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Grief In the Rearview: Three Motherless Years

Nicole Belanger | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Nicole Belanger

I assumed that it would be loud, dramatic and chaotic. I thought that my body would collapse under the weight of the grief, that I would be so beside myself with sadness that I would be unable to function.

'This Is What It Feels Like To Be Fatherless'

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I'd never experienced seasickness before. I'd been on ocean trawlers, cruisers, catamarans, and pontoons and never had a queasy moment. I was suddenly alone in space, shivering and sick inside my foul weather gear.

What To Say To Someone Who Is Grieving

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jan DeBlieu

The social behavior researcher Brené Brown writes that to be fully human, we must be willing to show our vulnerable side to others. The best way to do that with a bereaved friend is to admit the obvious: "I hurt for you. I wish I could fix this for you, but I can't."

5 Things To Do When Your Daughter Is Heartbroken

Michelle Renee | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Michelle Renee

The one thing she wanted was for him to change his mind and that was the one thing I could not give her, or make him do, or fix for her.

Bride's Heartbreaking Photos Show What Love Looks Like After Loss

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.12.2014 | Weddings

Earlier this year, Janine was like any other bride-to-be -- planning a wedding, looking for the perfect dress and eager to walk down the aisle. Unfort...

How to Deal with the Pain of Miscarriage

Alexis Meads | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

It was such a gift to realize that I was not alone. So many women have miscarriages, even ones who have healthy babies now. It is nature's way. And it can also be a cleansing process to have a healthy pregnancy going forward.

What I Learned About Grief From Working 9/11 Families

Dr. Heidi Horsley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Heidi Horsley

I am honored to have worked with these families, and to have been able to take their journey with them, out of the darkness and back into the light.

September 11 And Coping With Emotional Milestones

Gloria Horsley | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Gloria Horsley

September 11 is now a National Day of Service when Americans come together like citizens did after the attacks. It is also a day to honor those like the first responders, and service members in the following years, who gave so much. Spending the day volunteering helps create something good out of the tragedy of 9/11.

Keeping Their Memories Alive

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

We need to emphasize and celebrate the values, passions, memories and legacies of those we have lost rather than constantly rewinding how they were taken from us.

How To Move Past Grief After The Death Of A Loved One

Posted 09.09.2014 | Dr. Phil

Steps to take to get back on your feet after the death of a loved one.

Choosing A Wonder-Filled Life

Leslie Boyer | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Boyer

Ten months ago, my youngest sister passed away after a seven-year relationship with cancer. What a roller coaster it was. During the highs and lows, the healing and the blows, she never lost sight of what it might teach her. She was the most courageous person I have ever known.

One False Move

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Amidst all the other catastrophes going on in the world, the death of free-soloing rock climber, Brad Parker, caught my attention. I'm not sure his d...

The Real Importance Of World Suicide Prevention Day

Lynn Keane | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn Keane

As a survivor of suicide I feel that it is our time to lead the conversation around suicide prevention. Those of us who have been impacted by suicide have a unique perspective, to put it mildly. We have information we need to share.

The Daily Risks of Good Parenting

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Sherri Kuhn

How do we do this every day, when there is no guarantee? No promise of a future, or of grandchildren on our laps, no cure for cancer, no special bubble wrap that can protect our children? We let them go each day, small pieces of our hearts with goals and a will all their own.

Alena Hall

How One Mom Who Lost Her Daughter To Cancer Is Using Her Physical -- And Mental -- Strength To Give Back | Alena Hall | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents

Sandra Andrade never considered herself to be much of an athlete. However, witnessing her young daughter struggle with and ultimately succumb to an ag...

Deepak Chopra Shows A Grieving Mother A Daily Practice To Bring Her Peace

OWN | Posted 09.08.2014 | OWN

Valerie is a 43-year-old mother of three who is grieving the unexpected loss of her eldest daughter. After being diagnosed with epilepsy at age 9, she...

A Brother's Ashes Quietly Honored on World AIDS Day

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty
Malcolm Boyd

When I realize that recently I observed my own 91st birthday, and that Kirk never made it past 40, I am unable to do the math or come to any easy conclusion. I am in strange, uncharted new territory. Dying always seems to involve me in taking a trip of some kind, except there are no reservations.

What To To Expect After Losing A Loved One

Posted 09.08.2014 | Dr. Phil

Three things to consider when you experience a loss in your life.

Grief Isn't for the Faint of Heart

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

I've written about the death of my husband here -- -- and I've writ...

Melissa Rivers' Courageous Decision

David Kessler | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
David Kessler

I've helped thousands of people with end-of-life decisions and I can tell you that the process is beyond stressful. It's extremely confusing and it's racked with guilt. As we mourn the death of Joan Rivers, here is what we can learn from her daughter's brave decision.

Grief and How to Push Through

Heidi Legg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Women
Heidi Legg

Sukey, to me, is a testament that those who grieve and experience great loss, but work to swim through it, are lit from within.

Rare Bird: Learning About Hope From a Grieving Mother

Kristin Shaw | Posted 09.04.2014 | Books
Kristin Shaw

I detest the news. In fact, the news has become so frightening to me, especially now that I have a son, that I often avoid it. I know it's not the responsible, civic thing to do, but sometimes, it's the only way I stay sane.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Diane D'Addario | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Diane D'Addario

Guilt was only holding me back from moving on in life. I know my parents would say I'm crazy for having felt that way, but what kind of newly "only child" wouldn't? It's hard to accept the fact that I am technically an "only child" now, but that is truly my reality.

Remembering Katrina and Surviving the Loss of Everything

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

The sudden sweep of a natural or personal disaster can happen at any time causing loss of life as well as treasured property and possessions. Ancient physician Galen reminds us that resiliency should not be left to chance.

On Being a Remainder

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

The experience of being a remainder is central to bereavement. A person left behind by the death of a loved one is often called the survivor, but remainder better captures the emotional experience.