How Photography Saved My Life After The Loss Of My Wife

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 He lost the love of his life. Little did he realize how a hobby would help him heal.  —- Everyone experiences events over the course of life that alters not only their thinking but also future actions. Most remember with vivid detail watching the Twin Towers collapse in New York City. Those in their 50’s […]

I Can’t Not Feel This

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Cabot O’Callaghan captures that moment when the tidal wave of life takes you under, and you surface, grateful to be alive.

4 Things I Learned About Life After My Grandfather’s Suicide

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Despite its brutal tragedy, there are important lessons to be learned from a grandfather’s beautiful life and death.

10 Ways to Comfort a Grieving Heart

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Kelly Buckley on dealing with the progress of life after her son’s death.

Tree of the Apple

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Kelly DuMar masterfully captures “the holy moment that saves your life” in this deceptively simple prose poem.

What Father’s Day is Like for Someone Without a Father

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Father’s Day is especially difficult for those of us whose dads have passed away. But it can still be a time for remembering the lessons and legacy our fathers left behind.

For the Fatherless on Father’s Day

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If you’re mourning the father you lost — or grieving for the one you never had, Kimberly Zapata says you are not alone.

The Empty Space

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Cabot O’Callaghan shares his grief of finding then losing the father he never had.

Tears and Comfort

Tears and Comfort by Joel Bombardier

We are born with sacred water inside us. Releasing tears is the soul’s call for help.

An Exploration of Male Grief

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Raoul Wieland takes a look at male grief through the lens of close reading.

Yes, Men Grieve. Please Let Us.

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Two years after my son died, I am still broken into little pieces. And no, I am not “over” it.

The Breech

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Sean Davis gives a haunting first-person account of the inhumanity (and the humanity) of war.

The Abandoned Table: Changing Places After a Death in the Family

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After the loss, where do you sit? How do you fill the empty space?

The Fallacy of Comparing Pain

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Is it possible, or even worthwhile, to rank your pain against the pain of others?

How a Seemingly Meaningless Doodle Changed My Entire Life

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Allan Ishac describes the moment of insight that brought him into his creative calling.

How to Be There When Someone Is Grieving

How to Be There by Shaun Merritt

A friend’s unimaginable loss led Ty Phillips to reflect on his Buddhist training—and to appreciate his own blessings.