Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
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.
By Kathryn Frey-Balter
I heard about Justice Scalia’s death at one of my last dinners with my beloved, if complicated, father. Months on, as the justice’s seat sat unfilled, so did Dad’s.
The Museum of ‘Before’
By Magdalena Cychowski and Rebecca Soffer
My mother's Facebook profile has become a small souvenir of life (and her) before she got sick.
The Lie We Tell Ourselves About Mental Health
By Kelly Matthews
My mom's suicide taught me that there is no clear line dividing those who are of sound mind from those who are not.
That Would Have Been a Great Story
By Stacy Feintuch
My high school boyfriend and I lost our respective spouses just months apart — and reconnected over our grief. I would like to be able to say that we fell back in love and lived happily ever after. Something else unfolded.
Bring Soup, Not Salad
By Caryn Anthony
And other rules for feeding mourners from a pair of foodies who’ve been there.
Losing My Son’s ‘First Mommy’
By Lisa Pierce Flores
When the troubled woman who gave birth to my little boy died at age 31, I realized just how much I’d been riding on her imagined recovery.
Remembering Grandma as She Really Was
By Meg Tansey
Some guidelines for memorializing someone at the end of a long and debilitating illness
My Dad Died From Cancer — So I Made a Movie About It
By Rebecca Weaver
Thing is, expressing loss through art didn't heal my wound. It just exposed it to everyone, in feature-length format.
My Summer of Few Words
By Sam Sabin
In the quiet of my solitude after loss and abuse, I noticed a voice I hadn't heard before -- mine.
Dad’s Dead. LOL?
By Emily Mongeau
I used to joke that I wanted to die before my dad. The order didn't work out -- but I found I could still laugh.
Making My Dad A Searchable Term
By Tamiko Nimura
My dad died before the Internet. When I put his name out into the digital world, I couldn't have anticipated what would come back to me.
In Mourning, with Broadway and Carne Guisada
By Christopher Gonzalez
How musicals like "In the Heights" helped after losing my abuela.
By Jane Larkworthy
Maia and I only spent a few minutes together. It was only after her death that I finally got to know her.
The Sitcom Widow
By Alison Lowenstein
Sizing myself up to DJ Tanner, Carol Brady and Nancy Botwin
Loss Squared In the City of Love
By Rachel Ricketts
After my mother's death, I departed for Paris with her ashes -- the same week of the tragic terror attacks.
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