Dying & Death Talk

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

The Choices We Make for Others at the End of Life

Courtesy of | By Sallie Tisdale | Photo by Photo by Maskot/Getty Images | Originally Published 01.29.2019 | Posted 03.23.2019 | A palliative care nurse explains what to expect in the last days and hours. In Advice for Future Corpses,... Continue Reading →


My Wife Was Dying, and We Didn’t Tell Our Children

Courtesy of | By Jon Mehlman | Illustration by Erin McCluskey | Originally Published 02.14.2019 | Posted 03.20.2019 We decided not to tell the kids. Marla knew that once our three daughters understood that their mother had been given... Continue Reading →

The Monk Who Taught the World Mindfulness Awaits the End of This Life

Courtesy of Time.Com | By Liam Fitzpatrick | Photo by Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism | Orginally Published 01.24.2019 | Posted 03.17.2019 At a Buddhist temple outside Hue, Vietnam’s onetime capital, 92-year-old Thich Nhat Hanh has come to quietly... Continue Reading →

The Day I’ll Finally Stop Grieving

Courtesy of | By John Pavlovitz | Originally Published 10.31.2015 | Posted 03.14.2019 “How long has it been? When is he going to get over that grief and move on already?” I get it. I know you might be thinking that about me... Continue Reading →

What It Feels Like to Die

Courtesy of The Atlantic | By Jennie Dear | Photo by Ted S. Warren/AP | Originally Posted 09.092016 | Posted 03.11.2019 Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end. “Do you want to know what will happen... Continue Reading →

What It’s Like to Learn You’re Going to Die

Courtesy of The Atlantic | By Jennie Dear | Photo by THOMAS NORTHCUT / GETTY | Originally Published 11.07.2017 | Posted 03.08.2019 Palliative-care doctors explain the “existential slap” that many people face at the end. Nessa Coyle calls it “the... Continue Reading →

The Doctors Who Invented a New Way to Help People Die

Courtesy of The Atlantic | By Jennie Dear |Originally Published 01.22.2019 | Posted 03.04.2019 The two lethal medications used by terminal patients who wish to end their own life recently became unavailable or prohibitively expensive. In 2016, a small group... Continue Reading →

Broken Heart Syndrome: Illness After Loss

Courtesy of | By Amy Florian | Photo Credit: Adobe Stock | Orignally Published 06.25.2018 | Posted 03.01.2019 Research shows a widow's or widower's grief can have big effects on physical health Much ink has been spilled about George... Continue Reading →

The Parents Of Amanda Platell Died Hand In Hand After 70 Years Of Marriage – Within Minutes Of Each Other

Courtesy of | Photos by Amanda Platell | Posted 02.18.2019 This couple proves that true love really exists, and if you love someone from the heart you can do anything for them. When you love someone truly, your heart... Continue Reading →

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