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An expert's tips for coping with Mother's Day after losing your mom

For individuals who have experienced the loss of a mother, Mother's Day can be a trying time. Many people take this day to honor their mothers and let them know how much they care about and respect them. Mother's Day is a wonderful celebration of moms everywhere, but for those who have lost their Read More...

The Optimist View: How to supp

The Optimist View: How to support someone through grief

“We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world一the company of those who have known suffering.” - Helen Keller Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the United States. For many 9/11 victims, a voicemail was the only way to communicate Read More...

Grief part II: What to say to

Grief part II: What to say to someone who is grieving

Being there for someone who is grieving can be intimidating and overwhelming. This is true for those who have not experienced deep loss before, as they may feel like they cannot relate and so will surely say the wrong thing, and for those who know what it’s like to lose someone they care for Read More...

Grief part I: What not to say

Grief part I: What not to say to someone who is grieving

Loss and grief are experiences that every living creature on Earth will face—yet dealing with them makes people profoundly uneasy. Discussing death and trying to support a grieving person often leaves people feeling awkward and perplexed which may lead to making the person they are trying to Read More...

Lay your loved ones to rest in

Lay your loved ones to rest in style these "planturns"

After a year of collective loss, Los Angeles woodworker C.C. Boyce has found a new and compelling source of inspiration for her work—death. “I never intended to get into the death care industry,” Boyce says, but now she finds herself contributing to the death positivity movement, a Read More...

This artist uses an ice cream

This artist uses an ice cream van to talk about grief and mental health

Grief is often thought of as something that people handle privately, but this period of collective loss is changing how we mourn. Artist Annie Nicholson (who goes by The Fandangoe Kid) also believes in shattering the taboo around loss, trauma, and mental health. “Grief is a part of life and on Read More...

Perspectives on trials and los

Perspectives on trials and loss

Three stories about dealing with loss. Paulo Coelho | May 2009 issue When life makes us face difficult situations—such as a personal loss—we have to understand that eternity is taking one more step. Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges wrote something beautiful about this: You are cloud, sea, Read More...