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Mourning

Mourning A Marriage

Rabbi Lisa Greene | Posted 08.23.2016 | Divorce
Rabbi Lisa Greene

When I lost my father, seven years ago, I was devastated ― sad and overwhelmed, uncertain what to do. Judaism gave me steps to take, ritual that pr...

Searching For Daddy

Helen Davey | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

As I mentioned in my last piece about my beloved father Jim Davey, I've spent much of my life searching for an understanding of just who he was. Havin...

Reframing Forgiveness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.

A Tribute To The Best Friend Who Died Way Too Soon

Susan R. Lichtenstein | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty
Susan R. Lichtenstein

Four times a year, for the very best weeks of the year, I had a sister-wife. Those were the weeks when Terry came to Chicago for shows at the Merchandise Mart. She would set up camp in our guest room, complete with the steamer and the extra hangers and the running shoes she kept in our closet year-round.

For Black Women, The All-Too-Common Trauma Of Public Loss

Ariel Zwang | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

We, as a diverse community, must let Diamond know that she too deserves her time to grieve and to navigate the next few hard months in her own way. As best we can, we must help lift that pressure to be strong and resilient when sometimes grieving may be all she can do to get through the days, hours and minutes.

Entry 16 OUR TRIP TO PHUKET Part 1

Chery Hayes | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from >>>> Entry 15 OUR TRIP TO PHUKET We have to fly from San Francisco to LA. We are going coach to LA and that is fine, but we got to ...

Entry 15 TARN AND CHRISTIAN

Chery Hayes | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from >>>> Entry 14 TARN AND CHRISTIAN Things are bad for Tarn, now that Adam wants a divorce. I feel terrible for her, but Adam is a b...

Daily Meditation: In Mourning

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.07.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

A Note From Camp Ramah, A Heart In Israel

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.05.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

May this Shabbat bring comfort and healing to our sisters and brothers - namely, all people. May our children inherit a better world, thanks to the actions we commit to take.

Phantom Child: Mourning Motherhood

Joanna Charnas | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women
Joanna Charnas

I will always be grateful to my former husband for keeping his word about having a child and allowing me to make the decision to give up this dream. Quietly and repeatedly, he asked how I could raise a child when I struggled to take care of myself. Eventually I realized he was right.

A Responds Casually... Entry 13

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from Entry 12 We go to another of Tarns fabulous restaurant choices. Tarn and A have long conversations in Thai. I sit silently with a smil...

It's Been 6 Years Since My Mother Has Known Me

Julie Greenbaum | Posted 06.28.2016 | Women
Julie Greenbaum

Last Friday night, I decided to take it easy and opted to stay in bed watching Netflix instead of a night out with my friends bar hopping in West Holl...

A Is Coming... Entry 12

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from >>>> Entry 11 I sit on the bed next to him smoothing his hair back and telling him I am his Nonnie and I love him. Sumeet changes him...

Entry 11

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

I am very excited and call Mia. "She is giving us Christian!!!" "Calm down", Mia tells me. This means nothing. I am stunned. Mia doesn't suffer fools and if you tell her you are giving her a million dollars she won't believe it until it is deposited in her bank account. This is frustrating for me. But she has a good mind for business and bullshit and so I calm down.

When Your Soul Is Stirred By Grief

Larissa Marks | Posted 06.16.2016 | Religion
Larissa Marks

Earlier this week, there was a tragedy that shook our world. It caused us a deep pain. Our souls were stirred with grief.

Grieving After Orlando: 5 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself

Tanja Pajevic | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Tanja Pajevic

Below are 5 tips to take care of yourself during this difficult time.

Grief -- Year One

Annie Wood | Posted 06.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Annie Wood

"Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated." -Alphonse de Lamartine, Méditations Poétiques June 15th. Never has...

Entry 10 Trying to get Christian home

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from >>> Entry 9 Adria, Joshes dear friend wants to put on a benefit for Josh at The Monarch in San Francisco. She wants to do it all an...

The Next Step. Entry 9

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Continued from.... Entry 8 The flight to and from Phuket is always tough, unless you are flying business or first class. Many layovers, seats too clo...

Leaving Thailand. Entry 8

Chery Hayes | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Not so us. One night I asked Tarn to take me to the markets to buy things to take back home. So after dinner at Downstairs at Joes, we climbed into one of the open air taxis called tuk-tuks and headed for Patong Beach. It is hot and noisy and I am having trouble walking from the arthritis in my left knee.

I Didn't Recognize My Daughter's Best Friends

Mark Myers | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Myers

My mind reeled and my feet were frozen to the promenade beneath me because I had no idea who she was. I should have known her instantly. She was one of Kylie's classmates and a friend since the first grade. Still, her name escaped me -- a fact that rocked me to my core.

No One Tells You This About Loss, So I Will

Cora Neumann | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Cora Neumann

Let us be brave. Let us stay open to pain and hold space for what, ultimately, is not about pain as much as it is about love, connection, and life.

Salvaging what I could. Entry 7

Chery Hayes | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

Very early in his move to Thailand he tried to befriend a stray dog who bit his hand and he had to go to hospital for a series of rabies shots that were very painful.

Falling apart. Entry 6

Chery Hayes | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Chery Hayes

That night we walk to Diamond Beach Club and I see the stage where Josh DJ'd. I fall apart. Everybody thinks I am so strong.

The Gift of Being A 'Replacement' Child

Miranda Pacchiana | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents
Miranda Pacchiana

I grew up believing that I was a replacement child, for I was given life after another child lost his: a brother my family loved and missed, and whose absence cast an obvious shadow over my grieving mother's heart.