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7 Things I Know To Be True In Middle Age

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 06.12.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Recently I lost someone very important. Rita was a second mother to me as far back as I can remember in my childhood. She was the mother that cracked jokes and showed me it was perfectly fine to dance while cooking or recount stories just for a laugh.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Delanie Walker join MADD in 'No More Victims'

Gloria Horsley | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Gloria Horsley

When I arrived at MADD I really didn't think it was a place where I "belonged" but to my surprise I found that a number of the staff and volunteers themselves were not victims of drunk or drugged drivers. Some joined to support friends and others were just drawn to a great cause.

To the Everyday Heroes: Thank You!

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dragos Bratasanu

Appreciate your loved ones. Appreciate your parents. Appreciate your children. Appreciate your friends and colleagues. One day in the future, not too far from today, everything else will not matter anymore.

The Light in Sheryl Sandberg's Post on Grief

Donna Mebane | Posted 06.10.2015 | 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.

One Year After My Daughter's Death

Jeremy Krashin | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Jeremy Krashin

She's in the playroom when Goldie plays. She's by my side while I'm working at my office. She's on Julie's shoulder while her and Goldie play at the playground.

Why Kenny Loggins Should Write A Song About Houseplants

Joseph P. Farrell | Posted 06.08.2015 | Comedy
Joseph P. Farrell

Emily surprised me with a new plant on my birthday. We named her Federika. I thanked Emily a thousand times, all the while thinking, Holy, shit, if this thing dies I am totally f*cked. Please, God, don't let this f*cker die.

A Bullet Point Checklist For Those Grieving After Divorce

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 06.04.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Grieving a divorce can take six months for one person and six years for the other. It's a personal journey and no one really has all the answers. Just do your best to keep your head above waters and hope for the best. It's all we have sometimes -- hope.

What You Can't Tell From Looking At My Pregnant Belly

Ravishly | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents

I don't feel the ultimate rush of happiness when someone wants to know all about this baby I hold my breath for. I often just feel like crying. I don't know how to tell them our story without having to face their fears, too. You are my worst nightmare, their eyes tell me. I know.

Joe Biden Tragedy: Dealing with Multiple Losses

Gloria Horsley | Posted 06.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gloria Horsley

Watching the news this past week was painful as pictures of Vice President Biden and his deceased son Joseph Biden III (Beau were shown on the news, a...

How I'm Remembering Joe Biden's Kindness -- And Returning It

Mandy Hitchcock | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Mandy Hitchcock

Joe Biden sent us a note five years ago when he heard about my daughter's death, even though he certainly had an infinite number of other things to do. As a bereaved parent and spouse, he understood that he could help change the sensation of the pain simply by bearing witness to it.

Artist Dons Late Mother's Clothing In Stunning Memorial Photos

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts

"Sunny day, the whole family sits at my grandmother’s garden, sausages on the grill, twittering birds, laughter, conversation. In this dress, my m...

Choosing Life And Finding Meaning 30 Days After Dave's Tragic Death

Sheryl Sandberg | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women
Sheryl Sandberg

I think when tragedy occurs, it presents a choice. You can give in to the void, the emptiness that fills your heart, your lungs, constricts your ability to think or even breathe. Or you can try to find meaning.

The 6:00 News Is My Practice: Atonement in 2015

Megan McFeely | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Megan McFeely

Maybe you are wondering if this practice of atonement has any impact? Does it do a damn thing? I can only say this. I have become right in myself. I have found a love that comes from inside my heart and a level of compassion that was unknown to me before.

10 Things To Do When Someone You Know Has Experienced Pregnancy Loss

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women
Alana Rosenstein

Don't minimize the precious child she has lost by saying she can always have another child, she was "only" at 10 weeks, or at least she has another child. She is grieving a life that lived inside of her -- for however short a time -- and that life and loss deserves honor and respect.

10 Things You Need to Know About Congenital Heart Disease From a Mom Who Lost Her Son To It

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

There are many things that need to be said about this, because frankly, congenital heart disease does not get the awareness, funding, or research that it so desperately deserves.

10 Things No One Ever Told Me About Grief

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear." -- C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed In 1979, when I was two weeks shy of turning 5, my father died. ...

Things I Still Need to Say

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

I had planned to write all the details from that Saturday. I did do that. It just came out and it wasn't cathartic at all. It was descriptive, It cap...

Grief Support for Beau Biden

Gloria Horsley | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Gloria Horsley

I hope those of you reading this blog will take the opportunity to share it with your friends and family. These are simple ideas and easy to keep in mind. As anyone will tell you who have had a death notification you never forget how or where you were told.

Biden's Burden: Loss Pays Another Visit

Barry David Kluger | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Barry David Kluger

The country is saddened, and party doesn't matter. We all share the family's loss because it can happen to any one of us. It did to me, and while I know some friends and FB acquaintances are tired of my efforts to bring child loss to the national discussion, the loss of Beau Biden compels us to talk about it.

What Joe Biden Has Said About Dealing With Personal Tragedy And Grief

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics

Perhaps no one in American politics has dealt with more personal tragedy than Vice President Joe Biden. Beau Biden, who died Saturday of brain cancer ...

Good Grief

Barry Kibrick | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Barry Kibrick

Due to nature of the topic many grieving people feel alone in their pain and there exist no magic pills for relief and even time, although it has an effect, does not eliminate grief, at best it just may put it in perspective after a while.

Why You're Destroying Your Life: Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself

Kaitlin Robinson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kaitlin Robinson

Remember that to put your identity in anything external can be faulty and it keeps you from ultimate happiness. Recognizing your illusions and questioning your shoulds clears the path for you to lead a more whole, and authentic life. And in the meantime you can learn to see the growing pains as gifts and to discover what really makes you happy.

The Five Stages of Trying on Your Bathing Suit

Eileen O'Connor | Posted 05.29.2015 | Comedy
Eileen O'Connor

Grief is an amazing emotion. It is so complex. It even has five different stages all rolled into one. Each lasting a long time. Yet unique to each individual. Everyone's grief is their own. Grief is very personal. Like snowflakes, no two people grieve in exactly the same way. This is my story.

The Truth About Sex And The Grieving Widower

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

Women who date widowers are sometimes stunned when an actively grieving man presses eagerly for sex. Our culture mandates no 'correct' grieving process, and grieving is unique to every individual, but most experts agree that men and women mourn in different ways.

Growing Old Ungracefully

Barry David Kluger | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Barry David Kluger

In the often-revived Broadway musical "Pippin," the mother of Charlemagne says to her grandson, "I believe if I refuse to grow old, I can stay young till I die."