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Loss of Loved One

Why This Woman Says Her 'Mom's Death Was A Gift'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living

When Azaria Ulmer's mother died suddenly, Ulmer wasn't prepared for what followed. Coming from a culture that picks up and moves on quickly after the ...

Going to the Doggy Darkside

Mel Miskimen | Posted 12.23.2014 | Fifty
Mel Miskimen

I was in Target, and there it was, hanging on an aisle end cap, among the polyester brides, wiener dog buns and puggalicious sunflowers -- a black and white padded football jersey, number 00, Wide Retriever on the back in big white letters. I couldn't. I shouldn't. But... come on...

You Went to a Funeral and Then You Went Home

Courtney Fitzgerald | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Courtney Fitzgerald

Once the funeral was over and the day was done, you went home. Back to life, back to love, back to those who make your world complete. You went to a funeral, and then you went home.

The Power of Creating Rituals After the Loss of a Loved One

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Gross

No one can help you here, not even your mate. You must depend upon your own resource for, in reality, it is that resource that will bring you back to life. The essential self, given time, can reconnect and guide you back up out of the descent.

How To Change The Way You Think About Aging

Dinah Berland | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Dinah Berland

To be mindful of the fact that life can end without warning at any moment certainly makes the desire to live more authentically that much stronger, but this is not the only reason for being present in the moment; it is also that the present is where life is actually lived.

The Ghost In Me

Julie Gray | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Gray

I have learned life's most painful and most precious lesson. Would life be the raucous, laughable, painful, unspeakably beautiful ride that it is without knowing that it can end with one nightmarish phone call?

'Grammy, What Are You Going to Do Without Gramps?'

John Badalament | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Badalament

In his struggle to make sense of his grandfather's death, Jake has laid bare many seemingly unspeakable truths -- about love, loss and life itself -- for our family to face.