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Dying & Death Talk

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

How Hospitals Changed Their Approach to Stillbirth Grieving patients are encouraged to see and hold their stillborn infants—and in some cases even bring them home.

Courtesy of TheAtlantic.com | By Sarah Zhang | Illustration by Katie Martin/The Atlantic | Originally Published 02.12.2020 | Posted 03.14.2020 AARHUS, Denmark—When Ane Petrea Ørnstrand’s daughter was stillborn at 37 weeks, she and her husband spent five days in the... Continue Reading →

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

Courtesy of WRAL.com | By Heather Leah, WRAL digital journalist | Originally Posted 02.08.2020 | Published 03.09.2020 https://www.wral.com/woman-uses-funeral-flowers-to-remember-mom-with-delicate-art/18958907/ 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 →

My Husband And I Both Have PTSD After The Death Of Our Child — But It Manifests In Very Different Ways

Courtesy of Scary Mommy.com | By Anonymous| Photo by nappy/Pexels | Originally Published 02.07.2020 | Posted 03.05.2020 Trigger warning: vivid descriptions of child loss/PTSD My husband went to the doctor a couple of years ago, and when he came home,... Continue Reading →

Doctors Need To Talk About Death Instead Of Trying To Keep Patients Alive At Any Cost

Courtesy of HuffPost.com | By Kate McLean | Photo by David Pereiras / EYEEM via Getty Images | Originally Posted 01.24.2020 | Published 02. 27. 2020 “The elephant in the room is that many of our patients are dying and... Continue Reading →

A singer-songwriter apologized, closed his eyes, dropped his head and died onstage

Courtesy of The Washington Post | By Marisa Iati |Photo by John Halpern | Originally Posted 01.19.2020 | Published 02.23.2020 Singer-songwriter David Olney, 71, died while performing on Saturday — apologizing, closing his eyes and not opening them again. During... 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 XONecole.com | 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 →

Dealing With Depression: A Resource Guide

Courtesy of The Recovery Village Columbus If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, it can be difficult to know where to turn. There are many excellent resources online that you can use to find out more about... Continue Reading →

As reverse mortgages end, heirs are left with heartache

Courtesy of USA Today |By Nick Penzenstadler, USA Today | Originally Posted 12.23.2019 | Posted 02.08.2020 After a death, heirs who want to pay off reverse mortgages to hold onto a family home can be stymied by a seemingly endless... Continue Reading →

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