5 Unexpected Lessons About Grief From the Deaths of My Parents

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Tor Constantino shares insights learned about grief while coping with the loss of his parents.

Discussions About Death; It’s an Act of Kindness

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Meditating on our own death might seem morbid, but it is responsible and loving.

Three Days and Four Choices

Four Days by Kyle Pearce

Jason Pockrandt tells the story of how he lost his father at 17.

How Not To Get Mad At Your Wife

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It took a near tragic event for Steven Lake to appreciate that his wife would not be around forever, and getting angry at her was no longer possible.

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

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Carl Bosch is just looking for a little honesty. And sometimes he finds it.

The Simple Message That Brought a Middle School Class to Tears

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Former pro wrestler turned anti-bullying crusader Marc Mero puts to rest once and for all the idea that men don’t have emotions.

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David Bublitz recalls a letter from his soldier father and what the night sky brought him.

From Bouncer to Buddhist—a Journey Towards Peace

From Bouncer to Buddhist by US Geological Survey

Ty Phillips didn’t think twice about violence, until he started thinking seriously about it. Then everything changed.

The Nightmare of Suicide — Six Things You Need to Know

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Loss from suicide is a persistent grief. The good news is that you will survive the pain. Here are six things you need to know, from a man who lost his friend who also happens to be a cop.

Seven Things to Keep in Mind While Caring for a Dying Parent

Seven Things You Need to Know About Caring for a Dying Parent

James Delles remembers what it was like to care for his father in his last days and offers a few tips about what anyone assuming the caregiver role for a parent really needs to know about death and dying.

5 Things I Wish I Told My Father Before He Died

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Kathy Vitale Michel shares her pain of losing her father, and comes across a few words she lost at the time of his sickness.

When Athletes Die Playing The Game

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In the wake of the death of Cricketer Phillip Hughes, Mike Kasdan looks back at Hank Gathers and reflects on the rare tragedy of in game deaths by athletes. — About a month ago, the sports world was shaken by the news of the death of Phillip Hughes, the twenty-five year old Australian cricket star […]

Somehow the Music

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Grant Clauser offers an affecting poem on those who are often alone during the holiday season.

How to Be Human

If you could chat with someone who died

“When your heart stops beating, you’ll keep tweeting.”

How to Be a Dad After the Loss of a Child

How to Be a Dad After the Loss of a Child

Adam Crawford’s daughter passed away when she was nine months old. This is what he’s learned about moving forward, as a father and as a man, after an unspeakable tragedy.

Why Men Need to Tell Men “I Love You”

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After a late night phone call with a best friend, Tim Mousseau realized it shouldn’t take tragedy for men to tell each other “I love you”