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?

#65: Wm Paul Young, ‘The Shack’ Author: “We Need to Talk Honestly about Loss”

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“In a culture as sick as its secrets, loss brings us together again.”

I’ve Become That Guy Who Thinks Jazz Sounds Better On Vinyl And All It Took Was Losing Everything

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Joe Peacock lost it all. It was good friends and good music that brought him back.

How to Be There When Someone Is Grieving

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

She Was Never ‘Just a Dog’

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This isn’t a story about a dog, this is a story about a man. A man, and the death of a dog that had saved him from depression.

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Jan Clausen’s remembrance of her father reminds us that memory is complex and grief is never linear.

How My Business Saved My Life

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After several miscarriages, they found peace and a way to move forward. — Have you ever experienced deep loss in your life? A loved one dies and you are set adrift in an ocean of your thoughts. You search for a memory—some meaning—or anything you can to bring you back to shore. I almost kept floating. For […]

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Kris Bigalk demonstrates how potent one simple metaphor can be.

The Death and Life of the Greatest Dad Blogger of All Time — in the Words Written by the Best Dad Bloggers in the World

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A man named Oren Miller died this week. You might not know his name, but it is more than likely that your favorite dad blogger does. Dadhood had a profound loss, and here is what the world’s dads had to say about it.

The Sun Still Rises: Surviving and Thriving After Grief and Loss

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When all seems lost, keep pushing forward.

What I Learned From My Son After the Death of Our Dog

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Kari Wagner-Peck had trouble explaining the death of their beloved dog to her son, until she realized her boy had a lot to teach her, too.

All the Men Went

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In this remembrance of a grandfather, Charles Bane Jr. writes of coal mines and light, death and the sublime.

What Looks Like Pain But Feels Like Hope

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Justin Ricklefs found himself in a Walmart parking lot, crying. Only then did he start to live.

6 Reasons the Right Person For You Should Always Make You Nervous

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When we find someone who always manages to make us nervous, it’s a clear sign we find keeping him or her around extremely important.

A Letter to My Father as I Race to His Deathbed

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Karen Jones revisits her grief to talk about why she helps women with relationships.

Reflections of a Mental Health Care Intern

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Ariel Gordon shares some insights from her work in mental health care.