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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Living With My Own Grief

Mary-Frances Makichen | Posted 02.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Mary-Frances Makichen

Like many people experiencing a major loss I googled the five stages of grief pioneered by Elizabeth Kubler Ross. I was looking for a roadmap of what ...

Why This New Widow Is Skipping Grief Counseling

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.10.2017 | Healthy Living

My life partner of decades died on Jan. 4, 2017, just a few weeks before my 67th birthday. But I believe I was widowed long before that day, as each n...

Help Those Who Are Trying to Overcome a Loss During Holidays

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 12.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Germayne Graham UCF Forum columnist I lost my cousin to a tragic suicide death 23 years ago and my heart has never forgotten the pain that I felt...

Vote Recount: The 3rd Stage of Election Grieving

Daniel Guss | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Daniel Guss

In her 1969 book, On Death and Dying, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross created a framework of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depressio...

The Day (Saint) Mother Teresa Gave Me Her Business Card

David Kessler | Posted 09.02.2016 | Religion
David Kessler

As Mother Teresa is being declared a saint by Pope Francis, I remember our meeting in the last year of her life. In 1996, I was visiting India and one evening after viewing the Taj Mahal in Agra, I met a priest in the hotel bar. Really. He was on his way to Mother Teresa's Home for the Dying Destitute. When I mentioned my lifelong work with the dying, he asked if I wanted to join him.

In the Grief Browser, All the Tabs Are Open

Sarah Lyman Kravits | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Lyman Kravits

My grief is like a browser with multiple tabs open and staying open. Tabs marked Anger, Denial, Depression, Acceptance, and many more -- each destination possible and available at any time.

Trump Will Win GOP Nomination, But Ted Cruz Plans to Be the Next Republican President

David Paul | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics
David Paul

This time, the goal was not finding someone who could beat Trump to the 1,237 delegates needed for a first ballot victory in Cleveland in July, but instead simply to deny Trump a first ballot victory.

The Best Christmas Gift for the Seriously Ill and the Grieving: Your Time While Being Fully Present

Dianne Gray | Posted 12.23.2016 | Impact
Dianne Gray

Please give the gift of your time to that very special person in your life and please be mindfully present while doing so. I promise you at some point down the road, you'll look back with an incredible feeling that you too, had your own Christmas miracle reveal itself-- in a most magical, unexpected way.

Three Years Past Sandy Hook Elementary: Keeping A Watchful Eye On the Future of Our Children

Dianne Gray | Posted 12.15.2016 | Impact
Dianne Gray

More gun control? Tighter security in elementary schools and universities? Sure, but we also have to look at the venues of violence over the past three years and take into account that shootings have also occurred in places of employment, homes, restaurants, a theater and more. So where do we look for one positive step forward, something we can all participate in?

The Intimacy of Death

Erin Coriell | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Coriell

One's day-to-day experience of life no longer relies solely on the mind, but of the senses too. As fleeting as life is, this present moment living, generated by the awareness of death, renders great stillness. In these moments, life and death have no separation.

11 Fascinating Books to Help Us Talk About Death and Dying

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.29.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

Death. It happens to everyone. Knowledge is power, so we've created a list of books to introduce you to many of the curiosities that the "D" word has to offer.

DABDA: 5 Ways to Manage Your Empty Nest

Tara Fass | Posted 10.09.2016 | Fifty
Tara Fass

While not a literal death, an empty nest is a game changing passage from one developmental stage to another. Kubler-Ross was brilliant in coming up with DABDA, which is an acronym for Denial (and Isolation), Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.

What Hate Taught Me About Love

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

I was a young child when I first learned about hate. The memory, like those that make up our core, is vivid. To this day, it is the callous laughter o...

Lessons from a Goddess of Compassion: Live With Joy, Even While Grieving

Lisa Levart | Posted 07.10.2016 | Women
Lisa Levart

Dianne Gray has known grief but compassion and generosity flow through Dianne like a gentle river. Therefore, White Tara, the Tibetan Goddess of Compassion, was a natural choice for Dianne to embody.

How to Overcome the Fear of Death -- Two Possibilities

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

The fear of death always comes at or near the top of people's worst fears. Some psychologists believe that this is such a potent fear, we push it down...

The Extraordinary Ordinary Life and Death of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

David Kessler | Posted 10.25.2014 | Good News
David Kessler

Ten years ago this month, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross died. She was the world's foremost expert on death and grief, yet she was the most alive person I've ever met. She was my mentor, my co-author of two books and my friend.

Learning About Life from the Woman Who Taught Us About Death

Dianne Gray | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Dianne Gray

I'm not sure why I walked into Barnes and Noble that afternoon, except that the "self-help" aisle seemed like a logical place to be as I pushed the wheelchair of my four-year-old son who had just been diagnosed with a rare, degenerative brain disorder.

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

Hospice: A Higher Calling

Brent Green | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Brent Green

Congress honored palliative care for terminally ill patients at the behest of American citizens, thus enabling Medicare and Medicaid funding. The higher, humanistic calling of hospice must not be regulated or prosecuted out of existence.

Negging Out: The Power of No

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Negging out is my new virtue of 2014. It may be the new word of the year once it enters the American English Oxford Dictionary. Someone may end up negging out of the Selfie by then.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Forgotten Is Forgiven

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Forgiveness is a gift to yourself. It frees you from the past, past experiences, and past relationships. It allows you to live in present time. When you forgive yourself and forgive others, you are indeed free.

Jaweed Kaleem

Death Is On The Menu | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.03.2014 | Religion

At 45, Laura Sweet has thrown plenty of dinner parties. The routine has become familiar: Pick a date, email invites, fire up a few favorite dishes, po...

How to Find Acceptance of Your Loved One's Dementia

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 08.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

My acceptance meant that I was making room in my mind and emotions for what was already in existence. Then change could occur.

Jason Linkins

RNC 'Autopsy' Is The Latest Stop On The GOP's Cycle Of Grieving | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Now that the Republican National Committee has filed its "autopsy," weighing in on what went wrong for the GOP in 2012, and where to go from here, dis...

The Six Stages of Climate Grief

Daphne Wysham | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Now that the hottest summer on record is drawing to a close, are we any closer to admitting that climate change is upon us? If not, why not?