In this lovely story, Chaplain Kate Braestrup recounts a story about the importance of allowing family members, including children, to grieve in the ways that seem important to them, including taking care of the body.
In this article from the New York Times magazine James G. Robinson recounts the story of a road-trip his family took after the death of his five-year old son and healing power of the stories and stones collected in remembrance of him.
How Can We Prepare For A Graceful Death? About BJ Miller’s TED TALK : At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients.
Living With Cancer: Parting Gifts Being in a cancer support group eventually means losing a friend. In this article from the Living with Cancer series, Susan Gubar explores this particular kind of loss.
LIVES – Lawless Friendship In this story from the New York Times, Mary Cantwell describes her deep grief after a close friend dies, and reflects how the sorrow at the death of a friend is often unrecognized by our cultural norms.