Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
Close to Death
By Abby Sher
I had just given birth to my third child and was training for a half-marathon when I had a heart attack. And as I lay in my hospital bed, I could hear the woman in the next room dying.
Living a Year as if It Were My Last
By Barbara Becker
As my childhood friend was dying of cancer, I embarked on a 365-day experiment in living.
The Death Doula
By Mara Altman
Hear the word "doula" and you're likely to think of a birth coach. But some doulas are trained to help the dying. I was one of them.
Last Call in the ‘Land of What If’
By Cori MacDonald
After the man I was falling in love with died by suicide, I spent a year dating a ghost.
Death, Valentines and the YA Section
By Renata Sancken
When my best friend died, I was through with Valentine's Day (aka her birthday). I found solace in the library, surrounded by teen angst.
‘Girls’ on Grief
By Annie Stamell
When it comes to loss and the 20-something, the HBO hit gets it right, says our resident TV guru.
The Yoga Dialogues
By Jennifer Pastiloff
After a close friend's sudden death, even a yoga teacher has trouble quieting her mind.
Mourning Tina, the Nanny Who Raised Me
By Catie Lazarus
When strangers ask me if my necklace is a family heirloom, the answer is not so easy as yes or no.
By Sarah Seltzer
I thought the tragic death of a young friend would temper the pain of losing a loved one to old age; I was wrong.
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