5 Ways To Talk To Your Kids About Death

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Big Bird has some surprising sage advice for talking to kids about death.

A Brush With Death Sharpens a Father’s Focus

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Singer and songwriter Ric Elias was in seat 1D on the U.S. Airways plane that belly-flopped into the Hudson. As the moment of truth approached, he remembered his most important job in life.

The Beauty of Not Dying

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What would you do if you met the grim reaper face-to-face? If you’re Jackie Summers, you decide to pay very very close attention.

Bated Breath

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David Winner on the rules for oxygen under hospice care and the still moments in his mother’s final days.

The Hard Truth About Staying Married After Losing a Child

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Losing a child was the hardest thing Heather Spohr ever went through. Here’s how she managed to find strength in her marriage throughout her difficult time.

Assisted Dying Bill is a Chance to Focus Our Debate on Quality not Quantity of Life

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There’s still much more work to be done around palliative care. We need to do more to ease the pain and suffering of terminally ill patients and allow people to die comfortably, with dignity, and at peace.

5 Words on Love That Will Make or Break Your Relationship

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An ordinary object leads Thomas Fiffer to an extraordinary epiphany.

Soul Upon Water

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The heart of a man is laid out in Carlton Fisher’s visionary poem of death, dreams, and regret. A must-read for anyone who ever ponders missed opportunities.

My Son Died

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Bob Marrow could not talk about his son’s death for 25 years.

Fatherhood—Does It Matter? Yes, Now More Than Ever!

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Graham Phoenix posed in a boat with his father, he now wonders whether fatherhood matters. Reading ‘Why Fatherhood Matters’ in Esquire he understands why it does.

Casey Kasem: A Farewell Tribute

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Casey, you’ve finally reached your stars.

‘Torn To Pieces’ A Tribute To A Lost Father

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Brandy Pettigrew interviews Pop Evil’s Leigh Kakaty about the band’s moving hit single.

Is Death The Greatest Loss?

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David Pittman shares seven crucial things to consider when dealing with the loss of a life.

I’m Gretchen

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Robert Marrow tries to understand why his wife left him to marry someone else by recreating the story in her words.

Clive James on Death, Dragons and Writing in the Home Stretch

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How does coming face to face with the end change a writer’s work?

The First Time I Found Out My Husband Had Died

The First Time I Found Out My Husband Had Died

Mary Windecker’s husband died during a diving trip in 1994, devastating her family. But a surprising discovery seventeen years later forced her to revisit her pain and loss in ways she hadn’t expected.