Dying & Death Talk

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


Talking about dying

MP’s speech on assisted dying: ‘the law forced my father into a lonely death’ – video

Courtesy of The Guardian | By Parliament TV | Originally Published 07.05.2019 | Posted 07.14.2019


Your stories of being there when someone died

Courtesy of ABC Life | By Kellie Scott | Illustration by ABC Life/Unsplash | Originally Published 05.22.2019 | Posted 07.11.2019 When we published a story on how to sit with someone who is dying, we asked for your experiences. Many of... Continue Reading →

Me and My Dying Parent (Patrice & Preston) | Truth or Drink

Courtesy of | Posted 07.08.2019

You are on vacation and a loved one at home dies. What do you do now?

Courtesy of | By Andrea Sachs | Illustration by Yifan Wu/For The Washington Post | Orignally Published 03.29.2019 | Posted 06.27.2019 Before a vacation in Malawi last summer, I shared my trip details with my family, in case of... Continue Reading →

Woman who died of cancer at 35 wrote about her life in her obituary: ‘Damn it was good!’

Courtesy of | By Nicole Darrah | Originally Published 04.17.2019 | Posted 05.26.2019 A 35-year-old woman who died of cancer earlier this month spent the last moments of her life living it up, and it's all detailed in her obituary — which she... Continue Reading →

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 →

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