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John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
John Roman, Ph.D.

The thing about loss is that it's not a dark, brooding presence. Not like in the movies. Not in reality. Loss hibernates.

The War on Grief

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

The DSM-5, the most recent version of psychiatry's diagnostic bible, makes it possible to classify grieving that endures beyond a rather brief span of...

Learning a New 'Brand of Brave' As My Son Spreads His Wings

Margie Warrell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Margie Warrell

At the core of what I've learnt from Lachlan leaving home is that there are many different ways we are called to be courageous throughout the course of our lives.

5 Reasons No Relationship Is A Waste Of Time

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.27.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Relationships are by far our greatest teachers. When we are in love with someone we always have the hope this person could be the one that we spend our lives with. The greatest thing about each relationship we have is it serves as mirror for where we need to grow.

Learning About Life from the Woman Who Taught Us About Death

Dianne Gray | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Dianne Gray

I'm not sure why I walked into Barnes and Noble that afternoon, except that the "self-help" aisle seemed like a logical place to be as I pushed the wheelchair of my four-year-old son who had just been diagnosed with a rare, degenerative brain disorder.

8 Admirable People Who Transformed Tragedy Into Something Positive

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living

"All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming." -- Helen Keller What makes some people more resilient than others? According t...

On Keeping My Grandfather's Spirit Alive

Christina Grasso | Posted 08.22.2014 | New York
Christina Grasso

The story began in July 1923 in Brooklyn, NY. A boy named Leonardo was born to a Sicilian father, Carmelo, and Italian mother, Rose. "Leo," as he was called, was later joined by six sisters and one brother.

How My Job Saved Me

John Bonini | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
John Bonini

There's no instruction manual for the grieving, especially those who experience it so young. The only thing I knew after three weeks was that I needed to stay in motion. I needed movement.

Review Essay on "Levels of Life" by Julian Barnes

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 08.21.2014 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

The friend who gave me the book knew that I had been investigating and writing about the phenomenology of traumatic loss since the death of my late wife in February of 1991 shattered my world.

Alzheimers: A Daughter's Perspective of the Long Goodbye

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

Grieving isn't new for me, and it's been a long, long road -- this journey of saying goodbye to my father. Ronald Reagan called his Alzheimers the "long goodbye", and he was right. Since the day my mom called to tell me the news six years ago, it's been an incredibly difficult, painful but often beautiful experience.

How Death Did Me a Favor

Carolyn Bass | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
Carolyn Bass

I no longer took for granted the waking up every morning of myself, my husband, my children. If my sister could die, so could one of them.

Lindsay Holmes

Why Do We Grieve Celebrities? | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living

The passing of acclaimed actor Robin Williams and Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall last week left many fans mourning in their wake. While thousands of sym...

Guerrilla Aging: Loss

Renee Fisher | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

e can complain, we can grieve, we can mourn, we can avoid. We will sustain loss nonetheless. If we can take anything away from loss, it is that loss, like all of life, presents us with choices.

Depression Is No Laughing Matter

Nicole Luongo | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Luongo

The world is in shock over Robin Williams' death. It's hard to believe he committed suicide. Or, is it? The brilliant actor and comedian candidly disc...

Dealing With Pet Loss

Cristina Miliaresis | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green
Cristina Miliaresis

There is a deep infinite emptiness that accompanies the loss of a pet and member of the family. Many pets are viewed as 'furry children' and losing them at 10,12, even 14 years is a tragedy.

Early Onset Alzheimer's: A Daughter's POV

Melissa Taylor | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Melissa Taylor

Although I mourn the loss of my mother every day while she is still right in front of me, one thing keeps me holding on: she may not be able to express herself through the right words or call me by my name, I believe that she knows, deep down, that I will forever be her Melissa.

What True Love Feels Like

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

Sometimes it takes someone else showing you where there's hope to be able to see it, and sometimes it helps to look at an old situation in a new way to see what's growing out of the ashes.

8 Things You Can Do to Take Care of Yourself After a Celebrity Loss

Gloria Horsley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Gloria Horsley

These celebrity losses can also trigger painful memories of our own past losses and can raise existential questions.

Robin Williams: Life Lessons He Left Us With

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

There is so much to learn from a beautiful man like Robin Williams. Robin taught us that adult laughter and comedy were healing. He could, just by being him, make any topic, dark or light, somehow hysterically funny. We were all enamored with him because he reminded us to see the humor.

How To Help Someone Who Has Lost A Loved One To Suicide

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living

The loss on Monday of Robin Williams, one of our most beloved comedic legends, came as a shock to fans, who mourned his death both publicly and privat...

Loss, Age And Gathering The Circle Closer

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

The death of Robin Williams is in the forefront of social media and every news source this morning. It makes me sad that all the love and support surrounding him were not enough to stave off the demons. So, this morning I'm thinking about loss -- public and private.

Why We Need to Show Up for the Hard Stuff

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 08.11.2014 | Good News
Lisa Abeyta

I laid there in the dark for a moment, almost upset that I'd read it. I didn't want to go. I didn't want to be there for this -- the end. I didn't want to see my dad like that. I didn't want to do any of this.

Yagana Shah

This Lonely Grandpa's Reaction To Getting A Puppy Will Move You To Tears | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty

It seemed grandpa just couldn't catch a break. He lost his wife of 63 years and his beloved puppy within a four-month period. But a little surpris...

Why Losing My Friends Meant Losing Myself

Jen Simon | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

The ghosts of my friendships past still haunt me to varying degrees. The losses all hurt in some way or another, but the most hurtful time I've lost friends was after I became a mother.

Spousal Death Cause Power Outage: 25 Ways to Amp Up Your Power

Gloria Horsley | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Gloria Horsley

If you or a family member are one of the thousands of people who were widowed last year and are having these feelings, you are not alone. No one likes feeling powerless or less connected. Let's look at what is going on.