13 (More) Memorable Last Words Of All Time

The last moments of someone’s life are some of the most sacred, memorable, sometimes terrifying and also sometimes exquisite moments. We have heard tales of all kinds: people seeing spiritual and religious apparitions, meeting ancestors who have passed, telling hilarious jokes as they approach the grim reaper, and everything in between. These kinds of experiences […]

Let’s Talk About These 14 Fears Around Death

Let’s just all say it together and get it out of the way… The idea of death is scary for most, if not all of us. It’s the greatest mystery of all in this life. Which is why we’re scared of it. But the great thing is that we can start to ease our fears […]

Lessons on Death, Life & Everything Between with Thich That Hanh

If you find yourself here, you’re likely someone who has spent a great deal of time contemplating your own mortality.  Or, perhaps you came here because you’d like to get more intimate with your mortality. Either way, we’re glad you’re here. Because we have the honor and privilege to sit with and contemplate on one […]

Having the conversation with loved ones

Tips for Having The Talk (About Final Wishes) With Your Loved Ones

It’s one of the most uncomfortable conversations to have with a loved one. The talk. No, not that talk. We mean talking about discussing end of life wishes. There’s never a truly awesome time to bring this kind of thing up… “Hey dad, at what point would you not want to be resuscitated? Now, let’s […]

6 Easy Practices To Be With And Heal Your Grief

Grief is a non-negotiable part of life. What you love, you will lose It is a reality that we must grapple with.  Yet, as you may have noticed by the way you may have felt reading these first couple lines, this truth is not an easy one to accept. So what can we do? What […]

4 Lessons On Grace Learned From My Grandmother’s Life… And Death

My grandmother was definitely not a saint. She cursed often, told dirty jokes to your children, watched Jerry Springer with me often as a young child, and there was a longtime running rumor of her breaking her pinky while chasing my uncle around the backyard with a broomstick. She would have turned 90 in one […]

Death During a Pandemic: Creating Meaningful Moments for Families In Any Circumstance

Even in the best of times, it can be challenging to ensure every single family you serve feels as if they were able to fully honor their loved one at the end of life. During a pandemic, that flipped death care norms upside down. Circa 2020 and beyond, offering this opportunity was nearly impossible for […]

7 Resources You’ll Need For Planning An Epic Celebration Of Life

Everyone dies. That’s the only truth we know in this world. But, how can we celebrate a life that has touched communities, networks, friends and family in a way that’s worthy of this one special person? Well, we’ve been writing about this topic for years. But just writing about it doesn’t do it justice. Whether […]

9 Facts About Grief We Bet You Didn’t Know

Grief is one of the most prevalent emotions in the human experience. Yet, we know so little about it still. Biologically, there is still so much research and exploration to do to understand how we can support those who are grieving. Most of the findings on grief out there are stage-based models that are flat […]

6 (More) Affirmations For The Modern Griever… And How To Use Them

A couple of years ago, we made a blog called “6 Affirmations For the Modern Griever (And How To Use Them)” that went viral.  And helped a lot of folks who felt overwhelmed with old schools of thought around grief. A couple of years later, we’re back with some more grief affirmations and we hope […]