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.

5 Unexpected Lessons About Grief From the Deaths of My Parents

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Tor Constantino shares insights learned about grief while coping with the loss of his parents.

Three Days and Four Choices

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Jason Pockrandt tells the story of how he lost his father at 17.

The Nightmare of Suicide — Six Things You Need to Know

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Loss from suicide is a persistent grief. The good news is that you will survive the pain. Here are six things you need to know, from a man who lost his friend who also happens to be a cop.

6 Things You Realize and Regret When You Let That Someone Special Go

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Only once you understand how good you once had it will you understand how bad you have it now, and only then will you be capable of turning your life around and turning it in the right direction.