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Forgetting the 9/11 Victims

American Anthropological Association | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
American Anthropological Association

Now that the museum's opening is over, and the public has been given its space for remembering, it is time for the museum's administrators to return to the private suffering of the victims' families. It is not too late to give the 9/11 families the rights they deserve.

Can Exercise Help You Grieve?

Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sarah Elizabeth Richards for Life by DailyBurn When I went through a breakup a few years ago, what helped me the most wasn't ice cream or vodka....

How My Father Taught Me to Make Stuff Up (And How That Has Made All the Difference)

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Anything was possible, even the most unlikely things -- which, with a twinkle in his eye, he could often make us believe.

How To Find Peace On Father's Day When Dad Is No Longer Around

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 08.09.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Father's Day, 2001. A day that did not start out well. A day on which I had never felt more or completely alone. You see, by the time Father's Day 2001 arrived, I had been widowed for all of five months. As if that were not enough, my own father died two weeks prior to Father's Day.

After the Shooting At SPU: Desolation, Consolation... Hope

Jack Levison | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

I confess to a certain deep consolation--maybe it is hope after all--lying somewhere inside me next to that ball of grief, as I recollect the faces and faith of my students.

From a Fatherless Daughter: Dads, You're Doing it Right

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

If we weren't so distracted by the "outstanding" as some kind of bizarre yardstick of self-worth measurement, we would appreciate and relish the real, the small and the imperfect.

Death, Taxes and the One Thing Benjamin Franklin Forgot

Adam Griffin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Adam Griffin

We can control our focus. We can take a step back from the penny and view the enormity and warmth of the sun. We can take a step back from the tree and view the complexity and beauty of the forest. We can continue to give back.

Changing the Way We Experience Loss and Death

Laura McCorkindale | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Laura McCorkindale

This is the one gem of light in the otherwise torturous loss of a loved one. Being conscious of this gift, allowing it and remembering it (for yourself and others) could be life changing during grieving, so spread the word.

The Words That Changed My Life After My Mom Died

Erin Whitten | Posted 08.04.2014 | Teen
Erin Whitten

When people ask me why I have so much drive and passion for success, there is only one person's name I respond with: Michelle. Michelle was my best friend. She was my mother.

Widowhood With a Message

Honey Good | Posted 08.03.2014 | Fifty
Honey Good

Live with peace surrounding you. Keep your treasures within eye distance. Arrange a "room of your own."

Open Letter to the Class of 2014 From a Mom Whose Son Will Not Graduate

Gisela Voss | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Gisela Voss

Most of your high school friends are graduating, Luke, and it's not that I begrudge them their milestones. It's just that on top of missing you, I am missing yours. So by way of channeling my grief into something positive, I dare write a letter to your classmates finishing college.

In Remembrance of Maya Angelou

Panache Desai | Posted 08.03.2014 | Arts
Panache Desai

There is deep grief when a cultural touchstone such as Maya Angelou passes on, but her death is not an ending. It is an invitation for us to embody the possibility of love, peace, and inspiration within.

When Parenting Breaks Your Heart

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

I wanted to be a mom for a long time before I became one. But I didn't know how tired I'd be. Or how angry I'd get. I had no idea that the stakes would feel so high and the losses would loom so big. Parenting is scary and painful -- it breaks your heart.

Remembering Mom and Dad

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Fredda Wasserman

Leah was only 23 years old when her mother and father died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning leaking from a water heater in their home in Africa in 2007. Though their deaths were sudden, shocking and devastating, Leah has developed, thrived and maintained a close connection to their memories.

Why So Many People Go Sideways When Death Visits A Family

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

There is another arena where 'armchair quarterbacks' also exist -- except this time, those who sit in the metaphorical armchairs have the ability and occasionally, the actual desire to wreak havoc, cause pain and outright destroy relationships.

How Developing Our Memory Of The Past Influences Our Future

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living

When we go through a challenge or endure grief, more often than not we wish to block out the memory from our minds. The pain we endured isn't somethin...

I Miss Tommy Carraway

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

It was there that The Normal Heart and Larry Kramer reminded us living today: Act Up. Fight AIDS.

Requiem for a Buoyant, Enduring Spirit

Jessica Levco | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Levco

What impressed me the most about Lindsey is that cancer never defined her. It was just part of her story. The cancer crept into her healthy tissues, her bones, her organs, but it never got to her spirit. It never touched that.

You Went to a Funeral and Then You Went Home

Courtney Fitzgerald | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents
Courtney Fitzgerald

Once the funeral was over and the day was done, you went home. Back to life, back to love, back to those who make your world complete. You went to a funeral, and then you went home.

Someone to Lean On

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Grief uniquely impacts each person. Listening to yourself and respecting where you are at with your journey is important. Grief is complex, and no two situations are the same.

Understanding Love and Loss Through My Dad's Necktie

Sara Hurn | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sara Hurn

I remember the look on my mom's face when she heard the news. I remember feeling like I couldn't breathe, and knowing that I wanted to be anywhere except where I was. Where does a story like this even begin?

What We Can Learn From Witnessing Tragedies (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Last weekend tragedy struck the University of California Santa Barbara community when a student went on a stabbing and shooting rampage before turning...

Giving Back: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

How would your life change if you gave something away every day? In 2012, I made a commitment to give away $1000 grants, every single day, to individ...

The Lesson I Learned Only After Losing My Mother

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 07.25.2014 | Fifty
Alexandra Rosas

Children never wonder why there is food on the table, or why they have coats and boots to keep their feet dry in the winter. We think a house with heat comes by magic. It isn't until adulthood, when we're parents ourselves in a dual-income family with half the children that my mother had, that we wonder in disbelief, how did she do it all and alone?

Armchair Analysis: Was Your Relationship 'Good' Enough to Warrant So Much Grief?

Megan Devine | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

If you're wrestling with what to share or not share about your relationship, here's what you should know: The reality is, everyone has imperfect relationships.