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Losing a Loved One

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

Tree Franklyn | Posted 09.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
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 | Healthy Living

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

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

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty

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 wh...

How To Stay Connected To Your Loved Ones After They Die

OWN | Posted 04.30.2015 | OWN

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 | Fifty
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 | Healthy Living
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 | Women
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 | Women
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 | Healthy Living
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 | OWN

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...

My First Father's Day Without Dad

Susan Vernicek | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
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 | Healthy Living
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 | Fifty
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 | Weddings

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 | Impact
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 | Fifty
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 | Fifty
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 | Fifty
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 | Healthy Living
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.

Celebrating Lost Loved Ones During The Holidays

Jackie Hooper | Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Jackie Hooper

It can be difficult to find the strength to keep family traditions alive, especially if the person who loved them so much is no longer around to share in the experience.

'Don't Plead With Me Not To Die'

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 08.03.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

If God did not mean for us to live forever and did not indicate that longevity beats out quality, doesn't it make sense that when someone is dying the expectation would be to encourage them to let go?

Eight Weeks With Dad

Susanna Quinn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susanna Quinn

Perhaps for the first time, I saw the world through the eyes of a dying man, and it was so much better. Time moved slower, the flowers were brighter, people were kinder, and my family and friends were more meaningful.

FACE IT: Funerals Can Be Life Affirming

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Attending a funeral is beneficial not only to those closest to the bereaved, but is a healing and necessary way to help them -- and us -- move on. And to remind us that every moment counts.

Death, Impermanence And Continuity

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

At the intellectual level everybody knows we are going to die, but what does death really mean? One interpretation is that we suffer because we do not understand or fully relate to impermanence.

Accepting the Death of a Loved One

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Would we even have a perspective as to what life is if there was no death? Life is what it is only because death is.