Candid conversation about grief. Beginners welcome.
A Gift Guide for Grievers (and Those Who Love Them)
By Rebecca Soffer
From ego-boosting apparel to frame-worthy puzzles to an instant community, these gifts say ‘I know the holidays are rough, and I'm here for you.'
Triggered by a Celebrity’s Death? Here are 7 Ways to Care for Yourself and Others
Public figures are deeply connected to our own lives and grieving their loss can be complicated. Here's a basic roadmap.
That Time I Had A Pre-Funeral Beauty Supply Store Meltdown
By Rebecca Emily Darling
I went in for waterproof mascara but came out with so much more.
My Hard, Lonely and Strangely Magical Trip through Young Widowhood
By Katie Hawkins-Gaar
Two years after my husband's death, good days have finally returned — and so have bad dreams.
Grief Bacon: The Masks I Wear
By Melanie Gruenwald
My child's cancer diagnosis abruptly halted reflection on my own post-cancer body and soul. But after he died, it came roaring back.
The Perverse Pleasure of Grief
By Sarah McColl
I was repeatedly told to 'get over' my double losses. Instead, I reveled in their depths and heights.
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.
What My Dad’s Suicide Taught Me About Resilience
By Annie Robinson
A wellness coach offers practical advice for finding your center amid complicated grief.
A Widow and her Galentines
By Debbie Weiss
After my husband died, I stumbled about looking for my tribe. Counterintuitive to my nature, I found it in yoga class.
Exercise in Avoidance
By Ellen Friedrichs
The walk home from school was long — like four-hours long the way we did it. But it kept us out of an apartment full of grief triggers.
When Self Care Looks Like Paying The Cable Bill
By Meg Tansey
"My father-in-law suddenly died. How do I take care of them, and myself, while working full-time?" Meg's case for the little things.
How I’m Making Mother’s Day My Bitch
By Kate Spencer
I've spent years wallowing on this Hallmark holiday, missing my dead mom. This time, though, I'm making it my own.
After Phil, A Sharper View
By Emily Ziff Griffin
Philip Seymour Hoffman was my longtime producing partner. After his death, I embraced an open state of mind that's led me to places I'd been wanting to go for years.
Revisiting the Track after My Father’s Death
By Kristine Hansen
I'd abandoned the 440-yard loop long ago. Returning to it allowed me to begin grieving my father's death.
Learning To Quiet My Mind
By Karen Lang
After my young son's death, yoga and meditation changed the shape of my grief.
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.
A Race Against Time
By Suzanne Leigh
Throughout my daughter's illness — and in the aftermath of her death — my treadmill has been a loyal companion.
How To: Cultivate Self-Compassion
By Modern Loss
Learning to treat our grieving selves with greater kindness — and why it matters
A Bro in Need
Extreme exercise only masked one man's grief over his mother's death. Our advice guru has some suggestions for seeking out more lasting help.
The Yoga Dialogues
By Jennifer Pastiloff
After a close friend's sudden death, even a yoga teacher has trouble quieting her mind.
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