iOS app Android app

Coping With Death

Grief Hoarders: Recovery Expert Warns Against Creating Shrines For The Dead

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.09.2012 | Health and Fitness

A difficult part of coping with the loss of a loved one is figuring out what to do with their belongings. In a segment for HuffPost Live, celebrity de...

Ramadan Reflection Day 16: How To Cope With Death Of Loved Ones?

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.04.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Moving on also does not entail completely forgetting. How we remember becomes key as does what we do through that remembrances. Our hearts will respond to things that remind them of what they hold as beloved.

Seeing The Dead

Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 04.26.2012 | Religion
Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore

Over the years as a community pastor, like most pastors, I attended to death, funerals and grieving in my town. Over the years, many times, the grieving would pull me aside and say, "Preacher, I had this dream..."

The Death and Dying Series Part One: How Do You Relate to Death?

Judith Johnson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Talking about and dealing with death is our last great social taboo. We all know that we will die someday as will our beloved ones and cherished pets and everybody else. Yet, most of us relate to death as wrong -- as something that shouldn't happen.

Tips for Talking to Children About Terminal Illness

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Parents
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

The ways in which children respond to a terminal diagnosis is shaped in large part by their social environment. Most prominent in this regard are parents, teachers, and family.

How to Console a Grieving Friend During the Holidays

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 02.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

Consoling a griever can feel like a frightening task. However, if you follow these six tips designed to open your heart and offer your support, your grieving friend will be most grateful.

Katherine Bindley

Michelle Duggar Miscarries, Plans To Name The Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.14.2011 | Parents

Michelle Duggar, the mother of America's biggest family -- or at least its most well-known one, thanks to reality television -- was five months into h...

7 Positive Steps To Deal With Loss

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 01.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

When a feeling of loss happens, learning to cope is essential to be able to bounce back.

How Cable News Made Me Lose My Religion and My Mother

Kathryn Dawson | Posted 01.22.2012 | Religion
Kathryn Dawson

Until the late 90s my relationship with my mother remained largely intact. But then she discovered Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, and I could not have anticipated the devastating way this would change our relationship.

How To Survive The Loss Of A Spouse

D. Keith Cobb, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
D. Keith Cobb, M.D.

The death of a spouse is rated as one of the most distressing events in life -- an event that one spouse in every couple must eventually face.

You Don't Outgrow Being A Daddy's Girl

Holly Palance | Posted 01.12.2012 | Fifty
Holly Palance

When our parents die, we don't like to believe that we're next. But we are. Better to grow up before we die. That's a lesson my dad taught me. So on this anniversary, I remember, with gratitude my dad.

Psalm 46 And Living After The Death Of A Loved One

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 12.31.2011 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Finality can bring you to the edge of despair and change your inner make-up. Those changes can be both painful and seem endless but also can give life.

Seeing '50/50' Through The Eyes Of Psalm 23

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 12.13.2011 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Eventually, the shadow of death will make itself known to us all and the chances for surviving life are not 50/50 but 0/0. In the meantime, may we value those who walk in the valley with us.

St. Hildegard Of Bingen: Honor The Dead By Carrying Them Forward

John Backman | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
John Backman

It is more than keeping their memory alive or remembering their birthdays... as important as these practices are; it is about sustaining the ideals, values and passions that they cared about so deeply.

It's Time To Chuck The Bucket List

Lee Lipsenthal, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Lipsenthal, M.D.

"It's been a miracle that you've been alive for these past two years," Donald told me. "At this point, it's about controlling symptoms only. There is no cure."

Why You Should Have A Memorial Service

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

As I glance down the obituary column, I see a statement that occurs more and more often: "In keeping with Virginia's wishes, there will be no funeral service." I am deeply disturbed by this trend.

Don't Tell Me It's OK

Sue Doble | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion
Sue Doble

Dec. 16, 2007, God called my beloved home. Anger and grief filled my being. Mostly, I was angry at God. How dare He let this happen when we were on our way to a different life?

Parentless Parents: Best Tools for Remembering Our Parents

Allison Gilbert | Posted 09.04.2011 | Women
Allison Gilbert

What I miss most about my dad is something I only had for a short time -- experiencing him as a grandfather.

Torah Lessons: What We Are And What We Can Be

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 08.23.2011 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

The Torah does not often express the terror human beings feel in the face of death as directly as it does in this week's portion. Nor does the Torah often advise so explicitly how best to cope with death.

Camp Gives Grieving Kids A Place To Heal

Posted 08.23.2011 | Impact

Coping with loss can be difficult at any age, but one camp in West Virginia is giving young survivors a place to heal. Camp Nabe, a bereavement camp...

With My Life Partner Gone, My Awakening Begins

Carol Jones | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

My life partner is gone. We came to each other in innocence, yet tainted by our life experiences. Too many regrets, too few years spent together, too young to die, too young to leave me alone.

Are Death And Birth More Alike Than We Think?

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Zarozny

If we can become comfortable with seeing someone off, we can create a beautiful loving way to cherish our last moments together.

Parentless Parents: Strategies For A Better Mother's Day

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

The truth is, being a mom hasn't removed the part of me that was also a daughter, and sometimes Mother's Day is just a painful reminder of her absence. So what can one do to make Mother's Day less painful and a lot more joyful?

6 Mindful Strategies To Recover From The Shock Of Loss

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

I don't believe we ever get over a significant loss, but we do learn to move through it, live with it, and perhaps even use it creatively to find our life's purpose and harvest its lessons.

Why Writing About Grief Makes Me Happy

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

In truth, I'm happy in the face of what I write because I have an outlet for all my feelings. My upbeat attitude has been shaped by creating a new and different conversation about loss, and the relationship I have with my readers.