7 Ways to Help (and Not Impair) the Grieving After a Tragedy

What we say to each other during tragedy can have an impact–good or ill–for years.

A Conversation With Grief

John Pavlovitz comes to terms with an old friend.

How do I Mourn the Death of a Father I Wasn’t Close to?

Matt Sweetwood vowed to be a different kind of dad than the one he had. He succeeded. When he lost his father, the new dad had to find a way to say goodbye to the old. Here are the feelings he has and what he has to say.

Through a Keyhole

Cabot O’Callaghan goes back in time to wrestle with memories of his mother.

5 Lessons She Learned When She Lost a Good Man

In the three weeks between his cancer diagnosis and his quiet passing, Alison Tedford had the opportunity to reflect on her Papa, his character, and the many things that he taught her.

Measuring Success by the Love and Writing of a Best Friend Years After His Passing

Long after losing a best friend, his memory is a reminder to breath easy.

The Son of a Funeral-Planner Explores His Dad’s Grieving Process

Jesse grew up observing grief. He learned the most about it from his dad, a man who seemed not to express much at all. Here is how.

Her Son Brought Light After the Darkness of Loss

She’d lost two of the men in her life, and the prospect of raising a son terrified her. Until he opened her heart to joy.

It’s OK to Grieve

“Good grief” isn’t an oxymoron. It can bring you a whole new perspective.

The Opposite of Anguish

Everything is transient, even death. It never happens like this, yet it always does.

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.

Acknowledging Our Grief Anniversaries

In the wake of losing a loved one, everything in your life becomes a potential surprise memorial … These seemingly incessant reminders force you once again to observe the loss anew.

Comment of the Day: ‘Grief does not have to be a sad moment’

It’s ok to remember and smile.

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.

The Most Important Lessons I Learned From My Dad

Some lessons stick with us long after someone is gone.