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I am sitting shiva for America.

Vanessa Zoltan | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics
Vanessa Zoltan

I've started a list of things that I think I will think next Wednesday, November 16th. But I refuse; I patently refuse to talk about that list anymore...

Three Suggestions For Widows And Widowers Who Have Lost Their Bed-Sharing Partner

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

So I suggest that, if it feels right to do, a widow or widower might write things, say things aloud, or say things in their mind to the spouse who has died. And making that part of the routine of going to be bed or first being in bed might be especially valuable.

Why The Death Of A Pet Is Especially Devastating For Children | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living

For kids, the loss of a pet can be devastating. And new research shows that part of the reason is that children may see pets as their best friends. Fo...

My Beloved King, Father Of Our Nation

Rani St. Pucchi | Posted 10.19.2016 | World
Rani St. Pucchi

I was born in the reign of King Rama 9 of Thailand. Today Thai people all over the world are mourning his death. Yes, our beloved King has died.

How Mourning Can Support A Soul's Journey

Michael Mamas | Posted 09.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Mamas

Just as currents tumbling down a mountain stream come together, separate, and then reunite, souls reunite in divine Oneness. Yet they do so in God's way, in God's time, not in the way or time of our worldly will.

My Sorrow Infused Me With Mercy

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

"You are not a true adult until both of your parents have passed on, you are then an orphan." John F. Kennedy, Jr. At the age of 26, I buri...

Young Woman Loses Three People In One Year To Heroin

Alicia Cook | Posted 08.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Cook

Within a six-month span in 2012, Lindsey lost three people to drug addiction. That's three dreaded phone calls, three worst nightmares, three funeral ...

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 ...


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...