Blogs by Experts on Grief and Loss

Get advice from experts on coping with grief, condolence and funeral etiquette, obituary writing and more.


Florence Isaacs, author of My Deepest Sympathies...: Meaningful Sentiments for Condolence Notes and Conversations, writes two blogs for LegacyConnect.

Widow in the World A widow herself, Florence offers advice to bereaved spouses and partners. More >>

Sincere Condolences Florence also shares her expertise on writing sympathy notes, funeral etiquette and more. More >>


Robbie KaplanRobbie Miller Kaplan writes from a unique perspective as a mother who has lost two children. She is the author of the How to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say.

Comforting Words Robbie gives advice on how to best comfort and support someone who is grieving. More >>


Michelle Linn-GustMichelle Linn-Gust is the President of the American Association of Suicidology and author of several books, including Rocky Roads: The Journeys of Families through Suicide Grief and Ginger's Gift: Hope and Healing Through Dog Companionship.

Coping with Change and Loss Michelle – a survivor of her sister's suicide – blogs about her own experiences with loss and grief, her work with families whose loved ones have died by suicide, and more. More >>


Susan SoperSusan Soper, author of ObitKit™, A Guide to Celebrating Your Life, offers tips on obituary writing and more.

Celebrating Life with Obituaries A former journalist, Susan gives advice on how to write a memorable obituary – for a loved one or for yourself. She also shares her own personal experiences with loss and ways to honor and remember deceased loved ones. More >>


Nancy Weil is Director of Grief Support for eleven cemeteries and a leading authority on humor and grief. She is founder of The Laugh Academy, creator of "Bandages for Your Heart" and "Laugh for the Health of It," and author of If Stress Doesn’t Kill You, Your Family Might.

Tools for Tough Times Nancy shares specific strategies for coping with grief and the stress caused by loss. More >>


Melanie CullenMelanie Cullen, author of Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To (NOLO), offers advice on estate planning and organizing your important records.

Get It Together Now Melanie helps you get organized – for yourself and for your family – with tips on creating wills, choosing a guardian for your child, accessing a deceased's loved ones accounts, and more. More >>


David FiremanDavid Fireman is a therapist and director of The Center for Grief Recovery. Read David's blog >>



Ellen Gerst is the author of A Practical Guide to Widow/erhood.

Lost and Found: Finding Your Way Back Ellen offers advice on re-adjusting your life after loss from a "been there, done that" perspective. More >>



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