“We have just about no tradition of dying well.  If you are not born with the instinct for dying well, you have to learn how to die, or you probably will not die wisely or well.” 

– Stephen Jenkinson, Die Wise

How to Prepare for and Mourn the Loss of a Husband or Wife

Marriage is for life. ​ 'Til death do us part means just that — two people taking a vow to support each other until the end. Of course, death is inevitable. ​ But it’s not something you normally think about. How are you supposed to prepare for something like that?...

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How Long Does Grief Last? Know Your Own Normal

Grief is a strange thing. It comes and goes. Sometimes it lasts for years on end.Sometimes you go days without respite, followed by weeks wherein you feel as though life is finally getting back to normal.Then it all may come rushing back.       ...

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Green Burials: Trend or Here to Stay?

BY SHELLEY WHIZIN "All the body wants to do biologically is decompose.Once you die, it's 'Let me out here!I'm ready to shoot my atoms back into the universe!'" -Caitlin Doughty, Founder of The Order of the Good Death Humans have been burying one other in a variety of...

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The Loss of a Son or Daughter: How to Cope with the Grief

There’s no pain like that which a parent feels when they lose a child.It’s an indescribable pain caused by something completely unnatural. No parent wants to outlive their child.But at times, illnesses and accidents take us by surprise.How can a parent cope with the...

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