Revisiting My Dad’s Death While Telling Others About his Life

My Dad passed a short 11 months after my mother. This is the tribute I shared at his funeral. Reading it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.

How Do We Grieve as Men Today?

Chris Davies lost a man who made a difference in his life. Here’s how he honored him.

The Enormity of My Loss: A Letter to My Dead Father

A son grapples with his father’s death.

Don’t Man Up, Open Up

The story of how a father-in-law taught one man that opening up about his emotions is a manly act.

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?

Rest Easy My Brother

Learning about the loss of a good friend through Facebook is rough. But for one, it triggered a necessary change.

Sharing Faith: How I Found Healing at a Funeral

Being present for others during their time of need can lessen your own pain

The Man With The Big Voice

“At 5’5″ inches tall Rube was not an imposing figure, but his voice was twice his height. Strong. Deep. Memorable.”

The Three Funerals

Three types of funeral, three types of death, three types of reflection on our own mortality.

5 Unexpected Lessons About Grief From the Deaths of My Parents

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

Seven Things to Keep in Mind While 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.

Unhelpful Things People Say When You Have Lost a Loved One

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.

Performing Masculinity and Grief: a Death of My Own

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?

Lacrimosa

It’s not entirely clear who haunts Philip Clark’s coming-of-age poem more—the dead or the living.

Teaching Young Children to Say Goodbye to a Loved One

Michael Carley shares his hardest conversation ever, explaining loss of a loved one to a young child.

Boys and Girls, I Have Terrible News…

Steve Jaeger remembers the day that John F. Kennedy died. Where were you?