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Simple Healing Techniques To Get You Through Life's Toughest Times

The simple healing techniques that got the author through her husband's suicide.

Penelope Draganic
July 13 2016

Why My Husband Took His Own Life — And How I Healed

"I didn’t even know how to approach healing, but I had to believe I was capable of it in order to carry on."

Penelope Draganic
June 15 2016

I Started Binge Eating After My Sister's Death. Here's How I Stopped

After my sister's suicide, I began to binge—devouring all the processed food I could get my hands on to suffocate the pain. Here's how I finally...

Sabrina Must
March 22 2016

41 Life Lessons I've Learned In 41 Years

Today is my 39th birthday. Today is my 40th birthday as I revisit this list that I wrote one year ago. I'm updating with a 40th lesson. Enjoy. Now I'm...

Jason Wachob
March 1 2016

What I Wish Everyone Understood About Grieving

Whether we like it or not, death is part of the circle of life. It’s never easy and grieving is never the same.

Jason Wachob
March 1 2016

Working With The Dying Made Me Grateful For These 10 Things

Every aspect of life is precious, even the everyday occurrences we often overlook or take for granted.

Grace Bluerock
February 24 2016

Turns Out Doctors Hate Hospitals Even More Than The Rest Of Us

When most of us imagine the very last day of our lives — if we think about it at all — we probably picture an ideal scene of passing away peacefully...

Anna Williams
January 21 2016

8 Regrets People Never Have At The End Of Life

During the six years I spent as a hospice social worker, I had the privilege of listening to my patients review the highs and lows of their lives...

Grace Bluerock
January 17 2016

The 9 Most Common Regrets People Have At The End Of Life

The six years I spent working in hospice care were some of the most profound and meaningful of my life.

Grace Bluerock
January 2 2016

How To Handle The Holidays After The Loss Of A Loved One

I am no stranger to loss. I lost my best friend when I was a sophomore in high school, my baby when I was three and a half months pregnant, my dad in...

Hope Knosher
December 23 2015

Dying Mother's Letter To Family Is Somehow Heartbreaking & Funny At The Same Time

Heather McManamy, a 36-year-old mother who passed away on December 15, knew her loved ones would be sad when she was gone, but all she really wanted...

Emi Boscamp
December 22 2015

How My Brother's Dying Wish Changed My Life Forever

Four years ago, my mom and I stood in her home office with my 29-year-old younger brother’s will in our hands. We tried to find the strength to accept...

Erin Northcott
December 16 2015

This Woman's Heartbreaking Letter About Her Late Ex-Husband Shows The Reality Of Substance Abuse

It's been less than a week since the death of 48-year-old Scott Weiland, former Stone Temple Pilots singer, but his ex-wife Mary Forsberg Weiland is...

Emi Boscamp
December 8 2015

Shooting In San Bernardino: 5 Mental Health Experts On How To Process Tragedy

Editor's Note: The interviews in this piece were done in response to the mass shooting earlier this year at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

Emi Boscamp
December 2 2015

This Heartbreaking Tumblr Account Shares The Last Messages People Received From Loved Ones

Imagine never speaking to one of your best friends, parents, siblings, or significant other ever again. Your last text with that person is probably...

Emi Boscamp
December 1 2015

How To Explain The Paris Attacks (And Other Tragic Events) To Your Kids

When tragedy strikes, parents often find themselves doubly challenged. Not only are they processing their own feelings of grief and distress, but...

Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz
November 20 2015

I'm A Doctor. Here's Why I Think It's Possible To Communicate With The Dead

As a board certified internist, I was reticent to tell anyone about my paranormal experiences after the death of my young son, Erik, in 2009, for fear...

Dr. Elisa Medhus
November 8 2015

What This Photographer Did For A Married Couple Who Lost Their Son Will Move You To Tears

Six months ago, Anna Bozman and Travis Thompson's worst dream was realized when their 8-year-old son, Lake, passed away from a rare form of Leukemia.

Emma Loewe
November 4 2015

How I Shifted My Thinking After My Husband Died

When I was 41, my husband Scott died suddenly in the shower of a massive heart attack.

Macara Brachmann
November 4 2015