On Father's Day, a scholar of ancient Greek poetry explains how he came to understand the father-son relationship and his journey of loss and yearning through reading the epics.
A scholar of Greek literature writes why we need to turn to the past to understand the present – and the lessons that Homer's hero, Odysseus, holds for us.
As the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration of a pandemic approaches, it might be time to consider how our modern age wants to remember this plague.
Every day, the internet fills up with more and more dead people while our ability to reanimate them grows. The dead are more robust and more vulnerable — and we’re not ready for any of this.
The Canadian government needs to develop a national grief strategy to address the needs of its citizens during and after the pandemic.
The testimonies of bereavement counsellors reveals devastatingly lonely experiences of grief, unexpected feelings of loss and even some silver linings.
Holiday movies have been an essential part of the American winter celebrations. They offer a glimpse into how the world is could be, often in sharp contrast to reality.
What anxiety and loss does to us – and how to live with it.
Every election triggers distress for some people. Here are some ways to possibly cope.
Set in the smoky shadow of Australia's 2019 and 2020 bushfire season, Flanagan explores the loss of our world through the shattering of a family.
Hindu philosophy believes the soul to be immortal. Death is considered to be the end of only physical incarnation, as the soul continues its journey of multiple births until its final liberation.
Families who lost their loved ones during the pandemic could not even properly grieve. Greek epics show why lamentation and memorial are so important and what we can learn in these times.
Alfred Tennyson's passionate book-length elegy was once among the most popular poems in English. Today, it shows us how soulful art can stir us to life and stave off banality.
Nick Cave's ongoing letters to fans, begun after a period of intense mourning over the death of his son, have much to say about suffering, mercy and meaning-making.
A professor reflects on his four decades of working with families dealing with grief and how the program he helped set up could be applied today.
With its daily tallies of those lost to disease, the coronavirus pandemic has brought death into sharp focus, especially for those who are older.
Religious scholars and faith leaders reflect on the death rites cultures have developed to honor the deceased, comfort the living and share the burden of mourning.
Even those of us spared the worst of COVID-19 are missing our favorite pastimes, places and people. But pleasure can also take unexpected new forms in a pandemic.
The process of coming to terms with a loss is central to these films, which are aching and inventive renderings of complex feelings and moments.
A bereavement counsellor on grief, loss and longing.