20 Things I Wish More People Understood About Losing a Parent as a Kid

Please don’t tell us to “get over it.”

You Can Have Joy Again After Grief and Loss

This story could be the catalyst for your second chance.

How to Spit in the Grim Reaper’s Face

5 Ways to think about death that aren’t scary at all.

Sirens, a Song that Leads Men to Their Graves

How ironic – to die in a living room.

Resetting Your Life Compass After Grief and Loss

Losing a loved one can make you feel as though you too are lost. But you can find your way again.

Comment of the Day: ‘Suicide opens a door that nobody really wants to step through.’

We, as a society, have to be able to talk about suicide and the stigma that surrounds it.

The Most Important Lessons I Learned From My Dad

Some lessons stick with us long after someone is gone.

A Sister’s Death, A Brother’s Pain

Pain from death is an open wound that constantly bleeds.

On Sunday We Slide Into the Mud of Our Dreams

William Reichard brings us an evocative poem of loss and, perhaps, hope.

You Were Not the Father I Always Wanted … or so I Thought

A daughter finds love and forgiveness for the man she tried to “hate away.”

Surviving and Thriving After Experiencing Grief and Loss

Losing a loved one has disrupted your life and thrown your emotions in a whirlwind. Now, how do you recover?

Ronald Reagan’s Legacy of Poverty and Death

How a President’s legacy will forever be tainted by his lethal beliefs.

Polarizing as a First Lady, the Redemption of Nancy Reagan

She was loved. She was reviled. Christopher MacNeil brings balance to the conversation —who was Nancy Reagan?

The Rules of Grief Are for Other People

How to navigate grief in a society that doesn’t really understand.

Between Me and Death

Parkinson’s Disease and a parent’s past and present are the subjects of Dion O’Reilly’s moving poem.

The Last Time My Mother Lay Down with My Father

Good poetry’s capacity to convey emotional intensity is exemplified in Todd Davis’s piece on the love of a wife for her husband in his last days.