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Photographing The Toughest Of Moments With Shaun Connell

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs Copyright Shaun Connell We don't often see photographs of funerals. I guess most people are there to grieve and likely are not in th...

Grieving 10 Years Later

Ronda Lee | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Ronda Lee

Generally, over time sorrow turns into joyful memories. Feeling pain and loss is normal. When grief becomes debilitating, you should reach out to a therapist, counselor, or pastor, who can help guide you through the grieving process.

The Always Incomplete Family

Jessica Nelles | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Jessica Nelles

There will always be two missed first bumps and bruises. There will always be two missed first foods. There will always be two missed first teeth. There will always be two missed first words.

10 Healing Quotes to Help With Grief

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

When we lose a loved one, the difficult part is trying to learn how to function without them. The relationship is so ingrained in our daily habits, we have to train ourselves to learn new behaviors without the loved one around.

8 Things Not To Say To Someone Who Is Grieving

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

I'll admit that before I experienced grief firsthand, I, too, was at a loss for words. Now that I've been on both sides, I'd like to offer a few suggestions for what not to say to a newly grieving person.

Life After Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 09.20.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

As I'm sitting here writing this, nearly 15 years have passed since that fateful evening Ed was found driving on the wrong side of the road. Since that first sign that something serious was wrong with him. I was only 50 then; now I'm into my 60s. The years have gone by slowly.

Am I Allowed To Forget?

Elea Acheson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Elea Acheson

I bicycled 1,200 miles of this coast in the fall of 2009. My 6-year-old son died that summer, and I was alone for the first time in my life. Not the alone that you find in a quiet moment with a cup of tea and a book. I mean the alone that follows you into crowded rooms and pushes everyone away.

I Cried And Nursed My Daughter

Rachel Joyce | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Rachel Joyce

Even in the midst of searing loss, nursing my daughter helped me to find my voice and my confidence in myself. She fully believed, despite all of my own failings, that my body would be able to provide for her what she needed.

Sometimes a Lesson Is Just a Lesson, or Is It?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

By loving yourself and accepting yourself fully, you are letting go of whatever "mistakes" you might have made in the past. There is no more shame, no self-blame; there is only love. And as uncomfortable as the process that lead me here might be, meditating can help.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...