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Grief in the Time of Facebook

Jill Di Donato | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Facebook can be seen as a digital scrapbook, a journal, a way to collect memories in an interactive way, and therefore, it is a modern-day narrative, a timeline to "make sense of what happened."

Eternity in an Hour: In Tribute to Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

This has been the hardest eulogy for me to write. I cried almost every step of the way. I miss him greatly. I know we all do. His smile, sense of humor, warmth, wisdom and vision. We have lost a giant.

Keeping Memories Alive Through Candid Conversation

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | TED Weekends
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgComing out of my closet enabled me to honestly share my grief journey with others and to gain inspiration from their experiences. And I gained a new perspective on life and death.

Malcolm Smith Wasn't Invited, a Lesson For Us All

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 04.29.2014 | Sports
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Football, granted, is just a game, but it's a big game on a national stage, and sometimes, what happens on the field can become a life lesson for the rest of us.

The Loss of a Lifetime: When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn Shattuck

What did it mean that there were no handbooks for me? That people asked me to be strong in the face of the biggest loss I'd ever experienced or imagined? At times I felt like I didn't deserve to feel so shattered, especially in the shadow of my parents' immense loss.

Journey to the Center of Your Grief

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

We all experience loss. When faced with the loss of a loved one, we are faced with great challenge. The sheer shock and utter sadness we feel most cer...

Grief and Healing: Will I Ever Recover?

Megan Devine | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

For me, any outside source or force asking me when I'll get better is going to be met with irritation. But if I do the asking, if I wonder -- myself -- what healing or recovery might look like, then it becomes a very different question.

Divorce: "You Will Survive"

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 04.22.2014 | Divorce
Robin Amos Kahn

My advice: Cry. Often, if you need to. Get a plastic baseball bat and hit a pillow, hard. Take kickboxing or run. Dance. Do yoga. Move the feelings through your body.

'I Was Dragged Kicking And Screaming Into The Wonder That Has Become Social Media'

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 04.19.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

I confess... I am a blonde-haired, green-eyed, modern-day dinosaur.

To Truly Learn How to Communicate, Love a Cat

Andrea Smith | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Andrea Smith

It's Valentine's Day, and men and women everywhere are scurrying around trying to find just the right gift or card to show their special someone they care. Some turn to chocolates, some roses, but do you really know what your sweetie loves?

Obituaries and Valentines

Pat Taylor | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

Obituaries and valentines: two words that one rarely sees side by side on the greeting card rack at the drugstore or on the list of options provided b...

5 Life Lessons Losing My Father Taught Me

Susie Moore | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Spend time with your parents, your siblings, your old friends. Ask them questions about their lives. What did they think about the world when they were your age? What are their passions? When were they the happiest in their lives? I did this recently with my mum and the answers surprised me. Nothing is more important and worthy of your time than the people you love. Nothing.

Healing Your Heart: 3 Ways to Cope With Loss and Grief

Pamela Dussault | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Dussault

Losing a loved one -- whether it's through separation, divorce or death -- is never easy. It is painful, sometimes so painful that it may feel much b...

I Was Pregnant for Over a Year

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

On a Tuesday in mid-October, while sitting in my dermatologists waiting room, I noticed that I had to urinate for what seemed like the thousandth time that morning. And there it was. Blood.

Uncommon Advice to Heal a Broken Heart (In Time for Valentine's Day...)

Susan Piver | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

If you begin to turn the tables even a teeny tiny bit from "How will I find love?" to "How will I give love?" I promise you will be amazed at the power your own loving kindness has to heal you. But don't take my word for it. Try it.

Things Aren't Always As Bad As They Seem

Emma Goddard | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Emma Goddard

When you're having a day like I did, believing there's no way you can get through it -- sit back, relax and breathe.

The One Thing Turning 40 Brought Me

Amanda Magee | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women
Amanda Magee

I want to go toward happy. I think that a lot of us do, but for whatever reason we get tripped up in what we're supposed to do. How we're supposed to look. What people think.

Remembering My Mom: The Living Memories Project

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

My mother was essentially a cheerful, optimistic person. When I was bored, sad or depressed, she would say: "Get yourself a project." So I decided my project would be to interview people about how they keep alive the memories of their loved ones.

Letting Go of Stuff

Katie Lance | Posted 04.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Katie Lance

I was reminded that at the end of the day our stuff -- is just that -- it's just stuff. It's just that so much of our stuff has so much meaning.

Miscarriage

Deborah Cruz | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Deborah Cruz

I want to scream and yell and kick the world. The pain is so all-consuming that it swallows me whole. I am too weary to fight. I can't even cry.

Mom Is in the Details.

Naomi Mac Millan | Posted 04.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Naomi Mac Millan

I've always just looked at is as another way of expressing myself, and hopefully, fairly representing my fiancé. I have now realized that my decorating style has its roots in my mother. That tea tin brought it all back.

Why Celebrating Every Birthday Is So Important

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

In earlier years and like so many of you, I fondly remember the goal of getting to the 'next number' on the ladder of life. I remember being ten years old and wanting oh-so-much to be twelve years old because twelve meant the 'sophistication' of junior high school.

Freedom Is Not All It's Cracked Up To Be Now That I'm A Widow

Jamie Greenebaum | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Jamie Greenebaum

This past weekend was jam packed, again, still. A combination of my need to keep busy and the freedom to actually be able to get out. But obviously that freedom comes at a high price.

Always on My Mind

Mawuena Akyea | Posted 03.26.2014 | Black Voices
Mawuena Akyea

The loss of a good idea is like losing a good woman. Ideas come to me in fleeting moments. Sometimes it's when I am in a compact subway car with a rank odor floating around.

The Final Lesson Our Dog Taught My Sons

David Vienna | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
David Vienna

Like any good dog, Mike enriched our family. And even in death, he's helping us teach a heartbreaking, yet vital lesson to our boys.