Fixing the Bridge to Nowhere: A Closer Look at the Suicide Epidemic

in Choose Hope Today, Grief

The act of suicide has a profound effect on the people left behind — words are hard to form, and if anything, more questions... read more

Confessions from a Grieving Member of the “Unmothered” Gang and Why I Finally Let Hope In

in Grief, Living Hope, Stories of Hope

Confession: I procrastinated until the absolute very last minute to put these thoughts down. I feel my throat tighten up and fingers go numb... read more

Suicide: The Uncomfortable, Messy Word We Aren’t Talking About

in Choose Hope Today, Grief, Living Hope

When I was asked to write some thoughts on my personal grief journey after losing my brother to mental illness, I was dreading it.... read more

How I’m Choosing Hope in the Midst of Struggle—And How You Can Too

Dear Friend, I see you struggling, as I am, to make sense of the hopeless narrative that continues to proliferate, particularly in light of... read more

Aging Parents: A Conversation with Murray Clayton

in Choose Hope Today, Grief, Living Hope

From our Founder: Friends, back in the Spring I ran into my friend Murray Clayton at a wedding in Nashville.  She expressed her enthusiasm... read more

Disclaimer on Grief

in Choose Hope Today, Grief, Living Hope

At Living Hope, we are ever mindful of the vulnerable and difficult experiences we are inviting our readers to process. We know from firsthand... read more

A Word on Passing

in Choose Hope Today, Grief, Living Hope

My beloved 13-year-old dog Hank passed away this past Tuesday. We knew his death was imminent as my husband and I had made the... read more

Sarah Cantrell on Grief

in Grief, Stories of Hope

Growing up, I led a life that many would consider ideal. I had parents who showered me with love and affection and encouraged my... read more

Notes of Encouragement: Grief

in Grief, Notes of Encouragement

Dear friend, I am writing you this note of encouragement as the sound of your heartbreak is escaping from the hidden place in which... read more

Begin the Practice of Grief

in Choose Hope Today, Grief

Grief is neither a disorder nor a healing process; it is a sign of health itself, a whole and natural gesture of love. – Gerald... read more