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A Person Is a World
By Beth Ain
My mother’s death was followed closely by the pandemic — creating this strange and still and endless space in which everyone is grieving something.
Scenes from a Dead Mom Graphic Memoir
By Rebecca Soffer
From cliché grief remedies that actually work to 'reaction bingo,' our favorite cartoons from 'Dancing at the Pity Party'
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.
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 Father’s Death Changed the Way I Think About Time
By Michelle Chikaonda
I was always running minutes, even hours, behind. Not anymore.
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.
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.
How a Psychic Medium Broke Through My June Gloom
By Zibby Owens
An unexpected exchange reconnected me with my vivacious friend years after her death.
Laundry, Before and After
By Jacqueline Dooley
I used to resent the endless sorting, washing and folding. Then my daughter got sick — and everything changed.
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.
His Sister Was Dying as We Were Falling in Love
By Katharine Herrup
I learned of her illness shortly after our first date. Her absence remains a presence still.
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.
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.
Why I Didn’t Post About Grandma’s Death on Facebook
By Jasmine Cole-Marrow
It felt like something that I was supposed to do, but it wasn’t something I wanted to do.
The Show Must Go On
By Rachel Levy Lesser and Rebecca Soffer
My mom’s life went dark after cancer won out. But it didn’t mean my beloved theater-going had to as well.
Mother Loss and My Lyft Driver
By Carmel Breathnach and Rebecca Soffer
I had a five star ride -- but not for the reasons I'd expected.
My Guide to Finding Love After Loss
By John Duberstein
A totally conventional and easily followed roadmap to emotional transition, by the widower of "The Bright Hour" author.
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.
My BFF Makes ‘Your Mom’ Jokes About My Dead Mom — and I Love Her for It
By Theodora Blanchfield
And I love her for it.
This Funeral Changed How I Feel About Weddings
By Elizabeth Felicetti
Many clergy will admit they would rather perform a funeral than a wedding. I used to be one of them.
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