save, store, and donate.
Sautéing My Way Through Grief
By Dallas Woodburn
When my best friend died in a car accident, I felt compelled to take up cooking. Here are three recipes that helped me through.
The Stoic’s Guide to the Holidays
By Matt Fisher
An emotional clam wishes he could take his own advice for enduring the festivities with loss.
Picturing the Dead
By Elettra Pauletto
Victorians were known for elaborate memorial photography. A century on, the genre takes on new life.
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