The sky was crying. It was an unusually misty day in Joplin, Missouri, as they laid my Angel in her grave. A friend dropped a single red rose on top of the half-sized casket. It was done. My baby was gone.
One month ago, my dad left our physical world to be with us from the other side. He was a good man and the best dad I could have hoped for.
Katie Vessel uses the metaphor of falling to develop a philosophy of resilience.
A friend’s unimaginable loss led Ty Phillips to reflect on his Buddhist training—and to appreciate his own blessings.
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Father and son Robert and Ian Zeitlin team up – both as authors and on the ultimate frisbee field – to show just why Ultimate Frisbee is so special.
Psychotherapist Mel Schwartz helps parents push past the obstacles to raising strong, self-sufficient children.
Jason Pockrandt tells the story of how he lost his father at 17.
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10 years ago T. J. Sullivan had his worst year ever. What he learned about resilience became a road map for facing challenges.
It’s been two years since Pete Wilgoren covered the Newtown, CT tragedy for a news station. He takes us back to how he felt that day and what he did.
Adam Crawford’s daughter passed away when she was nine months old. This is what he’s learned about moving forward, as a father and as a man, after an unspeakable tragedy.
Why victim-blaming is perfectly natural, even though it’s not necessary or perfectly OK.
David Shechtman urges us to look at what we can create out of Ferguson, and gives four action steps for how we can move forward together.