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Death and Loss

Remembering the Nicest Man in Hollywood

Andrea King | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Andrea King

Yesterday morning, while driving my son to preschool, I turned on KPCC and heard Mayor Garcetti in the midst of talking about someone. All I heard was, "... he was literally the most universally liked man in Hollywood," and I knew that Tom Sherak had died.

The Loss of a Father

Gina Barreca | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Gina Barreca

What I carry from him, like coins in my pocket against the poverty of his loss, is an understanding that all any of us has is whatever is left of the day. And I make the most of it, hay while the sun shines, and I raise a toast to life.

Anywhere But Here: The Vagaries of Grief

Julie Gray | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Gray

You can't outrun grief, I'll tell you that for sure. It is an inconvenient truth if ever there was one. Is it better today than it was three years ago when I got that nightmarish, surreal phone call?

Fading Away: A Lesson in Life, Death, and Reconciliation

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert L. Cavnar

She looked at me and asked if I had anything to say. It all came out at once; I burst into tears, unable to speak. She apologized for the years she was hard on me, saying she only wanted me to be successful. It didn't matter what words she used. I understood her meaning, and forgave her.

Dying to Talk to You

Doug Binzak | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

But there is also a truth, the "good news," which far fewer of us have experienced, which is that there is an end to suffering. Not an escape, but an end. And it doesn't come at death; it comes when we face our suffering, face our fears, and address them head on, with support, and move through them.

Why My Husband Will Never Be My World

Melissa Chapman | Posted 10.25.2012 | Fifty
Melissa Chapman

While I love my husband, and can't imagine what it would be like to lose him after living and breathing the air he did for 50 years, I am committed to creating an existence that does not completely and utterly revolve around him.

When Mentoring Never Ends

Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker

Please remember you are not alone. There are millions of other lives all around you. Each a person feeling happiness and sadness, each a person you may have the opportunity to meet, to know, to share a burden with, to like and/or to love.

On Death, Tragedy And Moving Forward

Intent | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

Dealing with death is hard, but when it is a young person who dies, it is even harder. It goes against the course of nature and acts as a bitter reminder that we live in an imperfect world.

Why Is Death So Shocking?

Judith Acosta | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

I have been told by very wise people that I have to make friends with Death. I believe they are right. But I have not yet been able.

Why It's So Difficult To Grieve Our Children: A Prescription For Healing

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

What makes it so difficult to grieve our children is that when they are lost, we are lost. Hope waning, so, too, is our wonder, our gaiety, our reveling in the miracle of life, the promise of tomorrow.