Topic: Spouse Loss

Hope for the Thanksgiving Holiday

The holidays can be an especially difficult time of year for those who are grieving. Author Patti Cox writes about how to cope when everyone around you seems happy and full of holiday cheer, making you want to just skip the holidays all together.


Shying Away From Another 9/11 Anniversary

Another 9/11 Anniversary is upon us and I can’t decide how I feel about it. The truth is, I feel nothing. Dread perhaps, if anything.


A Tissue In Your Pocket

When you get ready to say that final goodbye,
You clutch a tissue in your hand.
Death is like a ton of bricks,
That falls hard upon your land.


After Years of Anticipatory Grief

Fear of loss no longer holds me in such a tight grip.


Saving Lives with Red Light Cameras

In our own time of great sorrow solace is found in the opportunity to fill other hearts with hope.


The Importance of Community in a Child’s Healing

Camps and bereavement groups are not the only places to create a sense of belonging. Online forums and websites such as Hello Grief allow kids to creatively express themselves. These virtual communities are just as important. They are always there — day or night.


Finding Comfort Pounding the Pavement

Sharon Ellis, running

Running was a huge part of my healing after my husband passed away. I had just started running with a new group of women about a month before my husband’s death.


The Route to Feeling Alive

Michele Dwyer

Now I run this route to feel alive, not to just follow his last path. I feel my legs pulling and pushing, and I revel in their movement. I marvel at my capacity to run until it feels like I’m dancing.


Not Broken

Guest author Angel surrounds herself with the support system of her parents, family and friends. And each day she’s stronger because of that.


Make Some Noise for Our Graduate

Abigail Carter - Graduation

In the frenzy leading up to the big day, I was told breathlessly, barely 12 hours before the event that I had to get a lei and maracas. A Lei? Maracas? Had high school graduations changed that much or was this some American tradition I wasn’t aware of?

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