Dying & Death Talk

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


Lisa Caraway Oliver, EdD

Just one individual who is trying to get more people to discuss a natural process and event that will happen to everyone: DYING and DEATH.

How ‘Death Doulas’ Can Help People at the End of Their Life

Courtesy of |By Kristen Fischer | Illustration credit: Ruth Basagoitia | Orignally Published 07.30.2018 | Posted 06.18.2019 New service is changing how we approach end-of-life care To many people, the word “doula” refers to a childbirth coach. But doulas... Continue Reading →


Recognising when someone is reaching the end of their life

Courtesy of |Posted 06.14.2019 Read about some of the signs that a person with dementia is nearing their death, and how you can support yourself as a carer, friend or relative. It is important to know when a person... Continue Reading →

How Do Therapy Dogs Offer Comfort at Funeral Services?

Courtesy of |Originally Posted 07.07.2017 |Posted 06.11.2019 When grieving families feel overwhelmed with emotions, many cannot cope with the loss of a family member or friend. Books have been written and support groups have been established to help people... Continue Reading →

How Luke Perry’s death is a wake-up call for Generation X

Courtesy of | By Drew Weisholtz |Originally Published 03.09.2019 | Posted 06.08.2019 | Photo of 1991 Luke Perry by SNAP / REX / Shutterstock There is irony in that epiphany. The former “Beverly Hills, 90210”star was a mere 52 years old... Continue Reading →

Funeral workers are finally opening up about the job’s emotional toll

Courtesy of The Order of the Good Death and | Originally Published 03.13.2019 | Posted 06.04.2019 Dignified stoicism was the manner of operating in the industry, leaving many struggling personally. A group of Ottawa workers is tackling the issue.... Continue Reading →

Japan’s lonely deaths: A growing industry is now devoted to cleaning up after Japanese people dying alone

Courtesy of The Independent | By Anna Fifield| Photos By Shiho Fukada/Washington Post | Originally Published 01.30.2018 | Posted 05.29.2019 As family dynamics change in the country, more people are living by themselves. Anna Fifield reports on the grim fallout There is... Continue Reading →

Woman who died of cancer at 35 wrote about her life in her obituary: ‘Damn it was good!’

Courtesy of | By Nicole Darrah | Originally Published 04.17.2019 | Posted 05.26.2019 A 35-year-old woman who died of cancer earlier this month spent the last moments of her life living it up, and it's all detailed in her obituary — which she... Continue Reading →

A Good Life And A Good Death: What Is Palliative Care?

Courtesy of | By Carmel Wroth | Photo by Sturti/Getty Images | Originally Published 04.25.2019 | Posted 05.23.2019 "He will not die on your watch." That's what the family of a patient told Sunita Puri when she was a... Continue Reading →

Everyone Around You is Grieving. Go Easy.

Courtesy of | By John Pavlovitz | Originally Published 02.21.2019 | Posted 05.21.2019 The day my father died, I was at the grocery store buying bananas. I remember thinking to myself, “This is insane. Your dad just died. Why... Continue Reading →

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