The 5 Stages of Toddler Toy Loss Grief

Where is your Phillips head screwdriver? You’re gonna need it.

The Pain of Separation and the Love Within

Poet Brian Bowers on grief and goodbyes, and the way love is woven through them both.

7 Things I’ve Learned from My Son with Autism

One mother shares her journey with her special needs child.

A Tribute to Man’s Best Friend

Brian Whitney reflects on love, loss, and the twists and turns of life on the passing of his pet.

LEHR’s Rose: For Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

If you’ve ever lost a child, a pregnancy, or perhaps even the ability to become pregnant in the future, don’t allow others to tell you how or how long you should grieve.

To the Men Who Tried to Love Me

Louise Thayer offers a poetic message to her past lovers.

When Friends Die: The Clarity and Confusion of Grief

Jeff Goins dives into the deep well of grief and tries to come up with answers.

I Walked 1,400 Miles After My Son Died and Finally Forgave Myself

Barry Adkins walked 1,400 miles to speak in different schools about his loss of a son due to binge drinking. But the walk itself showed him so much – forgiveness, grief, and moving forward.

How to Walk Through the Darkness of Grief

There’s no single way through sorrow. But Louise Thayer helps us clear a path—and lead others, too.

Understanding How You Move Through the Five Stages of Grief

Counselor Carl explains how the five stages of grief overlap and repeat.

Comment of the Day: “If You Don’t Work on Grief, Grief Will Work on You.”

This comment of the day was by Scott Brezenski on the post “Why We Need to Give Men Permission to Grieve.”

Fatherhood – A Brave New World Of Seeds and Sons

Tyler Jacobson reflects on the lessons his mom taught him, and the seeds she left behind for the garden of his children’s lives.

The Drought Left Behind by My Father’s Death

Perhaps what I gained most from my father’s death was experiencing his humanity in real time. Not just as my dad. But as a man.

A Father’s Lament

Being separated from your children opens a hole in your heart and in your life.

Comment of the Day: ‘One of the gifts I’ve given my daughters is allowing them to see me cry.’

This comment was by trey1963 on the post “Gay or Straight: 5 Ways Men Struggle With Their Masculinity.”

The Growth of Grief

Andrew Eldredge explores the time it takes to heal and move on.