grief

Jennifer Herbstritt (sister) and Jeremy Herbstritt on their aunt's front porch. (Courtesy of the Herbstritt family)

What The Mother Of A School Shooting Victim Taught Me About Parenthood

While planning to have a child of my own, I often asked myself: What would it feel like to parent a child who later died unexpectedly in a school Read...
Loren Kleinman    |   06.11.19   |   SHARE
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Photo by James Garcia on Unsplash

Lessons On Losing My Family And Finding My Home

I did it. I finally did it. And it only took my whole family dying to get me here. Read...
Kelly McClure    |   06.6.19   |   SHARE
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Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Letters To The Dead: Shadow Writing For Grief & Release

Some grief is inert. Some grief is an engine. Sometimes actively participating in grief, I’ve learned, is one small way we can learn to escape its Read...
Lisa Marie Basile of Luna Luna Magazine    |   04.9.19   |   SHARE
Minds
Grieving the loss of a baby is a process, and I am unsure if we ever complete that process. But I do think we can get to a place of acceptance. (artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: I Need Help Overcoming The Loss Of A Baby

Grieving the loss of a baby is a process, and I am unsure if we ever complete that process. But I do think we can get to a place of acceptance. Read...
Erin Khar   |   01.30.19   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
You can learn to live with the pain, you can move on as I have after over a decade of self-reflection and hard work, but you never, ever get over it.

Why I’ll Never, Ever Get Over My Girlfriend’s Murder

You can learn to live with the pain, you can move on as I have after over a decade of self-reflection and hard work, but you never, ever get over it. Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   01.23.19   |   SHARE
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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Eulogies For The Living

A eulogy is an expression of love through grief. I wrote my eulogies in direct address — they are love letters for a love story that isn’t over yet. Read...
Molly Harris    |   10.31.18   |   SHARE
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5 Things To Say To A Mother Who Has Lost Her Baby

If you say nothing else, say this. A simple “I am so sorry” says that you care. You see the pain, You honor it. If this is all you can say, just say Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.15.18   |   SHARE
Families
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My Mother Is Alive And I Mourn Her Every Day

The truth is, I have no idea where she is. I don’t even know if my mother is alive. I haven’t spoken to my mother for eight years. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.30.18   |   SHARE
Families