grief

Losing a family member is one of the most traumatic life events; Families must support one another to endure the five stages of grief and get through it together.

  • JennyB
    Published 3 days ago
    How To Mourn The Loss Of A Loved One While Suffering From Chronic Pain

    How To Mourn The Loss Of A Loved One While Suffering From Chronic Pain

    On Christmas Eve, my nephew Noah passed away. I was very close to my nephew; I was in Denver with my sister when he received a heart transplant when he was only three weeks old.
  • Linda Acevedo
    Published 6 days ago
    Driving DC

    Driving DC

    On my way to and from the hospital to go see my grandson, I take a look around. I look at others going on about their day. I know we all have our different struggles in life, and I know at times it seems unbearable, but it wasn’t until I watched my grandson fight for his life several times, that I realized, if he could fight being only days old, I could too.
  • Scarlett Price
    Published 10 days ago
    Survival of Hurricane Florence

    Survival of Hurricane Florence

    This is my personal story of my family's ordeal of Hurricane Florence and how humanity can restore your faith when you have nothing.
  • Frankie
    Published 11 days ago
    The Crusade

    The Crusade

    There were a variety of horror stories my mother would share about her first few years with my dad, even long before I was a thought he had put his hands on her . His own sister once told my mom to “stay away from Earl, he is crazy and violent” .
  • Ian Peter Loftus
    Published 12 days ago
    Poverty

    Poverty

    I received a George Orwell book for Christmas, a slim volume entitled Why I Write (1946) and I read it in a day. I was intrigued by this social -middle class- democrat Orwell who was genuinely interested in and improving the life chances of the poor working class. I’d read Animal Farm (1945) and 1984 (1949) before I was fifteen or sixteen, and perhaps briefly joined the socialist party on the back of that, but I’d not read any of his other works. I immediately down loaded a gratis copy of Down and Out in Paris and London (1933) from the George-Orwell.org website and was blown away even from page one in chapter one by his novel-esque approach to autoethnography.
  • Grant Patterson
    Published 16 days ago
    All That Remains of Us

    All That Remains of Us

    Here's a secret about me: I have no intention of getting old. As the Who once sang (and still do, man, are they old):
  • Marcus R Holmes
    Published 16 days ago
    Gracious lessons

    Gracious lessons

    Have you ever felt the absence of graciousness?
  • M. Nicole
    Published 18 days ago
    Nights in the Hospital
  • Jacqueline Murray
    Published 19 days ago
    I Wonder if You Know

    I Wonder if You Know

    A few days after my baby boy died, I had experienced so many emotions, had so many questions, and wanted desperately to be able to just talk to him. This was the first poem I had written in years, I just had to get some of the questions OUT!!! So, I put them on paper. I wondered if he could, in some way, see me. Did he know how much I missed him. There was never a thought as to if he knew I loved him. He knew!! I was looking for ways to cope with his eternal absence! I still have days that I wonder some of the same things.
  • Joel Eisenberg
    Published 20 days ago
    A Parent’s Mortality: The Day I Took Dad’s Keys

    A Parent’s Mortality: The Day I Took Dad’s Keys

    Ask an adult child to define their greatest fear. Among the most frequent answers is the decline and death of a parent.
  • Joel Eisenberg
    Published 23 days ago
    When a Parent Dies and “Then” You Thrive
  • Carlene Charles
    Published 24 days ago
    Losing You

    Losing You

    St.Lucia is a lovely island in the caribbean.I was brought up in St.Lucia and it was the best part of my life. I Built friendships, had trips to the seaside, ate delicious food, got married and had continuous love from my grandparents.