Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Writing With Heart From Behind Bars
By Allison Langer
I teach memoir writing at a prison. One week, the topic was loss. My students really went there — and so did I.
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.
What This Mother Told Her Dying Son
By Laura Gilkey
Her words were perfect.
The Sewing Blogs Were My Salvation
By Susanne Grabowski
After my baby died, I didn’t know what to do with my hands. But then I found the sewing blogs.
‘I’m Not Done Being Your Mom’
By Caryn Anthony
My son is gone, but our relationship — surprisingly — continues to evolve.
What I Tell My Kids About Their Brother Who Died Before They Were Born
By Michelle DuBarry
Even in Seamus' absence, our four-person household continues to feel to us like a family of five.
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 Hummingbirds Who Lightened My Grief
By Jacqueline Dooley
When my daughter died, I hated the sun for rising without her. I wept as the world turned green and flowers burst open. But the backyard birds were a different story.
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.
In Defense of Magic
By Eric Meyer
The winter holiday rituals have soothed our grieving souls. So has our son's belief in Santa.
Trying to Get Pregnant After the Death of a Child
By Chanel Brenner
After losing my six-year-old son, I was determined to give my youngest child another sibling.
By Mindy Stricke
As an artist, it's an intimate and risky exchange to make something based on someone else’s grief. But I’d rather attempt to connect and engage than to turn away.
My 6 Years of Anticipatory Grief
By Hannah Barrett
My daughter died after an unsuccessful heart transplant. But I've lived very real stages of loss since even before she entered the world.
Video Game Review: ‘That Dragon, Cancer’
A new experience on gaming and grief, created by a couple inspired by the loss of their young son.
By Meg Tansey
My parents and I aren't in a Thanksgiving mood after my brother's sudden death. Other relatives disagree. How can we can ditch the holiday in style?
Giving Birth at the Age Mom Died
By Anna Whiston-Donaldson
I had my children young, keeping in mind that my own mother died 46. Now I’m 46, missing my mother, grieving my 12-year-old son, and also happily, unexpectedly pregnant.
Timehopping My Way Through Life and Death
By Mandy Hitchcock
How the tech tool keeps screwing with my emotions. And why I can't say I hate it.
Two Truths and a Lie
By Kelly Kittel
My daughter's class exercise reminded me that kids carry their loss everywhere, even to school.
Coming Out of the Grief Closet
By Erica Goldblatt Hyatt
I'm a bereavement 'expert' who publicly hid my feelings after going from pregnant to grieving in a matter of hours. Until now.
‘Sit Still and Uncover your Eyes’
By Elizabeth Brady
After my 9-year-old son's sudden death, I am forced to choose life — sometimes several times a day.
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