An Open Letter to Celine Dion about Her Loss

Lessons learned from his own loss offer a message of hope and assurance.

What I Learned About Grief from a Stranger on a Plane

A random conversation reminded him of some personal truths about grieving the loss of his wife.

A Letter to the First Man in My Life

Louise Thayer lost her father at 16, but she remembers his music—and his love.

Parent And Child: An Everlasting Bond

A parent’s bond with their child is everlasting. No matter what the future holds for either of them. — A mother’s love is rivaled only by the love her child reciprocates. A phenomenal friend and incredible individual, Kris, lost his mother this past March to ovarian cancer.  The battle for her life lasted just under […]

Dear Layla, Your Daddy Misses You Daily

I will not be labeled as a dad who lost a child, I will be the dad who always loves an infant. — Today is a day I’ll always remember as a haze. As a day when I hadn’t slept in 48 hours, and I didn’t care. I was stuck in Kuwait trying to get […]

What Happens When a Mom Texts Her Dead Son — and Gets a Text Back

Taylor Thyfault was hit and killed during a high-speed chase in May 2015. Since then, his mother has been texting his old phone as a way to deal with her grief. She never expected a text back.

The Unpredictability of Grief (Or Why I Can’t Let Go of My Bowie Bereavement)

What is it about the death of a rock star like David Bowie that affects us so deeply?

Could This One Decision Make You a Better Lover?

They tried to make him go to rehab, he said “no, no, no”

When Does the Pain of Losing Someone Subside?

Losing someone dear is painful. Yet it is possible to find a piece of what has been lost and begin to heal.

February Is Approaching: A Father’s Grief

I’ve learned grief does not wear a watch. Sometimes this father wishes it would. — Many times searching through the files of Flickr it’s really difficult to find an image to fit a piece of writing. One that embodies the piece but also gives the reader a glance into the soul of the article before […]

Missing Something You Never Had

The plans you made with them are now avoidable memories you’ll never experience.

8 Ways to Learn to Live Again After Losing a Loved One

You won’t ever “just get over it,” but you can move through grief into a full life.

The Man Who Learned to Listen—A Daughter Remembers

Her dad was the one who learned to listen, whose kindness won out over any forgotten faults. Yvonne Spence remembers her father and a lifetime of learning. — Two years ago today, my father died. I’ve heard that it takes two years to get over the death of someone you love, but I’ve also heard […]

10 Ways to Cope With Grief During the Holiday Season

It’s okay to feel depressed during the holidays. You aren’t alone in your grief.

How to Deal with Grief During the Holidays

The holidays can hit us hard when we’re grieving. Sharon Martin, LCSW guides us through toward a new year. — Whether your loss is recent or the holidays have brought an old loss to the surface, the holiday season can be an especially challenging time. And while this article focuses on grief resulting from the […]

On Grief & Healing

Rob Gibson and the feeling of perpetual goodbyes.