Dying & Death Talk

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


Talking about dying

What It Feels Like to Die

Courtesy of The Atlantic | By Jennie Dear | Photo by Ted S. Warren/AP | Originally Posted 09.092016 | Posted 03.11.2019 Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end. “Do you want to know what will happen... Continue Reading →


Using humor to aid the dying

Courtesy of Chicago Tribune  | By Bruce Horovitz | Originally Published 02.14.2017 | Posted 02.12.2019 Just weeks before Christmas some years ago, Shirley Rapp and her family faced the devastating news that she had what appeared to be a terminal illness.... Continue Reading →

The Myth of Closure

Courtesy of | By Pauline Boss | Image by Kena Betancur/Getty Images | Originally Aired 06.23.2016 | Posted: 01.29.2019 There is no such thing as closure. Family therapist Pauline Boss says that the idea of closure in fact leads... Continue Reading →

What to Expect When a Person Is Dying

Courtesy of | By Amy Florian| Photo Credit: Adobe Stock | Originally Published 12.05.2018 | Posted 01.13.1964 A general knowledge can ease the journey for you and your loved one. Everyone will die, some sooner than others. It is... Continue Reading →

Hospice Chaplain Writes About Her Talks With the Dying

Courtesy of | By Emily Gurnon | Originally Published 01.11.2017 | Posted 01.06.2019 What she heard was unexpected, the 'On Living' author says Part of the LIVING TO THE END OF LIFE SPECIAL REPORT We humans are both fascinated by... Continue Reading →

How to Cope with Anticipatory Grief and Ambiguous Loss

Courtesy of | By Cynthia Orange | Photo Credit: Adobe Stock | Originally Published 09.14.2017 | Posted 11.27.2018 The longer we live and the more we experience, the more we find ourselves in the cracks between joy and contentment... Continue Reading →

A Handbook for Grieving

Courtesy of | By Caroline M. Grant | Image by Yvetta Fedorova | Originally Published 10.12.2018 | Posted 11.20.2018 Go funeral dress shopping. When the saleswoman asks about the event, say: “Dressier than office, but not as fun as... Continue Reading →

A Dress Rehearsal for the End of Life

Courtesy of | By Monona Yin | Photo by Loris Guzzetta | Orignally Published 10.23.2018 | Posted 11.11.2018 We had started down the path of honoring our mother’s wish to have a good death until a hospice nurse figured... Continue Reading →

Anticipatory Grief Symptoms and Purpose

Courtesy of | By Lynne Eldridge, MD | Photo Credits: and Counseling Free Photos/Creative CommonOriginally Published 08.26.2018 | Posted 11.08.2018   Understanding Grief Before Loss and Death Article Table of Contents What Is Anticipatory Grief?  Does It Help... Continue Reading →

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