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Losing a Loved One

How To Embrace Life Again After Losing A Loved One

Mara Karpel, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Mara Karpel, Ph.D.

My family and I are arriving at the one-year anniversary of my dear father's death. The colors are gradually returning to my world. The grass, flowers, sky, and sunsets have been moving from sepia tints to muted tones, although still somewhat anemic versions of their true hues.

Honoring Dads Gone Too Soon On Father's Day

Allison Gilbert | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home
Allison Gilbert

It's essential to recognize that a sanctuary doesn't even have to exist outdoors -- you can assign refuge status to any spot you dedicate for reflection, even your sofa -- as long as it offers you a quiet place to remember.

Memories and Mindfulness

Susie Wolbe | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Susie Wolbe

Finally, taking the time to pause and really value each of the events that pass our way, rather than just moving mindlessly from one moment to the next, can ensure that we really experience life, instead of failing to see the ties and connections that truly prove the connectedness of us all.

Man Turns His Grief Over Beloved Grandmother Into The Perfect Tattoo

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 04.22.2016 | Home


The Day I Gained a Husband But Didn't Know I Was Also Losing My Mother

Stephanie Molina Ceccarelli | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home
Stephanie Molina Ceccarelli

I'd planned to tell Mom how much I loved her, but it was too late. I swallowed the lump in my throat and instead all I could hear myself say was, "Mom, I can't look at you, because if I do I know I'll lose it." We took one step, then another, and walked what I didn't know would be the last walk we'd ever share again. And just like that, she gave me away.

The Yoga of Life and Loss

Jenine Durland | Posted 03.10.2016 | Home
Jenine Durland

I am not a scientist or a guru, and I have no other way of explaining what happened in those moments between Myla's death and me in a parking lot trying to pull my shirt off, or my friend heading straight into a tree, but I have a belief.

How To Cope With Grief And Loss When You're Highly Sensitive

Tree Franklyn | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home
Tree Franklyn

When something as sweeping as death happens, it's easy to lose your balance and get lost in the swirling vortex of heightened emotions inside and outside you.

Young Adults Remember Their Parents' Deaths In Moving Video

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.03.2015 | Home

Watch these young adults recall their parents' deaths and feel their love and pain. Or perhaps your own. The tears and memories flow in BuzzFeed's "Wh...

Widower Says It's A 'Miracle' He Found Wife's Lost Dollar Bill Years Later

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.07.2015 | Home

ABC US News | World News In what he calls a "miracle," 86-year-old widower Peter Bilello got a touching message from his late wife when he stumbled ...

How To Stay Connected To Your Loved Ones After They Die

OWN | Posted 04.30.2015 | Home

In July 2012, Amanda Lindgren lost her soul mate in the horrific Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting. She and her boyfriend, Alex Teves, were attend...

The 2-Minute Phone Call That Changed My Life Forever

Honey Good | Posted 03.30.2015 | Home
Honey Good

I lost my husband and my daughters lost their devoted father in a short two-minute telephone conversation. The next few days were a blur.

My Wish Over the Holiday Season for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones

Jonni Gray | Posted 02.14.2015 | Home
Jonni Gray

The opposite of death isn't life. The opposite of death is birth. Use this holiday season to give birth to a new form of relationship with your loved one who has passed on.

6 Steps To Survive The Holiday Season After Loss

Donna Mebane | Posted 02.03.2015 | Home
Donna Mebane

The first year, I didn't cook Thanksgiving dinner or shop for Christmas presents. I had other children, sure. But I didn't have Emma, and that defined me

I Love You, Rosie

Jodie Preiss | Posted 02.01.2015 | Home
Jodie Preiss

I will be forever grateful that I had those two weeks before the fight began. Those two weeks that seemed to be just us -- cocooned in her hospital room. Two friends, mother and daughter. A bond that had survived distance and disagreement. A bond that had lasted for almost 38 years.

Moving Through Grief and Loss

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 01.20.2015 | Home
Danielle Vaughn

We live in a world of constant gain and loss, and the common denominator is always love. Love is who we are, love is where we are from and love is how we are all connected. Tap into it and know that the moment when you do, your loved one is doing the same.

The Choice You Have To Make When Things Go Horribly Wrong

Posted 03.13.2015 | Home

Accidents are never pleasant, but if you choose to see meaning in them, they can be useful. Martha Beck explains why every mishap is a chance to expan...

My First Father's Day Without Dad

Susan Vernicek | Posted 08.02.2014 | Home
Susan Vernicek

I lay in bed at night thinking of my dad and how each day I feel is getting to be too "normal and routine."

Keep Going -- We Believe in You

Nancy Sharp | Posted 04.23.2014 | Home
Nancy Sharp

Among all the lessons borne from losing my husband to cancer, the one I see clearest is this: The best way to memorialize a loved one is to choose life. When life feels hard, I tell myself to keep going. I tell my children the same thing.

Losing a Partner: How to Recover from the Loss of a Loved One

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Margaret Manning

Accept the love and support of family and friends at this time, but understand that they may not know what to say or do.

7 Ways To Honor A Missing Loved One At Your Wedding | Posted 05.02.2013 | Home

Obviously you want to be surrounded by everyone you love on your wedding day, so it sucks when that just can't happen. Here are seven ways to honor th...

Saying Goodbye to Nana

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 02.26.2013 | Home
Zachary K. Pearce

I did my best to hide my tears, to not let my Nana sense that I knew God was calling her home. There was no medical indication of that. I didn't need to hear it from them. I knew in that moment, that God was readying Nana.

The ONE Thing to Never Say After a Long-Term Illness

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Carole Brody Fleet

You have read it in newspapers, you have seen it in obituaries or heard it at funerals and you have certainly heard it on the news many times -- you may even actually say it yourself.

My Grandmother Amy: A Life Well-Lived for 98 Years

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Sharon Greenthal

My grandmother's picture was featured on the cover of the sheet music for "Once In Love With Amy," and the story goes that late one night, my grandfather brought home dozens of copies of the sheet music and hung them up all over their apartment in Forest Hills to surprise her.

'He's In A Better Place' -- And 14 Other Things You Should NEVER Say To The Bereaved

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 10.13.2012 | Home
Carole Brody Fleet

When someone says: 'He's in a better place.' What the widowed are thinking is: 'Better than here with me?'

Have You Treasured Your Life Today?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Dr. Judith Rich

Those near and dear to us will feel our absence, and we trust that after we're gone, we will remain in their hearts just as those who have passed on from our lives remain in our own. And so it goes on this human journey.