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Death of a Friend

How I Celebrated The Passage Of Time At The Funeral Of An Old Friend

Laurie Lesser | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Lesser

'Damn!' I said, as I put down the phone, feeling terribly sorry for myself. I couldn't believe I was going to miss the funeral of a good friend, a woman who went by the name of Sputnik. (She was born in India on October 4, 1957, the day the Russians launched the first satellite in space.)

Memories of Those Who Mattered

Tom Davis | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Davis

These were the people who shaped lives, who shaped my life. They weren't famous enough to get an obituary in the big newspapers. But they were the people who cared, who gave me moments each day that I looked forward to.

Quiet Exit

Bill Swadley | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Bill Swadley

Our relationship was complete. There were no axes to grind or unfinished business. No unspoken affections or apologies to make.

Remembrance of People Passing

Michael Drew | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Drew

This is the time of year when people recall events of the past 12 months, but more important, the lives we lost.

How To Survive A Wedding When You're Dying Inside

Summer McLane | Posted 01.14.2013 | Weddings
Summer McLane

Everything stopped. I froze where I was. I didn't want to move because moving meant that he was actually dead and that I would have to feel it. I would have to feel things that I never felt before because Quddus was "home" for me.

Have You Treasured Your Life Today?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Those near and dear to us will feel our absence, and we trust that after we're gone, we will remain in their hearts just as those who have passed on from our lives remain in our own. And so it goes on this human journey.

Into the Din of Life Comes the Quiet Hush of Death

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Devon Wilke

It's easy to forget -- when you're knee-deep in the process of living -- that Death is up ahead somewhere waiting to be dealt with, an inevitable passage we ponder and fear.

Losing a Dear Friend

Phil Perrier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Phil Perrier

Tony Collins was a good man. He spent his life helping people, he and his family deserve justice. Lets hope there is a homicide detective who takes pride in his work the way Tony did.

Friendship and Loss: When the loved one who dies is a friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Dr. Levine, My dearest best friend of 35 years died in March. She had Alzheimer's disease, so it had been several years since I was a...