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A Different Sort of Father's Day

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

Father's Day is a little bit different for me than for most people. You see, it is not my father for whom I am most grateful for on this day, but my grandfather.

When A Child Loses A Dad: Lessons From My Daughter's Preschool

Paige Bradley Frost | Posted 08.11.2012 | Parents
Paige Bradley Frost

I found myself wondering about the "best age" for a child to lose a parent. Does such a thing exist?

Grief Echoes: A Pastor Reflects on Death and Remembering

Lillian Daniel | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Lillian Daniel

When death hits us, we are never prepared. Even when we know the end is near, when we can see the storm on the horizon, when it hits, it still feels like a tsunami.

My Eulogy for Uncle Kevin

Jim Higley | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

I share the eulogy I gave for my brother, Kevin, annually on this day to remind my son -- and all my children -- of a man who loved them dearly.

Why I'm Glad May is Over

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.01.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

In small ways, my friend and I had always been nurturing towards each other. I believe that this is something that motherless daughters sense about each other.

Should Doctors Learn to Grieve?

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

Grieving openly serves the important function of assuring ourselves and others that it is normal, and temporary, and part of a full and authentic life. Only suppressed grief threatens one's mental health.

How Grief Works

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

Living with loss has no closure on pain but, thankfully, it also has no closure on love. Transcending loss is the process of learning to live with love and loss side by side in a way that brings greater meaning and purpose into our lives.

Farewell, Sweet Creature

Logan Lynn | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green
Logan Lynn

My beloved teacup Pomeranian friend Dutch passed away this weekend and I wasn't there for it. The truth is, he was old and fragile. But his passing is still shocking and sudden and seemingly avoidable.

Grieving Before Graduating

Laura March | Posted 07.30.2012 | College
Laura March

Grief is not an emotion I expected to experience in college. I struggled to discuss my feelings with classmates who had never considered their parents' mortality.

Open to Change

Wendy Strgar | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

The only way to open to change is to give up our resistance to it. This letting go is the easiest and hardest thing in the world to accomplish. The power of opening to the present moment and letting things be what they are is a simple act, and in many ways a great relief.

Etan Patz And 5 Lessons That Loss Can Teach

Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D. | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben, Ph.D.

The pain of my childhood loss became something I could no longer deny, and I made a vow to turn my own life-long struggle to learn how to live with grief and loss into lessons that would guide the rest of my life.

Writing Down the Grief

Lori Ungemah | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

I always openly address grief, dying, and grieving in my classroom. Between the many deaths in literature and the persistent grief and melancholia in poetry, it's a subject that weaves itself easily into an English class.

Seven Stages of Ron Paul Supporter Grief

Death Race | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Is the Ron Paul campaign finally over? Depends on whom you ask.

The Two Magic Words That Will Help You Get Over Your Split

Mark Banschick, MD | Posted 07.17.2012 | Divorce
Mark Banschick, MD

Is it possible to get over a bad divorce?

Redefining the 5 Stages of Grief

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Claire Bidwell Smith

Only you know what path you need to take toward healing, and whether you accomplish this using every one of the five stages, shunning books about grief or never missing a session of your bereavement group, the key will consistently be to listen to yourself.

Missing Mom

Jan Angilella | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Jan Angilella

Mother's Day falls on my birthday this year. My mom and I loved these double celebration days. This year, I'll observe both occasions without her.

Hopsice: Grief, Depression and the DSM -- Take Two

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

It is important that we continue to see -- and treat -- bereavement as a universal experience that is an integral part of life.

'The Conversation': Kelly Preston

Amanda de Cadenet | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Amanda de Cadenet

Kelly speaks with Amanda and shares that when she was in a time where she questioned if she would ever be able to love again, she realized how much love she had inside of her.

PHOTOS: Dealing With Grief Through Writing And Drawing

Sarah Leavitt | Posted 07.04.2012 | Books
Sarah Leavitt

I've always had a really bad memory. So when my mother got Alzheimer's disease, I knew that I had to record what was happening to her and to our famil...

8 Tips For Understanding Grief And Rediscovering Gratitude

Mind Body Green | Melissa Rousseau | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living

On January 12, 2010 at 5am, after a year and a month of fighting, we lost her. My best friend, mother, and soul mate was gone from this world.    ...

Getting Older Without My Mother

Wendy Litner | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women
Wendy Litner

While my mother no longer knows me, she needn't be here to love me.

WATCH: The Therapeutic Power Of Pie

Posted 05.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Life is short. Eat pie. We all grieve in our own ways. Watch as Beth Howard describes how the pastry -- pie -- helped her cope with the loss of her...

Isolated on an Island, Dealing With Grief

Lea Lane | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Alone on the cliffs of Grand Manan Island overlooking the misty Bay of Fundy, I didn't feel any lonelier than I did anywhere else. I felt peaceful. I missed my husband, but now I felt his presence more clearly in my memories.

Solace Through Exposure

The Technician | Posted 06.23.2012 | College
The Technician

The nightmarish reality of Charlie's childhood memories were not uncovered until his days at Fellowship Hall, where, during a word association exercise, Charlie's instant response to the word "chocolate" was "knife," which uprooted the repressed experience.

Life, Death, and the Space in Between

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Stiffelman

When we think we're going to live forever, the little things get missed; they don't matter all that much. We forget how wonderful it is to taste chocolate, or listen to a great piece of music.