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Cremation ceramics allow you to immortalize and drink out of your loved ones

Simply displaying your deceased loved one's ashes in an urn on your mantle is so last year.<p>Justin Crowe of Chronicle Cremation Designs offers …

Putting my dog down felt like the ultimate betrayal, I had to seek counselling to deal with the grief

Christmas charity appeal<p>On September 9th, our beloved dog Cookie was diagnosed with a tumour on her heart. Two days later, she had gone. Three months on I am still torn apart by grief. People say that I will get over it. Some probably think I should have done so already. But grieving for a pet is …

Mental Health

Pets, peace of mind, & the end of life

But when a person goes under hospice care, sometimes no one is able to care for the family pet. This week on “Take Care,” Dianne McGill explains a …

Pets

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Cure

How do you comfort the dying? You could try giving them LSD. It’s not a facetious idea. In March 2014, Dr. Peter Gasser, a Swiss psychiatrist, …

Consciousness

Everything dies and it's best we learn to live with that

<i>This is the third article in our Coping with Mortality series, which looks at fear of death across the ages and how to cope with the dying process.</i> …

Depression

The People Who Can't Stop Grieving

​The pain and sorrow of bereavement is supposed to get easier to bear as time passes. But what if it doesn’t? Psychiatrists call it "complicated …

Emotions

Mary Berry tearfully opens up about son William’s death in car crash

Packed full of warmth, anecdotes, family photos, and recipes, BBC Two’s <i>The Mary Berry Story</i> has proven time and time again that it is a must-watch …

Rang

You Don't Become Less By Dying: The Evidence

I've given radio shows about my afterlife research from Sydney to Toronto, and from London to LA. Here are some of the more interesting questions that interviewers ask me:<p>1. You've published four books on the afterlife since 2011 What drove you to do this?<p>For many years I've been teaching a course …

The Future of Women, Social Justice, and Death Acceptance

‘The Dead Girl’ Juan Soriano (1938)Since I have mired in the slog of working on a new book, there has been nowhere near enough time to write as I …

Feminism

The secret life of an oncologist: witnessing the most painful and intimate moments of life

It’s not all doom and gloom. The best part of the job is when cancer treatment works and patients return to good health. Occasionally there are miracles<p>People assume that oncology is all doom, gloom and death. To be honest it can be, but thankfully not all of the time, or else nobody could cope …

Why there is no healing without grief

For many women, people of color, LGBTQ people, Muslims and immigrants, the victory of Donald Trump seems to have endorsed discrimination against …

Spirituality

The Western world has lost its 'death literacy' - these people are trying to help

The French writer Pauline Marie Armande Craven was wandering the streets of the pretty Alpine town of Ischl, famed for its medicinal brine spas, when …

Chemotherapy

Why the grieving process often starts before death

<i>By Anna Lyons</i><p>I walked to the cemetery with a friend today. The sun was shining brightly. Blue skies, flowers, and golden sunlight.<p>It's a beautiful …

Making A Place At The Table For Grief On Thanksgiving

The holidays aren't easy for everyone.<p><b>I asked some friends to share how they deal with loss in the midst of the day we set aside for gratitude.</b><p>—Christa Parravani<p>—Donna Dickens<p>—Mike Spohr<p>—Jamey Hatley<p>—Rigoberto Gonzalez<p>—Bo McGuire<p>—Mackenzie Kruvant<p>—Emilia Phillips<p>—Craig Morgan Teicher<p>—Briana …

Why women are leading the death positive movement

It's said there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Yet, as a whole, society is overwhelmingly death phobic. The silence surrounding death means it's often dealt with behind closed doors, left to professionals and sanitised in contemporary culture.<p>To revolutionise the way we handle …

Feminism

Grief & Loss After the Election

After the historic election of 2016, where underdog businessman Donald Trump upset Hillary Clinton for the presidency of the United States, many …

Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor review – facing up to ‘the great unmentionable’

An inquiry into western society’s dysfunctional relationship with mortality, and a luminous account of one writer’s search for a good death of her own<p>Most of us won’t get any say in how or when we die. But even knowing that, the question of what makes a good death feels important, even urgent. What …

Patton Oswalt Says Life After Loss Should Be Called a 'Numb Slog' Not a 'Healing Journey'

On Thursday night, Patton Oswalt headlined his first hourlong stand-up special since his wife, Michelle McNamara, died in April.<p><i>People</i> reports that …

This Retirement Home for Older Cats Will Inspire You

By Shayla Stern<p>1 of 6<p>Cat Zen<p>Several cats lounge in the tranquility garden and one lucky kitty rests in the catnip garden at Cats Cradle. Terry …

No to opera houses; yes to rivers – the dos and don’ts of scattering ashes

When an opera buff sprinkled his friend’s remains in the orchestra pit of the Met, it caused a terror scare. Here’s a quick guide to ash-scattering etiquette<p>If “dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return”, the Bible offers little guidance about how – and where – this final reconstitution should …

Who owns your data when you're dead?

AFTER we die, our bodies are reduced to dust or ash, through burial or cremation. The fate of the digital corpuses we leave behind is rather more …

What Happens if You Vote and Die Before Election Day?

Let's say you send in an absentee ballot and then you drop dead. Does your vote still count?<p>There's been a lot of talk of voter fraud this election cycle, mostly stemming from a certain orange-skinned, fear-mongering presidential candidate. In reality, those concerns are mostly unfounded. The myth …

Government

Start-Ups for the End of Life

Death and dying can be costly, but they are rarely considered a business by consumers. Many would rather not ponder critical decisions about feeding tubes, funeral homes and other end-of-life issues until the need is thrust upon them.<p>But as our population ages and the industry gets more attention, …

A Cubs Fan Drove All Day To Listen To The Game At His Father's Grave

His dad became a Cubs fan during his Navy service and remained loyal his whole life.

The Digital AfterDeath Digest — Week of November 2nd, 2016

The DeathScape Is Here For You<p>Are you ready for it?<p><b>The</b> <b>DeathScape</b><b>…</b><p><b>Either the title to the best sci-fi movie from the mid 1980’s OR the first</b> …

Patton Oswalt discusses his grief on Tonight Show

It’s been a hard year for Patton Oswalt. Although he won his first Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special, Oswalt has also been reeling …

At end of life, hospital care consumes biggest chunk of medical costs

When death approaches, most people would rather spend their days at home. But in Massachusetts, a remarkable number of dying patients often end up in …

The Beautiful, Forgotten and Moving Graves of New England’s Slaves

This photo project reveals the powerful history tucked into Rhode Island’s cemeteries.<p>Most of New England’s colonial-era graveyards hold the bones of …

Black History

At Death Over Dinner, The End Of Life Gets Intimate

Food, wine, end-of-life planning.<p>I’d bring back both Whitney Houston and Jeff Buckley from the dead to sing at my funeral. I’d also probably spend my last moments on this Earth worrying that no one else knew my online banking password.<p>That’s some of what I learned about myself last Wednesday night …

How long do we really want to live?

Nick Triggle @nicktriggle on Twitter<p><b>Ask people how long they want to live, and many will answer: "As long as I have my health."</b><p>But just how old is that? News last week that the limit on human life may be 115 has prompted a great deal of speculation about rising life expectancies.<p>People born today …