What We Can Learn From Falling

How to Fall by Alyssa L Miller

Katie Vessel uses the metaphor of falling to develop a philosophy of resilience.

Flying Away From Love

Flying Away by Jason Pratt

For Cabot O’Callaghan and his long-distance lover, time together tastes bittersweet—and always flies too fast.

I Can’t Not Feel This

How Can I Not by Chris Pizzitola

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

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.

On the Unbearable Sadness of Finding Your Soulmate

On the Unbearable by Casey Muir-Taylor

Cabot O’Callaghan finds the woman of his dreams, and he’s depressed as hell about it.

The Fallacy of Comparing Pain

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

Seeing Through the Mist

Seeing Through the Mist by Thomas Fiffer

For Thomas Fiffer, a misty morning drive brings back memories of heartbreak and summons a vision for the future.

The Five Stages of Grief and Loss in Divorce

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When a marriage dies and sadness hits, it’s the sadness that will heal you.

Did the Buddha Ever Get Depressed?

Did the Buddha by Lex McKee

In a down moment, Ty Phillips wonders if enlightenment is the antidote to sadness or a way to recognize its value and integrate it into our lives.

What I Learned About Love as A Man; Heartfelt Testimonials

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Aleasa Word gets men to confess what they know about love.

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.

How to Welcome Loneliness During The Holidays

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The holidays are a time when we are expected to be social and connected—which is exactly what can make it such a lonely experience. Bryan Reeves has learned to welcome the loneliness.

5 Heartbreaking Lessons Every Parent Must Learn

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While parenting is great, Tor Constantino shares an underlying sadness that all loving parents ultimately face.

Roy Wasn’t A Perfect Man, But He Was a Good One. Here’s Why He’ll Be Missed

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“He wasn’t a perfect man, by any means, but none of us are and just as our good cannot wipe out our faults, neither can our evils wipe out the small kindnesses that mean so much,” writes N.C. Harrison.

Are Comedians Sad? A Stand-Up Comic’s Response

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As the world struggled to make sense of Robin Williams suicide, a friend asked stand-up comedian Kermet Apio if it’s true that comedians are sad people. This was his answer.

It’s Time to Share My Dirty Little Secret

My Dirty Little Secret by Shanon Wise

Tammy Palazzo opens the door on her depression to help others find their way out of darkness.