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Coping With Loss

'She Wanted To Be With Her Daughter'

Joyal Mulheron | Posted 02.23.2017 | Parents
Joyal Mulheron

“She wanted to be with her daughter.” This phrase was repeated often in the days following the death of Debbie Reynolds, who passed just one day a...

This Jilted Bride Rejuvenated Her Life And My Vagina

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

Rejection from someone we have feelings for sucks, even if it's on the smallest scale of an unanswered text. I mean really, we all know that his/her cell is an extension of their hand or isn't more then a foot away.

The Second Year Slump: The Struggle To Find A New Life

Laurie Burrows Grad | Posted 09.09.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Burrows Grad

In the first year of my grief, I was pretty much running on numb. I get that this second year will be a tough haul. My latest funk was triggered in a doctor's office when I was filling out paperwork.

How One Detroit Teen Is Helping Young People Cope With Loss

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.20.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

After losing his mother at the age of 13 to hypertensive heart disease, Detroit teen DeAngelo Hughes felt inspired to help other young adults cope wit...

Yoga And Learning To Live With The Experience Of Death

Sujantra McKeever | Posted 06.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sujantra McKeever

It took four months to realize that, to paraphrase Walt Whitman, every cell in me as well belongs to her. Up until that moment, four months after her ...

A Mother's Day Like No Other-Paying Mom Forward

Storer H. Rowley | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Storer H. Rowley

On Mother's Day this year, I was counting my blessings. I had the world's greatest mom -- she was the most generous spirit I know. But we didn't always make it easy on her.

How to Be Positive When Life Is Miserable

Heather Gray | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Gray

We can be mad as hell and choose to use that energy to tackle a challenge or an obstacle that we never thought we could achieve. We could be stressed with financial strain and decide to perform 5 random acts of kindness for strangers. We can take our anxiety and channel it by playing on a playground with a kid in our lives. We can sing at the top of our lungs.

The Stress That Comes With Losing A Spouse

Laurie Burrows Grad | Posted 04.26.2017 | Fifty
Laurie Burrows Grad

Life-changing events like deciding to marry, becoming a parent, and finding a career are all by choice. Becoming a widow is not by choice. It is thrust upon you. The word widow brings to mind an old crone, dressed in a long black shapeless dress, shrouded in a black veil, wearing sensible shoes.

Mom's Powerful Project Helps Parents Cope With Loss

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents

On Oct. 27, 2014, Lexi Behrndt's son Charlie passed away at the age of 6 months. Now, over a year later, the Florida mom is joining with others who ha...

Grief + Positive Thinking = ?

Sarah Lyman Kravits | Posted 03.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Sarah Lyman Kravits

When people you care about are in pain, think about the spectrum of emotion. Even as you may lovingly try to shift focus to the positive, let them know that you honor everything they are feeling, and that your actions do not imply that feeling good is inherently better or that their emotions are in any way wrong. Meet them where they are.

Coping with Loss Without Religion

Ryan Stringer | Posted 02.25.2017 | Religion
Ryan Stringer

With loss comes grief, and when this hits, people often turn to their religious beliefs to help them cope with it. For these people, loved ones aren't really dead, but are living in a better place. For those who lack religious belief, however, such comforting thoughts are not available.

The Secret to Well-Being: Radical Self-Care

Carrie Doubts | Posted 02.16.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Carrie Doubts

See if this sounds wake up exhausted already. Your feet hit the floor and the day begins: barking at the kids to get ready for school, ...

The 5 Miracles of Loss

Alexandra Harra | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Karma Queens' Guide to Relationships: I can conjure three distinct memories from my childhood hom...

Canadian 'Mindful Cop' Offers Tools to Change Policing

Mel Sellick | Posted 08.12.2016 | Impact
Mel Sellick

He also doesn't plan on stopping. In addition to doing speaking gigs and creating a site to get the word out, he's even taught his kids to meditate. Carson recommends anyone who is open to it-- especially those interfacing with the public-- should try an app like HeadSpace or take a mindfulness course just to see how it improves their life.

Gifts From the Father I Hardly Knew

Lisa Goodman-Helfand | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Lisa Goodman-Helfand

On Father's Day, if you are fortunate enough to have been raised by a great dad still here on earth, celebrate him with an extra dose of gratitude. If you've lost your dad, I know this day totally sucks.

The Light in Sheryl Sandberg's Post on Grief

Donna Mebane | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Donna Mebane

Given the insights that Sheryl has already found and so generously shared, I have little doubt that, despite the utter depletion that her grief has caused, she will continue to regain her amazing strength over time in new and significant ways.

On Death, Loss And The Birthday Of An Angel

Jill Patir | Posted 05.14.2016 | Parents
Jill Patir

Instead of thinking of it as her Papa leaving the earth, she urged her family to believe the idea that this wasn't his death, but rather the birthday of him becoming an angel.

10 Tips for Recovering After Loss

Lori Lee | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Lori Lee

Whatever the loss or circumstance, you can overcome it. You've got this. You just have to believe it, but that may not happen overnight. It might take time to convince yourself that you are moving in the right direction.

The Clothes That Hid My Loss

Katia Bishops | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Katia Bishops

I remember everything I wore. The unfathomable dichotomy between inside and out. I was wearing my optimism dress leaving the fertility clinic that morning, carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders and a huge question mark in my belly.

8 Tips for Dealing With the Loss of a Loved One

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

To make room for loss, do what you can to open your heart and breathe the breath of life. The more you fill your heart with love and appreciation, the more space you make for healing and growth. Here are eight ideas:

5 Ways to Actually Help Someone Dealing With Loss

Melanie McKinnon | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie McKinnon

My experience of losing my 5-week-old son to SIDS has taught me a few things about how to help other people who are dealing with loss of any kind. I've come up with a list of the best ways to really help someone in the emotionally taxing situation of losing a loved one, in hopes of helping you navigate those complicated waters.

What I Learned About Tragedy and Resilience From 1,743 Students and Their Teachers

Julie Crain | Posted 04.28.2015 | Education
Julie Crain

Nestled in suburban Kansas City, the Vikings of Shawnee Mission West High School are a tight, supportive community. That strong foundation of community ushered the students through the separate events of four deaths during the school year when I was the principal.

Colorado Shooting Victim's Girlfriend And Mother 'Hold Each Other Up'

OWN | Posted 02.20.2015 | OWN

College sweethearts Amanda Lindgren and Alex Teves were just beginning their lives together when their love story was cut tragically short. In July 20...

Yeah, Josh Sitton, What Is The Point?

Mel Miskimen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty
Mel Miskimen

Why do I sit here, watching the curser follow my Times New Roman thoughts-turned-into-words that might only be seen by my dry and extremely nearsighted eyes? Will anyone think highly enough of my tome to throw some shekels my way?

Remembering the Asian Tsunami Disaster of 2004

MeiMei Fox | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake or Asian Tsunami Disaster, which killed an estimated 230,000 people in 14 countries. It elicited one of the greatest outpourings of humanitarian response ever from the global community.