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A New Study Links Fried Potatoes and Early Death:Researchers look for connections between fried foods and mortality
Film Review: OWN TV’s “Serving Life”:An inmate-staffed hospice program in one of the roughest prisons in the U.S.
Secular Funerals and Rituals Are Becoming More Common:Rituals help atheists, agnostics and the otherwise religiously unaffiliated move through grief
Tag Archives: Coping with Grief
Connecting with others dealing with loss can be a important part of the grieving process
Our Tip of the Week: Grief can feel incredibly lonely. In the process of coping with the death of a loved one, it’s common to feel alienated from everyday life and isolated from the people around you not currently dealing … Continue reading
Merrill Glass’s poem about losing her lover to war reminds us the importance of openly sharing your feelings for the one you love when you’re together, because the future can be so uncertain.
The death of a lover is difficult regardless of whether it is expected, as is the case with long-term illnesses, or if it is sudden, as is the case with a car crash or a major heart attack. The uncertainty … Continue reading
A beautiful memorial song that encapsulates the physical and emotional severity of a daughter’s grief and love for her mother
On her 2007 album, West, one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Lucinda Williams, released an intensely beautiful song about her love for her mother and her grief over her death called “Mama You Sweet.” “Mama You Sweet” starts with the repetition … Continue reading
A reflective memorial song that touches on the depths of grief for a young wife’s tragic death
Roy Orbison was no stranger to tragedy in the 1960s. As a popular American singer, he recorded his version of the Don Gibson-penned song, “Too Soon to Know,” to cope with his wife Claudette’s sudden death in a motorcycle accident in 1966 … Continue reading
The term complicated grief may shed light on a common phenomenon
What does it mean if your grief over a loved one’s end of life never seems to fade? Of course, the stages of grief affect no two people the same, and for most people, grief never truly goes away. It … Continue reading
Facebook, twitter and blogs become accepted forums for death and grief
A recent New York Times article, “An Online Generation Redefines Mourning”, opens with the story of a twenty-something who requested a picture of his mother sent through text message. That way, he wouldn’t have to identify her remains in person. … Continue reading