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After Mom, Dad: Lily Diamond's Happy Family

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Walker

I was in a haze, where everything--a stubbed toe, a restaurant running out of the soup I wanted for lunch, my chronic despair over being single--morphed into the sad, dense fog of my mother's absence.

A Is for Amy & Adonis: Double Post, Chapters E & F

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Crandell

A is for Amy & Adonis is a comic story of romantic redemption. The aim is to provide a fun and fast read with characters you can connect to emotionally.

Just Listen -- Who Are YOU Grateful To?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I'm reminded of the description of "A Good Death" that Henry Murray passed onto a friend and mentor of mine. He said: "It's dying so as to be as little a pain in the a** to your family and friends as possible."

Got Closure? How To Move Forward Powerfully And Positively

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Closure is different than grief. Grieving is looking back; closure is about looking ahead. We want to let go and move on. This is what closure gives us.

Marie Osmond's Son Commits Suicide: Why Are So Many Teens Depressed?

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

According to, a teen takes his or her own life every 100 minutes. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24.

When a Community Mourns

Mallika Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mallika Chopra

Everyday, people are faced with suffering and loss of loved ones who are torn away from them. And, somehow they survive, often with lots of tears and lots of pain.

Life After My Husband's Death: How Art Renewed My Soul

Carrie Brillstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carrie Brillstein

Eighteen months ago my husband Bernie Brillstein died...After several months of mourning and feeling a bit lost I wondered how do I get my life back on track?

R.I.P. Julia Siegler

Gotham Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gotham Chopra

The death of 13-year-old Julia Siegler, who was killed in a traffic accident while trying to catch her school bus, has affected me more in a way than the tragedies in Haiti and Chile. I'm not sure why.

Who Killed Mom's Cat? A Mystery About Aging Parents

Francine Russo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francine Russo

When it's your widowed mom who's getting frail, facing yet another loss and soon to face her end, it's all too easy to be swept up in operatic emotions.

Coping With A Loved One's Suicide

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

For people like my brother, and others, they feel depressed most of the time just because. That is not "normal" and makes life extremely difficult to endure.

Goodnight Izzy

Steve Poses | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Poses

Izzy was the world's best dog. We were lucky to have one another. I am grateful for our time together and will miss him.

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.

Embracing Mortality, Living Authentically

Dr. James Hollis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. James Hollis

I considered those rich periods of life lost to anxiety and compulsive coping behavior. At the end of our life would we be inclined to say, "if I knew it was going to end, I could have enjoyed it?"

Saying Good Night To My Brother

wowOwow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

"You're my best friend," I told my brother. He was trying to breathe, lying in a hospice bed in Boca Raton. My sons were also leaning over him, "Breat...

The Truth About Antidepressants And Psychiatric Treatment Of Depression

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Standard antidepressant treatment is not always ineffective, however the psychiatric evaluation and treatment of severe depression should extend far beyond the mere prescription of an antidepressant.

A Widow On Valentine's Day

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

I'm a widow. I never thought I would say these words. I never thought I would say them in my 40s. Widows are supposed to be old women contemplating the end of their lives.

End Of Life Treatment And Natural Death

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

The choice for a timely natural death begins with education. First, you must know your options - the steps you can take if you arrive at the point where you would prefer death to continued suffering.

The Psychological Impact of Earthquake in Haiti

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Just about every survivor in Haiti can be expected to be going through a very personal grieving process and many will experience at least some symptoms of post traumatic stress.

Why Is Happiness Still a Mystery?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

According to a recent PBS series, the secret to happiness lies in strong social relationships. Well, yes, but surely there's more to it than that.

WATCH: Woman Recounts Life After Death | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini claims she witnessed a glimpse of the afterlife after unexpectedly suffering an aneurysm at a gym.

7 Reasons Why Crying Is Good for You - DivineCaroline | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Tears are just one of many miracles we taken them for granted every day. Here are seven ways tears heal us physiologically, psychologically, and spiri...

Death And Dying: Nature Is Selfish, Get Over It

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

It is brutally shocking when our lives are falling apart and the rest of the world doesn't seem to notice. The first time I experienced this was when my husband was lying in a hospital bed fighting for his life.

Helping Children Grieve

Rose Winters | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rose Winters

Losing a loved one is always hard. The emotional impact isn't lessened when loss happens to a child. Though the death of a parent is a traumatic event in a child's life, we feel at a loss how to help.

Illness Speaks: Healing from Cancer, Addiction and Racism in the Age of Rush Limbaugh

Molly Secours | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Secours

Cancer, racism and addiction are equally toxic and reside within all of us. By surrendering to the grief beneath our grievance we can then speak and take action with strength, compassion and clarity.

A Poetry Book Remembers the '07 Shooting at Virginia Tech

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

The centerpiece of Fred D'Aguiar's new collection of poetry, Continental Shelf, "Elegies" remembers those victims of the shooting at Virginia Tech, where D'Aguiar continues to teach.