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Love and Loss

The Empty Seat at the Seder Table: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 04.16.2017 | Religion
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

As a little girl, my mother took me to see Marjorie Morningstar, a movie about a Jewish girl, played by Natalie Wood, who wants to follow an unconvent...

The Open: My Season of Gain and Pain - A Tale of Tennis, Love and Loss

Joel Drucker | Posted 10.20.2014 | Sports
Joel Drucker

That so much has happened around the US Open is only fitting. My late wife often observed that the "Open" was the only one of tennis' four majors that described a state of being. Stay open, she advised, and good things will happen. She was correct.

Mom and Me

Michelle Madison | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Michelle Madison

I have learned that life's struggles are meant to be shared and not carried alone. I have learned that you don't wait to say "I love you" until the person is sick or dying; you say it every day. You make sure the people in your life know how important they are to you.

The Problem with Memory Boxes

Bethany Sales | Posted 09.11.2013 | Women
Bethany Sales

I bought the box thinking we'd go through it together one day. We'd sit on the floor of our first apartment and say, "We beat the odds," and you'd look at me the way you always had and I'd kiss you.

7 Steps to Mend a Broken Heart

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

After the initial shock of a loss many feel the need to push aside their grief lest it overwhelm them with its intensity. This is understandable, but the longer you avoid your pain and attempt to push it away, the more difficult it will be to break out of the paralysis.

The Final Frontier: A Small, Wooden Commentary on Love and Death

Logan Lynn | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Logan Lynn

I encourage you to pull your people close and tell them how much they mean to you before the day is through. Love is what matters.

Hilma Wolitzer's Poignant Novel Tackles Love After Loss In Midlife

Debra Ollivier | Posted 04.17.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Hilma Wolitizer's novel An Available Man is about a quirky 62-year-old science teacher and widower whose stepdaughters place a personal ad for him, and he finds himself besieged by women. His wife's spirit accompanies him as he grapples with renewed life, loss, love, and sex.

Grieving Well: How To Meditate Through Loss

Leslie Davenport | Posted 08.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Davenport

How can we navigate this confusing labyrinth of bereavement? Here are a few simple ways to hold a torch as you find your own way through.