• Still Listening: Blindsided

    December 5, 2015

    Today’s featured Still Listening song is “Blindsided” by Bon Iver. Whether it was the first diagnosis of an illness that would linger, or the shock of sudden loss, many of us likely have a deeper sense of the meaning of the word “blindsided” than most. Bon Iver’s slow, sad melody on this theme is one of…

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  • Still Listening: Hallelujah

    November 29, 2015

    Today’s featured Still Listening song is Jeff Buckley’s version of “Hallelujah.” For those who are spiritually inclined, the song’s refrain may offer special resonance. For others, the idea of believing that things can in some way, somehow get better despite how we might feel today can feel comforting. “And I’ve seen your flag on the marble…

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  • Still Listening: Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want

    November 21, 2015

    Today’s featured Still Listening song is “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths. For any parent who’s experienced the shockingly, breathtakingly bad lack of loss – and perhaps especially for anyone out there struggling with fertility issues – this short Smith’s track captures something many of us want to scream each…

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  • Still Listening: It’s Raining

    November 14, 2015

    Today’s featured Still Listening song is “It’s Raining” by the Detroit Cobras. Sometimes I’m thankful for the rainy days, to have a chance to tap into the sadness there just below the surface. “It’s Raining” is a great, blues’y song for days like that. “And this is the time / I’d love to be holding…

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  • Still Listening: How?

    November 7, 2015

    Today’s featured Still Listening song is “How?” by Regina Spektor. How does one find the strength to keep going after a loss? How can we imagine a world without that special someone in it once they’re gone? Spektor’s ballad asks many of the question many of us ponder late at night. “How can I never…

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  • Still Listening: Small Bump

    October 31, 2015

    Today’s featured Still Listening song is one of the most suggested songs we’ve heard from you: “Small Bump” by Ed Sheeran. “You were just a small bump unborn, in four months you’re brought to life / You might be left with my hair, but you’ll have your mother’s eyes … / You were just a small…

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  • Still Listening: This Can’t Be Life

    October 24, 2015

    Today’s featured Still Listening song is “This Can’t Be Life” by Jay Z. Hate rap? Don’t discount this one out of hand, as it’s one of the few songs out there that directly addresses stillbirth and the death of a child. “Wait, it gets worse /  Baby momma water burst / Baby came out stillborn / Still I…

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