Dying & Death Talk

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

FEAR. The primary reason why we do not want to engage in “difficult” conversations with the dying

Written by Lisa Caraway Oliver, EdD | Posted 03.26.2020 Yesterday, I wrote about Karl-Anthony Towns whose mother has been hospitalized for the past week and is dealing with health complications from what he believes to be COVID-19. You can find... Continue Reading →

Be Extra AF Even In Death With These Glittery Coffins

Courtesy of |By Cassandra Stone | Image by The Glitter Coffin Company | Originally Posted 12.06.2018 | Posted 03.26.2020 Nothing says ‘I have truly LIVED’ more than a bright, sparkly coffin Is there a more perfect send-off than letting... Continue Reading →

Karl-Anthony Towns: Mother in coma; Wolves confirm COVID-19 diagnosis

Courtesy of ESPN.Com | Written by Nick Friedell | Originally Publishd 03.25.2020 | Posted 03.25.2020 "...She was telling me things I didn't want to hear so -- I dismissed some things she was saying because it wasn't something I want... Continue Reading →

Bring up the bodies: the retired couple who find drowning victims

Courtesy of | By Doug Horner | Photograph by Leah Nash/TheGuardian | Originally Posted 01.16.2020 | Posted 03.24.2020 Gene and Sandy Ralston are a married couple in their 70s, who also happen to be among North America’s leading experts... Continue Reading →


Courtesty of | Artwork by Inhyuk Jo |Originally Posted 07.24.2019 | Posted 03.21.2020 Grief is the response to a broken bond of belonging. Whether through the loss of a loved one, a way of life, or a cherished community, grief... Continue Reading →

Mourning in America: On the memorial service that wasn't, for Rebecca Chase Williams

Courtesy of the | Written by Jim Galloway | Originally Published 03.21.2020 | Posted 03.21.2020 Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the life of Rebecca Chase Williams, a cherished wife and mother, former TV journalist, and former... Continue Reading →

Alt Burials & Body Disposal

Courtesy of | By Laine Aswad |Originally Posted 01.24.2020 | Posted 03.18.2020 Even in death, there is much to be decided. Oregon offers many different alternatives to a traditional burial — collectively referred to as natural burials. This can... Continue Reading →

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 | 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 | By Heather Leah, WRAL digital journalist | Originally Posted 02.08.2020 | Published 03.09.2020 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 →

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