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Tylenol May Help Ease Anxiety About Death
My Friend's Mom is Dying...What About Me?
When dealing with hardship, it can feel good to console someone else for a change.
A Caregiver's Identity Crisis
If you've even been on the receiving end of a terminal diagnosis or watched someone struggle with a serious illness, then you...
Favorite Heirloom: Grandma's Priceless Pink Plastic Rollers
Hidden in the back of my closet is a yellowing plastic bag filled with AquaNet-crusted, faded pink, partially broken hair rollers...
How Being Cancer-Free Allowed Me To Mourn My Mother
August, 2013 marked the first anniversary of my mother’s death. Even though she’s been gone for a year, in many ways I’m just...
Keep Calm And Carry This List With You On Diagnosis Day
The day someone you love is diagnosed with a terminal disease, often referred to as "Diagnosis Day," the sheer terror that takes...
Dying Father Has 10-Year-Old Daughter Dress Like Bride
Great-Grandma Finds Solace, Joy And Selfies On Instagram
Call her InstaGranny!
Learning The Value Of Palliative Care Too Late
Waiting too long to initiate palliative care or hospice may lead to regrets later.
Mourning Cory Monteith: Talking To Kids About Grief
The death of a celebrity is often a complicated emotional experience for many people.
Why I Don’t Have My Father’s Name Tattooed on My Body
Lessons from Losing My Parents
Guest writer Roz Jonas shares five lessons she learned while coping with the loss of both her parents.
How To Talk To Someone Who's Grieving
When a friend experiences a loss, it's hard to know what to say.
Comforting Chicago Cubs Fans
How Comfort Dogs Comfort
Military Funeral Customs Explained
Courageous service members in the U.S. Armed Forces don’t ask for any special recognition. But it’s important we keep them in our...
From our Blog
Message Of Love Transforms Game of Thrones Billboard
We came across this clever alteration of a Game of Thrones' billboard in a New York City subway station. Rather than...
LearnVest Covers Death Over Dinner...and Us!
The popular financial site LearnVest has jumped on the Death Over Dinner train with this recent article "Death Dinners:...
Personal Story: Loss, Grief, and Recovery
Mark lost his wife of 28 years to cancer two years ago and documented his experience on his site. It's quite comprehensive...
Video: Why Is It So Hard To Talk About Dying?
Our friend Kathy Kastner of BestEndings.com has put together a very down-to-earth and helpful video series dealing with...
Death Over Dinner Gets Props on Bloomberg
Death + Dinner = Delicious. Bloomberg Media recently highlighted the “death dinners,” which recently collaborated with...
God, Family, Community, and Grief
This week in the New York Times, columnist Maureen Dowd turned her column over to Father Kevin O’Neil, a Catholic priest,...
Home Funerals: Personal Ways of Saying Goodbye
In the Huffington Post today, religion reporter Jaweed Kaleem looks at the rise in home funerals, and offers a number of...
Introducing Lauren Thaler Kahn
A Matter of Life and Death As an only child with a single parent, I was always scared to death of losing my mother. Life...
In cities across the country (and the world), curious people of all ages and backgrounds are gathering regularly to share...
Greeting Cards For Hospice
Today's blog post is by our Editorial Intern, Ariana Dindiyal. We're so happy to have her on the Everplans team, and look...
A Daughter's Reflections on Her Father's Death
In Issue 11 of The Magazine (a subscription-based online and iPhone/iPad app that features fascinating short articles on a...
My Mother's Ethical Will
One of the first things my mother did when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer was contact an estate attorney. She was...
Milestones: My Loss Does Not Define My Gains
I feel the sting of my mother’s absence most acutely at the milestones. In some ways, the milestones, no matter how many...
The Identity Crisis of the Patient
After my mom’s cancer diagnosis, lots of things changed: schedules, diets, and priorities, to name a few. But one of the...
A Laughing Matter
For a blog series called A Matter of Life and Death, I admit that I’ve probably talked a lot more about the latter. (Sorry...
Care When There Is No Cure
Friend-of-Everplans Mark Dimor is producing a documentary that we think is both powerful and important. The film is inspired...
How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick
We've talked on the blog before about how to help a friend who's experiencing a hardship and what to say (and not to say)...
Introducing Marianna Sachse
Death, Dying, and Dealing with It Three years ago, I could never have imagined that I’d be contributing to a blog about end...
"The Caretaker," A Short Documentary
The New York Times has shared a short documentary called "The Caretaker" that looks at the loving, compassionate, and...
Will there Be an Open Casket at a Catholic Wake?
A viewer of my videos wrote in: "I'm going to a Catholic wake for the first time. Will there be an open casket? What if I'm...
Scott Simon Shares His Mother's Last Days
Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, has been sitting with his mother in a hospital Intensive Care Unit...
Why Do We Have Funerals?
It's traditional to have a funeral or memorial service when someone dies. But why? What purpose does a funeral serve? Check...
What to Say (and Not to Say) to a Grieving Person
Over at The Huffington Post, grief expert Gloria Horsley offers a helpful list of things to say (and things not to say) to...
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