Dying & Death Talk

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


Sibling Loss

Coping With the Death of Old Friends and Siblings

As we age, the losses come more frequently. We need to give them their due. Courtesy of | By Debbie Reslock | Originally Published 03.21.2017 | Posted 09.05.2019 In our family, my dad used to say we’d all be... Continue Reading →

The Quiet Blessing of Grief That Never Ends

Courtesy of | By Jill Smolowe | Originally Published 04.27.2016 | Posted 11.14.2018 This writer finds beauty in the pain she feels over the loss of her sister. In the almost seven years since I laid my husband to... Continue Reading →

Anderson Cooper: Thirty years after my brother’s death, I still ask why

Courtesy of | By Anderson Cooper |Originally Published 06.24.2018 | Posted 07.05.2018 Anderson Cooper anchors CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360°," which airs weeknights at 8 p.m. ET. A version of this article was originally published in the September 2003 issue... Continue Reading →

Greg Wise: love, cancer and the sister I adored

Courtesy of | Photos by JUDE EDGINTON and GETTY Images | Originally published 02.10.2018 | Published 03.06.2018 When film executive Clare Wise was diagnosed with breast cancer, she started a blog. Her brother, the actor Greg Wise, took it... Continue Reading →

Road to Recovery

Courtesy of The New York Times | By James G. Robinson | Photo by Credit Eleni Kalorkoti | Originally Published 12.07.2017 | Posted 12.15.2017 In January, our son died at the age of 5, suddenly but not unexpectedly. He had... Continue Reading →

One Physician’s Perspective On Death And Dying

Courtesy of | By Jeena Cho | Originally Posted 06.14.2016 | Published 10.03.2017 Physicians have a unique insight into death and dying. I sat down with Dr. Crystal Moore, MD/Ph.D., to learn her perspective. Even though many physicians work with... Continue Reading →

Good Grief, Bad Grief, And Dealing With Death

Courtesy of | By Daniel Coffeen | Posted 01.24.2017 | Published 09.27.2017 It all happened very quickly, five months from initial symptom and diagnosis to death. She was 49 when she died, the mother of three. She was relatively... Continue Reading →

After A Suicide, Sibling Survivors Are Often Overlooked

Courtesy of | By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock | Posted 08.25.2017 | Published 08.28.2017 When Taylor Porco's brother, Jordan, died by suicide during his freshman year of college in February 2011, people told her to be strong for her parents,... Continue Reading →

Now We Are Five by David Sedaris

Courtesy of The Electric Typewriter & The New Yorker | 10.28.2013 In late May of this year, a few weeks shy of her fiftieth birthday, my youngest sister, Tiffany, committed suicide. She was living in a room in a beat-up house... Continue Reading →

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