Three types of funeral, three types of death, three types of reflection on our own mortality.
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.
While it’s true that no words are adequate for someone who has lost the love of his life, here are some phrases you want to avoid.
Randall Horton reflects on his own experiences with grief, and wonders why being a man is to be sentenced to a life bereft of emotional support?
Michael Carley shares his hardest conversation ever, explaining loss of a loved one to a young child.
When Edward Severy’s father died, there were dozens of people at the funeral he had never met. They all acted like his father had never made a mistake. “Maybe I just knew a different man”, thought Edward.
The Patriot Guard Riders rallied at the funeral of a child to protect his family from the protests of the Westboro Baptist Church.
“Quinn has booked a flight to Connemara, County Galway. But first, this funeral. This director. What is her name?” By Joey DeFrancesco
“A tree doesn’t rid itself of its rings.” Brandon Ferdig is shaken by the death of his grandmother, and chooses to remember how her life connected with his.
“Toward the end of the visiting hours, a woman who nobody seemed to know walked into the memorial service. She looked at me and said, You must be his son. She said, He left his mark on you.” By Michael Kimball
Josh Bowman takes a moment to remember some of the things he learned from his wonderful Zayde on the ten-year anniversary of his passing.
Wellness expert, Jason Gootman, explores the idea that how you do one thing is how you do everything, particularly as it relates to how we eat.
Adventure, life lessons, and amazing experiences happened to this man through his travels. Here’s what he learned. — Spiritual growth and living in the moment—this is what I thought road trips were all about, but[Read More…]
Married as a teen, this woman learned how to not give up on her dreams despite getting pregnant and dropping out of high school. — Twenty-two years ago, I was 17 and pregnant. I found an alternative[Read More…]
The Boys in the Burbs are celebrating Independence Day! They’ve invited the neighbors, who are a bit —different.
You can be the “lone wolf” but you may be missing this important component to a success. — Like most days, I grab the mail out of the box out front and flip through it[Read More…]
How to cope with life’s unfair moments
As life throws curveballs and staggering headlines flood the media more than ever, GMP wants to know how you respond to negativity.
With student loan debt at an all-time high, it’s to discuss a better way to freedom. — American colleges and universities need to wake up and smell the coffee. Have you ever heard a person utter[Read More…]
Sarah Ann Winn celebrates the Fourth of July with a parade of images.
Once again, the eyes of the world have turned to the sport of soccer. As Japan and America fight in the World Cup Final on July 5th, we see signs of progress and back steps in this edition of the Friday Sports Dump.
If the situation gets worse, forests could actually start emitting carbon, instead of absorbing it, says Dr. Anthony Horton.
At a moment when he least expected it, his son asked him about sex. Instead of letting him learn from others, here’s what he did. — “Dad, the other day when you and mom were[Read More…]
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