Dying & Death Talk

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

Couple Married for 66 Years Chose to Die on the Same Day by Legal Suicide

By Men' | By Eileen Reslen| Photo by Sher Safran | Orignally Published 03.12.2018 | Posted 03.26.2019 Their deaths are protected under the Death With Dignity law. After 66 years of marriage, Charlie, 87, and Francie, 88, Emerick of Portland,... Continue Reading →


The Choices We Make for Others at the End of Life

Courtesy of | By Sallie Tisdale | Photo by Photo by Maskot/Getty Images | Originally Published 01.29.2019 | Posted 03.23.2019 | A palliative care nurse explains what to expect in the last days and hours. In Advice for Future Corpses,... Continue Reading →

My Wife Was Dying, and We Didn’t Tell Our Children

Courtesy of | By Jon Mehlman | Illustration by Erin McCluskey | Originally Published 02.14.2019 | Posted 03.20.2019 We decided not to tell the kids. Marla knew that once our three daughters understood that their mother had been given... Continue Reading →

The Monk Who Taught the World Mindfulness Awaits the End of This Life

Courtesy of Time.Com | By Liam Fitzpatrick | Photo by Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism | Orginally Published 01.24.2019 | Posted 03.17.2019 At a Buddhist temple outside Hue, Vietnam’s onetime capital, 92-year-old Thich Nhat Hanh has come to quietly... Continue Reading →

The Day I’ll Finally Stop Grieving

Courtesy of | By John Pavlovitz | Originally Published 10.31.2015 | Posted 03.14.2019 “How long has it been? When is he going to get over that grief and move on already?” I get it. I know you might be thinking that about me... 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 →

What It’s Like to Learn You’re Going to Die

Courtesy of The Atlantic | By Jennie Dear | Photo by THOMAS NORTHCUT / GETTY | Originally Published 11.07.2017 | Posted 03.08.2019 Palliative-care doctors explain the “existential slap” that many people face at the end. Nessa Coyle calls it “the... Continue Reading →

The Doctors Who Invented a New Way to Help People Die

Courtesy of The Atlantic | By Jennie Dear |Originally Published 01.22.2019 | Posted 03.04.2019 The two lethal medications used by terminal patients who wish to end their own life recently became unavailable or prohibitively expensive. In 2016, a small group... Continue Reading →

Broken Heart Syndrome: Illness After Loss

Courtesy of | By Amy Florian | Photo Credit: Adobe Stock | Orignally Published 06.25.2018 | Posted 03.01.2019 Research shows a widow's or widower's grief can have big effects on physical health Much ink has been spilled about George... Continue Reading →

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