Grief & Loss

Grief and loss can be overwhelming and socially isolating. Here you will find stories which may help you navigate your own experience with loss. 

Talking About Death and Dying With Children is a free online resource that helps parents support their children when someone in their life is dying or has died. It equips parents with the words and confidence needed to help children grieve life’s losses in healthy ways.

Talking with Children and Youth about Medical Assistance in Dying

90 minute recorded webinar. Price listed on website. Discusses ways to talk with children and youth about Medical Assistance in Dying. Useful for parents, extended family and friends, as well as healthcare professionals.

Lucy Kalanithi: What makes life worth living in the face of death

In this deeply moving talk, Lucy Kalanithi reflects on life and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young neurosurgeon who turned to writing after his terminal cancer diagnosis. "Engaging in the full range of experience -- living and dying, love and loss -- is what we get to do," Kalanithi says. "Being human doesn't happen despite suffering -- it happens within it."

64 Myths About Grief That Just Need To STOP

Grief myths . . . they drive me crazy.  There are just so many of them, they come out in so many ways, and they make our grief so much more difficult. 

A Buddhist Grief Observed by Guy Newland

“After the death of his beloved partner from cancer, Newland finds himself asking how effective his long years of Buddhist practice have been in helping him come to terms with overwhelming grief. This finely written book offers a lucid meditation on what it means to practice the Dharma when everything falls apart.” —Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism without Beliefs and After Buddhism

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