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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.
‘Resilient’ Is Not a Four Letter Word
By Adam Grant
Our guest 'Ask ML' columnist and 'Option B' coauthor Adam Grant on bite-sized — and big — ways to embrace post-traumatic growth.
By Alyssa Limperis
After my dad's death, now it just feels like a house.
The Best Things in My Life Came From My Brother’s Death
By Natasha Noman
The best things in my life really did come out of my brother's death.
Life’s Too Short to Wear Beige
By Heidi Blum
I was a closeted gay woman surrounded by white-hued walls and yearning for my own colorful world. My sister's death changed everything.
Why I Like Funerals More Than Weddings
By Rachel Amondson
"Four Weddings and a Funeral"? I'd rather watch "Four Funerals and a Wedding."
A Physical Place to Mourn a Virtual Friendship
By Christina Wallace
My friend and I encountered each other over social media and business travel. So it was complicated when he died, but my daily routine didn't change.
10 Safe Movies to Watch During the Pandemic — Featuring the Stars of ‘Contagion’ and ‘Outbreak’
By Mara Reinstein
Desperate for films that steer clear of triggering plot lines? A seasoned movie critic offers picks that provide guaranteed calm during a scary time.
Triggered by a Celebrity’s Death? Here are 7 Ways to Care for Yourself and Others
By Rebecca Soffer
Public figures are deeply connected to our own lives and grieving their loss can be complicated. Here's a basic roadmap.
Important Guidelines for Large Adult Orphans
By Megan Neuringer
On the one hand, you must become both parent and child; on the other, you may request to to be flown to Rome for a pasta dinner.
5 Ways to Empower Children with Financial Responsibility
By April Rinne
Kids can start learning earlier than you think. The childhood lessons my parents taught me served as a powerful, lifelong legacy in the wake of their untimely and sudden deaths.
The Surviving Spouse’s Guide to Surviving a Hallmark Holiday
By RoseAnna Cyr
4 ways to give yourself what you deserve on Valentine’s Day — and every day — when you’re missing a dead partner.
By Judy Bolton-Fasman
My father was scary to me except on Valentine’s Day. When he died, those treacly annual expressions of fatherly love went with him.
My Big Black Sunglasses
By Cynthia Whipple
I bought a pair to shield myself during my mother's demise. Little did I know they'd lovingly do so through all types of loss.
Welcome to New York
By Brooke Siem
Suddenly worth half a million dollars through the dumb luck of my dad's death, I rooted myself to a new and unfamiliar home.
How I’m Dealing with Climate Grief
By Ruby Dutcher
Sometimes I'm grateful my mom is dead—she gets to avoid witnessing the devastation on Earth. Getting involved in climate justice has given me hope.
After a Teenager’s Death, Metaphors Fail
By Goldberry Long
My friend's 16-year-old daughter was hit by a car and I struggled to write about it. Because no words can truly encapsulate the zero of grief.
Does Moving Away Mitigate Grief?
By Melanie Takefman
Thousands of miles now separate me from the landmarks of my memories with Dad. Here's what the distance has changed — and what it hasn't.
The Billy Joel Concert That Saved Me
By Ruth Tepler Roth
By taking me to that show, what remained of my family in the aftermath of my son’s suicide was telling me, ‘Please come back to us. We still need you.’
The Lights and Lessons of Toro Nagashi, the Japanese Candle Boat Ceremony
By Deborah Ager
I missed a lifelong friend’s funeral. But I honored him all the same.
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