Dying & Death Talk

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


Parental Loss

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 →

9 Emotional Changes We Face When A Parent Dies

Courtesy of Awareness Act | By Gerald Sinclair |Originally Posted 04.21.2019 | Posted 05.11.2019 Our parents are some of the most important people in our lives. Whether we stay in contact as much as we would like to or not,... Continue Reading →

There Are No Five Stages of Grief

Courtesy of The New York | By Andy Kopsa | Illustration by Fien Jorissen | Originally Published 02.28.2019 | Posted 04.06.2019 I got a text message from my father. My first thought: impossible — that old man doesn’t know how to... 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 →

Watching Your Parent Die Is Absolute Hell

Courtesy of Scary | Posted 10.02.2018 My dad was dying long before we received the devastating news on a cold winter morning. After suffering a minor stroke, my father’s stage 4 cancer was discovered quite by accident while he... Continue Reading →

While visiting my dying stepmother, I discovered her children had looted my father’s estate

Courtesy of | By Quentin Fottell | Published 08.04.2018 | Posted 09.24.2018 ‘A word of warning to your readers: Don’t trust anyone'   Dear Moneyist, My father passed in 2001. He married his wife in 1971 when I was... Continue Reading →

Losing A Parent Is Hell, So Stop Telling Me To ‘Get Over’ My Grief

Courtesy of Scary | By Christine Burke | Posted 09.15.2018 As I held the phone to my ear, listening to the sounds of the ICU in my father’s hospital room as he lay dying, I thought, This is the hard... Continue Reading →

How Losing a Parent Can Impact Your Brain

Courtesy of | Published 08.02.2018 | Posted 09.07.2018 People tend to assume that the loss of a parent is more traumatic for a young child, and neglect to support adults experiencing it. But the reality is virtually everyone will... Continue Reading →

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