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Dying & Death Talk

Looking at dying and death for what it is: a part of life.

Widowed mother-of-6 shares grief advice: ‘You are not required to smile for anyone’

Courtesy of Yahoo.com | Written by Elise Sole | Photo by : Amy Paulsen | Originally Posted 11.07.2019 | Published 11.17.2019 (Picture Above: Shannon Dingle lost her husband Lee over the summer in a "freak accident." Now she and their... Continue Reading →

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‘I had to buy it and finish it’: Why 1,000 people offered to crowd-stitch the quilt of a dead woman none of them knew

Courtesy of TheWashingtonPost.com |Written by Allison Klein | Photo by Shannon Downey |Originally Posted 10.29.2019 | Published 11.14.2019 (Picture above: Shannon Downey with the embroidery and quilt materials she purchased at an estate sale. Photo credit: Shannon Downey))Shannon Downey likes... Continue Reading →

Grief in the Workplace

Courtesy of Psycom.net | Written by Kathleen Smith, PhD, LPC | Posted 09.09.2019| Published 11.09.2019 In most workplaces, there is nothing in the manual to address the death of a coworker. They might be like family to us, or we... Continue Reading →

How can doctor-patient communication be improved in palliative care?

Courtesy of The Independent.com | Originally Posted 09.16.2019 |Published 11.02.2019 By combining AI, linguistics and end-of-life care experts, two brothers are attempting to change the system to make both patients and their doctors more comfortable One afternoon in the summer of... Continue Reading →

How to Talk to Your Grown Kids About Your Mortality

Courtesy of NextAvenue.org | By Elizabeth Fishel and Jeffrey Arnett | Originally Posted 01.07.2016 | Published 10.30.2019 During a car ride, Peter brought up to his two twentysomethings what his end-of-life wishes would be: No heroic measures, because he wouldn’t want to... Continue Reading →

10 Money Questions to Ask Your Parents

Courtesy of US News and World Report.com | By Kimberly Palmer | Images by Getty |Originally Posted 10.14.2014 | Published 10.26.2019 Many families put off these conversations until crisis hits. Getty Images Talk in advance. Waiting to tackle difficult topics... Continue Reading →

6 Questions to Ask Before Writing a Living Will

Courtesy of US News and World Report | By Geoff Williams |Image by Getty | Originally posted 09.04.2019 | Published 10.22.2019 CREATING A LIVING WILL is a task that's often neglected on a financial to-do list – but it shouldn't be.... Continue Reading →

Death and Dying – What You Need to Know

Courtesy of Drugs.com | Last Updated 09.24.2019 | Posted 10.18.2019 What should I know about death and dying? Healthcare providers can recognize signs and symptoms that mean a person may be close to dying. The person and his loved ones... Continue Reading →

The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death

Courtesy of Ted.com | by Stephen Cave | Originally published 07.2013 | Originally Published 09.09.2017 https://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_cave_the_4_stories_we_tell_ourselves_about_death?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

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