Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
It’s Hard To Rattle the Dead, But I’m Trying
By Alana Joblin Ain
Aunt Sherrie died by suicide, leaving me her best leather boots and a Barbie collection for the ages. If only she could see those things now.
Time Machine in a Timepiece
By Dani Klein Modisett
In telling me he wanted me to have his beloved watch, Dad was also letting me know his days were numbered.
Putting My Dead Mom in the Cloud
By Marisa Bardach Ramel
After stalling for 15 years, I finally have a low touch way to introduce my kids to the vibrant woman I knew.
Survivor Gilt: 6 Ways To Make Inherited Items Work for You
By Stacy London
In an excerpt from the Modern Loss book, stylist Stacy London tells us how to repurpose and reinterpret the fashion and furniture your loved ones left behind.
I Was Given My Grandmother’s Name, But I Took Her Locket
By Virgie Townsend
No matter how many stories I heard, my grandmother remained abstract to me. I needed something tangible to make my grandmother feel real to me.
My Dead Mom Turned Me Into a Functional Hoarder
By Meg Tansey
Help! I find it impossible to give away any of the toys my mother gave my children.
Your Kids Don’t Want To Inherit Your Clutter
By Shira Gill
A professional organizer we love offers 5 steps to streamlining your stuff — so your family won’t have to.
What to Keep When Someone Dies
Banish guilt, set concrete limits, and other rules for figuring out what to save, store, and donate.
Unpacking That Last Box — Once and For All
By Li Yin
After my boyfriend died, I clung to his things as a way to stay close to him. Eventually, I realized I didn’t need to.
Remembering Grandma as She Really Was
Some guidelines for memorializing someone at the end of a long and debilitating illness
Meet Patricia, Aunt Esther’s Amazon Alter Ego
By Joey Chernila
It was only after my aunt's death that I really got to know her -- through hundreds of Amazon.com product reviews.
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