Dying & Death Talk

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


Parental Loss

Regret Is An Inevitable Part Of The Grieving Process

Courtesy of | By Meghan Roirdan Jarvis | Photo: PictureNetCorporation/Getty | Originally Posted 02.28.2020 | Published 03.29.2020 My mother conveyed my father’s cancer diagnosis through an e-mail. It was cheerfully worded, full of hope and gratitude — so much so that I almost... Continue Reading →

Beauty in grief: Durham woman creates 100 days of art from her mother’s funeral flowers

Courtesy of | By Heather Leah, WRAL digital journalist | Originally Posted 02.08.2020 | Published 03.09.2020 DURHAM, N.C. — When Janet Willis' mom passed away from small cell lung cancer in her 70s, Willis said she felt like she... Continue Reading →

When Both Parents are Dying of Cancer, and the Hilarity That Ensues.

Courtesy of PS I Love You | By Linda Horton |Photo by Sandrachile on Unsplash | Originally Posted 10.01.2019 | Published 02.17.2020 No, really. Mom’s diagnosis came first, then Dad’s a few weeks later. After Mom started chemo and lost... Continue Reading →

The Truth About Dealing With The “Death” Of A Mother

Courtesy of | Written by Saba Tekle | Originally Posted 01.07.2020 | Published 02.14.2020 I've read that grief is just love with nowhere to go. I've read that grief is just love with nowhere to go. One thing for... Continue Reading →

His parents died while he was in college so his dogs came with him on senior day

Courtesy of The Washington Post |By Cindy Boren | Originally Posted 12.01.2019 | Published 02.04.2020 Senior day is typically an emotional affair, with parents marching onto the field with their kids — children one last time as their college careers... Continue Reading →

Would you join a grief club? From supper parties to podcasts, a new generation is changing the way we deal with loss.

Courtesy of the | By Emma Winterschladen | Originally posted 12.21.2020 | Published 01.17.2020 When you suffer a loss, there is the before and the after. There is a line you cross, a door you walk through, never to... Continue Reading →

The Shock And Grief Of Losing My Father Was Something I Couldn’t Have Prepared For

Courtesy of | By Clyde McGrady | Originally published 11.02.2016 | Posted 01.06.2020 What is the right way to grieve? Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it... Continue Reading →

Grief doesn’t leave you. It lays bare your capacity to tolerate what is terrifying

Courtesy of The Irish Times | By Laura Kennedy |Photograph by Aidan Crawley | Originally Posted 11.27.2019 | Published 12.01.2019 Four years, and still I don’t know what to do on my mother’s anniversary Each year, the anniversary comes, and... Continue Reading →

I Needed to Save My Mother’s Memories. I Hacked Her Phone.

Courtesy of The New York Times | By Leslie Berlin | Illustration by Claire Merchlinsky | Originally Published 06.10.2019 | Posted 07.27.2019 After she died, breaking into her phone was the only way to put together the pieces of her... Continue Reading →

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