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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
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
Voices
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Interior Designs: How Home Shapes Us

I wasn’t expecting to have a visceral response to observing someone I hardly knew do home renovations. Read...
Lauren Jonik of The Refresh    |   12.12.18   |   SHARE
Voices
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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
I had retrieved at least one constant in my mother’s life: her love of puzzles and word games.

Finding My Unsolvable Mother In Her Left-Behind Crossword Puzzles​

Looking at her left-behind crossword puzzles, I had retrieved at least one constant in my mother’s life: her love of puzzles and word games. Read...
Marnie Goodfriend    |   08.28.18   |   SHARE
Minds
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Getting Through My First Year Without A Dad

Last April, my dad died two days before his 58 birthday after struggling with Huntington's Disease for over a decade. This is my first year without a Read...
Emily Rekstis    |   06.13.18   |   SHARE
Families
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Navigating The Delusions Of A Loved One

After my mother’s suicide in 2009, I was left with a gnawing sense of guilt. My mother had suffered from an undiagnosed delusional disorder. Read...
Gayle Brandeis    |   05.22.18   |   SHARE
Long Reads
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The Quiet Violence At The Heart Of Motherhood 

From the beginning, mothering and being mothered are both brutal. One day you’ll hurt your mom, I thought. And she’ll hurt you, somehow, without Read...
Kate Washington    |   05.14.18   |   SHARE
Families