iOS app Android app

#Grief

What NOT To Say After Miscarriage or Child Loss

Seleni Institute | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Seleni Institute

When someone you love loses a baby, you may feel helpless and uncertain about how to respond. And you might not get it right. If you've never experienced such a loss yourself, how can you know what your friend or family member needs at this terrible time?

10 Healing Mantras For When You Need A Pick-Me-Up

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

Your soul knows the best way for you to heal. Part of removing the pain is to allow yourself to listen to the grief and move through it with attention.

Everything Happens For A Reason

Katina Corrao | Posted 09.28.2014 | Women
Katina Corrao

One minute you're planning a weekend and the next, a team of doctors surround your bed. One of them knelt down, held my hand and explained that they were going to remove the mass.

What to Do With Our Grief Over the Mid-East Crisis?

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2014 | Impact
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

Turning that grief into aggression, rage, revenge and anger in the form of hateful posts, violent protests, or further divisiveness among people and nations is not the way to go if you care about human life, human rights, or peace.

How I Regained Perspective On Life and Parenthood

Lisa Corbett | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Lisa Corbett

It is so easy, given the immediacy of young children and their myriad requirements, to get bogged down in the small stuff.

How Finding My Father's iPhone Helped Me Mourn His Death

Jordan Jayson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan Jayson

I realize nothing can replace a face-to-face goodbye. But I believe the digital clues I've been able to piece together give me the memories I need, and I'm grateful that I was able to witness his life -- even in death.

The Good, the Bad, the Midlife Crisis

Narelle Hill | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Narelle Hill

A year ago, I was living in San Francisco and working as a corporate consultant. Then one night, as I was packing my suitcase for a business trip to Switzerland, I got a phone call that had me quit my job and get on a plane home to Australia instead.

The Black Dress

Susannah Lewis | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

Before I could fall to my knees and sob into the black polished cotton, I was interrupted by a kind tone and a smiling face.

Don't Label My Late Child a Hero

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 09.27.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

But I remain guarded about the reckless use of the "h" word when it comes to cancer. Natasha was kind, compassionate and gracious, but over time she did not bear her disease with astonishing bravery.

Losing a Pet and How to Keep its Presence Alive in the Home

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 09.22.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sybil Adelman Sage

I'm not surprised to read that pets have become extremely important to young singles, who find that a dog or cat is less stressful than being with a lover (though in defense of humans, an animal, no matter how devoted, will never pick up the cleaning).

The Hard Truth About Staying Married After Losing A Child

Heather Spohr | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents
Heather Spohr

It's no secret that many marriages fall apart after the death of a child. I completely understand why.

Emotional Agility: Jessica Shows How to Be a Boss When Life's a B*tch

Emilie Aries | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

Jessica did not have the year she imagined she would. She started the year off with some ambitious new plans and launched a new partnership with a co...

Where Is the Respect?

David Kessler | Posted 09.21.2014 | World
David Kessler

We honor loss by individualizing it. That's what we need to do for each of the 298 souls lost. These events are reminders of how important peace is to us. These bodies remind us of the importance of life.

Your Closest Friend - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.21.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

...

The Difference Between 'I'm Sorry' and 'I've Been There'

Scott Stabile | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

If you can relate to someone going through a difficult time, try to find the strength to let them know. Allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to revisit your own pain and to share it, in words or in energy. Let them know that you are there for them, and that you can empathize with what they're experiencing.

The Edge of Grief: A Summer Reflection

Ellen Frankel | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
Ellen Frankel

As a bereavement counselor, it is my job to help create a safe space to give voice to the unspeakable, and to companion others in their grief journey as they travel into the wilderness of their soul in search of their own inner knowing and truth.

A Chance to Heal for Families and Friends of Accidental Overdose

Denise Cullen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Denise Cullen

The arc of our family's story has been profoundly shaped by our decision to channel our energy in a positive way in order to help with our own healing, and to ensure that Jeff's death was not in vain and to help other families.

Malaysia Airlines Tragedy: Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -- 10 Tips for Recovery

Gloria Horsley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Gloria Horsley

I have never lost a loved one in an airline crash, but I know the pain of recurring thoughts surrounding an accident. My 17 year-old son, Scott, and his cousin were burned to death in an automobile accident many years ago. The following are some of the symptoms that I had and a few tips on how I coped.

Do You Have to Be Reasonable When You're Grieving?

Megan Devine | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

I could pretend, but that pretending cost me. I could be reasonable, but telling that lie was exhausting. Now, when I read about grief, when I attend conferences that talk about grief, I think about those early days. I think about being reasonable. I think of how ridiculous that is.

The Paths to My Heart

Sabina Khan-Ibarra | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Sabina Khan-Ibarra

Losing a child is like losing a limb that only the parents of the dead child can see missing. It is a limb that you must learn to function without.

'Til Death Do Us Not Part: 5 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Deceased Spouse

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

You will likely always long for their physical presence, but recognizing that you still have a relationship is one way to soothe the sorrow. Staying connected fortifies you so that you can engage with life, connect to the living, and make meaning out of your loss.

Why Change Sucks Even When You're Middle Age

Donna Highfill | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Change is difficult. For some reason I thought being in my fifties meant that a change in life would no longer cause me to grieve. Instead, I would sit, Yoda-like, and spout wisdom such as 'Do or do not, there is no try.' Didn't happen.

How Many People Need to Die? The Manipulation of Grief to Incite War

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

The deplorable and frightening violence erupting in Israel and in the occupied territories is not an inevitable blood feud. It is the logical outcome of leaders who cannot come to the table to negotiate peace for the sake of their people.

What it's Like Pocket-Dialing a Dead Parent and Being Emotionally Triggered by Five Guys

Meaghan McGoldrick | Posted 09.07.2014 | College
Meaghan McGoldrick

Death is kind of like a bad break-up. There's a lot of ugly crying, fetal position dry heaves, binge drinking and subsequent after-hours spent reaching for the phone. The only difference is that, this time, there's no chance of reconcile.

Melissa Rivers' Grief Journey: From Silence to Advocacy

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

Melissa's experience compels her to now speak candidly to the public. She offers this frank advice and reassurance to grievers.