Dying & Death Talk

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


Another thing to think about before you die

Be Extra AF Even In Death With These Glittery Coffins

Courtesy of |By Cassandra Stone | Image by The Glitter Coffin Company | Originally Posted 12.06.2018 | Posted 03.26.2020 Nothing says ‘I have truly LIVED’ more than a bright, sparkly coffin Is there a more perfect send-off than letting... Continue Reading →

Alt Burials & Body Disposal

Courtesy of | By Laine Aswad |Originally Posted 01.24.2020 | Posted 03.18.2020 Even in death, there is much to be decided. Oregon offers many different alternatives to a traditional burial — collectively referred to as natural burials. This can... Continue Reading →

As reverse mortgages end, heirs are left with heartache

Courtesy of USA Today |By Nick Penzenstadler, USA Today | Originally Posted 12.23.2019 | Posted 02.08.2020 After a death, heirs who want to pay off reverse mortgages to hold onto a family home can be stymied by a seemingly endless... Continue Reading →

10 Money Questions to Ask Your Parents

Courtesy of US News and World | 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 →

A new documentary shows how attitudes to death are changing in America

Courtesy of |by E.H | Originally published 08.14.2019 | Posted 10.08.2019 "Alternate Endings" by HBO Increasingly, people do not want conventional funerals. More want a say in how they will die and are remembered LESS THAN ten minutes into... Continue Reading →

The funeral as we know it is becoming a relic — just in time for a death boom

Courtesy of | By Karen Heller| Photo by Spike Mattford | Originally Posted 04.15.2019 | Published 09.17.2019 Dayna West knows how to throw a fabulous memorial shindig. She hired Los Angeles celebration-of-life planner Alison Bossert — yes, those now... Continue Reading →

A real time example on the importance of having Advanced Directives – John Singleton (1968-2019)

by Lisa C. Oliver, EdD JOHN SINGLETON.You may have noticed that when Singleton was still alive, his mother petitioned the court for CONSERVATORSHIP - that is to be given the ability to handle all his affairs because he is incapacitated.... Continue Reading →

Seven Keys to a Good Death

Courtesy of | By Charles Garfield | Photo Credit: Lighthaunter/Thinkstock | Originally Published 08.24.2015 | Posted 03.29.2019 Some years ago, I helped tend to a friend of mine who was dying of cancer. Near the end of his life,... Continue Reading →

How to Die

Courtesy of The | By Jordan Michael Smith | Published 10.2017 issue | Posted 09.18.2018 As a psychotherapist, Irvin Yalom has helped others grapple with their mortality. Now he is preparing for his own end. Updated on September 22,... Continue Reading →

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