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Grief Tips

Supporting Those Who Grieve

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

Do you ever wonder what you can or should do for a friend or family member after they have experienced the death of someone close to them? Should you mention the person who died? Will it upset them if you do? How do you find the words to express your condolences?

The Long Winter of Grief

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

The process of grief is sometimes likened to a cold, dark period of gloom. It affects us physically, psychologically, behaviorally and spiritually.

8 Ways to Cope With Grief at Milestones

Omega Institute | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Author of Broken Open Elizabeth Lesser and Zen psychologist Brenda Shoshanna offer practical ways to make milestones manageable for those who are grie...

Merry? Happy? Perhaps Not for Those Who Are Grieving

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Fredda Wasserman

As we move through the holiday season and head into the New Year, our society sends the message loud and clear: this is a time to rejoice, spread good...

5 Tips For Surviving The Loss Of A Pet

Posted 09.09.2012 | Green

From Vetstreet's Dr. Marty Becker: After more than 30 years as a practicing veterinarian, and many, many personal losses, I’ve learned some strat...

The 5 Stages Of Grief, Addressed

Noah Kass | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

I believe strongly in the five stages of grief model, developed by the Swiss-American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. It has proven to be applicable for many aspects of grief, including those involving the loss of a loved one.

Tips On How We Can Help Those Dealing With Grief

John Tsilimparis | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

Grieving is a natural and healthy response to a loss that should never be understated or taken for granted. Allowing ourselves to grieve and traverse through this painful process helps the mind and heart mend more appropriately and over time may give us some peace.

Grieving Before Graduating

Laura March | Posted 07.30.2012 | College
Laura March

Grief is not an emotion I expected to experience in college. I struggled to discuss my feelings with classmates who had never considered their parents' mortality.

When Good Grief Goes Bad

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

The very different experiences people have during bereavement raise three diagnostic questions. Two are quite simple to answer, the third is extremely difficult.

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.

Parentless Parents: Remembering Your Dad on Father's Day

Allison Gilbert | Posted 08.19.2011 | Women
Allison Gilbert

Father's Day can be particularly challenging if you've lost your dad. I'm a mom of two young children, and my father passed away when my son, our oldest, was just 18-months-old.

Death, Impermanence And Continuity

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

At the intellectual level everybody knows we are going to die, but what does death really mean? One interpretation is that we suffer because we do not understand or fully relate to impermanence.

Destigmatizing Death and Dying Through Social Media

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

Deat is a part of life, and I welcome that they are part of the 21st century chronicles of life, reality television and the Internet--mediums that have the power to inform, connect and entertain.

Parentless Parents: Why Is Mother's Day So Hard?

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

While I purchase gifts for my husband's mother and his stepmother, I can't choose anything for the one woman I'd like to buy something for the most. My mother.

More Adventures in Grieving

Julie Gray | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Gray

You can't go around it, you can't go over it, no, you have to go through grief with wobbly legs. Like patches of black ice, grief takes you by surprise and spins you round the other way.

12 Ways to Help Children Understand Death (PHOTOS)

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

One piece of fallout from our taboo against talking about death is that we don't effectively prepare our children to deal with death. They are more aware than we know and need support.

Adventures in Grieving

Julie Gray | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Gray

People die everyday, according to the newspaper. And then it happens to you. In your family. And it's surreal. It's the mother of all record scratches. It is the mother of all unchangeable facts.

Elena Kagan: Getting to Know Her Through the Loss of Her Parents

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

We've already learned that Elena Kagan is a remarkable woman with outstanding professional credentials. Something else, however, may be even more revealing about her character.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Can Facebook Help You Grieve?

Dr. Paula Bloom | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Paula Bloom

I am personally a huge fan of facebook. It has been like this guilty little pleasure that felt too unprofessional to talk about. Well, fast forward to April 5, 2010, the day my father died.

End Of Life Care: Starting That Difficult Conversation

Jeanne Fitzpatrick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Fitzpatrick, M.D.

How to talk about end of life care: the essential conversation that will let you make decisions consistent with your loved one's wishes.