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More Than a Cookie

Harriet Heydemann | Posted 02.12.2016 | Good News
Harriet Heydemann

It's Girl Scout cookie time. I bought a couple of boxes a few days ago. The Scouts were in a prime spot, outside Lunardi's supermarket. Location is ...

A Valentine for Grief

Mark Liebenow | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

A year later, after I've forgotten about her and have begun talking to other women, she sneaks up, whacks me behind the knees, and down I go, sobbing. I wail that I missed her, but she brushes me off. Tells me not to forget again. And she's gone.

Surviving the Emotional Chaos of Grief

Rhonda O'Neill | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Rhonda O'Neill

If someone had told me, 10 years ago, that I would be writing about grief, I wouldn't have believed them. At the age of 38, after years of struggles,...

What to Say When There Is Nothing to Say

Mark Myers | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Myers

Not a word was spoken and I promptly fell apart in his embrace. I cried like I had never cried in my life. He just held on for the ride. What my friend Steve gave me that day was the very essence of what to say when there is nothing to say:

Don't Forget Why You Started Showing Up

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

No matter how big or small our platform or following or reach. No matter how many likes or comments or shares we're getting. No matter the recognition or awards.

I Wasn't Going to Cry On Valentine's Day, But...

Lisa Gastaldo | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Gastaldo

The change will eventually complete and I will return to being unresponsive and dispassionate. I am finally at a place where I feel it's safe to express my vulnerability and I don't want to retreat.

How to Find the Gifts in Your Grief

Carrie Doubts | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Carrie Doubts

Grief is the experience you are going through, and it doesn't define who you are. Choose love and love will choose you.

Diane Rehm: A Class Act

Melanie Bishop | Posted 02.08.2016 | Books
Melanie Bishop

In On My Own, Diane Rehm shares with readers her experience of early grief after losing John Rehm, her husband of 54 years. Rehm's attempt to discover who she will be without her life mate, offers up questions any of us might consider when faced with a loss of similar magnitude.

Letting Mom Go

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Kerrie L Cooper

I remember feeling untethered for several months after she was gone. A childlike sense of "wait -- how can I be here without you?" And while it took some time, I came to look upon it all like the grandest of adventures.

How to Support a Loved One Who Is Ill

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Gross

This is the same person you have loved and love still, so be there for her by listening closely rather than just hearing what she has to say. Remember that her actions speak louder than her words... and this is never more true than when faced with a health crisis.

The Day I Realized I Had Been Betrayed

Tara Hedman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

It didn't happen all at once. It happened slowly and almost imperceptibly. My heart hurts just thinking about it. I nurtured little Walter and so wanted him to be mine.

How to Balance the Waves of Grief and Giving

Tara Hedman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

I cannot give what I do not have. Giving out of hidden resentment is poisonous to both parties. Giving out of a heart of love is satisfying beyond measure.

From Grief to Joy

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 02.08.2016 | Books
Craig K. Comstock

After loss, Franbcis Weller advises, find other people with whom to express your grief. This is not the time for self-reliance. It hurts to keep grief...

Giving Yourself Permission to Grieve

Erin Coriell | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Coriell

With loss occurring almost daily, how do we stay a float? Grief isn't exactly trendy. However it is natural and necessary. I have attended many grief groups and I believe there are two common themes

Swearing And Grief

Mark Liebenow | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Liebenow

I can't help you if you censor yourself and only tell me the nice things. Saying nice things will get you a Tootsie Pop. Honesty gets you my compassion.

Between Birth and Death

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2016 | Women
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

"Baby Boom" is a reality television program that follows couples as they come into the hospital to have their babies. I watch the show religiously, an...

How to Use Meditation to Understand Death and Deal With Grief

Chandresh Bhardwaj | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Chandresh Bhardwaj

While we welcome a birth with great festivity, death is often less celebratory. Acknowledging death is more uncomfortable than talking about birth. We...

3 Ways to Get What You Want While Building Your Compassion Muscle

Laura Jack | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Jack

By giving people the benefit of the doubt, sharing what is going on for you, and asking for what you need, you build compassion for yourself and others, and you are more likely to have your emotional needs met during these moments of inevitable heartache.

Dale Edwin Sherrard, 1961-2015

Poetry Foundation | Posted 02.03.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

by Prageeta Sharma I am still mourning and still grieving. Known for most of his life as Eddie and then as Dale for the last twenty-six years. So h...

Seven Steps to Decuttering Your Grief

Gloria Horsley | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Gloria Horsley

Of course, we all know that change is not easy and it is anxiety producing. So be willing to compromise with your family members and accept the fact that you may have to break promises in order to get started. Below are some examples of clients who made changes.

The Zen of Dying

Annie Wood | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Annie Wood

This is my life. All of it. I miss my mom, but I'm forever grateful for this profound sorrow because it has taught me more about who I am. Turns out, I'm more than I thought I was. And I have a feeling, so are you.

3 Myths Of Grief To Stop Believing

Carrie Doubts | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Carrie Doubts

You may feel that people around you would rather that you "get over it" quickly and "get on with your life" so they can get on with theirs too. Most of us aren't taught how to grieve, and so, we won't know how to be with others in a supportive way when they are grieving. Some myths about how one "should" grieve:

What A Sick Puppy Taught Me About Love

Stephanie Gates | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women
Stephanie Gates

The only way to find life again after any kind of death is to allow it to flow through you -- to both receive it and give it.

The Role of Death in Finding Meaning in Life

Josh Korda | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Josh Korda

"Whoever develops awareness of death by thinking, 'I'm following the dharma by considering mortality once a day or night, or during meals, are unmindf...

Finding Inspiration Through Grief

James Stoddah | Posted 01.31.2016 | Arts
James Stoddah

Celebrity culture has grown in recent decades and this is to be expected, as time will claim our heroes and influencers with greater frequency. It's creating a new paradigm in our journey towards accepting our own mortality.